Hey guys, my friend told me she got this program called Sibelius. I checked it out and got the demo and thought it was pretty cool, but then I saw the price was like $650. does anyone have experience with this program? Is it really worth paying that much for it or is it not that much better than Guitar Pro?
Here's the link if anyone wants to have a look: http://www.sibelius.com/download/index.html
It's not really worth it just for guitar, but I think it's definitely better for composing with orchestral instruments and such.

If you are only good with tablature then stick to Guitar Pro.
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I can tell you from experience that writing guitar for sibelius is a royal pain in the ass. GP is much better in that aspect.
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I would just get Tux-guitar. Its free and offers exactly the same thing essentially.
Sibelius is for orchestral scores. I have it, and it's good, but it's just not worth the price tag when you compare it with the $60 I paid for Guitar Pro. Guitar Pro doesn't quite have the notation functionality of Sibelius, but it is getting pretty good.

I would definitely say GP over Sibelius.




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Guitar Pro is HORRENDOUS for anything but guitar tab. Sibelius is good for everything EXCEPT for guitar tab, which is still decent, just not as good as guitar pro.
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I would just get Tux-guitar. Its free and offers exactly the same thing essentially.

this is the only one I've ever used, and I like it. I wish it could do drum tabs though.
Sibelius does guitar tab, unless you have a really old version.
Sibelius allows for more technicality in your writing (eg, a broader variety of expression elements and markings).
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