A simple notation and tab editor, Stave'n'Tabs could become your indispensable helper in music creation. Use smart and convenient tools of Stave'n'Tabs for composing and improving scores on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Get inspired by viewing majestic classics scores or practicing good old jazz. Easily edit sheet music and tablature with user friendly interface like never before. Share musical inspiration with your band using Stave'n'Tabs files.

Create music
• Start your new score from the scratch or with one of the two dozen templates
• Enter notes with intuitive instrument-independent interface or virtual Piano Keyboard
• Explore and edit your score with sophisticated Piano Roll and Drums Editor
• Create up to 15 instrument parts
• Choose from 22 groups of the instruments (keyboards, guitars, strings, drums, percussions, etc.) listening their preview fragments
• Use context-sensitive selection for bars, chords and tracks
• Modify notes with dots, tuplets and ties
• Make your music alive with lyrics
• Customize clefs, key signatures and time signatures for bars
• Change dynamics
• Switch between enharmonic equivalents of the notes
• Use customizable voices
• Setup tunings with the large value of presets
• Navigate around the score with Tracks board
• Easily copy, paste and remove selected areas
• Switch fast between tablature and stave inputs
• Edit tabs with easy-to-use numeric keypad or virtual Fingerboard
• Undo and redo actions
• Input notes by Staff Positions
• Set the visibility for instrument parts in the score
• Edit title and information about creators
• Select and customize horizontal, vertical or page layout for your score
• Use Scientific or Helmholtz pitch notation when entering notes
• Add repeat signs and volta brackets
• Don’t worry about losing data thanks to auto-saving
• Connect your MIDI devices to Stave'n'Tabs

Practice your songs
• Play the whole composition or selected fragment
• Customize metronome clicking and countdown
• Change the tempo and track’s audio properties on-the-fly
• Loop the playback of the desired part

Improve compositions
• Track non-playable objects with "Highlight issues"
• Use "Starred scales" to determine the chromatic scales most similar to the selected area
• Adjust the semitones of the selected area notes to the chromatic scale
• Customize the chromatic scale for adjustment (in-app purchase)
• Diminish, augment and subdivide note values
• Transpose pitches by semitones

Manage projects
• Browse your projects with convenient file manager
• Store your compositions in iCloud Drive and keep them up-to-date across all your iOS devices
• Create new projects and duplicate existing (up to three editable projects in free version)
• Listen to preview fragments of the scores directly from the files menu
• Open SNT, MIDI, MusicXML, Compressed MusicXML, Guitar Pro (GPX, GP5, GP4, GP3) and Karaoke (KAR) files
• Edit MIDI, MusicXML, Compressed MusicXML, Guitar Pro and Karaoke files (in-app purchase)
• Organize your files from a desktop computer using iTunes or iCloud Drive
• Open files from Mail and other applications (Dropbox, Box, etc.)
• Convert files between supported formats (in-app purchase)

Share your brand-new hits with friends
• Email your scores and tabs right from Stave’n’Tabs
• Open files in other applications (in-app purchase)
• Print your score (in-app purchase)
• Export to PDF (in-app purchase)

What’s New

Version 5.0

• Reworked user interface of the project workspace providing a better user experience
- New improved toolbar for more intuitive workflow control
- System of "Environments" for interacting with a project in different manners: Score editor, Tracks navigator and Piano Roll
- Added navigation panel with intuitive buttons for creating new bars or musical events before or after the current position
- Added status panel with actual information about the selected objects in a score
• Side panels in Score editor are collapsible now and leave more space for music sheets
• Properties panel with submenus for a faster access to editing options
• Advanced property editors available from the bottom button in each property submenu provide more sophisticated setup of clefs, tempos, time signatures, and other musical elements
• Actions panel contains new pasting actions and submenus with transformations
• Updated Frets Numpad for editing a tablature and navigating between strings
• Improved Lyrics panel containing fast-access copy and paste buttons
• In Pitches panel enharmonic equivalents can be set by horizontal swiping over the pitch button in addition to a popup available by a long press on such button
• Selection area enhanced with interactive borders and draggable handles
• New convenient gestures for working with a score
- Two-fingers tap for switching between Input and Fragment selection modes
- Three-fingers horizontal swipe for undo and redo actions
- Three-fingers tap or three-fingers vertical swipe for switching between input types, e.g. "Pitches" or "Tablature", in the Input mode, or between "Bars" and "Musical events" scopes of selection in the Fragment mode
- Hold-and-drag for reallocating the selected fragment in the composition
- Long press selection's horizontal edge and drag it up or down to switch between "Bars" and "Musical Events" scopes in the Fragment mode
- Long press selection's left or right side edge and drag its highlighted handle horizontally to expand or reduce the selected area
• System/line breaks and page breaks in Vertical and Pages layouts
• Setting for a fixed number of bars per system/line
• Dotted notes are notated now using the corresponding menu in the Properties panel
• Custom pitch notation systems for naming notes in the interface
- Scientific Pitch Notation with English, German or Dutch note letters nomenclature
- Helmholtz pitch notation with Primes, English or Swedish octave naming convention
- Fixed do solfège with scientific or franco-belgic octave numbering method
- Integer notation of pitch classes
- Japanese "Iroha" notes system
- Indian Carnatic and Hindustani svaras
- Byzantine note names
• Option for serial input of notes via the input panels, like "Pitches" or "Chords", or Frets Numpad
• Improved Instrument Editor available directly from the status panel by tap on instrument's name
• Support for Multiple Windows in iPadOS
• Customizable appearance with themes, custom accent and highlight colors
• Dark mode support for iOS 13 and higher
• Improved typography of the UI with support for the Dynamic Type
• Enhanced aesthetics of buttons and other graphical interface elements
• Added a setting for aligning side panels vertically
• Minimum required iOS version is iOS 10.0
• Multiple bug fixes and stability improvements

Thanks for your feedbacks and feature requests! They really help and inspire us on our way to the perfect and simple app that could become your true friend in the wonderful world of Music.

Have a good music making with Stave’n’Tabs!

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Rayato ,

(Please respond) Great app with some very easily correctable flaws

This personally is the most intuitive music notation app I’ve ever used! It seems that combining the staves and tabs world (pun intended lol) created a thing of beauty! Learning curve is pretty low, I was able to figure out most things by looking at the GUI and they’re tutorials are well written.

My only problems with the app are 1) I can’t export the individual parts when exporting 2) There’s no option to write a title and watermark for printing and distributing 3) you can’t micromanage spacing of measures, only an overall spacing feature 4) From my understanding you can’t change the size of the notes on the page. These changes will turn this great app into a solid replacement or companion for major desktop apps like Sibelius and Finale.

I know this can be seen as nitpicking but transcribers live and die by how easy their stuff is to read. I’m a teacher and it’s especially important to have sheet music that’s easy to read and easy to identify. I love this app and that’s why I took the time to write this review. Hope to hear from you guys soon and hopefully see some of these changes make it to future versions.

Developer Response ,

Thanks a lot for your kind review with well-detailed suggestions! We'll certainly take into account your very useful ideas when planning future releases. Some of your points are already in the task lists for the following updates (like improving the layout management options) others will be analyzed and added into our working queue. We hope you'll enjoy the future versions of the Stave'n'Tabs. Thank you!

F. Koohi ,


Really I love this app , when I prepare this I though it like any other app could and shows how a piano melody and bass together at bottom are playing on piano keys , ( a music file like any that this app supported ) I want to see which note for melody and bass together too on piano keys ( the bottom of this app ) are playing .

At the some of this app past version it was possible only for melody or bass ( not simultaneous for two together ) that which piano keys at the bottom could be seen and playing .

I don’t know why ?

And why we couldn’t have full all piano keys at bottom ?

At like other apps it is one the first ability and preliminary that user see which note ( melody and bass together ) , for every two staff playing on the piano keys .

On this past app only melody or base note could be selected and be seen at piano keys and not for every two together , unfortunately at recent and new version the same this one too ( only one selection ) isn’t possible and omitted now .

Please let me know more , is it any setting may be I don’t did it for ?

My child is not professional player , sometimes He needs to see which note is playing on the piano keys ( simultaneous for melody and bass too ) not for one only .

It is a necessary that this app should have this ability , as l told I don’t know why this preliminary ability is absent ?

Anyway l like this app and l hope adding this ability and more for the next update .

Good luck

F. Koohi

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your useful review! Sorry for disappointing you with the absence of the feature for showing both the piano melody and bass on piano keys. We'll study the ways for improving this and try to provide you with more convenient training functionality in the future updates. Thank you a lot!

Greatapp ok ,

Please Respond Developer

It's a pretty good app and I like it quite a bit. My one complaint is that I don't know how or where to find the symbol that indicates to slide from one fret to another fret when writing guitar tablature. Either I don't know where to find the symbol or maybe this app doesn't come with that feature. If the developer could reply and let me know where to find the symbol I'd really appreciate it. Or if you guys don't have the sliding symbol then please add it into a future update. I'd really appreciate it and I'd definitely give you guys a five star review. I've already recommended this app to a friend of mine and he really likes it.

Developer Response ,

Hi! Thank you a lot for the kind review. Unfortunately, there are no slides in the current version, but that feature is in our task list for the future releases. So, please, stay tuned for the app's updates. Thank you and have a good music making w/Stave'n'Tabs!


Ivan Korovin
147.5 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, Italian, Russian

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Unlimited projects $6.99
  2. Additional instruments $4.99
  3. Advanced composing $5.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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