Open source Music notation


Denemo is a free software music notation editor for GNU/Linux, Mac OSX and MS Windows 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. (GPL)

Linux - Windows


Frescobaldi is a LilyPond sheet music text editor for KDE4. It aims to be powerful, yet lightweight and easy to use. There are some other nice tools such as a built-in MIDI player, a terminal and a blank staff paper generator. (GPL)

Linux - FreeBSD


Impro-Visor 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. (GPL)



LilyPond is an automated engraving system. (GPL)

Linux - FreeBSD - Windows


MuseScore is a free cross platform WYSIWYG music notation program. (GPL)

Linux - Windows


TuxGuitar is a Multitrack tablature editor and player. (LGPL)

Linux - FreeBSD - Windows - MAC OS X

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