PlayScore – Sheet Music Scanning App

The PlayScore sheet music scanner takes traditional sheet music scanning to the next level, using the latest techniques in Optical Music Recognition

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The App That Sight Reads Sheet Music

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The PlayScore Music Scanning App Is In The Stores Now

New for iOS – Play my Part

Mute any combination of staves. Listen to any combination of parts. Play whole PDF scores and export as MusicXML

Orchestrate your score with 18 high quality instruments

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The Most Accurate Optical Music Recognition App

Musical Notation Scanner

PlayScore understands all the symbols of standard music notation and can play all kinds of sheet music and scores.
PlayScore can read scores with systems of many staffs such as SATB vocal scores and chamber music as well as piano music and songs.

How To Scan Score

Download the free PlayScore app

Download the free PlayScore app

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Play The Music

PlayScore Is For Musicians At All Levels

PlayScore plays my accompaniment

App for Music Teachers

PlayScore is the Ideal for music teachers because using PlayScore, music students can hear assignments at home as they should sound. And whatever the instrument.

Play-my-part feature taught me the alto part (iOS only)

App for Singers

PlayScore lets you learn your part in any choral score. Listen to a single part or any combination of parts in a song with Playscore 2, the ideal choir practice app.

The Best OMR App – Helping You Make Music

PlayScore Music Accompaniment App

PlayScore is the ideal practice accompanist. If you play an instrument like an violin or the flute, you can simply take a snap of your music and have PlayScore play the accompaniment, fast or slow while you practise your own part.

PlayScore can help you practise difficult passages and rhythms, and you can play along to PlayScore at any tempo, repeating tricky passages as often as you need.

New for iOS devices

Select or mute any combination of staffs. Have PlayScore play just your part (eg alto), or everything except your part so you can sing along and hear the whole effect.

Choose any combination of instruments.

Must be heard to be believed.


just drag over bars to create a loop.

Music Sight Reading App

PlayScore the sheet music reader app helps you learn to sight read music. PlayScore can sight-read sheet music and show you exactly how it should sound. Listen to selected passages fast, slow or in a loop.

Orchestrate Your Score

Choose from 18 high quality instruments per staff.

Learn To Read Music With Playscore

PlayScore is perfect for teaching music theory. Beginning with Associated Board Grade I right up to Grade VIII, just snap any music exercise for students to check pitch and rhythm in their own study time.

PlayScore will pick out musical examples from a book, so you can play back exercises, stopping and starting as you go.

PlayScore Is So Easy – Just Click And Play

From Anywhere

From a file, from the web, from your own library, from IMSLP, from anywhere!

You can snap in portrait or in landscape. You can capture little music snippets from a book.

To Anywhere

Because PlayScore exports MusicXML as well as MIDI, you can open your scores in virtually any notation program, on the Mac and PC as well as on your favourite device. This means that as well as playing your score you can edit it, transpose it and arrange it for new instruments. Even print out parts.

‘PlayScore is an excellent app for music students at all levels’

JOHN LUBBOCK OBE, Conductor and Founder of the Orchestra St John

This is one app I won’t change! – Really amazed at what they detect!


‘Play Score is an exciting new development which will benefit performers, composers and teachers in a variety of different ways. The chance to quickly hear what is on a page of music will surely be a great help to us all’

George Caird, Former Head Birmingham Conservatoire

A wonderful App and really useful for students.

Ian Brown, pianist of the Nash Ensemble

PlayScore just might be the most impressive app in the entire App Store. Up until now optical music recognition was very unreliable, even on a high powered PC. PlayScore is a game changer. Whenever I show it to musicians their jaws drop in disbelief. It not only works with sheet music, it works with images off of a monitor as well. This latest version is even 100% accurate with screenshots from my new IPad Pro. This is a must have app for every musician.

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