music21 Alternatives

    music21 is described as 'Music21 is a Python-based toolkit for computer-aided musicology' and is an app in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 25 alternatives to music21 for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad and BSD. The best alternative is MuseScore, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like music21 are TuxGuitar (Free, Open Source), Guitar Pro (Paid), OpenMPT (Free, Open Source) and Rosegarden (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 17, 2021

    1. Composing it for you... Automatic three and four-part composition (styles: J.S. Bach, Max Reger, Jazz, Pop plus creating your own styles), automatic harmonizing, automatic fugue and canon composition.
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    2. MagicScore is an 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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      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.

      Discontinued

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

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      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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      • Windows
      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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    4. 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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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      MidiYodi is a cross-platform MIDI Editor for the desktop that allows editing, examination, playback and conversion of MIDI files. MidiYodi provides a rich set of tools to examine and edit the layout, structure and content of a MIDI file.
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