PlayScore Lite: needs hi-end phone good camera

PlayScore works very well ONLY if you follow the instructions.

PlayScore Lite is free with no ads. You can play any whole page with 1 or 2 staffs per system. Photograph the whole page.

Problems? email us. We are pleased to help.

On some devices image can come out blurred. To fix, tap and hold camera button. Then choose SYSTEM CAMERA

App will only work if you snap the WHOLE of a FLAT, STRAIGHT page of PRINTED music in BRIGHT LIGHT. The music should just fill the screen squarely. Not at an angle.

Please photograph paper, not a screen.

*PlayScore does not support handwritten instrument parts (eg Real Books).

Can take a little practice to get a really good result. Not working? See *troubleshooting* below or send us an email

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.

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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 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!

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

Use PlayScore in portrait or landscape

NB Please try PlayScore Lite on your device before you buy the Pro app.

- 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 or tap on a bar.

- If you have 1 or 2 staff music but PlayScore seems to think you have more, it is probably because the left edge is curled up at the spine or in shadow. Try more even light, and flatten the page.

- If no music is recognised or music plays poorly: try
-- more light spread evenly
-- better focus. Some cameras take a few seconds to focus fully. Let the focus settle before tapping the sbap button
-- make sure the page sits square on the screen. It is important to have the left edge of the music where the clefs are vertical in the picture and not slanting.

If you still have trouble with PlayScore Lite on your device then please get in touch at and we will help.

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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.

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.
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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
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