The Sheet Music Scanner App
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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).
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