Instantly Scan and Listen to Sheet Music

Easily scan, and playback printed sheet music using your smartphone or tablet camera with Sheet Music Scanner

Scans printed sheet music using the built-in camera and plays it for you.

Ever wondered how that interesting-looking piece of sheet music actually sounds? It’s easy with Sheet Music Scanner.

Sheet Music Scanner on iPhone X - Screenshot
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Just point your smartphone or tablet at the sheet and let it play the notes for you. You can choose the instrument, pick the speed and enjoy!

2 for 1 universal iOS app: iPhone / iPod touch and iPad – you can get Sheet Music Scanner for all your iOS devices for the price of one.

How it worksIt will take just 2 minutes of your time
Get your mobile or tablet

Launch the Sheet Music Scanner app.


Point your device at the sheet and take a picture. Alternatively, browse a PDF or an image file.


Choose the instrument, pick the speed and let it play the notes for you.

Feature List
Sheet Music Scanner on iPhone 7 - Screenshot

Scan the whole sheet instantly using your built-in camera

Scan and playback from any image in your image library or from a PDF in you cloud drive

Playback from anywhere in the song – simply tap the bar

Notes and symbols are highlighted as they’re played

Support for voices played in tandem, e.g. both piano hands at the same time, or all the choir voices

Support for playing individual staffs separately, e.g. right or left piano hand

Support for multiple pages

Change your pitch standard based on instrument, from standard 440Hz to 380-480 Hz

Accommodates speeds between 50 and 330 beats per minute

Accommodates the instruments: Accordion, Acoustic Bass, Alto Sax, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Celeste, Cello, Choir, Clarinet, Double Bass, Flute, French Horn, Guitar – Classical, Clean, Distortion, Glockenspiel, Harp, Mandolin, Marimba, Oboe, Organ (Percussive, Pipe, Reed, Rock, Tonewheel), Piano, Recorder, Tenor Sax, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Vibraphone, Viola, Violin, Xylophone

Supports actual instrument pitch for the transposing instruments

Supports pitch shift / sound transposition by semitones up to 2 octaves up or down

Reads and recognizes the following symbols of musical notation pertaining to melody, harmony, and rhythm: treble, bass, and alto (viola) clefs, notes including ties, duration dots, rests, accidentals, repeat signs, and triplets / tuplets.

Recognizes tied notes

Import from image files. All the common image types supported: PNG, JPG, TIFF, etc. *

Import from PDF *

Export as MIDI, MusicXML, audio (M4A / AAC, MP3, WAV), PDF to cloud drives *, directly to other apps or via AirDrop

* Note on Export / Import: All major cloud drives supported: iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive, One Drive. Note that the appropriate cloud drive client app has to be installed for this to work.


Reads printed sheet music, not handwritten or mimicking handwriting, tablatures, etc.

Reads standard oval note heads only, no special symbols like shape notes.

The following symbols are not currently supported: codas, percussion notation, dynamics, double sharps, double flats, and grace notes. These are on the to-do list and will come in the future updates.

Use high-quality printed sheet music and take photos under good enough light, when scanning from your camera, for optimal results.

Some older prints and unusual fonts may not be recognizable.

If you experience any problems, please contact support at


Use high-quality printed sheet music and take photos under good enough light, when scanning from your camera, for optimal results. For scanning from a file, the recommended resolution is 300 DPI in greyscale or 8-12 MPx per page.

Minimum recommended iOS devices: iPhone 6, iPad Air, iPad Mini 2