Music Notation Editors

Recommended: Laborejo, MuseScore, Denemo, Katmus

PageDescriptionRelease DateTags
ABCa language designed to notate tunes in an ascii format 
abcMIDIConverts abc score to MIDI file 
ABC Plus ProjectEnhancements for the ABC language, including "abcpp" (abc preprocessor) and "JedABC" (abc file editor) 
CanorusQt music notation app supports note writing, import/export of various file formats, MIDI input and output, scripting and more2009-03-27 
ChordDBa Web-based database front-end that keeps track of chord files (fake sheets)2004-07-15 
ChordpackPerl script whose purpose is to typeset song-books/songs written in chordpro format. The typesetting is done using typepesetting system TeX using macro package LaTeX2001
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DenemoGTK front-end for Lilypond2013-07-10
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Gsharpextensible Lisp-based music score editor2003-09-06 
GuitarTextakes a Chord file containing Chordpro directives to produce good-looking and easy-to-play song sheets for guitarists in PostScript or PDF format. You can use all available LaTeX features and packages to create a songbook or a single song sheet as you like it2002 
Jef's ABC pageextension software for abc, includes "abc2mps" (abc files to Postscript) and "tclabc" (Tcl/Tk GUI for abc files)2007-05-28 
KatmusQT4-based app for manual music transcription2009-07-17 
Laborejoa Lilypond-Frontend, MIDI creator and tool collection to inspire and help you compose.2013-06-07
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LilyCompa graphic note-entry utility for LilyPond, requires Python and Tkinter2004-02-15 
LilyPondthe music typesetter for Linux with an awesome features set and beautiful notation2010-12-14 
LilyPond Guide For Beginnersa set of introductory tutorials from Eugene Cormier 
Muptakes a text file as input and produces very high quality PostScript output for printed music. It can handle both regular notation and tablature notation. It can also produce MIDI files2013 
MUP UtilitiesUtilities for use with MUP 
MuseScorethe MusE WYSIWYG music typesetter2008-09-21 
MusicXML"... a universal translator for common Western musical notation... designed as an interchange for.. 
MusiXTeXfull-featured music typesetting via TeX
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MuX2Dgraphic editor for MusiXTeX
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Notation Editors Under Linuxa look at notation editors for producing sheet music (especially focused on MUP)1998-09-01 
NoteEditQt-based notation editor with output in LilyPond, MIDI, and MusicXML formats2006-03-27 
OOoLilyPondMacro for inserting LilyPond-created music notation into OpenOffice.org documents 
PMWCommand-line music typesetting program 
Printable Manuscript PaperBlank manuscript in PostScript and PDF formats 
RosegardenAdvanced Qt audio/MIDI sequencer, notation editor, Csound-score producer, and more. Supports plugins (softsynths/effects). Uses JACK for audio, and ALSA sequencer interface for MIDI2010-11-03
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XCircuita drawing package for X which includes some very nice music typography and outputs Postscript fil..2008-07-19 

Tabulature

Recommended: TuxGuitar

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Bipscripta simple programming environment for creating music.
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Dr Fermi Tabulatorconverts ASCII tablature to a standard MIDI file 
eTktabTcl/Tk app writes guitar tablature in the typical ASCII tab found on the Internet 
GnometabGTK guitar tablature editor 
Guitar ProCommercial app to edit/print tab scores 
KGuitarQt guitarist's environment, includes tablature and MIDI import/export features2010 
nootkaQt4 app that helps to learn score reading and guitar tabulature. Uses ALSA or PulseAudio2014
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ptabtoolslibrary and utilities for opening PowerTab files and converting them to LilyPond and ASCII formats 
SongWriteSongwrite is a tablature (guitar partition) editor 
taba lute tablature typesetting system1995 
TuxGuitarGuitar tablature editor/player written in Java-SWT. It can open GuitarPro, PowerTab and TablEdit files2013 

Audio Transcription

PageDescriptionRelease DateTags
paulstretchTime-stretching app, tailored for extreme stretching2011-03-06 
play it slowlyPlay back audio files at a different speed or pitch. Uses JACK or ALSA2008-12-28
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StretchPlayerAudio file player that allows you to change the speed of the song without changing the pitch. It will also allow you to transpose the song to another key (while also changing the speed). Uses JACK
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Transcribe!an app to work out a piece of music from a recording. It doesn't do the transcribing for you, but it is essentially a specialised player program which is optimised for the purpose of transcription2008-01-06 
YATMCommand-line app changes a WAVE/Ogg audio file's playback speed without changing its pitch (i.e. pitch shifting) 

Software For Song Lyrics

PageDescriptionRelease DateTags
Asaphtool for Christian music groups and worship leaders for managing song databases 
jLyricsJava app for storing and editing lyrics 
LymanJava song lyrics collection management software 
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