Scan musical notes, automatically recognize the notes and hear the music play!
Using "musical OCR" - OMR, this app can sight read sheet music.

Scan musical notes, automatically recognize the notes and hear the music play!
Using "musical OCR" - OMR, this app can sight read sheet music.

NOTE: Music recognition is a difficult problem. This app does not support the complete set of notation, for instance whole notes and the alto clef are not recognized. Depending on how the print looks and the quality of the photo the app may have trouble recognizing the notes and symbols correctly - do not expect perfect results!

iSeeNotes developer interviewed on Swedish national radio, SR P1 Kulturnytt:

Have you ever wondered about the melody of a new song in a song book? Are you learning an instrument? Learning a new song for the choir?
iSeeNotes can help you!

Using iSeeNotes, you can take a picture of a piece of sheet music using your device, and it will be converted into sound using optical music recognition.

Place the printed score in a well lit location, hold the camera steady and press the button for iSeeNotes to take a photo.
Wait a few seconds for processing and hear the music play.

There is also a Pro version of iSeeNotes available which adds the ability to save and load captures and export to MIDI. Note that loading from the camera roll or image library is not supported, only loading previously saved captures.

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- Reads multiple staffs
- Recognizes bass and treble clef
- Recognizes key signature
- Recognizes accidentals - sharps, flats and naturals
- Handles multiple voices
- Recognizes beams
- Recognizes dotted notes
- Recognizes rests
- Recognizes note flags

What’s New

Version 1.2.3

Fixed bug with camera permissions and added a button to open app settings.

Ratings and Reviews

1.7 out of 5
176 Ratings

176 Ratings

Michael518 ,

Close, but no cigar...

I really wanted this app to work, but most of the music I play is from Realbooks, Fakebooks, etc... and on handwritten scores or imperfect copies of printed scores, it misses notes completely. I gave it the simplest scores I could find with basic whole, half, quarter, & with notes and minimal or no rests and it skipped almost had of the notes. The scores I picked were very legible single staffs with clearly visible notes and nothing tricky at all. (Just melodies and chord symbols, so all I expected to hear was the melody)
If you stick to published sheet music with standard fonts, this may do the trick, but that's not what most of us use. I was hoping this could help me on pieces I have a hard time getting the exact rhythm on, but no dice.
I'm hoping that future versions can handle legible handwritten scores and I'd gladly pay a higher price if it could.

kguffydydffiiddiid ,

Ok. Sooo...

I love the concept and I think It will be great in the future, but there are a few mistakes. First off, When I took a picture and it started playing, it COMPLETELY skipped all the whole notes. I don’t know if this is a glitch or not. So if your music mainly consists of whole notes, this app might not be right for you. Also, I think they should rotate the camera so the picture will be taken vertically, instead of horizontal. Next, I think that this app would be a lot more successful if they added more options, such as a treble/bass clef option, or maybe an option to switch instruments, so other than piano there would be brass, woodwind, string, percussion, and rhythm. Although there is a “pro” version of this I am considering purchasing, and maybe some, if not all, of these problems will be fixed. Other than that, this app was pretty helpful and it was able to read quarter, half, eighth and sixteenth notes.
Thanks for reading.

Ashlynrh ,

No Notes Detected

No matter how many times I take a photo it almost always says “no notes detected” when I quite obviously have music in front of me. Also if it did detect a note it takes the treble clef as a note, skipped over a bunch of notes, and once used the bar of an eighth note thinking it was a B. The one time I got it to read with many mistakes, I couldn’t capture all of my music and my music is currently only a half a sheet of paper. We were assigned to use this app in band to help us learn but everyone complains about how badly it works. It could be helpful but right now it makes too many mistakes for its purpose of function.

App Privacy

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