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    Is there a software that can do music notation and tab, and show both a piano keyboard and fretboard?

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    Yes, and it’s free and brilliant: Musescore. Google it. They have helpful videos to get you started, and a user forum if you get stuck.

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    Sibelius.

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    You could buy a new guitar for the price of Sibelius. I had both. Musecore is better for tab, and very good for standard notation. And did I say it is free? Free music composition and notation software | MuseScore

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    Guitar Pro is not free, but it’s a fantastic program for tab and notation and very affordable (and on sale right now).

    https://www.guitar-pro.com/c/13-guitar-pro-overview

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    I haven't used MuseScore or Sibelius, but I do a lot of transcriptions on Soundslice.

    Soundslice | Create living sheet music

    I mostly have done guitar transcriptions but I did make one piano score as well.

    Here's an example of a transcription I made:All of Me (Funky) - Fredi Gebhardt | Soundslice

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    I use to use Sibelius, now I use MuseScore which is great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob MacKillop
    You could buy a new guitar for the price of Sibelius. I had both. Musecore is better for tab, and very good for standard notation. And did I say it is free? Free music composition and notation software | MuseScore
    I bought the Sibelius First a few years ago.
    It wasn't expensive. Really.
    Several sets of TI strings

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    Musescore is only free for 7 days.

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    Not true, Jock. There is a Pro version which they charge for, and which you are unlikely to need. The regular version is free. Just download it, but don’t sign up for anything else.

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    Thank you, Rob. I had downloaded Musescore and proceeded to open it. A pop up window showed 7 days free then pay, so I bailed.
    I will try it again.

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    They ask you to pay, but you don’t have to. It will still work. That is my experience, and of a student of mine recently. Sorry you had a different experience, Jock!

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    But do any of these programs show a piano keyboard as well as a fretboard along with the notation and tab?

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    Quote Originally Posted by geese_com
    I haven't used MuseScore or Sibelius, but I do a lot of transcriptions on Soundslice.

    Soundslice | Create living sheet music

    I mostly have done guitar transcriptions but I did make one piano score as well.

    Here's an example of a transcription I made:All of Me (Funky) - Fredi Gebhardt | Soundslice
    that was very good

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    Just for the record. This is from Marc Sabatella who works for Musescore. Note there is a difference between musescore.org (free) and musescore.com (not free).

    To be clear: the MuseScore notation software that you install on your computer and is supported on this website is free. Always has been, always will. There is, separate from that, a website for sharing scores - it's called msuescore.com. It provides some features for free to all, other features require an account, and those accounts come in both free and non-free versions. This is also not new, the only thing sort of new is that downloading copyrighted scores used to be free but the copyright owners insist on getting their royalties, so now it requires a paid account.

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    Yes, both Musescore and Sibelius show a keyboard if you click the icon for it.

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    I prefer musescore to Sibelius in many ways but mostly for standard notation and chord symbols

    The tab functions are decent but far from perfect. OTOH it’s free or cheap and I can realistically expect the feature set to improve as it already has done. They have a proactive design team with a lot to prove, Sibelius is relying on its legacy user base and they don’t really do much between releases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oceanslider
    But do any of these programs show a piano keyboard as well as a fretboard along with the notation and tab?
    On Soundslice you can have it show a guitar fretboard or a piano keyboard by selecting it in the options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob MacKillop
    Yes, both Musescore and Sibelius show a keyboard if you click the icon for it.
    Does it show also guitar fretboard possibly. And guitar tablature?

    And another thing I'm wondering can all of these mentioned be saved in a way to display what you create in YouTube videos?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oceanslider
    But do any of these programs show a piano keyboard as well as a fretboard along with the notation and tab?
    Yes, Guitar Pro does all of this.