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Open Source Guitar Pro Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Guitar Pro is TuxGuitar. 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, Rosegarden, Impro-Visor and Denemo.

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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    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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    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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    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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    Impro-Visor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
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    • 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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    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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    music21

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Music21 is a Python-based toolkit for computer-aided musicology.

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    alphaTab

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    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.

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    NtEd

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

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    EasyABC

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows

    EasyABC allows you to edit and play abc files. It supports conversion from MusicXML and MIDI to ABC. The latter uses a custom implementation (midi2abc is not used) in order to produce very readable ABC output. Direct midi input is supported for people with a midi keyboard.

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