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

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.

Choirs – Let PlayScore Teach You Your Part

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

App For Music Teachers

Learn To Read Music With PlayScore

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

  • 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
  • PlayScore can help you practise difficult passages and rhythms, and you can play along to the score at any tempo, repeating tricky passages as often as you need
  • PlayScore the best app for teaching music theory. Just take a picture of any music, then play it back and check pitch and rhythm

Music Accompaniment App

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

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.

PlayScore was awarded Bronze for the Best Educational App in this year’s QS-Wharton Reimagine Education Award.

The Best OMR App – Helping You Make Music

Full Notation Music Recognition

  • PlayScore reads notes, dynamics, articulation, repeats, ornaments, text, lyrics, guitar chords and more *
  • Orchestrate your scores – choose from 19 high-quality instruments per staff
  • Accompaniment Count-in feature *
  • Snap music with your camera or import images and PDFs. PlayScore will play it right back to you, scrolling through the song following bar by bar
  • Create and share Playable multi-page score documents that anyone can play back using our free interactive player
  • Export MIDI and full notation MusicXML to score editors like Dorico, Noteflight, Finale, Sibelius and MuseScore with dynamics, articulation, trills, turns, repeats, slurs etc, even tremolo

* Text and Count-in supported by Apple devices only


“The best score-reading apps for classical musicians. Take a picture of the score and the app will play it for you – with all the dynamics in place – at a tempo and instrumentation of your choosing”

BBC Music Magazine

“Best iPhone and iPad apps for musicians. PlayScore is a full notation music recognition app that’s a great addition to every singer’s toolkit”


“I have had a lot of success with PlayScore, it is easy to use and works very well. You can read multiple staves, mute individual instrument lines”

Music Repo (music technology website)

“For a fast and easy to use tool for students, hobbyists and professionals needing a way to quickly hear a piece of sheet music”

Scoring Notes

“Who needs an accompanist? This smart app can play any piece of sheet music for you”