Guitar Pro Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Guitar Pro for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac 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 many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Guitar Pro are MuseScore (Free, Open Source), Impro-Visor (Free, Open Source), Avid Sibelius (Freemium) and Denemo (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 27, 2021

    1. With TuxGuitar, you will be able to compose music using the following features Tablature editor Score Viewer Multitrack display Autoscroll while playing Note duration management Various effects (bend, slide, vibrato, hammer-on/pull-off) ...
      show more
      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.
      Top positive comment  over 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 over 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
    2. MuseScore is a free music notation and composition software available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
      show more
      MuseScore vs Guitar Pro opinions
      Most users think MuseScore is a great alternative to Guitar Pro.
      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 4 months ago

      0


      • 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.
      show more
    3. Sibelius is a scorewriter program, created by Sibelius Software (now part of Avid Technology) for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and historically RISC OS.
      show more
      • 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.
      show more


    4. 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.
      show more
      • 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.
    5. 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Music21 is a Python-based toolkit for computer-aided musicology.
      show more
    6. Finale is proprietary scorewriting software developed by MakeMusic, Inc. It displays music primarily in music notation and allows for multiple tracks and very specific tweaking of instrument sounds for each track.
    Showing 10 of 28 alternatives