Notation Pad-Sheet Music Score 12+

Composer, Score Creator&Writer

嵩 张

Designed for iPad

    • 4.3 • 4.6K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



A great sheet music notation app on iOS. For any music lover or composer, Notation Pad gives you the ability to read, compose, edit, playback scores and write lyrics. With it you can be a talented composer and great musician anywhere. As long as you have a little knowledge of sheet music, you can write music composition simply by touching and moving. You could use it as your songbook or scoresheet. It is also designed for a beginner who wants to learn music score, music notes and tablature. It can handle ensemble, choir or symphony score, also it supports for a single track piano score. With the help of it you could easily record the flashes of inspiration wherever they strike. Are you ready to compose music in a simple way?


-Realtime multi-person collaborative editing via SharePlay.
-Export/Import the industry-popular MusicXML file format, allowing for exchanging sheet music with other software (Finale, Sibelius, Encore, MuseScore, etc).
-Export MIDI file.
-Export PNG image and PDF document.
-High quality sound for playback.
-Support editing up to 8 staff at the same time.
-Support over 100 kinds of musical instrument. Piano, organ, guitar, violin, sax, flute, brass, bass, etc.
-Support multi-voice.
-A great lyric app.


Supported notation:
*A variety of music note types, from whole note to 128th note and dotted note
*Chord, staff, track
*Treble, alto and bass clef
*Edit lyrics
*A variety of time signatures
*All standard key signatures
*Adjustable tempo
*All accidentals (sharps, flats, double sharps, double flats, and naturals)
*Tie, slur, and tuplet
*Many types of ornament
*A wide range of dynamics


- Support up to 8 staff
- Config parts(add, delete, reorder)
- Change key for each part
- Change beat type and tempo
- Config clef for each staff
- Config sound for each part
- No watermark image export
- No Ads
- Support 2nd voice part
- Transpose instruments
- Pickup bar
- Import data file
- Edit downloaded music score
- Unlock all 100+ instruments
- The subscription is $6.99 weekly with trial
- Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
- Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
- Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
- Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
- Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that service, where applicable
- Terms of use:

What’s New

Version 2.1.0

- Add account deletion feature
- Bugs fixed

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
4.6K Ratings

4.6K Ratings

#justwantaroommate ,

Suits my needs

As a music therapist and private teacher, I love this app. I write etudes for students, and use it for transcribing, transposing, or arranging songs. There is a bit of a learning curve to it. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because I would like it to have some more features, and fix an error. The stem of the note for the 3rd line should be written down when played by itself, but on this program it’s written up instead. Sometimes I like to add chord symbols, i.e. Cm7, along with a melody line, but the letters are written so small it’s hard to see. And it gets covered by any notes written above the staff. Also you HAVE to include a tempo marking, quarter note = ?? Bpm, with every score. Sometimes I don’t need to include one and I can’t get rid of it. For the purposes of writing etudes I would like to include a double bar line at the end of every line but can’t seem to figure that out. Little things like that. This app has been a great resource for me. Definitely recommend it!

RCeallaigh ,

Beginner SongWriter

Love this app. I was watching a vlog on the top songwriting apps and this was suggested as #10. I understand music theory and song progression through learning to playing and playing the violin for so long, but I’ve never created my own music. I’m teaching myself to write music and songs based on my experiential knowledge. This app is amazing for people who can sight read and play an instrument by ear because it so easy to put a note on the page, play it and build on it to make the sound or song as you hear it in your mind. The written notes are placed along a score and helps to remove the necessity of constantly having an instrument available. It’s so easy to use from editing, deleting, adding, saving. It’s so great. Check it out. In my opinion, it’s definitely worth the purchase. It’s not going to create a whole song with the ability to introduce multiple instruments or effects available in a mixing studio. But it’s perfect for creating sheet music verbatim or using it to build the skeleton of a song that you may choose to upload into another program to add Sound FX, vocals, drum beats, etc. I love it. Check it out. I hope I’ve described the app in enough detail on how it’s benefited me in order to know whether it’s a great fit for you.

Guydu ,

Very versatile and great to use

I am a sophomore in high school that likes to create music from scratch... I don’t have any expensive monthly computer music subscription that is hard to use or expensive... All I have to make music with is a tiny 4 year old iPhone SE... I found this app and after I little whole of searching I was about to give up... I downloaded it and found how easy this was to use and how well it put chords and multiple parts together... I have stretched this app out to its limits with its max of 8 parts along with chords and this second line feature that allows you to put two parts on one line... this app almost perfectly read out the music and can handle a simple duo or solo to even homemade symphonies... this app is definitely worth the money but it has a couple of issues with sound defects and some chords that are supposed to work like octave down G chord (key of B flat) on Trombone is very out of tune... along with other chords on specific instruments... And some of the instruments can’t handle fast moving parts... (contrabass is one) But I’ve found this app very useful and user friendly and I give it 5 big ones.

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