Sheet Music Scanner

Sheet Music Scanner

By David Zemsky

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2014-06-11
  • Current Version: 3.0.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 63.43 MB
  • Developer: David Zemsky
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 504 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 image library or from a PDF in you cloud drive • Playback from anywhere in the song - simply tap the measure • Notes and symbols are highlighted as they're played • 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 • Change your pitch standard based on instrument, from standard 440Hz to 380-480 Hz • Accommodates speeds between 50 and 330 beats per minute • Accommodates the instruments: Acoustic Bass, Alto Sax, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Choir, Clarinet, Double Bass, Flute, French Horn, Guitar - Classical, Clean, Distortion, Harp, Mandolin, Organ (Percussive, Pipe, Reed, Rock, Tonewheel), Piano, Recorder, Tenor Sax, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin • Supports actual instrument pitch for the transposing instruments • Supports pitch shift / sound transposition by semitones up to 2 octaves up or down • 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, and accidentals • Recognizes tied notes • Import from image files. All the common image types supported: PNG, JPG, TIFF, etc. * • Import from PDF * • Export as MIDI, MusicXML, audio (M4A / AAC, MP3, WAV), PDF to cloud drives *, directly to other apps or via AirDrop * Note on Export / Import: All major cloud drives supported: iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive, One Drive. Note that the appropriate cloud drive client app has to be installed for this to work. DEVICE REQUIREMENTS MINIMUM RECOMMENDED: iPhone 5S, iPad 4, iPad Mini 2 RECOMMENDED: iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, iPad Air 2 or iPad Mini 3 or newer device for best experience. 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 on the to-do list and will 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 in development - stay tuned! • 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



  • I of course want more

    By mhoman
    Have to go with 5 stars as you get a lot for very little money. I would pay a lot more give it ten stars if it would highlight the notes that it recognized and the allowed you to add the ones it missed. I know you can transfer it to another app to do that but the pdf would be a template to make the correction easily from this app. There is a Mac app like that where you can view the pdf and also make corrections on the same page.
  • Come a long way.

    By Apprehended
    This app has come a long way in its development in the past couple of years. For those who want an aural sense of a tune in learning by ear, this is a great app. One nice feature is that the tempo can be adjusted for slower learning, then speeded up as desired. And, if the sheet music is not in the key you want, you can make an adjustment.
  • Nice app but

    By Pippo W.
    It would be better to play repeats and slurs.
  • Good app

    By Bono Chao
    Not perfect but almost.
  • Very Helpful

    By Dove wing
    I enjoy using this app for all of the music I am Given to make sure I am playing it right and I can hear my mistakes. It is 3.99 but in my opinion it is definitely worth the money.
  • Pick how many voices you want

    By Unbreakable_7
    I love this app it’s amazing it has a couple of skip ups here and there but overall really good. But some sheets have singing in it so it has let’s say three bars (piano, voice,) I would love if they added a pick how many bars option but other then that I love this app.
  • Would be great if it performed flawlessly

    By DanNayar
    Didn’t recognize all the notes from my pdf score sheet. Had a problem with key signatures too
  • Love it!

    By Evanthea
    This app is wonderful, I don’t have to figure out how a music score sounds, I just scan and play.
  • Good! But needs improvement.

    By brandon swabby
    Great app! It has been helping me a lot with audition music. There is only one major issue, It doesn’t register TRIPLETS!
  • Great recognition!

    By What the Schneck?
    I was looking for an easy way to make practice tracks of choir music. This makes easy work of importing PDFs of music and exporting as MusicXML for further work in Finale. Very pleased! I wish you could select more than one line of music for playback in the app, but I could only get it to play one line or all lines. Maybe for a future version...