Avid Sibelius Alternatives

    Avid Sibelius is described as 'Sibelius is a scorewriter program, created by Sibelius Software (now part of Avid Technology) for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and historically RISC OS' and is an app in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Avid Sibelius for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad and iPhone. The best alternative is MuseScore, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Avid Sibelius are Guitar Pro (Paid), Rosegarden (Free, Open Source), Dorico (Freemium) and LilyPond (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 31, 2021

      • Windows
      The main feature of music notation software should be the facility to produce high quality sheet music the easy way; enter music notes as simple as possible, using either PC-keys, mouse, or a MIDI-keyboard.
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    1. Tabular is a brand new tablature editor that lets you read and write music for guitar, bass, drums and much more. It's the best way to learn new songs, write your own songs and run through practice exercises for nearly any kind of stringed instrument or drum kit.
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      Pizzicato is a 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.
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      Do you have a sound card? Do you have a musical instrument? Scolily allows you to create scores while playing! Obviously, it does not work miracles, but it can be very interesting;) Technically, Scolily listens on your sound card, and creates a file for lilypond.
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      Busker is a complete set of tools to create musical arrangements from sheet music (chords + melody staff). It uses Yamaha compatible styles (thousands can be downloaded for free) for auto-accompaniment.
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      NoteEdit is a musical score editor for Linux. It can import/export MIDI and MusicXML, export Lilypond, MusiXTeX, PMX and ABC files, read and record from a MIDI keyboard, handle manually entered notation, complex multistaff layouts and lyrics.

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      Homepage not available. Wikipedia article claims software is "defunct".

    2. MusicDisruption is an online music creation and sharing platform for digital music with hundreds of virtual instruments, filters and effects, all with real-time collaboration.
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      Score-style MIDI player.
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      Sonic Scores Overture is a powerful score editor and music composition software. KEY FEATURES Single Window - Powerful editing tools at your fingertips Touch Enabled - Work in ways you never imagined 64-Bit Support - Access all of your computer’s memory
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