Power Tab Editor Alternatives

    Power Tab Editor is described as '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' and is an app in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Power Tab Editor 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 Power Tab Editor are TuxGuitar (Free, Open Source), Guitar Pro (Paid), OpenMPT (Free, Open Source) and Rosegarden (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 18, 2021

    1. MuseScore is a free music notation and composition software available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
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      Most users think MuseScore is a great alternative to Power Tab Editor.
      Musescore is a great program, but its pdf-score translator is not advanced yet.
      Negative comment about 6 years ago

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    2. 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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      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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      You cannot compose your own music on the iPad version of Guitar Pro. You can only read tabs. You must do all composing on a different device.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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    3. 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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    4. Rosegarden is a well-rounded audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment.
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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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      You can't write tab in Sibelius
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

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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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      Songsterr is an archive of guitar, bass and drum tabs. It is collaboratively built and maintained by your fellow music lovers. Anyone with Internet access can contribute new tabs and make changes to existing ones.
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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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      Aria Maestosa is an open-source (GPL) midi tracker/editor. It lets you compose, edit and play midi files with a few clicks in a user-friendly interface offering keyboard, guitar, drum and controller views.
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