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Free Guitar Pro Alternatives

The best free alternative to Guitar Pro is TuxGuitar, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Guitar Pro and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to 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.
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  1. TuxGuitar icon

    TuxGuitar

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    A Multitrack tablature editor and player.

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    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.

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    Very basic, but still pretty good for freeware.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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  2. MuseScore icon

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

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    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.

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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

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    MuseScore is not specific for the guitar or other fretted instruments.

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    It is free software. And it does its job perfectly.

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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.

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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.

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    Rosegarden

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

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

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    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.

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    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 icon

    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.

    In this window you can create or edit a new chorus.
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    Power Tab Editor

    • FreeProprietary
    • 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.

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    Flat

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Online
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

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

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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.

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    Denemo

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    GNU Denemo is a music notation editor that lets you rapidly enter notation for typesetting via the LilyPond music engraver. You can compose, transcribe, arrange, listen to the music and much more.

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    Aria Maestosa

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Aria Maestosa is an open-source (GPL) midi tracker/editor. It lets you compose, edit and play midi files with a few clicks in a user-friendly interface offering keyboard, guitar, drum and controller views.

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