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    Dorico Alternatives

    Dorico is described as 'redefines the gold standard in scoring software. Its musical intelligence is like having an expert assistant by your side, while its intuitive workflows help you focus on each aspect of score preparation' and is a music production app in the audio & music category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Dorico for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPad, Linux and iPhone. The best alternative is MuseScore, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Dorico are Avid Sibelius, LilyPond, Finale and Frescobaldi.

    This page was last updated Oct 19, 2021
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    1. MuseScore is a free music notation and composition software available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
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      Most users think MuseScore is a great alternative to Dorico.
      Powerful and versatile free music notation software. Updates and fixes come through fairly regularly.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      It's a free alternative if you can't afford Dorico. It's what I use, besides Noteflight.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    2. Sibelius is a scorewriter program, created by Sibelius Software (now part of Avid Technology) for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and historically RISC OS.


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      GNU LilyPond is a computer program for music engraving. One of LilyPonds major goals is to produce scores that are engraved with traditional layout rules, reflecting the era when scores were engraved by hand.
    3. Finale is proprietary scorewriting software developed by MakeMusic, Inc. It displays music primarily in music notation and allows for multiple tracks and very specific tweaking of instrument sounds for each track.
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      Frescobaldi is a LilyPond sheet music text editor. It aims to be powerful, yet lightweight and easy to use. Frescobaldi is Free Software, freely available under the General Public License.


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      StaffPad is a brand new class of notation app, designed to take advantage of the advanced pen and touch input found on Microsoft Surface* and other compatible Windows 8.1 devices.
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      DaCapo Editor is a free Open Source music sheet editor which allows to easily create nice looking partitions. It is available as a web application as well as a desktop application for Windows, MacOS and Linux.
    4. Aered is a sheet music editor specifically designed for drummers.
    5. Chordsheet Maker is the quickest and most efficient way to create a chord sheet or lead sheet directly on your iPad. Skip the paper and share it in PDF as soon as it’s done. No complex menus or navigation. All the necessary, in an ergonomic way.
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      Bring musical inspirations to life with the blazingly fast and intuitive Notion™ 6 music composition and performance environment. Compose when and how you want and even enter music with your own handwriting.
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