PlayScore Pro

PlayScore Pro

Developed by Dolphin Computing

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2015-01-07
  • Current Version: 3.33
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 59.30 MB
  • Developer: Dolphin Computing
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    3/5 ( 18 Reviews)
  • Price:
PlayScore Pro App Ratings: 3
Based on 18 Reviews

PlayScore Pro App Description

PlayScore – Snap or load a page of printed music and follow on screen as the music plays. Export as MIDI or MusicXML. PlayScore takes traditional music scanning to the next level. It understands all the symbols of standard music notation - articulation, dynamics, even tremolo, and can play all kinds of sheet music and scores directly from a photo PlayScore is recommended by many top classical musicians including John Lubbock CBE (Orchestra of St John), Ian Brown (Nash Ensemble) and top oboist George Caird. PlayScore Pro can read scores with systems of many staffs such as SATB vocal scores and chamber music as well as piano music and songs. As well as the device camera you can load pages of music from online sites, or your own scans. PlayScore can save in JPG, MIDI and Music XML. - Want to hear a song from a book - Play through a Bach fugue - Hear your instrumental or voice part (from part or score) Or just browse through a pile of sheet music? then let PlayScore amaze you! PlayScore is perfect for musicians from beginner to professional - play a passage loud or soft, slow or fast - drag your fingers over bars to loop the music for those tricky passages - And now, you can play any combination of staffs on their own or together. * sing or play your solo while PlayScore plays the keyboard accompaniment * hear any staff, eg the alto part of the tenor with accompaniment or on its own. Just hold your device up to the music, take a picture and watch your music come to life as PlayScore plays it right there on the screen, following bar by bar. PlayScore works in portrait or landscape. It easily handles a whole page at a time and can even pick music out of a scene or out of text. PlayScore writes MIDI and MusicXML files for use in virtually any music app. Want to try PlayScore? For the promotional period download our free 2-staff version PlayScore Lite (no ads) and be listening to your sheet music in seconds Instructions: - Tap the camera button - Take a well focused picture of one page of a brightly lit music so it fills most of the screen - Tap the eye button, then tap Play when it appears Tips: - good light and crisp focus. Take the picture square on – see illustration - Tap the metronome button to change the tempo - tap any bar to play from there or swipe over a few bars to create a repeat - tap the staffs icon to select which staffs to play Developers – build OMR capability into your software – see website for details Visit for more on how to make the most of PlayScore iOS 8 or higher recommended Preparing for Music Exams? Associated Board Grade I – VIII, GCSE Music, A-Level music – these are all exams that test your ability to work with music notation. If you sing or play but want to be better at sight reading PlayScore will help. Want to practice ear training or sight reading exercises without a teacher on the spot? Or suppose you have a book of pieces and you want to hear them through before deciding what to learn. Now you can find out what they should sound like. Just snap the music and have PlayScore play it back – slow, fast, as many times as you want. You can repeat tricky passages, play along and more.


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App Reviews

  • Unreliable playback

    By bassoonistbk
    Audio playback is shoddy at best, even when working from a screenshot of a pdf, can’t get any more clarity than that, rhythms are wrong, notes omitted. Very disappointing
  • Barely useful - waste of money

    By Jim_Clarke
    I thought this might help learning vocal parts for the choir I belong to. Unfortunately the scan feature really only works on very simple pieces in which there is only one voice. Our music has 4 voices and the scan feature and related output is useless since it can’t handle anything but the simplest sheet music. Nice idea though.
  • Pure Magic!

    By Rotkiv990
    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.
  • Works Great! Except for one little thing…

    By Ryan Giraldi
    Hands down, this app does what it says it does, and compared to other music reading software developed for a PC, the price is very competitive. However, I would like to see more features Such as different midi voices and the ability to take multiple pictures and have them be played in order as opposed to simply having one page. One thing that did disappoint me is one specific song, Music of the night. I took a high resolution image of the vocal score, which had the clefs and flays written in a funky font, but it didn't seem to matter, and on every other song I tried this on, no matter the key, it played all the correct notes. But when it came to MotN, which is in D-flat major, every note played flat. Please tell me if key recognition is not yet supported or what I could be doing wrong, otherwise, Great App! Sincerely, RG
  • Care must be taken with images

    By pfmoriches
    I’ve learned this app works well, as long as one starts out with clean, high res images of the score. It is a terrific app to be able to hear how a score is written and to play along. Handling of scores is a bit limited and it can only play one page of a score at a time. With these restrictions, it does a remarkably good job.
  • Updated Review: Waste of Money

    By JT Kuntz
    ***UPDATED REVIEW*** The developers contacted me to let me know they had updated the function of the app. However, I spent the $10 on this app to aid in the completion of a project, the time for which passed long ago. I still wasted money on false advertising, so my two-star review is now a one-star. I am a professional music teacher that was looking for a scanning app that would export xml files to finale. The playback function works somewhat as promised, but I here are often gross inaccuracies. Even when using printed scores and parts in perfect lighting, the xml files are garbled jumbles of notes, completely unusable when opened by a different program. Additionally, the lack of an email/ airdrop feature makes accessing the midi and xml files impossible without a connection to iTunes. Major disappointment. Do not buy.
  • Great, but

    By Pollev12345&-5(
    It should really have multi page functionality. For a $9 app it should already have that feature.
  • Waste of money

    By Jkc chorus singer
    I expected much much more from this app given the previews I had read and the price and instead got minimal functionality (scan and play one page) with no working save option nor export nor ability to play just one line (staff?) of the music. Unfortunate waste of money.
  • Great app and service

    By Jsnshouse
    I tried several apps and even more expensive programs but this was the first that read shape notes from hymnals. I sing with a ministry group but do not not site read very well so got this app to help read music and practice our songs. Right now it only reads one sheet of music at a time in the app but I'll work with it until the new version comes out! I also can't believe how helpful the service was I felt bad asking so many questions for such an inexpensive purchase. . Most of the information to get started is on the website but I had some other questions and they were extremely helpful and got me on my way! Thanks!
  • Great App!

    By Caleb Beery
    This app is perfect for creating MIDI files from sheet music! As long as you take a good, clear picture of the sheet music, it does a reliable job of converting it to a good sounding MIDI. You can only do one page of music at a time, but with a little patience and some audio editing software, you can easily edit it together into a single piece of audio.