PlayScore Lite

PlayScore works very well but ONLY if you follow the instructions.

App will not work unless you snap the WHOLE of a FLAT, STRAIGHT page of PRINTED music in BRIGHT LIGHT.

Tap the centre logo button.

You can't snap music on a screen.

Takes practice. Don't give up on the first try. If it doesn't seem to work send us an email

PlayScore is the free version of PlayScore Pro. Plays a whole page of printed music with a maximum of 2 staffs per system.


Place music upright in good bright light. Make sure the page is flat

Take photo square-on. Sharp, clear focus essential.

Tap the logo button in the lower centre to scan.

Good results may take a little practice

Tip - the secret is a well lit page

See for more information.

Problems? email us

*** NEW Developers - build optical music recognition capability into your apps- see ***

Upgrade to PlayScore pro for unlimited staffs-per-system, the option to load and save music images and the ability to export scores as JPG, MIDI and MusicXML.

PlayScore takes traditional music scanning to the next level. It understands all the symbols of standard music notation and can play all kinds of sheet music and scores directly from a photo

- Want to hear a song from a book
- Play through a Bach fugue
- Listen to your instrumental or voice part

Or just browse through a pile of sheet music? then let PlayScore amaze you!

Just hold your device up to a page of music in 1 or 2 staffs, take a picture and watch your music come to life as PlayScore Lite plays it right there on the screen, following bar by bar.

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.

Enjoy the power of this incredible app absolutely free, and if you are impressed as we know you will be, then upgrade to the full app for fantastic features like:

- Support for unlimited staffs
- Load and Save so PlayScore can access printed music from anywhere
- MusicXML and MIDI file output so you can print, transpose and arrange the recognised music in virtually any notation application

PlayScore works in portrait or landscape and can easily handle a whole page at a time.

PlayScore works best with a well lit, well focused image with the music square on to the page.

NB We recommend that you try PlayScore Lite on your device first as a few devices are not compatible (see Troubleshooting below)

- Tap the camera button
- Take a well focused, well lit picture of one page of music so it fills most of the screen squarely
- Tap the eye button, then Play

- 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

If you experiences difficulties when you tap the camera button, try again but this time hold the button down for a moment. Then choose USE SYSTEM CAMERA.
If you still have trouble with PlayScore Lite on your device then please get in touch and we will help.

For more information on making the most of PlayScore Visit

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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What's New

Faster, greater accuracy, better dynamics, more symbol including tremolo notation
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Additional Information

May 19, 2017
Current Version
Requires Android
4.1 and up
Content Rating
Offered By
Hinksey Hill Farm Oxford OX1 5AB England
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