MagicScore Alternatives

    MagicScore is described as 'easy and powerful music notation and composition software. MagicScore is the smart choice for musicians, composers, arrangers, teachers, students, choirs, ensembles and songwriters. Moreover, the prices of our products are really low' and is an app in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 50 alternatives to MagicScore for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is MuseScore, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MagicScore are Guitar Pro (Paid), OpenMPT (Free, Open Source), Rosegarden (Free, Open Source) and LilyPond (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 20, 2021

    1. MuseScore is a free music notation and composition software available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
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      Guitar Pro is first and foremost a program designed to edit tablatures for guitar, bass, and other fretted instruments from 4 to 8 strings. Its great ease of use and the success of its specific file format have made it a program used by guitarists worldwide.
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    2. OpenMPT (short hand for Open ModPlug Tracker) is a popular tracker software for Windows. OpenMPT is completely free and allows you to create and play back some great music on your computer.
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    3. Rosegarden is a well-rounded audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment.
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    4. GNU LilyPond is a computer program for music engraving. One of LilyPonds major goals is to produce scores that are engraved with traditional layout rules, reflecting the era when scores were engraved by hand.
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      Frescobaldi is a LilyPond sheet music text editor. It aims to be powerful, yet lightweight and easy to use. Frescobaldi is Free Software, freely available under the General Public License.
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      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.
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    5. Sibelius is a scorewriter program, created by Sibelius Software (now part of Avid Technology) for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and historically RISC OS.
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      StaffPad is a brand new class of notation app, designed to take advantage of the advanced pen and touch input found on Microsoft Surface* and other compatible Windows 8.1 devices.
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      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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