Sheet Music Scanner

Sheet Music Scanner

By David Zemsky

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2014-06-11
  • Current Version: 3.2.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 64.23 MB
  • Developer: David Zemsky
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 648 Ratings


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. FEATURE LIST • 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 INSTRUMENTS • 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 MINIMUM RECOMMENDED DEVICES iPhone 6, iPad Air, iPad Mini 2 Limitations • Reads printed sheet music, not handwritten or mimicking handwriting. • 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. • Some older prints and unusual fonts may not be recognizable. If you experience any problems, please contact support at



  • Superb conditions...still poor image capture

    By Woody'n You
    It keeps adding the black negative space for some reason even under multiple takes even with the best set up possible. I’m not doing anything different. Upsetting.
  • Pretty good

    By SnnoyedWaver
    Overall, it reads and plays music pretty well. The only problem I’ve noticed so far, it has a habit of skipping over notes or measures as if they aren’t even there. That’s a pretty big problem, but it seems simple to fix. Other that that, that app works great. And, if that problem didn’t exist, I wouldn’t hesitate to give it a 5 star rating.
  • Just what I was looking for!

    By colaflavor
    Worth every penny. Excellent complement for those who use Musicnotes.
  • amazing !!

    By jae arlet
    overall this is an amazing app & definitely helpful— however , could you please add snare drum & bass drum ? it’s what i mainly need the app for . thank you ! ❤️
  • Snare

    By Swaay1k
    Can you add the Marching Snare
  • Very helpful for new musicians

    By Madam Ant
    I’ve been using this a couple of months now and I love it! Yes it will sometimes skip a note, but overall it does a very good job. If I’m learning a new piece and want to hear how it’s supposed to be played, I just scan my sheet music. Viola! I’ve been playing Harp for a little over a year.
  • Works, but requires meticulous editing

    By Canoesailor
    Reduces transcribing time some but requires note by note editing. On my simple notated single note melody and 3 note chords test score it got 82% right, with errors on about everything: 1 note and 2 note on the only triplet, occasions of 1 and 2 notes ignored in chords as well as entire chords missed. 4 stars as I know of nothing better.
  • Great app

    By Alin Selea
    It’s just awesome
  • Bummed it’s not accurate

    By little.bigeyes
    Notes skipped, ties not read, general mistakes. I think it’s great for getting a general sense!! It’s about 95% accurate. Probably more accurate with more basic music. But I’m bummed. I just spent 4$ and I can’t trust it 100%.
  • No way to crop page?

    I am disappointed in the app. Once I scan a piece of music there is no way to crop out unwanted parts of the page. Lyrics on the page are unreadable as it washes them out.