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Free Avid Sibelius Alternatives

The best free alternative to Avid Sibelius is MuseScore, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Avid Sibelius and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Avid Sibelius are Dorico, Rosegarden, LilyPond and Impro-Visor.

Avid Sibelius alternatives are mainly Music Production Apps but may also be Digital Audio Workstations or Audio Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Avid Sibelius.
This page was last updated Oct 19, 2021
  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • iPad

Sibelius is a scorewriter program, created by Sibelius Software (now part of Avid Technology) for Microsoft Windows, OS X,...

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

    MuseScore vs Avid Sibelius opinions
    Almost everyone thinks MuseScore is a great alternative to Avid Sibelius.
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    Very good and freeware. It allows me to write my music, export it in midi format file and upload it to Reaper DAW. It also allows me to import any midi I recorded within Reaper and instantly have a music score to share with fellow musicians.

    Top positive comment  over 5 years ago
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    Already very good but with lots of potential as it is being rapidly developed and expanded

    Top positive comment  about 2 years ago
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    Musescore is fully functional Also has lots of add-ons and import / export formats.

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    It is updated frequently and has a very skilled and active community - and it is also free and open source.

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    Easy to use and pretty complete

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    it's easy to use, has complete features, and free

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    MuseScore is simpler and more flexible than Sibelius, and is under GPL, free-software, available for everybody, without restrictions. Its improving constantly, and you can use it at will. Lighter and so-much-less trouble maker than Sibelius. With open/standard formats: no locking-in.

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  2. 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.

    Dorico vs Avid Sibelius opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Dorico is a great alternative to Avid Sibelius.
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    Interface very performed : an excellent 21th century application.

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  3. Rosegarden

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

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

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    Record and playback midi & audio easily. Scoring is a little more difficult

    Positive comment over 3 years ago
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  4. LilyPond

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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    hard to use, and unpractical

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  5. 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.



  6. Power Tab Editor

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    Power Tab Editor is a 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.

  7. Frescobaldi

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • 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.

  8. Flat

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Google Drive
    • Facebook
    • Google Classroom
    • Hangouts
    • Chrome Web Store

    Flat lets you write sheet music with your friends in real time with a nice music notation editor.

  9. 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.

  10. Anvil Studio

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Anvil Studio is a free Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000/98 program designed for people who want to:

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