What's New

- Translated the default name for a new song.
- Improvements to stability.

App Description

Scans printed sheet music using the built-in camera and plays it for you.

Ever wondered how that interesting-looking piece of sheet music actually sounds? It's easy with Sheet Music Scanner. Just point your iPhone or iPad at the sheet and let it play the notes for you. You can choose the instrument, pick the speed and enjoy!

2 for 1 universal iOS app: iPhone / iPod touch and iPad - you get Sheet Music Scanner for all your iOS devices for the price of one.

• Scan the whole sheet instantly using your built-in camera
• Scan and playback from any image in your Photo library or from a PDF *
• Playback from anywhere in the song - simply tap the measure, the notes and symbols are highlighted as they're played
• Export as MIDI, MusicXML, audio (M4A / AAC, MP3, WAV), PDF to cloud storage *, directly to other apps or via AirDrop
* Note on Export / Import: All major cloud storages supported: iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive, One Drive, etc. Note that the appropriate cloud storage client app has to be installed for this to work.

• Reads and recognizes the following symbols of musical notation pertaining to melody, harmony, and rhythm: treble, bass, and alto (viola) clefs, notes, duration dots, rests, accidentals, note ties *
• Support for voices played in tandem, e.g. both piano hands at the same time, or all the choir voices
• Support for playing individual staffs separately, e.g. right or left piano hand
• Support for multiple pages
• Accommodates speeds between 50 and 330 beats per minute
* Some limitations apply - please see at the bottom of the page.

• Accordion, Acoustic Bass, Alto Sax, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Celeste, Cello, Choir, Clarinet, Double Bass, Flute, French Horn, Guitar - Classical, Clean, Distortion, Glockenspiel, Harp, Mandolin, Marimba, Oboe, Organ (Percussive, Pipe, Reed, Rock, Tonewheel), Piano, Recorder, Tenor Sax, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Vibraphone, Viola, Violin, Xylophone
• Supports actual instrument pitch for the transposing instruments
• Supports pitch shift / sound transposition by semitones up to 2 octaves up or down
• Change your pitch standard based on instrument, from standard 440Hz to 380-480 Hz

iPhone 6, iPad Air, iPad Mini 2

• Reads printed sheet music, not handwritten or mimicking handwriting, tablatures, etc.
• Reads standard oval note heads only, no special symbols like shape notes.
• The following symbols are not currently supported: repeat signs, codas, triplets/tuplets, percussion notation, dynamics, double sharps, double flats, and grace notes. These are planned to come in the future updates.
• The app currently reads 3 clefs: treble, bass, and alto. Recognition of octave clefs and clef changes in the middle of one staff are on the roadmap.
• Use high-quality printed sheet music and take photos under good enough light, when scanning from your camera, for optimal results. For scanning from a file, the recommended resolution is 300 DPI or 8-12 MPx per page.
• Some older prints and unusual fonts may not be recognizable.

If you experience any problems, please contact support at [email protected]

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 11, 2014 Initial release
  • July 25, 2014 New version 1.2
  • October 02, 2014 New version 1.3
  • October 08, 2014 New version 1.3.2
  • December 04, 2014 New version 1.4
  • January 05, 2015 New version 1.5
  • January 27, 2015 New version 1.5.1
  • February 19, 2015 New version 1.6
  • March 26, 2015 New version 1.7
  • May 29, 2015 New version 1.7.2
  • June 18, 2015 New version 1.7.3
  • July 31, 2015 New version 1.8
  • January 06, 2016 New version 2.0
  • June 30, 2016 New version 2.2
  • November 06, 2016 New version 2.3.3
  • November 07, 2016 New version 2.4
  • November 15, 2016 New version 2.4.1
  • December 20, 2016 New version 2.5.0
  • June 14, 2019 New version 3.12
  • August 16, 2019 New version 3.13
  • September 24, 2019 New version 3.14
  • October 09, 2019 New version 3.14.1
  • November 18, 2019 New version 3.15
  • January 07, 2020 New version 3.16