Finale Alternatives for Linux

    Finale is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The most popular Linux alternative is Small MuseScore iconMuseScore, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Finale and 11 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Finale are Small Frescobaldi iconFrescobaldi (Free, Open Source), Small LilyPond iconLilyPond (Free, Open Source), Small Impro-Visor iconImpro-Visor (Free, Open Source) and Small music21 iconmusic21 (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated May 3, 2021

    • MuseScore is a free music notation and composition software available for Linux, Windows and Mac. View 68 alternatives to MuseScore
      Almost everyone thinks MuseScore is a great alternative to Finale.
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      MuseScore vs Finale
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It's completely free, you can upload your scores to the website for safekeeping, it is powerful and notate almost anything
      Top positive comment  11 months ago

      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.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

      It does not work properly and is much less than similar to Finale.
      Top negative comment  over 3 years ago

      riveravaldez It does everything Finale does, and much more, much better. Free/Libre software, without crap. Constantly improving.
      Positive comment 9 months ago

      Only had MuseScore for few days but it seems like a very solid and powerful program. Nothing cheap about it.,,,and it's free.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    • 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. View 40 alternatives to Frescobaldi
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    • GNU LilyPond is a computer program for music engraving. View 46 alternatives to LilyPond
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      LilyPond vs Finale
      pros, cons and recent comments
      You have full control over the engraving and score edition process and the results are the best available.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      LilyPond uses Text files, whereas Finale uses MIDI, .kar, etc.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

    • 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. View 63 alternatives to Impro-Visor
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    • Music21 is a Python-based toolkit for computer-aided musicology. View 38 alternatives to music21
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    • 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. View 44 alternatives to NtEd
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    • Harmony Assistant is an unbeatable software for computer-assisted music composition and editing. View 41 alternatives to Harmony Assistant
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    • Melody Assistant is dedicated to music writing, printing and rendering. Easy to use, Melody Assistant offers a user-friendly interface and powerful capabilities. View 41 alternatives to Melody Assistant
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    • Canorus is a free cross-platform music score editor. View 43 alternatives to Canorus Music Score Editor
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    • 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 1.4 or later installed. View 37 alternatives to DGuitar

      Discontinued

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

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