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).

    This page was last updated Jan 13, 2021

    1. Canorus is a free cross-platform music score editor. It supports an unlimited number and length of staffs, polyphony, a MIDI playback of notes, chord markings, lyrics, import/export filters to formats like MIDI, MusicXML, ABC Music, MusiXTeX and LilyPond.
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    2. MC Musiceditor is free/open source (GPLv2) music notation software (Windows). It has been developed with only one purpose: to make life of musicians easier when making scores.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      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 1.4 or later installed.

      Discontinued

      The last software release was published on February 20th, 2006.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Kguitar is a guitar tablature editor for Linux, featuring: * Powerful and convenient tablature editing, including many effects and classical note score editing for classic instrument players; * Full and very customizable MIDI to tablature import and export; * Support of...

      Discontinued

      It hasn't been updated since 2010

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Jazz++ is a MIDI sequencer/composer. Create your own music.

      Discontinued

      Last release Dec. 30, 2008.



      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      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, handle manually entered notation, complex multistaff layouts and lyrics.

      Discontinued

      Homepage not available. Wikipedia article claims software is "defunct".

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