Sibelius Alternatives for Linux

Popular Alternatives to Sibelius for Linux. Explore 17 Linux apps like Sibelius, all suggested and ranked by the AlternativeTo user community.

Sibelius is a scorewriter program, created by Sibelius Software (now part of Avid Technology) for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and historically RISC OS. If your looking for more info about Sibelius like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 7/30/2018 3:11:00 PM

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  • MuseScore

    MuseScore is a free music notation and composition software available for Linux, Windows and Mac. It allows for fast and easy note entry on a virtual note sheet. It has an integrated sequencer to allow for immediate playback of the score. MuseScore can import and export MusicXML and standard Midi files. MuseScore is available in more than 40 languages and is rapidly becoming the leading free music notation software and often praised as a cost effective alternative for expensive software.

    • 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. Guest • Feb 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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. riveravaldezJul 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • it's easy to use, has complete features, and free Guest • Oct 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Easy to use, very versatile. A brilliant piece of software, lots of online support -- and FREE! Guest • Dec 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

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  • Rosegarden

    Rosegarden is a well-rounded audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment. Rosegarden is an easy-to-learn, attractive application that runs on Linux, ideal for composers, musicians, music students, and small studio or home recording environments.

    • Record and playback midi & audio easily. Scoring is a little more difficult Guest • Oct 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Guitar Pro

    Guitar Pro is first and foremost a program designed to edit tablatures for guitar, bass, and other fretted instruments from 4 to 8 strings. Its great ease of use and the success of its specific file format have made it a program used by guitarists worldwide. It now includes editing support for many other instruments like the piano or the drums, a realistic audio engine, and interactive tools to support every musician's practice.

    • While it's more geared towards guitar, you can easily write scores for any instrument. Guest • Nov 2016 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • LilyPond

    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. It uses a simple text notation for music input, which LilyPond interprets and processes in a series of stages. In the final stage, music notation is output to PDF (via PostScript) or other graphical formats, such as SVG or PNG.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Frescobaldi

    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.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • music21

    Music21 is a Python-based toolkit for computer-aided musicology. Applications of this toolkit include computational musicology, music informations, musical example extraction and generation, music notation editing and scripting, and a wide variety of approaches to composition, both algorithmic and directly specified. Although computers have transformed how we listen to, obtain, compose, and notate music, they have not fundamentally changed how we research and analyze music.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Impro-Visor

    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. There are other, secondary, things it can do, such as improvise on its own. It has also been used for transcription. Because rhythm-section (e.g.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Denemo

    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.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • NtEd

    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. It supports up to 4 voices per staff, drum notes, 5 lyrics lines, N-Tuplets, context changes, repeats with alternatives, configurable music instruments per staff, MIDI / MusicXML import, PS / PDF / SVG / PNG / Lilypond / MIDI export. Scores can be played through the ALSA sequencer. No longer supported, per the author. Undeveloped since 2013.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Canorus Music Score Editor

    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.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • ABCJ

    ABCJ is a pure-Java editor, player and librarian for music files stored using Chris Walshaw's ABC notation. Features :-. • ABCJ maintains a library of ABC files. Once a tune book (ABC file) has been added to the library it is retained in the list of tune books for immediate access. A tune book can also be named independently of the file name to allow a more descriptive title to be shown.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web

  • DGuitar

    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.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • Harmony Assistant

    Harmony Assistant is an unbeatable software for computer-assisted music composition and editing. Its harmonizing capabilities enable the composer to build quickly and efficiently tunes that include accompaniment, multiple instruments and drum patterns Its full page edit and engraver modes will ease editing and page setup of your scores. Differences between Melody Assistant and Harmony Assistant: http://www.myriad-online.com/en/docs/diff.htm Download and try it with no limit in time.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • Melody Assistant

    Melody Assistant is dedicated to music writing, printing and rendering. Easy to use, Melody Assistant offers a user-friendly interface and powerful capabilities. Now used by a very active community of thousands of people, it has become a favored tool for creating music. Differences between Melody Assistant and Harmony Assistant: http://www.myriad-online.com/en/docs/diff.htm The program is Multi language: English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Japanese.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • NoteEdit

    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. NoteEdit also features advanced functions such as score transposition, accidentals reduction, automatic bar generation and automatic beam gathering. This software is "defunkct" according to Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NoteEdit ).

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

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Scolily

    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. With plugins, you can export in a format other than lilypond. Midi, for example.

    Free Open Source Linux


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