Open Source Guitar Pro Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Guitar Pro is TuxGuitar, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Guitar Pro and 16 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Guitar Pro are MuseScore (Free, Open Source), Rosegarden (Free, Open Source), Impro-Visor (Free, Open Source) and Denemo (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jan 13, 2021

    Platforms

    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Android
    • Online
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Windows Phone
    • Windows Mobile
    • Chrome OS
    • Self-Hosted
    • PortableApps.com
    • Google Drive
    • Wine
    • Kindle Fire
    • Facebook
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Google Classroom

    Features

    • Music Composer
    • Tabs
    • WYSIWYG Support
    • Educational
    • Music XML Support
    • Support for MIDI
    • Play along tabs
    • Portable
    • Interactive chord detection
    • Lessons
    • Export to PDF
    • DAW
    • Audio Recording
    • Web-Based
    • Transpose
    • Unlimited Effect
    • Virtual instrument
    • Visual bookmarks
    • Visual timeline
    • Support for VST plugins

    License

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    • With TuxGuitar, you will be able to compose music using the following features Tablature editor Score Viewer Multitrack display Autoscroll while playing... View 56 alternatives to TuxGuitar
      Most users think TuxGuitar is a great alternative to Guitar Pro.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      TuxGuitar vs Guitar Pro
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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 4 years ago

      4
      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!
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

      0
      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 2 years ago

      0
      It's really simple I guess idk fam bruv innit lol x
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      0
      ElTortuga It's free and simple to use.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      0
      Very basic, but still pretty good for freeware.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

      3
    • MuseScore is a free music notation and composition software available for Linux, Windows and Mac. View 68 alternatives to MuseScore
      Most users think MuseScore is a great alternative to Guitar Pro.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • BSD
      • iPad
      • PortableApps.com
      MuseScore vs Guitar Pro
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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 1 year ago

      1
      MuseScore is not specific for the guitar or other fretted instruments.
      Negative comment about 5 years ago

      -1
      swp Great user interface, compatible with Guitar Pro files, high quality sound fonts, highly customizable, free open source software.
      Positive comment 3 months ago

      0


    • Rosegarden is a well-rounded audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment. View 95 alternatives to Rosegarden
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
    • 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
      • 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. View 50 alternatives to Denemo
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux


    • Aria Maestosa is an open-source (GPL) midi tracker/editor. View 36 alternatives to Aria Maestosa
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Music21 is a Python-based toolkit for computer-aided musicology. View 38 alternatives to music21
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • alphaTab is a cross platform music notation and guitar tablature rendering library. You can use alphaTab within your own website or application to load music sheets from files like Guitar Pro or use the built in markup named alphaTex. View 52 alternatives to alphaTab
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
    • EasyABC allows you to edit and play abc files. It supports conversion from MusicXML and MIDI to ABC. View 38 alternatives to EasyABC
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
    • 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
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
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