Alternatives to Finale for all platforms with any license

  • MuseScore

    MuseScore is a free music notation and composition software available for Linux, Windows and Mac. .

    • It's completely free, you can upload your scores to the website for safekeeping, it is powerful and notate almost anything Guest • Jun 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • 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. Guest • Oct 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It does not work properly and is much less than similar to Finale. Guest • Jan 2018 • 1 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Only had MuseScore for few days but it seems like a very solid and powerful program. Nothing cheap about it.,,,and it's free. Guest • Aug 2016 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • Frescobaldi

    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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • LilyPond

    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...

    • LilyPond uses Text files, whereas Finale uses MIDI, .kar, etc. Guest • Jul 2018 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • You have full control over the engraving and score edition process and the results are the best available. Guest • Oct 2016 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • StaffPad

    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...

    Commercial Windows Windows S

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  • Dorico

    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...

    • Dorico seems the 21th century best app : very intuitive, with a genial structure helping the user to write scores. Guest • Sep 2019 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac Windows

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  • Anvil Studio

    Anvil Studio is a free Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000/98 program designed for people who want to: -- record music with MIDI and Audio equipment, -- compose music for MIDI...

    Free Windows

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  • Impro-Visor

    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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • music21

    Music21 is a Python-based toolkit for computer-aided musicology. Applications of this toolkit include computational musicology, music informations, musical example...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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