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8 Best Free Linux Music Notation Software

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"It is widely acknowledged that Sibelius and Finale are two software packages that are heavyweights in the music notation field. Unfortunately, these software applications each cost a cool $600 for a single license and their developers have no plans to release the titles for Linux. Fortunately, the vast majority of budding musicians and composers will never need the functionality offered by Sibelius and Finale.

"The purpose of this article is to highlight cost-effective alternatives to Sibelius and Finale that run under Linux. The software featured here is released under freely distributable licenses, all are available to download at no charge, and can produce music scores which are engraved with traditional layout rules."

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