Avid Sibelius Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Avid Sibelius for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac 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 many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Avid Sibelius are Guitar Pro (Paid), Dorico (Freemium), LilyPond (Free, Open Source) and Frescobaldi (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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      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 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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      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.
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      Guitar Pro vs Avid Sibelius opinions
      Most users think Guitar Pro is a great alternative to Avid Sibelius.
      While it's more geared towards guitar, you can easily write scores for any instrument.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    2. Dorico redefines the gold standard in scoring software. Its musical intelligence is like having an expert assistant by your side, while its intuitive workflows help you focus on each aspect of score preparation.
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      Dorico vs Avid Sibelius opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Dorico is a great alternative to Avid Sibelius.
      Kambro Interface very performed : an excellent 21th century application.
      Positive comment over 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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    4. 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.
      Finale vs Avid Sibelius opinions
      Most users think Finale is a great alternative to Avid Sibelius.
      Very similar, and either/or software for music production? If required, I'd simply go for whichever package is the cheaper at the time?
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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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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    5. 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.
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      Music21 is a Python-based toolkit for computer-aided musicology.
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