Sheet Music Scanner 4+

Score Note Reader & Finder

David Zemsky

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Scan sheet music and instantly listen with music with Sheet Music Scanner. Sheet Music Scanner makes it easy for you to scan or upload printed sheet music. Listen to the music printed on the page in a number of different formats and instruments, directly on your device.

Ever wanted to know how that interesting-looking piece of sheet music actually sounds? Now you can know instantly. Just point your iPhone or iPad at the sheet and let it play the notes for you.

Listen to the notes and help yourself learn along the way. Sheet Music Scanner lets you scan and playback from any part of the song, just tap the measure and listen to your sheet music.

You can even choose the instrument, pick the speed and enjoy!

Download Sheet Music Scanner and scan your sheet music today!

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
- 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, triplets and other tuplets, repeat signs *
- 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.

- Export as MIDI, MusicXML, audio (M4A / AAC, MP3, WAV), PDF to cloud storage, directly to other apps or via AirDrop
- 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.

- 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 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

- The subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.
- Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period.

- 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: codas, percussion notation, dynamics, double sharps, double flats, and grace notes. These are planned to come in the future updates.
- 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

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What’s New

Version 4.24

Upcated the exported XML file extension from .xml to .musicxml

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
5K Ratings

5K Ratings

RandomRaccoon ,

Fantastic app

I am no expert at playing piano, but I love learning songs that I enjoy listening to. I have several songbooks that have multiple songs I don’t recognize by title or sheet music alone but would probably recognize if I heard them. Other songs I might recognize but not totally understand how that particular arrangement sounds. This app solves both issues, and speeds my learning time by giving me an easy way to hear what my fingers aspire to create. Just take a few pictures, let the app process it, and my sheet music plays out loud while tracking the place on the pages.

The one gripe I have is that not all imports are perfect. They are usually spot on, even catching codas by going back to the correct measure. However, sometimes an error occurs that splits the parts. For example, it will play only the treble clef for a line, then repeat the same measures again with only the the bass clef. I’ve fixed it by taking a new picture and reimporting, but that does waste a couple minutes. Overall, though, the accuracy is so high that it seems magical.

Fantastic app, highly recommend.

I am so sick of all of you ,

Not capable of what I need it to do

I’m a music teacher who is constantly coming into possession of old/obscure sheet music, many of which have no online records of their existence. The only way for me to hear how they’re supposed to sound is by tediously transcribing them into a music notation software. I was hoping that this app would be able to reduce that time and let me hear it straight away, and to say I was disappointed was an understatement.

Let’s get one thing out of the way. All the music I inputted was scanned beforehand, so legibility issues were not the problem. The problem is that the app doesn’t know how to read what it’s given. Timing was god-awful, notes were completely passed on, and it can’t distinguish between separate lines and voices to save its life. When I tried to put in a clarinet/piano duet, it sounded awful. Because there’s no way to tell the app that it was not looking at a piano piece with three staves, and therefore no way to transpose the clarinet properly. And even if it COULD distinguish, transposing only affects the whole piece, not the individual instruments, so don’t even try imputing an orchestra/concert band piece into here.

If you’re an instrumentalist who just wants to hear what your own part sounds like, maybe this app will work better for you. But even still, I’m not so sure if the price makes it worth it. Definitely not an app I would recommend. Guess that’s 5 dollars down the drain…and on a teacher’s salary no less!

Cyon01 ,

Amazing app that I hope will continue to improve

This app really stands out to me compared to a lot of the other ones in the App Store. The fact I can use it to practice my part accurately and adjust the tempo or instrument as needed is a great feature, though I hope we will eventually be able to select which parts we want to play versus the one or all approach you currently get. Not a deal breaker by any means, just something for the future.

If there were two areas I think could use some improvement then first it’s the ability of the app to recognize multiple staves/staffs in a group. Sometimes it does this really well and I have no issues, and sometimes it will seemingly ignore the bottom stave in a group and treat it as an additional line instead of part of the entire ensemble. This is especially apparent in instances where a song might have just two staves in the ensemble and expand to three or four later on, though I have seen this in music that is consistent as well.

The only other feature would be for the app to recognize Coda’s, it I recognize that’s a complex ask you don’t see too often and so I won’t complain that much. Other than these two issues the app suites my needs at a very affordable price.

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