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Specification

PlayScore 2 recognises the following.  It observes all symbols when playing back the score and when exporting to MIDI MusicXML.  PlayScore 2 for Apple devices also recognises lyrics, text and (normally) guitar chords.  PlayScore 2 for Android does not [...]

IMSLP scores

The popular IMSLP site https://imslp.org offers a huge repository of public domain scores for free download.  If you are looking for 18th, 19th or 20th century out of copyright music, try IMSLP. Many of IMSLP's scores will play well [...]

For developers

If you would like to license Optical Music Recognition engine at the heart of PlayScore 2 please see the Developers section of this site.

SeeScore 2

SeeScore 2 is the perfect companion to PlayScore 2, and from the same makers.  SeeScore is an iPhone/iPad 'sheet music reader' app, but because it understands MusicXML it combines some of the features of a notation editor: Your Content [...]

Troubleshooting

Playback or export gives poor results In many cases the two Control Panel image adjustments can greatly improve poor results.  These are easy to try.  See Adjustments for poor images. If results are poor, the problem us usually something [...]

Using a desktop scanner

Sometimes the best results are obtained by scanning music using a hardware document scanner.  A scanner is usually better than the best camera, and it can be easier to get a good square image with even lighting. You can [...]

Part extraction

PlayScore 2 can separate parts in a score and play them at independently adjustable volumes, but it cannot generate separate notation for those parts that you can print or export. However our companion product SeeScore 2 can do this [...]

Transposing instruments and transposition

You might need to use PlayScore's transposition for several reasons A score contains transposing instruments with differing key signatures You want to make the music sound higher or lower You want to change the written key of your music [...]

Instruments and orchestration

In PlayScore 2 you can set the instrument for each staff independently.  Try out new orchestrations and see how your music sounds with different combinations of instruments. In PlayScore 2, instrument selection affects the sound only.  If you choose [...]

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