Pizzicato Alternatives

    Pizzicato is described as 'music software to write and print your sheet music, but also to arrange and compose your own music or even learn music and music composition' and is an app in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Pizzicato for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone and Linux. The best alternative is MuseScore, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Pizzicato are Avid Sibelius (Freemium), LilyPond (Free, Open Source), Frescobaldi (Free, Open Source) and Dorico (Freemium).

    This page was last updated May 1, 2020

    1. MuseScore is a free music notation and composition software available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
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    2. 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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    3. 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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      • 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. 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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    5. Finale is proprietary scorewriting software developed by MakeMusic, Inc. It displays music primarily in music notation and allows for multiple tracks and very specific tweaking of instrument sounds for each track.
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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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    6. Dispatch re-typing of sheet music to a nuisance of the past! Let capella-scan transform your sheet music quickly into a ringing score that is ready for editing and printing. capella-scan has put an end to the laborious task of typing out notes.
    7. ScoreCloud, free software that instantly turns your songs into sheet music. As simple as that!
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    8. Symphony Pro is a powerful music notation and composition app for iPad. FEATURES • 114 built-in instruments for playback, and auditioning the notes you entered.
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