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Avid Sibelius Alternatives for Linux

Avid Sibelius is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is MuseScore, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Avid Sibelius and 16 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Avid Sibelius are Rosegarden, LilyPond, Impro-Visor and Denemo.

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

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    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.

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    Already very good but with lots of potential as it is being rapidly developed and expanded

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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. Rosegarden icon

    Rosegarden

    • FreeOpen Source
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    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

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    LilyPond

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • 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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    Impro-Visor

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • 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.

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

    • FreeOpen Source
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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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    Frescobaldi

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • 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.

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    DGuitar

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • BSD

    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.

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    music21

    • FreeOpen Source
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    Music21 is a Python-based toolkit for computer-aided musicology.

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    DaCapo Editor

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Online
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    • Self-Hosted

    DaCapo Editor is a free Open Source music sheet editor which allows to easily create nice looking partitions. It is available as a web application as well as a desktop application for Windows, MacOS and Linux.

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    NtEd

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    NtEd is a GTK+ score editor. It intends to be really WYSIWYG: what you see on the screen is exactly what you get on printer output.

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