Nowadays, even sheet music is viewed on a screen.
By transferring scores to your smartphone or tablet, you can view them anytime, anywhere without having to carry around a heavy music book.
Many also have an auto-scroll function, so there is no need to quickly turn pages while playing the piano.
In this issue, we will introduce five music notation apps that can be used on the apple iPhone and iPad.
PLANNING CENTER MUSIC STAND” is an application that allows you to play and take notes on sheet music.
The unique feature of this app is that you can also play PDF files with notes.
If you have mp3 music files, you can also play them.
The app also has a built-in metronome for supplementary use.
Bandhelper” is an application that works on both Android and iOS (iPhone and iPad).
This app is simply put, “Let’s do everything related to the band in one app.
You can view sheet music and chord charts, manage lyrics, schedule events, and even do various things related to money, such as income and expenses.
It’s not free, but I personally think it’s worth paying a little money when you can do so much in one app.
These functions can be shared in real time by synchronizing them among members.
However, prices seem to vary depending on the number of members sharing.
Of course, MIDI is also supported.
PAPERLESS MUSIC” This application aims to make various types of sheet music paperless.
The app can import scores directly from various apps such as iCloud, DropBox, and mail apps.
Supported are PDF and image files.
You cannot edit the score itself directly in the app, but you can take notes with some formatting of icons, etc.
You can also categorize your sheet music.
This app is often used by orchestras.
The interface is simple and sophisticated, making it easy for anyone to use.
Another nice feature is that it flexibly changes the size of the image when viewed on any size screen.
We chose it over other apps in terms of ease of use.
Finally, I also use MuseScore.
We have also made it to the first place in the ranking of android.
Various people have submitted scores created with the “MuseScore” software on their PCs, and the number of submissions exceeds 700,000 songs.
There are also many Japanese users, and many scores for J-Pop and Vocaloid songs have been submitted.
In terms of ease of use, it may be inferior to some other apps, but what can I say, the abundance of songs here is fantastic.
You cannot import your own scores, but as long as you have an Internet connection, you can view a variety of scores.
By the way, it is very easy to scroll, etc. using the app, but the app version is charged.
Instead, you can use ” MuseScore “‘s website using a browser such as chrome to view the sheet music for free.