MuseScore ~ Open Source Music Notation

Create, play and print beautiful sheet music.

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FreePiano ~ An Open Source Virtual Piano

FreePiano is a virtual MIDI keyboard and a VST host for MS Windows. You can use FreePiano to play piano with a computer keyboard or a MIDI keyboard with any VST instrument you like, or output through MIDI, or generate any MIDI message with any key on your keyboard. You can also record your song or export a MP4 movie to share with your friends.

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Rosegarden ~ Music Composition & Editing

Rosegarden is a music composition and editing environment based around a MIDI sequencer that features a rich understanding of music notation and includes basic support for digital audio. It’s an easy-to-learn, attractive Linux application that is ideal for composers, musicians, music students and small studios or home recording environments.

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Impro-Visor ~ Jazz Improvisation Adviser

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. There are other, secondary, things it can do, such as improvise on its own. It has also been used for transcription. Because rhythm-section (e.g. piano, bass, drums) accompaniment is automatically generated from chords, Impro-Visor can be used as a play-along device. Now having a wider array of accompaniment styles, its use is not limited to jazz./blockquote>

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