MuseScore is a free music notation and composition software available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
- - MuseScore is the most popular Windows, Android, Mac & iPhone alternative to Finale.
- - MuseScore is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to Finale.
Comments about MuseScore as a Alternative to Finale
It's completely free, you can upload your scores to the website for safekeeping, it is powerful and notate almost anything1
MuseScore is a very capable alternative to Finale. It is easy to use and produces professional sheet music of any size. I have created small scores for a single-instrument, as well as large scores for a full concert band using this software. Finale does have a better sound library than MuseScore, but other than that, MuseScore has handled anything that I have thrown at it.2
It does everything Finale does, and much more, much better. Free/Libre software, without crap. Constantly improving.-1
It does not work properly and is much less than similar to Finale.-7
Only had MuseScore for few days but it seems like a very solid and powerful program. Nothing cheap about it.,,,and it's free.2
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.
Comments about LilyPond as a Alternative to Finale
You have full control over the engraving and score edition process and the results are the best available.2
LilyPond uses Text files, whereas Finale uses MIDI, .kar, etc.-1
Sibelius is a scorewriter program, created by Sibelius Software (now part of Avid Technology) for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and historically RISC OS.
Avid Sibelius Features
Impro-Visor (short for “Improvisation Advisor”) is a music notation program designed to help jazz musicians compose and hear solos similar to ones that might be improvised. The objective is to improve understanding of solo construction and tune chord changes.
Dorico 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.
Comments about Dorico as a Alternative to Finale
Dorico seems the 21th century best app : very intuitive, with a genial structure helping the user to write scores.-1
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.
Opinions about Frescobaldi as a Alternative to Finale
Power Tab Editor is a free tablature authoring tool created by Brad Larsen for Windows. It is used to create guitar, bass and ukulele tablature scores, among many others. The current version uses the *.ptb file format.
Power Tab Editor Features
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. As you write notation using the pen, StaffPad recognises your handwritten music and converts it...
- - StaffPad is the most popular commercial alternative to Finale.
MC Musiceditor is free/open source (GPLv2) music notation software (Windows). It has been developed with only one purpose: to make life of musicians easier when making scores. This results in a userfriendly editor which makes professional scores without requiring specific...