What are some alternatives?
When comparing Finale and MC Musiceditor, you can also consider the following products
MuseScore - 24 Sep 2012 . Design a homepage that captures attention and serves as a good starting point for navigating the website.
Sibelius - Sibelius is a virtual score creation tool which allows composers to easily create new piano scores, developed by Avid.
TuxGuitar - A Multitrack tablature editor and player.
Guitar Pro 7 - Create, play and share your tabs
LilyPond - GNU LilyPond is a computer program for music engraving.
OpenMPT - OpenMPT is a popular tracker software for Windows.