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Guitar Pro Alternatives for Linux

Guitar Pro is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative 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 18 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Guitar Pro are MuseScore, Rosegarden, Impro-Visor and Tonelib JAM.

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.

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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!

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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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    It's free and simple to use.

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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

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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.

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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. Rosegarden

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

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

  4. 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.

  5. Tonelib JAM

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    • 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.



  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. music21

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

  9. 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.

  10. Melody Assistant

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Melody Assistant is dedicated to music writing, printing and rendering.

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