Today's app is the Notation Scanner - Music OCR app:
Notation Scanner - Music OCR (http://scanner.notationpad.com/) Scanner to recognize sheet music; music OCR tool to scan and playback sheet music; take a photo of the printed sheet music; does the recognition process; use as a simple sheet music reader or player; supports more than 100 different types of instruments along with sound effects; scan the whole sheet at once using the built-in camera or a picture from own image library; tap a bar to play the song; supports multi-page and reordering of pages; supports up to eight systems; change tempo speed; turn up/down the voice of each part; export MusicXML, MIDI, PNG, and PDF files; (iOS 9.0 or later).
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Sheet Music Scanner (https://sheetmusicscanner.com/) Scans printed sheet music using the built-in camera and plays it back; point device at the sheet and let it play the notes; choose the instrument and pick the speed; app for all iOS devices for the price of one; scan the whole sheet instantly using built-in camera; scan and playback from any image in photo library or from a PDF; playback from anywhere in the song by tapping the measure; notes and symbols are highlighted as they're played; export as MIDI, MusicXML, digital audio, or PDF to cloud storage, directly to other apps, or via AirDrop; all major cloud storages supported: iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive, One Drive, etc.; reads and recognizes the following symbols of musical notation pertaining to melody, harmony, and rhythm: treble, bass, and alto clefs, notes, duration dots, rests, accidentals, note ties; support for voices played in tandem, e.g. both piano hands at the same time, or all the choir voices; support for playing individual staffs separately, e.g. right or left piano hand; support for multiple pages; accommodates speeds between 50 and 330 beats per minute;instruments include accordion, acoustic bass, alto sax, bagpipes, banjo, bass guitar, celeste, cello, choir, clarinet, double bass, flute, French horn, guitar (classical, clean, distortion), glockenspiel, harp, mandolin, marimba, oboe, organ (percussive, pipe, reed, rock, tonewheel), piano, recorder, tenor sax, trombone, trumpet, tuba, vibraphone, viola, violin, xylophone; supports actual instrument pitch for the transposing instruments; supports pitch shift/sound transposition by semitones up to two octaves up or down; change pitch standard based on instruments from standard 440Hz to 380-480 Hz; reads printed sheet music, not handwritten or mimicking handwriting, tablatures, etc.; reads standard oval note heads only, no special symbols like shape notes; the following symbols are not currently supported: repeat signs, codas, triplets/tuplets, percussion notation, dynamics, double sharps, double flats, and grace notes but are planned to come in future updates; app currently reads three clefs: treble, bass, and alto; recognition of octave clefs and clef changes in the middle of one staff are on the roadmap; use high-quality printed sheet music and take photos under good enough light, when scanning from camera, for optimal results; for scanning from a file, the recommended resolution is 300 DPI or 8-12 MPx per page; some older prints and unusual fonts may not be recognizable; (iOS 10.0 or later).
Sheet Music Apps this week!
Calypso Score (http://www.calypso-score.com/index.html) For a solo musician or orchestra player; tool for music scores; organize thousands of scores and easily access them; quickly access over 10000 songs of many popular fake books; annotate scores; automatic page layout; no page turning as with paper sheets; no swiping or tapping to turn pages; synchronized audio; add any .mp3 to music scores; synchronize music with scores; tap on any bar and hear the music starting at that bar; sheet music and fake book reader; play back music at a slower tempo for practicing and/or change the pitch; put music sheets into iPad; organize scores into songbooks; make set lists and mail them to bandmates; record practices and play back to teacher; annotate teacher's hints or conductor's instructions; take a photo of new scores at rehearsal; supports Bluetooth and MIDI devices; can record music while playing a gig or during exercises; tap on any bar to hear the recording at that position; make an index of PDF files; everything can be shared: music scores, synchronized recordings, complete songbooks, set lists, and PDF indexes; share over iCloud, Dropbox, WiFi, Bluetooth, iTunes, or email; (iOS 9.0 or later).
Today's app is the Little Piano - Learn to Play app:
Little Piano – Learn to Play (http://ayground.pl/) Learn to play piano; music game for kids and adults; over 80 melodies to learn including 16 carols with the “follow me play” guide; app will light up the key to play next; need to keep the rhythm; kid friendly app; easy to follow lessons; piano sounds and multi-touch support; songs included: “Ten Little Indians,” “Yankee Doodle,” “Ode To Joy,” “500 Miles,” “Happy Birthday,” “Old McDonald,” “London Bridge,” and many more; (iOS 10.3 or later).
Today's app is the Play Along Keys Piano Karaoke app:
Play Along Keys Piano Karaoke (https://playalongkeys.com/) Fun and authentic; includes the real notes of the songs; play enough to get a high score and go to a real keyboard and play the same song part as in the game; free with no advertising or in-app purchases; promotes music performance at all levels; play all songs right away; for everyone and is suitable for parents to share with kids or music teachers to share with students; (iOS 11.0 or later; Android 5.0 and up).
Today's app is the Music Notes for Kids app:
Music Notes for Kids (http://www.hypoapps.com/) App for kids ages six-eight; learn different music notes in an easy and joyful way; practice identifying treble or G clef and bass or F clef notes separately or together; (iOS 7.0 or later).
Today's app is the Music Crab app:
Music Crab (http://www.musiccrab.com/) Musical game to learn to read music notes while having fun; 168 levels allows anybody to read music notes and improve their sight reading; game to learn music theory and improve sight reading; dive into the aquatic world of Music Crab and learn music notes in all the clefs: treble clef, bass clef, tenor clef, mezzo soprano clef, baritone clef, and alto clef; progress at own pace to learn to read music and music notes; innovative way to read music; with buoy on the side, open music theory lessons and improve sight reading for all clefs; adapted for children, but also for adults who wish to improve sight reading; (iOS 9.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up).
Today's app is the Sketch-a-Song Kids app:
Sketch-a-Song Kids (http://www.sketchasong.com/#/) Designed to make music creation accessible and enjoyable; make notes by tapping and dragging; with two simple gestures can explore the sounds of over 40 different instruments; quickly create music that sounds great; designed to support and embolden creativity; with the right tool, anyone can make great music; free app for all iOS and Android devices; no ads, locked content, or in-app purchases; experience the joy of composing in color; (iOS 8.0 or later; Android 2.2 and up).
Today's app is the Favorite Kids Songs, Nursery Rhymes and Baby Lullabies app:
Favorite Kids Songs, Nursery Rhymes and Baby Lullabies (http://brainsterapps.com/) Collection of classic children's songs, lullabies, and nursery rhymes for preschool, babies, and children of all ages; each song comes to life with rich animations and sounds; synchronized song lyrics allow the child to follow the songs and sing along, helping to develop early reading skills, vocabulary, and language development; songs included: “Wheels on the Bus,” “Itsy Bitsy Spider,” “I Have Two Hands,” “Open Shut Them,” “Up and Down,” “Time to Change,” “Time to Eat,” “Stretch Ourselves,” “Wash Your Hands,” “Way Up in the Sky,” “Let's Do Some Hopping,” “Who is Ready for Preschool?,” “Grand Old Duke of York,” and “Head Shoulders Knees and Toes”; (iOS 6.0 or later).
More Children's Music Apps this week!
Let's Go to the Opera! (https://www.facebook.com/DADACompany/) Join a group of schoolchildren visiting the Opera House and be greeted by a friendly tour guide who will show all the nooks and most intimate secrets about the theater’s inner workings including orchestras, singers, choirs, dancers, lights, and scenery; discover how the show and the professionals who make it possible work; explained in a playful and didactic manner; illustrated by John Berrio; recommended for children between ages 5 and 12; unique opera experience for the whole family to enjoy; travel through the history and origins of opera; discover genres and operatic themes; learn about key representatives of the genre; observe theatrical architecture and structural elements; learn about types of opera singers, choruses, ballet, and more; role description of each member of the orchestra; how a stage director works; find out about technical duties including tailoring, stagehands, illuminator, set designer, seamstress, sewing, costume, makeup, and characterization; introduction to major opera composers; child will learn many new concepts associated with opera performance; app provides a safe environment for children, containing no third-party advertising or in-app purchases; acquire or expand user knowledge related to the opera; ideal as educational support for teachers; texts and dialogue in English, Spanish, Catalan, Galician, and Basque; detailed original artwork from artist Juan Berrio; develops the ability to analyze lyrical production; promotes the education and diversification of musical tastes; acquire vocabulary of the processes involved in developing an opera; encourages participatory methodology; (iOS 6.0 or later).