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    Sibelius

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

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Rosegarden

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

    Free Open Source Linux

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    LilyPond

    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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Frescobaldi

    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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Finale

    Finale is proprietary scorewriting software developed by MakeMusic, Inc. It displays music primarily in music notation and allows for multiple tracks and very specific...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • Anvil Studio icon

    Anvil Studio

    Anvil Studio is a free Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000/98 program designed for people who want to: -- record music with MIDI and Audio equipment, -- compose music for MIDI...

    Free Windows

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    Stave'n'Tabs

    iOS and macOS notation and tablature editor with MIDI and MusicXML files support and chromatic scales analyze of the score.

    Freemium Mac iPhone iPad

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    Impro-Visor

    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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    music21

    Music21 is a Python-based toolkit for computer-aided musicology. Applications of this toolkit include computational musicology, music informations, musical example...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Denemo

    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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    NtEd

    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. It supports up to 4 voices per staff...

    Free Open Source Linux

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    Noteflight

    Noteflight is an amazing online notation editor. On the free version you get 10+ instruments to choose from, lots of musical symbols and more. On the payed version...

    Freemium Web

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  • ABCJ

    ABCJ is a pure-Java editor, player and librarian for music files stored using Chris Walshaw's ABC notation. Features :-. • ABCJ maintains a library of ABC...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web

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    StaffPad

    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...

    Commercial Windows Windows RT

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MuseScore Comments

Great!

Comment by FChiisaia21
about MuseScore · Jan 2016 · Helpful Not helpful

It's the most simple and lightweight yet full of features!

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