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michaelsanford 05-09-2005 11:38 AM

Scoring sheet music ?
I'm looking for a program similar to Melody Assistant, but obviously for Linux ;)

I'd like to be able to score music without using a (shudder) pencil and paper.

rose_bud4201 05-09-2005 12:08 PM

I haven't a clue if this will do all of what you need, but it's all I could turn up that didn't look either awful/useless or broken...

Brahms: Freeware music notation application for linux. Hasn't been updated since 2002 from the looks of the newspage, though, so it's still using ALSA .05.

It was linked off of, which had a lot of promising entries (most of which are broken links >_<) :-/


PhilD 05-09-2005 12:54 PM

Check out NoteEdit at:

or lilypond at:

Lilypond is very powerfull but a little hard to wrap your mind around. You may also want to look around if you are curious at what else is out there. I have used lilypond once or twice before and it works well, just not easy!


michaelsanford 05-09-2005 01:02 PM

That page has some good links on it, thanks.

However, if that page is representative of the development interest of scoring music on Linux, I'm in trouble :(

EDIT PhilD, NoteEdit looks promising...I'll post my findings.

mhearn 05-10-2005 12:49 PM

Try GScore. Alternatively try running some Windows scoring programs in Wine.

michaelsanford 05-10-2005 01:53 PM

Thanks, I'm checking that out now.

NoteEdit seems rather good and featureful but the typesetting is a little clumsy.

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