Alternatives to Finale for Linux with any license

  • MuseScore

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

    • 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 7 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

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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 • 0 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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  • 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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  • ABCJ

    ABCJ is a pure-Java editor, player and librarian for music files stored using Chris Walshaw's ABC notation. Features :-. • ABCJ maintains a library of ABC...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web

  • 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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  • Harmony Assistant

    Harmony Assistant is an unbeatable software for computer-assisted music composition and editing. Its harmonizing capabilities enable the composer to build quickly and...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • Melody Assistant

    Melody Assistant is dedicated to music writing, printing and rendering. Easy to use, Melody Assistant offers a user-friendly interface and powerful capabilities. Now...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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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".

    Free Open Source Linux

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