SM Music Reader is a free Android app for everyone to read music sheets, developed by Sao Mai Center for the Blind. Besides the functions to draw music sheets and play MIDI files, SM Music Reader also offers full accessibility options with speaking and customizing modes for visually impaired users to use it with screen readers like Talkback or Voice Assistant.

SM Music Reader currently provides the following features:
• Read music files written in MusicXML format,
• Draw sheet music for exchanging scores among both sighted people and people with visual impairment at the same time,
• Play MIDI files:
◦ Play all, by part, by staff, and by highlighted passage,
◦ Forward, rewind and automatically repeat,
◦ Adjust tempo, metronome, volume and select instruments’ voices.
• Support reading with screen readers:
◦ View the whole part or selected staff,
◦ Speak note by note and bar by bar,
◦ Speak in order of by voice (horizontal) and by timestamp (vertically),
◦ Speak most details of the score like directions, chords, nuances, slurs/ties, ornaments, fingerings/strings, lyrics, etc.
• Navigate to a certain bar or line,
• Manage your favorite lists and view the file’s details.

As a non-profit organization, Sao Mai Center relies entirely on our sponsored projects and financial aids from donors. Therefore, your contributions, in any manner, will more or less help us maintain and develop this app, as well as other useful tools for the blind.

Contact us via email at: For more information about Sao Mai, please visit:

With special thanks to Overbrook School for the Blind and the Nippon Foundation for their valuable support in initial financing costs for this project.

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What's New

Added several improvements.
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Additional Information

December 5, 2019
Current Version
Requires Android
5.0 and up
Content Rating
Offered By
Sao Mai Center for the Blind
Sao Mai Center for the Blind (a non-profit organization) 52/22 Huynh Thien Loc, Hoa Thanh Tan Phu, HCM, 70000 Vietnam Tel: +84-28-7302-4488 - Ext: 333 Mobil: +84-903979323 Email:
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