Learning GarageBand '11 for Windows 8

Learn the basics of playing the guitar and other instruments

Publisher: AppDesigner.com 

Encore 5.0.6

Professional grade music composition software for Windows and Mac

Publisher: Gvox  Rating: 6.5 out of 10 (236 votes)

Crescendo Music Notation 4.29

A program for Windows that is used to create unique sheet music

Publisher: NCH Software  Rating: 8.9 out of 10 (8 votes)

Finale 2011

Work with music files while creating and editing

Publisher: Finalemusic  Rating: 6.4 out of 10 (334 votes)

TempoPerfect 5.00

Accurate metronome with precise beats along an adjustable timing scale with realistic audio effects 

Publisher: NCH Software  Rating: 5.7 out of 10 (26 votes)

Sibelius 6.0

Create beautiful scores of music from your PC

Publisher: Sibelius  Rating: 5.5 out of 10 (253 votes)

Guitar Tuner for Windows 8

An updated version of the software used for tuning guitars, including alternate tunings

Publisher: SimzzDev Studios 

MuseScore 3.6.2

Music notation software to create and play back sheet music

Publisher: Werner Schweer  Rating: 8.0 out of 10 (79 votes)

Guitar Pro 7.5

Tablature editor and player for guitar, banjo and other string instruments

Publisher: Guitar-pro  Rating: 6.3 out of 10 (692 votes)

Finale Notepad 2012

Functional tool for creating professionally notated sheet music

Publisher: MakeMusic, Inc.  Rating: 6.1 out of 10 (234 votes)