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 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).

    This page was last updated May 3, 2021

    1. 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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      Already very good but with lots of potential as it is being rapidly developed and expanded
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

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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 4 years ago

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      Musescore is fully functional Also has lots of add-ons and import / export formats.
      Positive comment 12 months ago

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      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

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      Easy to use and pretty complete
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      it's easy to use, has complete features, and free
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      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.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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    2. 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 almost 3 years ago

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    3. 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
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      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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      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.
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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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      Music21 is a Python-based toolkit for computer-aided musicology.
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    4. 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.
    5. 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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    6. Harmony Assistant is an unbeatable software for computer-assisted music composition and editing.
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