Sibelius Alternatives for Mac

Popular Alternatives to Sibelius for Mac. Explore 25+ Mac 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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  • 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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  • Finale

    Finale is proprietary scorewriting software developed by MakeMusic, Inc. It displays music primarily in music notation and allows for multiple tracks and very specific tweaking of instrument sounds for each track.

    • Very similar, and either/or software for music production? If required, I'd simply go for whichever package is the cheaper at the time? Guest • Mar 2018 Disagree   Agree

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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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  • Dorico

    Next-generation 64-bit scoring software for OS X and Windows, designed by musicians for musicians Beautiful engraved output with unrivaled attention to detail Flexible note input and powerful editing, including ability to insert and change duration of existing notes Streamlined, single window interface puts every tool at your fingertips Powerful score management features to handle multiple independent pieces of music within the same project Unlimited number of staves...

    • Interface very performed : an excellent 21th century application. KambroJan 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Mac Windows

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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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  • Power Tab Editor

    Power Tab Editor is a free tablature authoring tool created by Brad Larsen for Windows. It is used to create guitar, bass and ukulele tablature scores, among many others. The current version uses the *.ptb file format.The Power Tab Editor is able to import MIDI tracks, and can export to ASCII Text, HTML, and MIDI formats. In addition, individual sections may be exported as bitmap files.The program allows for tablature scores to be created alongside standard musical notation.

    Free Mac Windows

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  • Band-in-a-Box

    Band-in-a-Box is so easy to use! Just type in the chords for any song using standard chord symbols (like C, Fm7, or C13b9), choose the style you'd like, and Band-in-a-Box does the rest... Band-in-a-Box automatically generates a complete professional-quality arrangement of piano, bass, drums, guitar, and strings or horns. Plus, add REAL accompaniment to your song with RealTracks. These are recordings of top studio musicians that replace the MIDI track with audio instruments.

    • it anticipates what musicians needs to make music and provides it. it's incredibly easy to use. Produces professional results and it keeps getting better every year. this is understandable when you consider that musicians created the programs Guest • Jan 2017 Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Mac Windows

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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

  • EasyABC

    EasyABC allows you to edit and play abc files. It supports conversion from MusicXML and MIDI to ABC. The latter uses a custom implementation (midi2abc is not used) in order to produce very readable ABC output. Direct midi input is supported for people with a midi keyboard. It uses abcm2ps for printing music and abc2midi for playing it.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows

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  • GVOX Encore

    Encore is the standard in professional music notation. Its powerful transcribing and editing capabilities help musicians of all levels get their ideas into print. Fast, accurate, and easy to use, Encore allows you to create beautiful printouts of your scores - using up to 64 separate staves. Whether you're creating motion picture scores, orchestral arrangements, choir songbooks, or teaching music in school, Encore is second to none.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • Crescendo

    Use Crescendo Music Notation Editor and Composition Software to arrange your own professional quality sheet music using a wide array of music symbols and notes. Crescendo Music Notation Editor Features: * Change the key signature and time signature * Add whole, half, quarter, eighth and sixteenth notes and rests (semibreve to semiquaver) * Compose music in Treble, Bass or C Clefs (e.g.

    Free Personal Mac Windows Android

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  • 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.

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  • ScoreCloud Studio

    ScoreCloud, free software that instantly turns your songs into sheet music. As simple as that! - “Like Google Translate for music” - * Instant Score from MIDI or Audio * Arrange and Edit your Score * Print, Export and Share Ideal for musicians, students, teachers, choirs and bands as well as composers and arrangers. --- It’s never been easier to write and arrange music.

    Free Mac Windows iPhone

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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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  • capella melody trainer

    capella melody trainer listens while you are rehearsing! Inexact notes are a thing of the past: Somebody is listening while you are rehearsing, shows quietly but uncompromisingly where you did wrong, knows what you did well and never complains… Isn’t this the trainer you always dreamed of?! All musicians always fight for exact intonation. Wind players, string players and singers need to know before their next rehearsal or lesson that they are doing okay.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • TablEdit

    TablEdit is a program for creating, editing, printing and listening to tablature and sheet music (standard notation) for guitar and other fretted, stringed instruments, including mandolin and bass. Additionally, TablEdit, while designed for guitarists, by guitarists, is not limited to guitar like other Tablature programs.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • Reflow

    Reflow is a music notation app that runs on iPhone, iPad and Mac. It is a 100% Native app that supports iCloud sync and latest Mac OS X features such as Versions, Autosave and Fullscreen. You can create your own tablatures and sheet music, or read existing Guitar Pro and PowerTab files. It can be used to compose and practice any song for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano, Banjo, and many other instruments as long as it uses Standard Notation or Tablature.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac iPhone iPad

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