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    MuseScore Alternatives

    MuseScore is described as 'free music notation and composition software available for Windows, Mac, and Linux' and is a very popular Music Production App in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 50 alternatives to MuseScore for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPad. The best alternative is TuxGuitar, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MuseScore are Guitar Pro (Paid), LilyPond (Free, Open Source), Rosegarden (Free, Open Source) and Avid Sibelius (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jan 21, 2022

    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) ...
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      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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      Guitar Pro vs MuseScore opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      riveravaldez MuseScore is by far more powerful and complete, for all instruments and formats, etc.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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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      Almost everyone thinks LilyPond is a great alternative to MuseScore.
    2. Rosegarden is a well-rounded audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment.
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    3. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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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    4. 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.
    5. Dorico redefines the gold standard in scoring software. Its musical intelligence is like having an expert assistant by your side, while its intuitive workflows help you focus on each aspect of score preparation.
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      • 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.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Google Drive
      • Facebook
      • Google Classroom
      • Hangouts
      • Chrome Web Store
      Flat lets you write sheet music with your friends in real time with a nice music notation editor. Create and edit your music score documents directly with your web browser in realtime with your friends or colleagues.
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      Most users think Flat is a great alternative to MuseScore.
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