Alternatives to Finale for Linux with Free 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 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It does everything Finale does, and much more, much better. Free/Libre software, without crap. Constantly improving. riveravaldezAug 2020 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 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees 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 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It does not work properly and is much less than similar to Finale. Guest • Jan 2018 • 2 agrees and 9 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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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 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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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  • NtEd

    NtEd is a GTK+ score editor. It intends to be really WYSIWYG: what you see on the screen is exactly what you get on printer output. It supports up to 4 voices per staff...

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • DGuitar

    DGuitar is a Guitar Pro (GP4, GP3, GTP) viewer/player that works on Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD, Solaris, and any other operating system that has Java Runtime Environment...

    • Discontinued
      The last software release was published on February 20th, 2006.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • NoteEdit

    NoteEdit is a musical score editor for Linux. It can import/export MIDI and MusicXML, export Lilypond, MusiXTeX, PMX and ABC files, read and record from a MIDI keyboard...

    • Discontinued
      Homepage not available. Wikipedia article claims software is "defunct".

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