Jazz++ Alternatives

    Jazz++ is described as 'MIDI sequencer/composer. Create your own music' and is an app in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Jazz++ for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is MuseScore, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Jazz++ are TuxGuitar (Free, Open Source), Guitar Pro (Paid), Rosegarden (Free, Open Source) and LilyPond (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 24, 2021

    1. 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.
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      ABC, a text based music score manager-editor for free. You can copy, transpose or play these songs, import midi-music files, export to midi, to pdf, to web page or to any other printable format. In comparison to MuseScore you can play (export) guitar chords, too.


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      A new app for music education. Instrument Bible is a virtual fingering chart for brass, woodwind, and string instruments.
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      TablEdit is a program for creating, editing, printing and listening to tablature and sheet music (standard notation) for guitar and other fretted, stringed instruments, including mandolin and bass.
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    2. Tabular is a brand new tablature editor that lets you read and write music for guitar, bass, drums and much more. It's the best way to learn new songs, write your own songs and run through practice exercises for nearly any kind of stringed instrument or drum kit.
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      MEFA is a program that can be used for writing, printing and playing music. The MEFA program is very easy to use and the music can be written in a fast way. The notation is presented above the text window.
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    3. ABCEditor is a Windows program from Elizabeth Scarlett (hosted at Alf Warnock's site) which allows you to create, edit, play and organise abc files. It can transpose, reformat, adjust beaming, create cheet sheets and search for tunes.
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      The main feature of music notation software should be the facility to produce high quality sheet music the easy way; enter music notes as simple as possible, using either PC-keys, mouse, or a MIDI-keyboard.
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      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.

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

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      This app is a random midi melody generator which you can use to create melodies. The melodies are procedurally generated and are royalty free. You are free to download the midi files and use them in your own music.
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