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Notation Pad-Sheet Music Score

By Song Zhang

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


A great sheet music notation app on iOS. For any music lover, Notation Pad gives you the ability to read, compose, edit, playback scores and write lyrics. 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. You could use it as your songbook or scoresheet. It is also designed for a beginner who wants to learn music score, music notes and tablature. It can handle ensemble, choir or symphony score, also it supports for a single track piano score. 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/Import 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 over 100 kinds of musical instrument. Piano, organ, guitar, violin, sax, flute, brass, bass, etc.
-Support multi-voice.
-A great lyric app.


Supported notation:
*A variety of music note types, from whole note to 128th note and dotted note
*Chord, staff, track
*Treble, alto and bass clef
*Edit lyrics
*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 in Version 1.5.2

-fixed crash due to memory issue


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Customer Reviews

A WASTE (if your instrument is anything but a piano)

I purchased this app with high hopes but you literally can't do anything without additional purchases. I was hoping to compose a violin trio and I had to pay extra to change the acoustic piano instrument to violin only to find out that 1.) you can't get rid of the bass clef without paying extra (even if it's in VIOLIN mode) 🙂 2.) you have to pay extra to add in other parts 🙄

Other than that you can't change the time signature or the tempo. SO BASICALLY this app was only made for pianists playing 4/4 at 120 bpm.

Also, there's ads everywhere! Seriously! In between going to the settings, menu, and the actual sheet music, there's 3 different ads, which I find very inconvenient.

Pricy but invaluable on the go

Write a lot on the side. Has more features than a free one and highly reliable but don’t expect to put more than 5 instruments; unable to break stems or rearrange notation symbols. :(

Still the best thing for me; invaluable for those with bouts of inspiration but little time to prep a paper; it’s literally there when you need it! Haven’t tested limitations but will in the future! Ty developer for a very useful app. c:

Love it

I love this app as it is great for composing music or making a piano cover! Although this is very fun to use, I have found it slightly difficult to add a note, but that is the least of my worries as it is soon resolved. I have created a total of 1 complete song and more on the way!

Notation Pad-Sheet Music Score
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.5.2
  • Size: 179 MB
  • Languages: English, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
  • Seller:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information

Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Extras Package$9.99
  2. All Instruments Pack$4.99
  3. Strings Instrument Group$0.99
  4. Brass Instrument Group$0.99
  5. Reed Instrument Group$0.99
  6. Guitar Instrument Group$0.99
  7. Pipe Instrument Group$0.99
  8. Percussive Instrument Group$0.99
  9. Ensemble Instrument Group$0.99
  10. Bass Instrument Group$0.99