PlayScore Lite is the free 2-staff-per-system version of PlayScore Pro

Snap a page of printed music and follow on screen as the music plays (Requires a clear picture of printed music)

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.

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
- Hear 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.

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
* Accompaniment Mode – you play or sing your solo while PlayScore plays the keyboard accompaniment
* Swipe Repeat – just swipe over a sequence of bars to create a repeat

PlayScore works in portrait or landscape. It easily handles a whole page at a time and can even pick music out of a scene or out of text.

iOS version 8 or higher recommended

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

- 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

Developers – build OMR capability into your software – see website for details

Visit for more on how to make the most of PlayScore

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.

What's New

Version 3.24

Faster, more accurate, more dynamics, tremolo notations, iOS 11 support

Ratings and Reviews


Shire music

This is perfect for me; simple to use, quick to play back and such a pleasure to learn a piece of music from scratch with this brilliant accompaniment


moosh fabre

great, beautifully designed, simple to use app.. works like magic.. listen up..

A music scanning app that actually works


Once i worked out how to get a proper image of the score this app rendered the music perfectly


James Sutton
46.8 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Dolphin Computing (Cambridge) Ltd


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