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Best Guitar Pro Alternatives

Guitar Pro is described as 'is first and foremost a program designed to edit tablatures for guitar, bass, and other fretted instruments from 4 to 8 strings' and is a popular music production app in the audio & music category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Guitar Pro for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, iPad and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is TuxGuitar, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Guitar Pro are MuseScore, Avid Sibelius, Rosegarden and Songsterr.

Guitar Pro alternatives are mainly Music Production Apps but may also be Digital Audio Workstations. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Guitar Pro.
This page was last updated Jan 27, 2022
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  1. TuxGuitar

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    A Multitrack tablature editor and player.

    TuxGuitar vs Guitar Pro opinions
    Most users think TuxGuitar is a great alternative to Guitar Pro.

    TuxGuitar is to Guitar Pro as WordPad is to Word. It's not quite the same, but it's got all of the essential features, is open source, and is free.

    Top positive comment  about 5 years ago
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    Very basic, but still pretty good for freeware.

    Top positive comment  over 6 years ago
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    It is a fantastic light-weight tab maker. The interface can be one-handed once you get familiar. But I think it's no longer supported or updated (as of 2019). Boo!

    Positive comment over 2 years ago
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    I've used Tux guitar for several years now and wrote some song ideas, added chords and it worked just great. Had one problem, the program crashed a couple times.

    Positive comment about 3 years ago
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    It's really simple I guess idk fam bruv innit lol x

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    ElTortuga

    It's free and simple to use.

    Positive comment over 4 years ago
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  2. MuseScore is a free music notation and composition software available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

    MuseScore vs Guitar Pro opinions
    Most users think MuseScore is a great alternative to Guitar Pro.
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    Great user interface, compatible with Guitar Pro files, high quality sound fonts, highly customizable, free open source software.

    Top positive comment  over 1 year ago
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    burnx50

    MuseScore's constant improvements in guitar tab editing make it an increasingly attractive option for anyone who seeks an alternative for Guitar Pro

    Top positive comment  5 months ago
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    MuseScore is not specific for the guitar or other fretted instruments.

    Top negative comment  about 6 years ago
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    It is free software. And it does its job perfectly.

    Positive comment 8 months ago
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    It is all-round high quality music score editor with extended possibilities of editing any type of tab for any type of fretted instruments from renaissance lute to modern guitar. And much more. The basic understanding of standard note notation is essential though.

    Positive comment about 2 years ago
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  3. Sibelius is a scorewriter program, created by Sibelius Software (now part of Avid Technology) for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and historically RISC OS.

  4. Rosegarden

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Rosegarden is a well-rounded audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment.

  5. Songsterr

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Songsterr is an archive of guitar, bass and drum tabs. It is collaboratively built and maintained by your fellow music lovers. Anyone with Internet access can contribute new tabs and make changes to existing ones.

    Songsterr vs Guitar Pro opinions
    Some users think Songsterr is a great alternative to Guitar Pro, some don't.

    Most accessible, easy to use, no install. Although it only serves as a tool for learning, not composing.

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  6. Impro-Visor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

  7. Power Tab Editor

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    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.

  8. Finale

    • Mac
    • Windows

    Finale is proprietary scorewriting software developed by MakeMusic, Inc. It displays music primarily in music notation and allows for multiple tracks and very specific tweaking of instrument sounds for each track.

  9. Flat

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Google Drive
    • Facebook
    • Google Classroom
    • Hangouts
    • Chrome Web Store

    Flat lets you write sheet music with your friends in real time with a nice music notation editor.

    Flat vs Guitar Pro opinions
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    Flat(.io) is really easy to take in charge and near as complete as others installed softwares, you can even listen to what you write, and it tells you your mistakes.. real good light and online tool.

    Positive comment about 2 years ago
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  10. Tonelib JAM

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    The Tonelib JAM is a software for creating, editing, printing and listening to tablature and sheet music for guitar and other fretted instruments. You can use Tonelib JAM for regular guitar practicing, for learning songs or for advancing your performance skills to the next level.

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