Power Tab Editor Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Power Tab Editor for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is MuseScore, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Power Tab Editor and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Power Tab Editor are TuxGuitar (Free, Open Source), Guitar Pro (Paid), Avid Sibelius (Freemium) and Impro-Visor (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 26, 2021

    1. 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.
    2. Go PlayAlong is an interactive tab player enabling you to play along with the original recordings, perfectly synced to your tabs. Stay motivated and focus on the songs that you love.
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      EasyABC allows you to edit and play abc files. It supports conversion from MusicXML and MIDI to ABC. The latter uses a custom implementation (midi2abc is not used) in order to produce very readable ABC output. Direct midi input is supported for people with a midi keyboard.
    3. Encore is the standard in professional music notation. Its powerful transcribing and editing capabilities help musicians of all levels get their ideas into print.
    4. Harmony Assistant is an unbeatable software for computer-assisted music composition and editing.


    5. Melody Assistant is dedicated to music writing, printing and rendering. Easy to use, Melody Assistant offers a user-friendly interface and powerful capabilities. Now used by a very active community of thousands of people, it has become a favored tool for creating music.
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      TablEdit is a program for creating, editing, printing and listening to tablature and sheet music (standard notation) for guitar and other fretted, stringed instruments, including mandolin and bass.
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      DGuitar is a Guitar Pro (GP4, GP3, GTP) viewer/player that works on Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD, Solaris, and any other operating system that has Java Runtime Environment 1.4 or later installed.

      Discontinued

      The last software release was published on February 20th, 2006.

    6. Canorus is a free cross-platform music score editor. It supports an unlimited number and length of staffs, polyphony, a MIDI playback of notes, chord markings, lyrics, import/export filters to formats like MIDI, MusicXML, ABC Music, MusiXTeX and LilyPond.
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      A new app for music education. Instrument Bible is a virtual fingering chart for brass, woodwind, and string instruments.
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