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 15 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Avid Sibelius are Rosegarden (Free, Open Source), LilyPond (Free, Open Source), Frescobaldi (Free, Open Source) and Impro-Visor (Free, Open Source).
MuseScore is a free music notation and composition software available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
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MuseScore vs Avid Sibelius opinions
Almost everyone thinks MuseScore is a great alternative to Avid Sibelius.
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Already very good but with lots of potential as it is being rapidly developed and expanded
Top positive commentabout 1 year ago
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 commentover 4 years ago
Musescore is fully functional
Also has lots of add-ons and import / export formats.
Positive comment • 12 months ago
It is updated frequently and has a very skilled and active community - and it is also free and open source.
Positive comment • almost 2 years ago
Easy to use and pretty complete
Positive comment • over 2 years ago
it's easy to use, has complete features, and free
Positive comment • almost 3 years ago
riveravaldez 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.
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.
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.
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.