PlayScore2 needs hi-end camera

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About this app

NB Budget phones do not have good enough cameras for this app

Free trials, please see below.
Reimagine Education Bronze Award winner 2021
Play all kinds of music direct from photos, images and PDF scores. Snap music with your camera or import images and PDFs. The PlayScore 2 sheet music reader will play it right back to you, scrolling through the song, following measure by measure.

Free Trials

We cannot offer free trials for technical reasons right now. But we refund without question up to a week after subscription if you email us at

PlayScore 2 requires a high-end camera and/or high quality images. Try on your device free on pages of 1 or 2-staff music (NB if you are asked to subscribe, try again with better light and focus)

* Adjust volume, instrument and transposition for each staff
* Create Playable Score Documents that anyone can play back using our free player (built into PlayScore 2)
* Export Full Notation MusicXML to score editors like Finale, Sibelius, MuseScore and Dorico

Supports dynamics, articulation, trills, turns, repeats, slurs etc, even tremolo (full spec below)

PlayScore 2 sheet music player reads and plays all kinds of music straight off the page such as:
* Songs
* Piano, organ, guitar
* Hymns
* Solos and Sonatas
* Chamber and orchestral
(please see online help for exclusions)

Choirs and ensembles - Learning a new piece? Create a Playable Score, so each member can listen to their part on its own or standing out from the others.

Orchestrate your score with 18 high quality instruments per staff to choose from

Interact with the music:
• Change tempo (even while playing)
• Tap anywhere to play, or drag with a finger to create a loop
• Mute and adjust volume, and change instrument for each staff individually
• Transpose the whole song or by instrument (transposing instruments)
• Or select Auto-transpose and let PlayScore do it for you!
• Adjust dynamic range
• Playback in swing style

PlayScore 2 is the ideal app for reading sheet music, and makes it easy to create multi-page Playable Scores:

• Rearrange recapture or delete pages
• Select a page range in a long PDF
• Clip and mask to remove unwanted material (e.g. where one song ends and another begins on the same page)
• Adjust recognition system to optimise quality
Organise your Playable Score Documents - The PlayScore 2 Documents screen shows all your playable scores, sorted and searchable by Title or Composer.

PlayScore 2 uses the latest Optical Music Recognition (OMR) techniques to take sheet music scanning to a new level.


Without a subscription you can
• Play and interact with any PlayScore playable Score
• Play single pages of music in 1 or 2 staves per system from a photo
• Create and share single-page playable documents

PlayScore 2 Productivity subscription
• Create and play multi-staff, multi-page scores captured with the camera or imported as images
• Export your documents for anyone to play and interact with using our free player
• Interact with scores, cater for transposing instruments, export MIDI files

PlayScore 2 Professional subscription
Create Playable Score documents from PDF scores that anyone can play (using the free version of PlayScore 2)
Export any score as MIDI and MusicXML containing full notation

Available as 1-month or 12-month auto-renewing subscriptions.

Important: Sharing copyrighted music without the copyright holder's permission is illegal

PlayScore 2 sheet music app recognises most music notation.

Terms of use:
Updated on
Jun 24, 2022

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Data isn’t encrypted
Data can’t be deleted
1.49K reviews
Steven Hendershott
July 1, 2022
Generally very good, but with a fatal flaw. If this had the ability to set/correct repeats it would be nearly perfect. Again, you really need a good photo of a FLAT original or things get weird, but that's not the developer's fault. The inability to correct repeats is a HUGE drawback. I bought this to use in my voice lessons, since we have to do them over Skype, and it just falls apart with anything other than a basic repeat. DS Al coda? Nope.
10 people found this review helpful
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July 1, 2022
Thanks. If you would like to email us we can suggest solutions.
Steve Pierce
October 25, 2022
While this app is not perfect, it does exactly what I need it to do. It has played simple scores from pdf files without errors, unlike another similar app I have tested. Interface is easy to use with several good options. And their support is prompt and helpful.
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Ian McGraw
July 30, 2021
I never review apps but this one is absolutely incredible. I have always had a habit of playing by ear and I'm horrible at sight reading. Being able to hear any piece of sheet music is a game changer for me and has made practicing infinitely more enjoyable (as now I know I'm not practicing something incorrectly between lessons, only to have to re-learn the correct way later)
21 people found this review helpful
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July 30, 2021
Thank you. Good luck!

What's new

PlayScore now plays any page of printed music from a photo absolutely free, and ad free! Subscription also available to create multi-page playing scores using camera, Or play PDF scores and export MusicXML. Includes full part separation.
Good photo essential - the better the image the better the result
Tip: best with sharp focus, lots of light and straight photo.