GuitarPro is a popular software used to create notations and music for drums, guitar and many other instruments. This software is used by pros as well as newbies for creating music and for learning purpose. Â Guitar Pro is not free and cost around 60$ . Tux Guitar is a free and open source alternative for Guitar Pro written in Java-SWT. It can open GuitarPro, PowerTab and TabEdit files, and export to standart file-formats such as MIDI, Lilyond and MusicXML. This is a native package compiled with Excelsior JET.