A great guitar tabs and chords notation app on iOS. For any guitar music lover, Guitar Notation gives you the ability to read, compose, edit, and playback guitar sheet music scores. With it you can be a talented composer and great musician anywhere. As long as you have a little knowledge of sheet music, you can write music composition simply by touch and move. Of course it could help you to learn guitar notations. It can handle multi-track tabs, also it supports for chord chart configuration. With the help of it you could easily record the flashes of inspiration wherever they strike. Are you ready to compose music in a simple way?


-Export in the industry-popular MusicXML file format, allowing for exchanging sheet music with other software (Finale, Sibelius, Encore, MuseScore, etc).
-Export MIDI file.
-Export PNG image and PDF document.
-High quality sound for playback.
-Support editing up to 8 staff at the same time.
-Support many kinds of guitar and bass instrument.


Supported notation:
*A variety of note types, from whole note to 128th note and dotted note
*Chord chart configuration
*A variety of time signatures
*All standard key signatures
*Adjustable tempo
*All accidentals (sharps, flats, double sharps, double flats, and naturals)
*Tie, slur, and tuplet
*Many types of ornament
*A wide range of dynamics

What's New

Version 1.1.5

-fixed crash due to memory issue

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
83 Ratings
83 Ratings

Mostly good app. Couple bugs and suggestions

Bought the full app. This is the only iPad app I’ve found to write tabs with chords and notes. The interface is mostly good with a couple bugs and some desired features. First the bugs. Notice the audio playback only works through Bluetooth not speakers on iPad w/latest OS. Also noticed you cannot create a D chord in this app - it forces a barre chord across GBE strings.
Now some feature requests. Please add ability to denote hammers and pull-always like “8 p5” or “5 h8”. Please add ability to show finger numbers on chord diagrams above the tab. Please add ability to place text notes above/below or right/left of tab grids to describe techniques. If bugs were fixed and features added this is a 5-star + app!!

Country mama 555

This is great for beginners

I had mentally kept a composition for my guitar in my head but when I knew that I could soon forget it, I decided to find an app...And I tried quite a few but this was the easiest to work with. I didn’t have to think twice about how to place a note because it felt so natural! I would totally recommend this to anyone who wants to compose their own songs for the guitar


So glad this app exists!

Great to keep notes in that you don’t want in different journals, or loose leaf paper you use when you forget your journal and then your notes are just all over the place. Finally with this app I can have them all in one place !


Song Zhang
180.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Zhang Song
In-App Purchases
  1. Extras Package $9.99
  2. Guitar Instrument Group $0.99
  3. Bass Instrument Group $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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