SnapNPlay music

SnapNPlay music

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Your phone can sight read sheet music using Music OCR. "SnapNPlay music" allows you to take a picture of sheet music and play it back. It is true sheet music reader designed for students. Snap a picture of sheet music and watch the notes light up in time as you hear the music played back to you. Select an instrument to watch it play the notes in time to the music. Choose between piano, recorder, trumpet, guitar, violin, viola, cello, and bass. Watch the positions on the instrument light up and learn to play with ease!

For optimal results hold your camera as close as possible to the line of sheet music. Do not include clef, key signature nor time signature in snap. When holding the camera too far away, it doesn't work as well.

The workflow:
Snap a line of sheet music. Fit the music in the rectangle and keep it steady. DO NOT include Key and Clef symbols in the picture. Select the Key and Clef. Edit the music. SnapNPlay will detect most notes and rhythms, but you will have to analyze and correct the music. Play the music. Learn the tune. Select an instrument. Save the snap. Snap the next line...save it. Snap some more..save it. Then you can combine snaps that you saved and hear an entire tune played while watching the notes light up in time. Adjust the tempo or transpose the tune. Sing it, play it on your fiddle, recorder, trumpet, viola, cello, bass, guitar or piano.

Email me when you experience difficulty or have suggestions .

Currently the SnapNPlay algorithm only tries to detect notes, their length and accidentals. It does not try to parse triplets, rests, or grace notes. It does a great job at helping you learn a tune and learning to read sheet music. Just spend a few minutes snapping and learning. After you learn the tune, you will always be able to play it!

A couple tags: snap n play, snap and play, music education

Tags: snapnplay, musicalsnapnplay.

Recently changed in this version

Fixed bug for combining snaps.


Comments and ratings for SnapNPlay music
  • (59 stars)

    by Barbara Williams on 10/11/2013

    I am an Alto in a choir, and we NEVER sing the melody. I don't own a piano and don't play well in any case. Our new Director doesn't give out rehearsal tapes and I was literally in a panic until I found this program. I wish I had found it sooner! It does

  • (59 stars)

    by Ryan Johnson on 17/10/2013

    Nice idea. Wished it worked. As a violinist I needed something to help me with note reading really high notes that keep changing key. This app doesn't work with naturals, sharps, or flats. It is useless for my needs.

  • (59 stars)

    by Amanda Huebner on 20/06/2013

    Wonderful idea, but if your music has any marking at all (including a flat in front of a note or a piano marking) it will screw everything up. If your music is extremely spaced out with out any markings at all, it might work well, but other than that, thi

  • (59 stars)

    by Zan Nie on 19/05/2013

    I really like this app. It has video help tutorials, if you follow the directions it works really well. Note recognition is better than smartscore. It can work with different types of music and has an edit function. It also has a combined function to cre

  • (59 stars)

    by Scott Harris on 22/03/2013

    I could hardly believe how well this app works! It scans my music, bar by bar, and plays the notes. You can set treble or bass clef, key, and even include rests. And when you are done, you can export to midi. Very well done. Helps me a lot for sight readi

  • (59 stars)

    by Fabio Spelta on 06/03/2013

    Tag your description so that this is searchable by more terms, like "music OCR".allow more days for the trial. Of course, improve recognition. Export as ABC NOTATION FILES! The latter should be quite easy.

  • (59 stars)

    by Bryan Grounds on 25/02/2013

    Mind blown. User comments cannot describe my excitement over this fantastic app! Well worth the lunch money to have a phone that can site read