SM Music Reader is a free and fully accessible Android app for everyone to read music scores, developed by Sao Mai Center for the Blind. It also includes a simple guitar tuner and the Metronome. Besides the functions to draw music scores and play MIDI files, SM Music Reader also offers full accessibility options to read notes with speech via screen readers and Braille shown on the connected Braille display via the SM Braille Viewer app. In addition, visually impaired users can access freely to thousands of scores on our library.
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:
o Play all, by part, staff, current measure and by highlighted passage,
o Forward, rewind and loop playback,
o Adjust tempo, customize metronome options, volume and select instruments’ voices for each part.
• Support reading with screen readers:
o View the whole part or selected staff,
o Speak note by note and bar by bar,
o Speak in order of by voice (horizontal) and by timestamp (vertically),
o Speak most details of the score like directions, chords, nuances, slurs/ties, ornaments, fingerings/strings, lyrics, etc.
• Braille music translation
• Navigate to a certain bar or line,
• Set bookmarks,
• Manage your favorite lists and view the file’s details,
• Access Sao Mai music sharing library,
• Guitar tuner,
• Metronome machine.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Sao Mai, please visit: https://www.saomaicenter.org/en
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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