MuseScore Songbook - Sheet Music
By MuseScore BVBA
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
MuseScore Songbook lets you play and practise more sheet music at home or on the go.
Find and discover new sheet music. Boost your practice by listening to the notes and change the tempo. Play or sing along using the parts mixer.
While the app has no functionality to notate music, creating and adding your own scores can be done using the free MuseScore notation software for desktop.
* Listen to the sheet music
* Select parts to be displayed
* Select parts to be played
* Original score layout
* Staff resize
* Open MuseScore (.mscz) files via Dropbox, email, browser
* Online access to sheet music shared by the community
* Download sheet music for offline usage to built-in library
* Multitrack playback with volume control
* Real time adjustable tempo
* Metronome with volume control
MuseScore Songbook requires iOS 7 or later and is supported on these devices:
- iPhone 4 and later
- iPod Touch 5th and later generations
- iPad 2 and later
- iPad Mini
By purchasing this app, you support the future development of the free and open source music notation software MuseScore. Thank you!
The more you tell us, the better MuseScore gets.
Q Can I notate music with this app?
A No, you can not. To notate music, use the free notation software available on musescore.org
Q Can I open my own .mscz files with this app?
A You can open files from email, Dropbox, websites etc...
Q Why do I need to pay for this app while MuseScore for desktop is free?
A Your purchase is used to fund the open source development of the music notation software MuseScore and keep it free.
Follow MuseScore and share your feedback.
What's New in Version 1.13
- Update core library to MuseScore 2.1
- Fix "rewind on play" bug
- Fix CJK languages display
- Add Russian, Korean and Polish translations
Alright! With this app, your phone isn't going to turn off on you as you play your instrument! Finally! My phone often thinks I'm no longer using it when I don't press it every five minutes. So! This definitely solved my small dilemma. Another cool thing is that you can switch between transpositions, from A major to C major or any other major. (If my theory is wrong—it's probably cause I didn't study it that much).
Though.... You can't print straight from this app. You'll have to login on the website, download the sheet as a PDF, then print it from there.
While I’m always happy to find a way to support the development of open-source, cross-platform software I love with an actual financial contribution, the inability to notate score and no way to import musescore files from google drive have left me feeling that “I want my money back” itch.
I can’t use the app at all in its current state! There’s no way for me to open a score. There’s no way for me to start making one.
To be clear, I would readily have given a dollar or two to support musescore anyway. However, that only takes the slightest edge off of it for me. I still bought an app that is completely incompatible with my workflow and feels like it’s trapped in 2011. I can’t just not be mad.
(Answers to the most obvious questions: Some users don’t have or want an online account. Some, like me, can’t upload one from the PC. It’s 2017 and the iPad Pro could easily be the perfect portable notation tool if this app could work with it. I could go on forever, but 4 paragraphs is already way more than enough for an app store review.)
I was surprised how well it works. Getting your music into the app is a bit clumsy, as you have to email, Dropbox, or web a score to yourself and then transfer it over. You can also upload to your muse score account but the free account is limited to five songs. Getting scores into the app easier would make this a home run. Spend the two bucks and support the amazing free and open desktop development.