Sibelius Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Sibelius for Mac if you are looking to replace it. The most popular Mac alternative is Small MuseScore iconMuseScore, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Sibelius and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Sibelius are Small Guitar Pro iconGuitar Pro (Paid), Small Dorico iconDorico (Freemium), Small LilyPond iconLilyPond (Free, Open Source) and Small Frescobaldi iconFrescobaldi (Free, Open Source).

Sibelius is a scorewriter program, created by Sibelius Software (now part of Avid Technology) for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and historically RISC OS. If you're 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: 5/1/2020 7:43:00 AM

Alternatives to Sibelius for Mac with any license

  • MuseScore

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

    • Already very good but with lots of potential as it is being rapidly developed and expanded Guest • May 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Musescore is fully functional Also has lots of add-ons and import / export formats. Guest • Aug 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Easy to use and pretty complete Guest • Jan 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • it's easy to use, has complete features, and free Guest • Oct 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is updated frequently and has a very skilled and active community - and it is also free and open source. Guest • Sep 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • 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 • 4 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 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Easy to use, very versatile. A brilliant piece of software, lots of online support -- and FREE! Guest • Dec 2017 • 1 agrees and 2 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 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

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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 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac Windows

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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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  • 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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  • 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

    Commercial Mac Windows

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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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  • 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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  • Band-in-a-Box

    Band-in-a-Box is an intelligent automatic accompaniment program. You can hear and play along to many song ideas and go from "nothing" to "something" in a very short period of time with Band-in-a-Box as your "on demand" backup band. 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.

    • 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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