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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 a music production 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, Android and BSD. The best alternative is MuseScore, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Power Tab Editor are TuxGuitar, Guitar Pro, OpenMPT and Rosegarden.

Power Tab Editor alternatives are mainly Music Production Apps but may also be Digital Audio Workstations. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Power Tab Editor.
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  • Windows

Power Tab Editor is a free tablature authoring tool created by Brad Larsen for Windows. It is used to create guitar, bass...

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    MuseScore

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • BSD
    • iPad
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    • Haiku

    MuseScore is a free music notation and composition software available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

    ⚫︎ Support for MIDIMuseScore includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
    ⚫︎ PortableMuseScore can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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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.

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    TuxGuitar

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    A Multitrack tablature editor and player.

    ⚫︎ Support for MIDITuxGuitar includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
    ⚫︎ PortableTuxGuitar can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Guitar Pro

    • 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.

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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.

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    OpenMPT

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableOpenMPT can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Support for MIDIOpenMPT includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsOpenMPT support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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    Rosegarden

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

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

    ⚫︎ CustomizableRosegarden is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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  6. Sibelius is a scorewriter program, created by Sibelius Software (now part of Avid Technology) for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and historically RISC OS.

    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsAvid Sibelius support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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    You can't write tab in Sibelius

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    Impro-Visor

    • 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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    In this window you can create or edit a new chorus.
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    Denemo

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for MIDIDenemo includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
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    Songsterr

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    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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    Band-in-a-Box

    • Mac
    • Windows

    Band-in-a-Box is an intelligent automatic accompaniment program. You can hear and play along to many song ideas and go from "nothing" to "something" in a very short period of time with Band-in-a-Box as your "on demand" backup band.

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