PlayScore Alternatives

    PlayScore is described as 'Scan sheet music, play it on your phone and convert it to MIDI or MusicXML' and is a Music Recognition App in the Education & Reference category. There are five alternatives to PlayScore for Windows, Mac, Harmony Assistant and Melody Assistant. The best alternative is SmartScore. Other great apps like PlayScore are ScanScore (Paid), SharpEye (Paid), NEURATRON PhotoScore (Paid) and OMeR (Paid).

    This page was last updated Sep 27, 2019

    1. Scan, edit and transpose your music in just minutes. There is simply no faster way to get printable music into your computer. Band arrangements, operas, hymns, musicals, orchestral parts and scores appear on-screen in editable and playable form within seconds after scanning.
    2. With ScanScore you can scan sheet music and have them played to you. For scanning, you can use a smartphone, a tablet or a conventional scanner. Via the MusicXML interface you can export your notes to almost any music program and edit them further.

    3. SharpEye Music Reader converts a scanned image of printed music into a MIDI file, a NIFF file, or a MusicXML file. It allows direct scanning from TWAIN compatible scanners. (Most scanners are TWAIN compatible).
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    4. Advanced music scanning and recognition OCR (OMR) software. PhotoScore is a music scanning program - the musical equivalent of a text OCR program. It is also able to convert PDF files to editable and playable notation.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Harmony Assistant
      • Melody Assistant
      OMeR is the printed music recognition add-on for Melody Assistant or Harmony Assistant. Insert a printed page of music in your scanner, launch OMeR, and edit or listen the tune with Melody or Harmony Assistant!
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