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Notation Pad-Sheet music score
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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? ----------------------- Features: -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 ----------------------- UNLIMITED ACCESS SUBSCRIPTION - Support up to 8 staff - Config parts(add, delete, reorder) - Change key for each part - Change beat type and tempo - Config clef for each staff - Config sound for each part - No watermark image export - No Ads - Support 2nd voice part - Transpose instruments - Pickup bar - Import data file - Edit downloaded music score - Unlock all 100+ instruments - The subscriptions are $7.99 weekly with trial, $12.99 monthly - Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase - Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period - Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal - Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase - Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that service, where applicable - Terms of use: https://service.notationpad.com/terms_service.html
Free
by Aidenr360 on 2019/07/14 15:19
I love this app except for the fact that their are so many adds, I just want to do this for free
I need my snare
by maybe Mozart on 2019/07/13 19:55
I am using the gun as a snare and a hi hat. You have a reverse cymbal, what is that going to do for me. Everything else is fine, just more instruments.
Great app
by SongWriter01 on 2019/07/12 23:36
Said I had to do this to unlock some colors, so here you go
Stole my money and deleted my work
by J.B. Shores on 2019/07/07 05:24
.....ripoff
Very good for composition
by HappyFluffyDog on 2019/07/07 04:07
A great app for composition
Great
by Hello121245678954643 on 2019/07/04 23:46
Super awesome!
A
by Bionic-eyes on 2019/06/27 05:40
You literally have to leave a 5 star to change the background. Kind of ridiculous. So gg.
Usful app
by Bablu Drummer on 2019/06/26 11:37
Ussful app
It’s really helpful!!
by qwert.tgv on 2019/06/25 03:44
I use to have this on my old phone and I just downloaded it again just because it’s hard to remember the notes I try to play and tend to forget to write it down somewhere.
Great tool
by Lexio1986 on 2019/06/24 21:49
Awesome tool for composers.
Doing this for the background
by Matthew the mooman on 2019/06/24 20:22
They said if I rate five stars, I can change the background. Seems alright for being free
KNVB
by Itch Cl FM on 2019/06/21 05:38
Bunkum
Really helps in lieu of Finale
by Tucker S Showkeir on 2019/06/21 05:18
This app got me through a couple music theory classes in college and now I'm using it to write something out for a small group. It can be tedious but it's incredibly useful to use if you don't have a computer with finale on it.
Gets the job done
by UkrainianTomatoSauce2012 on 2019/06/19 02:57
It is definitely one of the better apps to use, and being free makes it the best possible bargain. Not a crazy amount of options available but it offers all the best necessities.
Bruh
by sxate on 2019/06/18 22:29
It’s cool
No sound?
by AmazingGrape37 on 2019/06/12 23:55
For some reason whenever I pressed play, there wasn’t any sound. I made sure my volume was up, and I still had sound for ads.
Great
by hootie55 on 2019/06/11 20:16
Write music 🎶 for any instrument 🎼🎹🎵 For everyone!👨‍👩‍👦‍👦👨‍👩‍👧‍👧👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👩‍👩‍👦👨‍👨‍👧👩‍👩‍👧‍👦👨‍👨‍👧‍👦👷🏻👩🏾‍⚕️👨‍🍳👨‍⚕️👩‍🎓💂🏻🕵️‍♀️👩‍🌾👩🏻‍🏫👨‍💻
Lovely
by MettatonExNEOboz on 2019/06/09 20:04
What o needed
Best one yet
by Felix Kjelburg on 2019/06/08 18:51
I’m a student for music and this has definitely helped me look at GOOD simulations of what you would see on other bad versions.
It’s great
by livhaihs on 2019/06/07 21:10
Yeetf
Easy for beginners!
by Oscar.OrientalGuy on 2019/06/07 10:30
This is one of the best best apps that I’ve come across, so easy to use especially people like me ...
I’m only doing this for a different theme
by bunnybonkers on 2019/06/06 14:21
It’s good
Good
by Wolfieem on 2019/06/04 23:47
It’s alright
Passable Notation Program.
by Fuddafudda on 2019/06/04 15:47
Better then some alternatives. Lacking many features though. Had to rate to unlock background colors 🤷‍♂️
hef
by syhens on 2019/06/03 01:05
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Easy to navigate
by Sreffit on 2019/06/01 12:27
Love this app! Easy to navigate and fun to use. Excited to learn more as I do more.
This app is THE BEST.
by FrenchHornLife on 2019/05/31 03:11
This app is wonderful for all your musical needs. I have hardly seen any bugs, and this app works so fluidly. The audio is pretty good and the rhythms are on point. My main complaint is that I have listened to many pieces and they all have this one instrument that is always any random type, but usually timpani, and when it is played as V2, it produces a multitude of percussive sounds. No matter how much I try to copy these types of music’s set-ups, I can’t figure out how to activate this secret. I own all the instruments, yet this is impossible to do. If you (the developer) reads this, please help me figure this one out. Thanks! Here’s a list of possible changes I’d like to see: 1. When playing audio, the (de&)crescendos don’t really make a difference... can we select what dynamics they go between? 2. Slurs aren’t effective (This may be a challenge so I’m not concerned) 3. PLEASE increase the instrument limit. 4. Some instruments sound off, specifically the brass ones. French Horns sound the best in the app, but trumpets and trombones sound strange. 5. New instruments would be cool. 6. Add more tempo options like half note= (tempo) instead of just quarter note (I know this is kind of useless but it adds more options) 7. The trills are hard to listen too, they are so fast (but I guess that’s what it should sound like?) 8. Solo music should allow stacks of rests, because many types of solo music with accompaniments have stacked measures of rests (a measure with a number showing how many measures to rest) 9. I’d like a record option to record yourself playing a solo song and you can make that what it plays with the notes or combine it with the current audio. 10. Add cut time/ common time please!
Forces rating of five stars to use features of app
by stairwaypotato on 2019/05/31 01:33
This is a very bad thing when I am forced to rate well to use part of the app. This forces good reviews. That means that the info for purchase is not accurate. I also only have piano when the app clearly advertised a very wide selection of instruments.
Okay, but....
by FictionalFangirl on 2019/05/31 00:07
So. I got this app after literally WEEKS of searching for an app that would let me write lyrics with my music. And I came across this one, and it said that it was great for writing lyrics. I got it and played around with it for a long time, but I could not find anywhere to put lyrics in, and I wasn’t getting much time to look with the “UPDATE TO UNLIMITED” screen popping up in my face EVERY FIVE SECONDS with no way to remove it. Seriously? Maybe I don’t want to pay the $20 for the pro version, okay!?! I’m okay with ads, but this was just annoying. I got the app because it said it was good with lyrics, and yet there was nowhere to put lyrics in once I got there. Does someone know how to put lyrics into this app because I certainly don’t, and the tutorial was no help whatsoever. If there isn’t a way to put lyrics, at least please say so in the app description. Thank you, and have a nice day.
😡
by #*@=# on 2019/05/30 20:34
Purchased the app and enjoyed until the developers are now charging money weekly to play app, I quit.
Orchestra Compositions!
by SlurpyPenguin on 2019/05/30 18:26
Very good, easy app to use! There aren’t some certain options for specifically orchestra parts. Like Pizzicato (for specific instruments), grand Pauses, Bowing Styles, And many more. I love how well the app works! I enjoy arranging and composing pieces on this app
Amazing!
by Finguy3 on 2019/05/29 14:59
A very good app, just I feel it would be cooler if you could get like an official music sheet for songs instead of ones made by other people, but other than that amazing!
Good Tool for a Beginner
by L_A_M88 on 2019/05/29 06:02
This is a good app for someone like me who’s familiar with reading/playing music, but is just getting started writing music.
This app is great! (Quick question)
by ChiquitaBanana16 on 2019/05/27 05:20
I’m using this for a project in my AP music theory class, and it could not be going better! Quick question for the developer: can I still access my score even if I cancel my subscription?
No
by YoshiABCC on 2019/05/27 02:21
Ya’ll are really gonna have us rate 5 stars in order to change the background color? And there’s only the piano? No more instruments?
Reads XML FILES!
by Facosta440 on 2019/05/26 00:30
Reads xml files. Easy to use.
Yuh
by thatmormonbro on 2019/05/25 19:50
Check it brah
Smh
by person that uses apps on 2019/05/24 02:48
This app used to be good, but now whoever this developer is so cheap and greedy, you can’t even use the app without an ad everytime you change a screen, and to even have basic necessities like to be able to change the voicing, key sig., and other things, you have to pay for the “pro” version, which is just the “here have all the things you need I guess” version for $8 a WEEK. that’s $416 a year you have to shell out just to get basic access to a music composition app with honestly, really bad sound files for instruments
VIOLA???
by Egggghannnn on 2019/05/23 23:17
Ok, I have been playing viola for a pretty long time now. But why would you have to pay 8 dollars to write music? It’s ridiculous! If you play violin, cello, or bass, your fine, this app would be great for you. But if you play viola or another instrument with alto clef, and you don’t want to pay the money, then this app is definitely not for you.
Great
by eveysinglenameistakenGREAT on 2019/05/21 22:56
I’m literally just doing this to change the background color 😂😂
needs something more
by sareea2011 on 2019/05/21 22:16
When I first went on this app it turned out that you have to pay to put sharp signs and flat signs next to the bass clef and treble clef and I also have to pay to put 1-2 1-4 1-6 1-8 2-2 2-4 2-6 2-8 3-2 3-4 3-6 3-8 4-2 4-6 4-8 5-2 5-4 5-6 5-8 6-2 6-4 6-6 6-8 7-2 7-4 7-6 7-8 8-2 8-4 8-6 8-8 9-2 9-4 9-6 9-8 10-2 10-4 10-6 10-8 11-2 11-4 11-6 11-8 12-2 12-4 12-6 12-8 13-2 13-4 13-6 13-8 14-2 14-4 14-6 14-8 15-2 15-4 15-6 15-8 16-2 16-4 16-6 16-8 at the start and I hate that please make it so I don’t have to pay for that stuff and I like the other stuff
Why???
by Kelsie Renae on 2019/05/19 13:04
I really have no idea why there’s a need to limit what we’re able to do on the app.... I’m here so I can make some music that’s been stuck in my head.. and I cannot do that because I’m limited. Thanks.
Qwertyuiop
by jdsjjsnsnss on 2019/05/18 00:08
Qwertyuiop
Against subscription software
by Luis49 on 2019/05/15 18:36
Warning!!! If you buy a typewriter, the keys will remain locked until you pay “subscription” for each key you need to use.
Love it
by Friendship magic on 2019/05/15 02:01
I love this app! It's really helpful to me with writing/composing my music
First look
by patchoulibluez on 2019/05/13 18:02
This app has options, but don’t be surprised if you find yourself writing a review to change the background.
Jsmoove
by OtfxShaq on 2019/05/13 13:49
Dope
Missing some things
by egreen.s on 2019/05/10 21:19
I was trying to write a song, but it wouldn’t let me do a glissando. Also, I tried the new search feature, but it wouldn’t let me touch the scores that resulted from the search. A little disappointing.
VERY DIFFICULT TO USE, SCAM
by Paigeandtiger on 2019/05/10 17:07
I paid for the full version BEFORE the subscription update, which unlocked all the features. Then when I updated the app everything I’d already paid for was gone!!!! I couldn’t edit my already made scores and all I kept getting was a window asking me to buy a subscription. There’s no app support, just a link to an advertisement. Please be careful and read the reviews before you decide on this app. It’s good software but not worth the hassle when you can just use MuseScore on a computer instead for free. Developers, if you’re reading this PLEASE put back the features I ALREADY PAID FOR. It did not transfer with my account and now it’s saying I have no purchases to restore! I’m a student who doesn’t have a lot of money to spare and this was an expensive app for me to buy. Very disappointing. I used to have all of the instruments and all of the editing features. If I could get this fixed I’d change the review, but this is frustrating. Response to developer: No, I signed in with a different Apple ID because I switched phones but the same account name and password. It did restore just two of the instruments but I had had everything on the app unlocked before. Response again: If I click on a locked feature, it brings me to the screen asking me to subscribe. I can’t use any of the locked features. Response 3: I no longer have access to the same Apple ID, but I’m using the same NotationPad account. Can I have the features transferred? Please respond. I am using the same account. If this isn’t fixed I’m going to report this app for scamming. I am using the same account information and my purchases should be linked to this account. I can’t get into that Apple ID. I need my purchases restored, I don’t have a lot of money to begin with and I spent a good deal on this app. Response 4: I do not have the same Apple ID anymore. I am using the same Notation Pad account. How do I transfer purchases to this device? I am not going to pay twice for something I’ve already purchased and have been using for months. Response 5: I CAN NOT use the same Apple ID. Why are my purchases not linked to my Notation account? This would be a lot easier if you had a support email. Response 6: How do I know that I will be able to make the same purchases with this account and will not be asked to buy a subscription? I am just trying to be able to write music again. The amount of trouble I have had with this app is ridiculous and it would be much easier to do this if you had a service email address. Please just put my features back, account username is paigeandtiger. I am not going to remove or update this review until the full features are restored. If I click ‘restore’ on the subscription window it says “Restoration Succeeded” but then nothing happens.
Not enough free features
by Mikedivo on 2019/05/09 22:06
This app is a great interface, but it is 20 dollars to get premium and unless you have premium you can’t even change tempo. I’m disappointed.
It functions, but barely
by ThatNerdFpx on 2019/05/07 19:47
This app is in the very minimalist sense of the word functional, with many stupid design choices and annoying things that could very easily be fixed. For one, when the app shows you the pro subscription screen, there’s no way to click out of other than clicking the ad and going back to the main screen. Secondly, the app doesn’t show rests when notating, and makes it very strange when writing. If you write a note, it won’t show the rest of the measure as rest but simply only show that one note, which is strange. Also, the music doesn’t play when you’re not wearing headphones, which is a strange issue. Not good 2/5
Don’t bother with the free version
by qwertyuiosdfghjkcvbnm on 2019/05/03 20:11
I needed just a simple app to transcribe one-part music, and you can’t even do that with the free version of this app.
5 start to unlock an in app item?
by shniderio on 2019/05/02 12:33
How is it that you're allowed to link a 5 start review to an in app purchase. Seems like a disservice to the community. That being said I haven't used the app yet, I just wanted to change the paper color then the prompt to review for unlock appeared.
Pro user
by dannnnyhgyyyyyyyyboiiii on 2019/05/02 00:15
Please add 5lets 9lets 7lets and 4lets as an option please not just the 3lets that you have, and also add a drumset with tons of cymbal and auxiliary options as well Thankyou
There is better out there for free
by biplatformer on 2019/04/30 22:31
This app is for one thing not intuitive. A digital keyboard would make notation much better, but of course that’s a part of a separate app. Virtually all useful features are behind a ridiculous paywall of $7.99 a week, totaling $415 a year. I tried another app, “Flat”, and was blown away by how many features were included for free, with useful but not necessary upgrades behind a $50 annual subscription. There should be no reason I need to pay $415 a year to be able to do simple things like change the tempo or time signature or even key signature. Seeing apps like “Flat” make this unredeemable.
Cool thingie
by Depu T on 2019/04/28 19:38
Does what I need it to do
I’m only doing this so I can get a different color
by skskkskskskshdhshshehs on 2019/04/28 14:10
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Barely Got It
by 37J23 on 2019/04/27 20:25
Just got it and notice it has EVERYTHING!!! Whatever you could possible want Any technique, dynamic, note, or clef you could want!!! Amazing
Deceiving
by *cant think of a nickname* on 2019/04/26 00:36
You get the app and it gives you an ad that you cannot click out of unless you pay. Just don’t get it and don’t waste your time.
It’s not really 5stars
by Monkeypant5 on 2019/04/25 16:53
To change the settings they make rate them 5stars
Gud
by google store 0550 on 2019/04/24 05:13
Perfect
A reliable utility
by Veranoville on 2019/04/23 09:00
I haven’t run into any problems yet, it seems like a nice tool for a beginner like myself.
Very good!
by Anonymous_42 on 2019/04/22 13:04
It is easy access and allows me to use most of the notes I wish.
Pretty cool
by werrouuiopikgffv on 2019/04/21 03:46
I was able to make some good pieces that I can play. Def worth it
It’s a decent program. Just impossible to delete once you buy the subscription
by gggglllsnei8371 on 2019/04/20 16:14
As good as a smartphone notation app can get really
Too expensive
by Mibishop on 2019/04/19 23:16
Don’t let the “free” app fool you. You can’t actually use it until you pay $32 / month. 1 star because they wasted my time by not telling me the over-priced cost up front
All I gotta say is...
by SomeoneThatWantsToWrite1Song on 2019/04/19 20:23
Why is this app so limited!? I know that there is a subscription and all but eight dollars a week!? I mean come ON.
It’s good
by BLTSAMWICH on 2019/04/18 02:49
It’s good
Good
by I am rags on 2019/04/16 11:33
Good
Pretty cool
by midimaddy on 2019/04/16 00:34
Convenient.
Cool
by Jonath0t on 2019/04/15 01:07
Works really well with MuseScore
Very good
by hhhh10p0p0p on 2019/04/13 23:44
Very good app to use
Absolutely love it!!
by Chloeespinoza on 2019/04/13 18:53
I have only been using this app for a short while, but it has been so fun and so helpful. Being a composer is a big goal of mine and with this app, I’m a step closer!!
Import from finale?
by Does not do what was promised on 2019/04/11 17:40
The only reason I downloaded this app is literally because it said that I could import the file from finale. There is nowhere on the app where I can see import/export. I spent $20 on this and I’m not be able to get the exact thing that I needed it for.
Oh my
by thickmints on 2019/04/07 22:46
This app will push purchases on you so much (to get a new background color they make you write a review)NEVER get this app.
So far a good app.
by froggy2693 on 2019/04/06 02:13
So far it’s a good app.
Good
by unicorn girl🦄❤️ on 2019/04/05 23:09
It’s good
easy to use
by yololoshdo on 2019/04/05 09:05
easy to use
Add unlimited staff
by qqzawsxecdrfvtbgyhnumjiklop on 2019/04/04 18:58
I can only make 8 staff! I want to make an orchestra but I guess I can’t
It made me rate 5 stars to get more GUI options
by Isaac Harrison on 2019/04/04 14:18
And it had to be 2 sentences long.
Yeah
by lorwot on 2019/04/04 02:31
Have to give a positive review to unlock.
I just want the different colored notepads
by _Sarbear_ on 2019/04/03 23:34
Yeah, that’s pretty much it.
Bad
by dbkbdbhs on 2019/04/01 23:23
Force me to write a five star and cost money Totally not worth it
Great For Compositions
by Ember Reviews on 2019/04/01 23:09
I have utilized this app for compositions for a solid amount of time and I must say it has become my favorite. It’s easy to use interface and wide variety choices and options is only one of the great things about it. After using the app for a short time I purchased some of the features which enhanced the experience. Recommend it.
I like it, but one suggestion
by ꓄ꂦ꓄ꍏ꒒꒒ꌩ ꓄ꀎꋪ꓄꒒ꍟꌗ on 2019/03/31 23:45
I dont think everyone wants to necessarily pay 13 dollars a month for all of this, becuase I play piano, but got this app for the Clarinet. And I’m not entirely sue I want to spend 13 dollars monthly. It is. A great app, and have made loopholes though. 😄
IM DOING THIS FOR THE COLOR WOOOOO
by FlameBlaze1 on 2019/03/31 14:59
COLOOOOOOR
Totally worth the space
by Chicken / munch on 2019/03/30 04:06
I love that you can play what you written and change instruments. If your learning how to write music or even taking a music class and don’t know how to play any instruments, this app is a great help.
Pretty Good
by Paaapssss on 2019/03/28 02:15
I don’t want to get into the payment details about this but it’s technically worth it. The app is pretty good for when you are not actually able to play/write music at the moment. There are some problems like no swing functionalities and the fact that triplets at the end of the measure and possible unless you change the time signature. The biggest and worst problem are the instruments, look they’re okay but WAY out of tune. Harmony is not possible with two different instruments. I play saxophones and other reed instruments so I can say this about brass. Reed instruments are pretty bad. Saxophones are way to high, the highest note for alto is C but it is generally F sharp on an actual saxophone. Tenor sax is just out of tune completely. Barisax is way to high. Sopranosax is the best one. Clarinets are just way to quite. I mean other than that, it’s a pretty good app. The key board, guitars, basses, percussion, etc sounds pretty well. Although the string instruments always do the start of the note. This makes string instrument kind of robotic. Other than these things, it’s definitely worth it.
Fantastic!
by AsilMarie on 2019/03/27 03:00
Saves loads of time! I recommend it to all my writers!
👍🏻
by PlumNSTree on 2019/03/26 05:27
Ehhh, pretty solid
Forces you to give a five star review if you wish to change the background color.
by Lefthandedsecret on 2019/03/25 20:25
Need I say more?
Back again☹️
by Nadakhan_Djin on 2019/03/25 00:06
same triplet problem... k bye.
So i unlock backgrounds
by wjisubrbdn on 2019/03/24 12:06
Oof
Not very many options
by :D 2015 on 2019/03/23 15:39
The app doesn’t let you change instruments, tempos, keys, or time signatures than the default without paying. It’s good for people who don’t know music or who are just starting out, but if you’re an actual musician then this isn’t the app for you. I’d recommend Score Creator if you want an app that lets you change the tempo, key, instrument, and time signature.
Awesome app!!!!!
by Blu man J on 2019/03/22 13:23
This app has made so many things possible!!thanks!!
Ugh
by The Reviewer✔️ on 2019/03/22 01:35
This is so annoying because you have to buy EVERY SINGLE THING. I want to write a song for my cello but I have to pay for it. Can you please make it less things?? Thx
Coolness
by Guitar Popcorn on 2019/03/20 21:37
This app is pretty cool. The free version is great, and I bet that’s exactly what some of you are wondering. You can use pretty much any staff elements and there is a button that you can push that will put a line on the screen that guides you through the notes. Why the missing star? The adds about becoming a paying member are far more annoying and have a secret way of getting out that took me a while to discover: above the sign up, 7.99 a month, there is a sentence in smaller print that says, “or continue with free version”. That is where you click, on the words. If you are bad at noticing obvious things like me and you get the free version (which I would suggest), you’ll be glad you saw this. Also, to the developer, sorry for the previous, harsh review. Enjoy making some music!
Impossible to evaluate
by ManMadeHuman on 2019/03/19 14:20
The sheer number of pop up ads and constant subscription nag screen screens makes the free version impossible to evaluate. Without exaggeration, a times ad would play after every 2 to 3 button presses. And the subscription nag screen would pop up every time I pressed a function. You miss the point of free evaluation. I will try a different software suite. You lost a potential subscription.
Too expensive
by Me123singingnow on 2019/03/18 21:19
You can’t even compose in a different key without having to pay. $7 a week is excessive!
Suits my needs
by #justwantaroommate on 2018/09/12 16:07
As a music therapist and private teacher, I love this app. I write etudes for students, and use it for transcribing, transposing, or arranging songs. There is a bit of a learning curve to it. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because I would like it to have some more features, and fix an error. The stem of the note for the 3rd line should be written down when played by itself, but on this program it’s written up instead. Sometimes I like to add chord symbols, i.e. Cm7, along with a melody line, but the letters are written so small it’s hard to see. And it gets covered by any notes written above the staff. Also you HAVE to include a tempo marking, quarter note = ?? Bpm, with every score. Sometimes I don’t need to include one and I can’t get rid of it. For the purposes of writing etudes I would like to include a double bar line at the end of every line but can’t seem to figure that out. Little things like that. This app has been a great resource for me. Definitely recommend it!
Beginner SongWriter
by RCeallaigh on 2018/01/19 20:45
Love this app. I was watching a vlog on the top songwriting apps and this was suggested as #10. I understand music theory and song progression through learning to playing and playing the violin for so long, but I’ve never created my own music. I’m teaching myself to write music and songs based on my experiential knowledge. This app is amazing for people who can sight read and play an instrument by ear because it so easy to put a note on the page, play it and build on it to make the sound or song as you hear it in your mind. The written notes are placed along a score and helps to remove the necessity of constantly having an instrument available. It’s so easy to use from editing, deleting, adding, saving. It’s so great. Check it out. In my opinion, it’s definitely worth the purchase. It’s not going to create a whole song with the ability to introduce multiple instruments or effects available in a mixing studio. But it’s perfect for creating sheet music verbatim or using it to build the skeleton of a song that you may choose to upload into another program to add Sound FX, vocals, drum beats, etc. I love it. Check it out. I hope I’ve described the app in enough detail on how it’s benefited me in order to know whether it’s a great fit for you.
Pretty Good
by Paaapssss on 2019/03/28 02:15
I don’t want to get into the payment details about this but it’s technically worth it. The app is pretty good for when you are not actually able to play/write music at the moment. There are some problems like no swing functionalities and the fact that triplets at the end of the measure and possible unless you change the time signature. The biggest and worst problem are the instruments, look they’re okay but WAY out of tune. Harmony is not possible with two different instruments. I play saxophones and other reed instruments so I can say this about brass. Reed instruments are pretty bad. Saxophones are way to high, the highest note for alto is C but it is generally F sharp on an actual saxophone. Tenor sax is just out of tune completely. Barisax is way to high. Sopranosax is the best one. Clarinets are just way to quite. I mean other than that, it’s a pretty good app. The key board, guitars, basses, percussion, etc sounds pretty well. Although the string instruments always do the start of the note. This makes string instrument kind of robotic. Other than these things, it’s definitely worth it.
I LOVE IT!
by Beyay01 on 2018/03/15 15:37
I absolutely love this app! I needed an app that would allow me to compose pieces while also allowing me to hear it for my Music Theory Class since I don’t really have a laptop yet and, so far, it’s been absolutely wonderful. The only reason I’m giving it 4/5 Stars is because I have trouble removing notes when I want to tweak something in, say, the first measure but I already have the first sheet of music done. To get rid of that one note, I could get rid of it but it takes forever for that little “x” to come up (maybe it’s because of my big fingers). Another reason why I can’t give it five stars is because I still haven’t tried out the feature that would let me send my homework to my teacher so, fingers crossed that it works. As for the paid stuff, to be honest, I feel like it’s worth the money since most programs like this are about the same amount anyway. All in all, great app and I can’t wait to see how the developers improve it even more ❤️
Coolness
by Guitar Popcorn on 2019/03/20 21:37
This app is pretty cool. The free version is great, and I bet that’s exactly what some of you are wondering. You can use pretty much any staff elements and there is a button that you can push that will put a line on the screen that guides you through the notes. Why the missing star? The adds about becoming a paying member are far more annoying and have a secret way of getting out that took me a while to discover: above the sign up, 7.99 a month, there is a sentence in smaller print that says, “or continue with free version”. That is where you click, on the words. If you are bad at noticing obvious things like me and you get the free version (which I would suggest), you’ll be glad you saw this. Also, to the developer, sorry for the previous, harsh review. Enjoy making some music!
Problem going below the treble line with treble notes...
by J 452;) on 2018/12/14 23:09
This is the single problem I have found while using the app. It a super small detail (which is probably why you missed it) but it makes it so I can’t put any accents on certain notes. If I put a treble note below a certain point, I cant select it for anything: I can’t move it, I can’t delete it, I can’t edit it. It’s a minor problem, but it catastrophic, it ruins songs that require those note because the notes are a half step off. And the only way to delete these notes is to select the whole chord IF the other note is still in the treble section. And that’s assuming the note even is a chord. Otherwise it gets stuck in whichever clef it was moved to... If an update we’re to fix this I would immediately change my rating to five stars. But this problem is way to damaging to keep, especially for an app that costs $10 for all feature. It just ruins the songs....
I like it
by Jer of Bigness on 2018/05/17 16:31
After a bit of getting used to, and some glitches involving getting kicked out of the app when opening a copy of a previously created score (which seems to have cleared itself up), this is fun and mostly easy to use. The cut and paste with window feature is a bit of a pain, and I would really appreciate being able to add lyrics and determine chords, and I'll be looking for an app that does that. I'd like to be able to pick where to start playback, but it's nice to be able to save to a .pdf or .png file. You will have to upgrade in order to add instrument families, vary tempo, and key signatures (instead of having to add accidentals to notes), so I've spent about $15 total. But this has saved me a ton of time over having to write out a manuscript longhand. I don't have PC access right now, so being able to do it on my phone is a kick in the pants.
Need some support
by kirklanded on 2017/10/02 05:54
I am not a professional musician, so I am only using the very basic feature of this app, and so far it seems to be working the way it should. However, I need some help, but I can’t find a link where I can ask the developer, so I am going to ask here, and hopefully the developer will answer me. I transcribed a song to the notation pad, but half way through it, I realized that I should have started one octave higher. Is there a way I can move all the notes that I put down on the pad to one octave higher, without deleting all of it and do it again from scratch? Also, is there an easier way to ask questions than through the review, in case I have more questions down the road? Thank you very much.
Okay, but....
by FictionalFangirl on 2019/05/31 00:07
So. I got this app after literally WEEKS of searching for an app that would let me write lyrics with my music. And I came across this one, and it said that it was great for writing lyrics. I got it and played around with it for a long time, but I could not find anywhere to put lyrics in, and I wasn’t getting much time to look with the “UPDATE TO UNLIMITED” screen popping up in my face EVERY FIVE SECONDS with no way to remove it. Seriously? Maybe I don’t want to pay the $20 for the pro version, okay!?! I’m okay with ads, but this was just annoying. I got the app because it said it was good with lyrics, and yet there was nowhere to put lyrics in once I got there. Does someone know how to put lyrics into this app because I certainly don’t, and the tutorial was no help whatsoever. If there isn’t a way to put lyrics, at least please say so in the app description. Thank you, and have a nice day.
It’s okay
by Clover91832783179123 on 2018/07/27 00:52
It’s really helpful for my composition work, but there are a lot of seemingly simple features that it lacks that could make it a lot better. For example, I can’t copy and paste measures between sheets of music (and copying/pasting in the SAME song is a real pain.) You can delete notes and rests, but you can’t delete accents, dynamics, repeats, or anything like that. You just have to remove the entire measure. That’s really irritating. Everything it can do really isn’t worth $10... for $10, I would expect more easy-of-use user interface design. It’s pretty simplistic, for the most part. It’s really dumb that adding a key signature to the sheet music isn’t featured in the “free” part of the app. But yeah, I wouldn’t really recommend this to a friend unless they were in great need for a simple music composition software.
Great So Far, But...
by marisspriss on 2018/07/24 03:25
I just downloaded this app because I needed a portable program to easily write sheet music. I decided to try it out. It works really well; much better than the computer program I use, but I'm a little disappointed about one thing. I tried to change the key signature, but it said I needed to buy the extras pack to do so. I read the details, and it seems other things that I would like to use also require the purchase. I don't think it seems fair that I need to pay to change the key signature and tempo, change the clef, and add a pickup bar. I'm not giving the app up just yet and I will buy the purchase as soon as I can, but I just thought I'd share my opinion. My main question: Why DO you need to pay for those things, anyway? And one more thing: I've noticed that there isn't an option for certain sound effects that can be played on other instruments, either. Do you think you could add those in a different update? If so, I'd appreciate it.
Easy to use, VERY difficult to print
by Darla Delozier on 2019/02/21 19:58
I downloaded this app in order to arrange music for my choir, and I was very impressed by the options available to me. After a couple of days I purchased the $7.99 A WEEK package in order to have more musical liberties, and it was worth the $16 to be able to use those features for 2 weeks. Once I was done arranging the piece, I was VERY disappointed to learn I had spent $16 for TWO WEEKS of a service only to have it print with a notation pad watermark. I can simply buy a copy of music off of any website for $3-$7 and it will have nothing but a small note in fine print to indicate the service it came from. It is unacceptable to make your customers pay a ridiculous amount of money each week only to leave them with marked copies of music that THEY composed. I recommend finding a different app for a musical outlet.
Best notation app (question for devs)
by Hgfgghc on 2018/02/28 04:58
As far as a notation program, you are better off using a computer, but I really love using this app when I don't have access to a computer. It has every basic feature needed. Overall, It is more of a 4 star app, but since its the best of its kind on the AppStore it deserves 5. It would be amazing if there was an online forum or way to contact the developers in case you have any questions. Question for devs: I was writing a song and somehow got some notes to turn up grey which would allow me to write another voicing with a different rhythm. How do I enable and disable this feature?
Ok but hard to get help
by Big Bird's nest on 2018/05/19 06:25
I really like being able to use my iPad to put down & listen to what I’m hearing in my head. The problem I’m having is that it’s not easy to edit the score. Stability is a problem, as Sometimes an action works fine but the same action may not work the next time & instead will mess up that measure. I have questions like: How do I add lyrics? Why do some notes become grayed out so I can’t make changes later? The support is almost non-existent (no answers in the Q&A; nothing on the developer website; the video tutorial goes too fast & has no audio to help vision impaired users). I can’t even find any answers on Google. It takes a long time to do a simple part because I’m pretty much on my own trying to figure things out that should otherwise be easy.
Delete function doesn’t fully function; Sorely lacks a user manual
by mojo191 on 2018/08/29 17:28
I don’t know if this is a bug in the Notation app, or what. But, it’s nearly impossible to alter the notes one has written. At most, one occasionally go a step or two backwards. But, beyond that, it’s not at all clear how one would alter a more complex structure one has composed. It’s also not at all clear how one would insert rests before the notes one has already written. The lack of any user manual makes figuring out how to do such things quite daunting. A detailed user manual would be a very welcome addition to the Notation Program — an addition that is sorely needed if one is to be capable of utilizing the program to its full potential. I’m hoping to hear from the author of the program as to how to carry out the functions I’m having a problem with.
Why. Why are there no real drums.
by Purest Strain Of H8, M8 on 2018/06/24 09:47
This might actually be a decent app. But I wouldn’t know. Because the only thing that I got this app for was writing in percussion clef. So I bought all the god forsaken extras (ten bucks just to EDIT TEMPO?!) and all of the percussion instruments because I *assumed* there would be a kit option. Even though it wasn’t listed as “kit” or anything, I put my faith in the “synth drums” instrument, because a lot of synths that have a drums setting can do almost anything I would possibly need. Then I found out that “synth drums” is literally just one tom pitched up and down. It’s literally just a piano with some slight attack to it. It serves as nothing but an insult to (highly) paying customers. Sigh. All I know is that Noteflight better get it together and release a mobile app or I’m going to continue being a sad little girl. Please introduce at least a basic drum kit. For real, look at Noteflight’s drum notation software and take some notes. If you add FX cymbals (china, splash, bells, swishes, etc.) I will literally leave Noteflight entirely behind and use this app exclusively. All I need is a decent kit. Can we get a percussion clef, please?
Pretty good, but overpriced
by Paempaem! on 2018/03/15 04:02
The app itself is quite wonderful, but to buy every feature costs $15. Definitely overpriced. However, the app is amazing. I can test out anything I want and design any song I want, any key and time signature, any tempo, a wide selection of instruments. I would however like to point out that there are no non pitched percussion instruments like bass drum, snare drum, cymbals. But the app is still excellent. It has so many features that I don’t even recognize some of them. I would definitely recommend this app if you want to make a song or just a piano score.
This app is great for new composers
by Guydu on 2019/02/07 03:33
I’m brand new to composing and I like to make small random pieces of music that me and my friends can enjoy... this app makes it easy to create and play nice sounding music instead of having to find people to play it... it does have some pretty annoying glitches and some of the instruments can’t play so much more than eighth notes very badly legato... but otherwise from that... a lot this app does helps me with composing and I enjoy making music with this app...👌
Good start but needs improvement
by Lizzie5101520 on 2018/12/13 22:15
It’s really pretty good for on-the-go notating, which is super helpful, but there are some pretty obvious issues that I’d love to see fixed. One- being able to format the systems/lines of music- often it will end with just one enormous measure at the bottom of the page, which looks ridiculous. Two- there doesn’t seem to be a way to add a second line of lyrics for a verse 2. There’s a button for it, but it doesn’t seem to work unless you add in completely new notes for the second verse, which seems pretty silly. I just want to add new lyrics for the same melody as the first verse...
Pretty useless.
by T. Virginia on 2018/04/04 16:34
First, I should admit that I have only tried the free version. EVERYTHING you could possibly want to do costs extra though. All of those little costs add up. Might as well drop the $15 and buy an actually good music notation app, rather than download this free one and get charged for every little thing you could possibly want to do. Also, It’s super tedious to try and use. I’m a pretty small person yet even my fingers couldn’t seem to hit the tiny buttons on this app. It’s also really not intuitive at all. Trying to figure out how to do simple things like erase notes, add double bar lines, or switch between rhythms is confusing and time consuming. I hate this app. I don’t think it’s good for anything. Absolutely useless.
It functions, but barely
by ThatNerdFpx on 2019/05/07 19:47
This app is in the very minimalist sense of the word functional, with many stupid design choices and annoying things that could very easily be fixed. For one, when the app shows you the pro subscription screen, there’s no way to click out of other than clicking the ad and going back to the main screen. Secondly, the app doesn’t show rests when notating, and makes it very strange when writing. If you write a note, it won’t show the rest of the measure as rest but simply only show that one note, which is strange. Also, the music doesn’t play when you’re not wearing headphones, which is a strange issue. Not good 2/5
A WASTE (if your instrument is anything but a piano)
by 00891014702544 on 2017/11/25 08:52
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.
Usable but plenty missing
by nfnitloop on 2018/11/05 21:40
The description of this app mentions lyrics, but a separate app is available that also describes lyrics and neither of them appear to do so. It is not clearly described that almost ALL functionality is hidden behind a few separate (!!) In-App purchases. There are a few other things that are limitations: 1: the “pages” do not nicely fill a printed page when exporting to PDF 2: the Transpose function doesn’t do anything but change the audio output when previewing the song - the actual notation remains in the original key! 3: Copy/Paste functionality is pretty simple, and hard to get working right (but repeats/codas seem to work properly when testing using the audio playback) 4: when adding volume or tempo decorations, there is not a way to REMOVE them - resulting in more than one kind of “f f f f ffff fff MF ppppppppp”! 5: crescendo marks are temperamental, difficult to place, and don’t “look right” to me (I can’t think of another way to put it)
Great! But....
by Raz0rblade654 on 2018/11/29 15:05
This app is incredible for writing music. There are a few flaws, though. It can get sluggish if a song exceeds around 150 measures. I also wish you can use more than just 8 separate instruments. And the biggest flaw is that transposition ranges from sounding a full octave below written, to a full octave above written. This doesn’t allow some instruments to be charted properly, such as the tenor, and baritone saxes. Fix these few things, and it’s easily 5/5 stars.
This is great!
by JPGEM7 on 2017/09/07 03:37
I am an up and coming composer, five foot five, fourteen years, and I think this app is great! I've been taking piano for about 9 years now, and I must say: This sure beats handwriting! The app is great because not only does it allow the user to create amazing sounding music, it also plays the music quite nicely. Overall, I think this app has great potential to become your next music composing tool of choice (besides your brain obviously).
Scam
by Rahuran on 2019/02/13 20:48
Literally cannot unsubscribe. There is no button anywhere that lets you. The only thing I haven’t tried is the Get VIP button, which is currently non-functioning. Looked for support; the support link links to an ad for the app. Googled support; only found ads for the app. Logging in only lets you change your name. Settings offer background color changes in exchange for 5 star reviews (hence the inflated positive rating), a FAQ with two questions (none related to account payments), the ability to share, a bug report (which I just submitted under the assumption that INABILITY TO UNSUBSCRIBE is an unintended feature), a video tutorial, and little else.
Drums?
by Poketledgender on 2018/04/07 16:43
This is a great app for notating on the go! But I’ve recently found that when my music goes past a certain measure number the bass line becomes percussion? It stops being a bass line on the piano and just starts becoming cymbal crashes and other drum noises. I can’t figure out how to make it stop. The “instrument” page says it’s just a piano so I have no idea what’s going on and it’s ruining the sound of my music. If this gets fixed then the app is 5 star worthy.
Awesome app, and I really wanted that eggshell background
by Ryan Stailey on 2018/02/07 00:06
No BS, this app is very helpful and what I’ve been looking for. Been reading intensive theory, so having this app alongside counterpoint and various harmonic exercises helps me greatly in digesting material quicker. However, I find the rating to be a bit misleading when certain customizable options (namely the background-color adjustment) is available only after a five-star review is exchanged.
Pricy but invaluable on the go
by Sam B Smith on 2017/11/27 02:15
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:
There is better out there for free
by biplatformer on 2019/04/30 22:31
This app is for one thing not intuitive. A digital keyboard would make notation much better, but of course that’s a part of a separate app. Virtually all useful features are behind a ridiculous paywall of $7.99 a week, totaling $415 a year. I tried another app, “Flat”, and was blown away by how many features were included for free, with useful but not necessary upgrades behind a $50 annual subscription. There should be no reason I need to pay $415 a year to be able to do simple things like change the tempo or time signature or even key signature. Seeing apps like “Flat” make this unredeemable.
does, as promised... but
by mookie the k on 2018/03/15 01:48
description for software suggests you get a lot in the free version... and you do. but the many instruments (beyond grand piano) and tempo control, etc. comes with the $9.99 version. / strange 'video tutorial' sans audio needs help.... there should be a 'users guide' somewhere instead. trial and error method adds a layer of time-consuming complexity the eager user doesn't need. / the video ads... --very nicely done... but the wait-5-seconds to dump out of em gets a bit tedious... especially in the trial-and-error learning mode. / --positioning of the ads: irritating. seems like they showup when you least expect them. / Mr Software designer...! --u wont make friends --or customers that way. // a good program, albeit it cumbersome and frustrating right from the start....
Great For Compositions
by Ember Reviews on 2019/04/01 23:09
I have utilized this app for compositions for a solid amount of time and I must say it has become my favorite. It’s easy to use interface and wide variety choices and options is only one of the great things about it. After using the app for a short time I purchased some of the features which enhanced the experience. Recommend it.
Needs a few adjustments
by FatherToTwo on 2018/11/22 01:39
This is a great app and I recommend it, however it's missing a few things. Also, you have to pay for a lot of stuff, like changing the time and key signatures, or the beats per minute. Also, the ads kind of ruin it a bit, every time you click on something, an add pops up. As I said, overall a great app- just needs some adjustments.
Immediately had to pay
by Saturnpiano on 2018/02/21 03:29
I was very excited to find this app but should have known from in app purchases that I would have to pay. Just as I created a new document and went to the settings of it, no sooner had I clicked on the tempo then a notification popped up informing that to use most of the features I would have to pay $9.99. For many I’m sure this is a great app and works just fine once you pay, but I’m on a budget and was quite disappointed.
Can you add other instruments like say maybe a harp
by Mia harp on 2018/07/20 02:15
Can you please add some other instruments like maybe Harp would be nice and also some Harp notation like glissandi would be nice harmonics key changes and some other stuff that most harpists use I want to be able to write for the heart not only piano just Harp can be pedal harp Celtic Harp as long as it's a Harp I want to be able to write for it I love classical music but seriously add some Harp sounds and Harp notes including pedal settings and other things for the Harp thanks
Not good for writing with instruments
by Password needy on 2017/10/30 15:09
I bought the full version and I started writing songs with it. I was trying to make harmonies with saxophone, french horn, and trumpet and I started writing using the actual pitches that the instruments use but the only way it sounds in harmony is if they all play the same note. An F on horn should not sound like an F on Saxophone or trumpet. I saw another rating that said this same problem and the developer said they would fix it. Developers please get back to me about this.
Promising start, but take the word PAD seriously.
by Canoesailor on 2017/09/22 15:07
There is no easier way to enter notes, period. Note entry: 5 STARS. Great for quick SIMPLE ideas Sadly, the more i use it the worse it is. I started at 4 stars, then edited to 3, now I am down to 2 stars and regretting my purchase. MANY buttons don't work, many problems with voicing, slurs don't work, NO ERASE BUTTON, undo button works but use it soon or it costs dearly. Needs midi import and easier way to edit and add parts to imported xml files. Support in nonexistent with no contact info that i can find. But for starting from a blank page there is no easier way to enter notes. Best for simple melody lines without layered voicings. Without midi import I'll use it less than i hoped, or have to transcribe EVERY thing i arrange. Please fix this, its such a great start. So fast and easy for the basic things it does.
Tedious
by Fkamdmcmxn kxll on 2018/01/14 04:07
I don’t see the point in not putting scales in the free version. In the end it’s just making it tedious for people that can’t purchase the full version. Especially since we can put sharps and flats already. Other than that this is a pretty good app. I haven’t seen another one like it. I’m even considering buying the full version. 5 stars:)
An amazing composing app!
by COMPLETE WASTE OF MONEY!!!!!! on 2019/02/22 04:26
You can get a full music composing experience without paying a penny! (As long as you like piano) I’ve made some pretty fun pieces that I’ve liked a lot on this app. If I have gripe about it it is that you can’t transfer songs from devices as far as I know, but if I knew how to do that I would have 0 problems! A great app
Great app, but
by Mrlucaspants on 2019/02/16 17:28
I love this app, but it is a little hard to write pieces for large groups. Because when you put a bunch of instruments like an entire band, you can’t see the names of the instruments on the bars which makes it super easy to get mixed up. Would be awesome if they could import that, like putting “Clar.” In front of a line that’s a clarinet.
It’s a really good app since it’s free (question)
by Coolkid21327 on 2018/05/01 22:33
This is a really good app for composing music and it’s very simple to understand :) I do have one question though, when I’m adding notes and want to add a sharp or flat it won’t go in sometimes and just turns the note blue it’s very frustrating . Is there something I can do to fix it or am I found something wrong :/
#! A Mazing!
by nathansvee on 2018/03/02 05:04
Been using the free app for a few hours (30, not quite a week yet!) and its interface is quite simple and intuitive. Am interested -at current time- in Saxophone etudes. I can care less about the bass clef. I am reserved about going to the pop ups free version though as I am not certain this bass clef off option exist. Let me know!
Coercion
by Holcin on 2017/09/15 14:09
I have barely opened the app. I wanted to change the background color so it would be easier on my eyes. I was blocked from doing this until I gave the app a 5 star or otherwise positive review. Seriously; I'm not making this up! So I actually don't have a clue as to whether I will like this app or not. My first impression though......
Smh
by person that uses apps on 2019/05/24 02:48
This app used to be good, but now whoever this developer is so cheap and greedy, you can’t even use the app without an ad everytime you change a screen, and to even have basic necessities like to be able to change the voicing, key sig., and other things, you have to pay for the “pro” version, which is just the “here have all the things you need I guess” version for $8 a WEEK. that’s $416 a year you have to shell out just to get basic access to a music composition app with honestly, really bad sound files for instruments
Great app
by TDuBS1425 on 2018/09/29 19:08
Easy to use you can write music in different clefs and can transpose the only thing is I couldn’t find the baritone/Euphonium for parts I needed but I honestly love this app FYI thou you do need to pay for extra instruments and other features because when you first download ur only allowed to use piano instruments
Only rated 5 for the unlock
by Cowboy Lemonhead on 2017/12/23 22:31
To unlock certain features, you have to rate it five stars. I actually don’t have a problem with the app yet since I just got it but it’s sad that they are bribing us with this instead of working to provide a quality product and EARNING a five star rating.
Good app but somethings missing
by Studkid01 on 2017/09/30 15:42
This app is really good to show off your imagination through music. I love the app to make songs to play and gives me something to do when Im board. But (unless I just don't know where it is) theres no D.C al. Fine and the other things like that. Please tell me if I'm wrong and it is in the game and if it isn't in the app then please add it sooner than later.
Awesome!
by Bbboiffhyrgdxjtzv on 2018/04/01 21:12
I love this app! For a teenager interested in writing small, simple songs in my down time, this app is perfect. It has all the things you need to start writing music, and its super easy to use. Premium features cost money, but you can easily use the app without them, so its not a big issue.
Decent
by TandKIE on 2018/06/25 02:37
We can’t delete symbols such as codas or repeats, only individual notes, once we leave the piece of music and come back. This is very limiting in music writing. Also, you can’t change the background color unless you leave a review even if you pay the $9.99 for the full version of the app, which doesn’t seem to actually give you much more than the free version.
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Notation Pad-Sheet music score
Description
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? ----------------------- Features: -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 ----------------------- UNLIMITED ACCESS SUBSCRIPTION - Support up to 8 staff - Config parts(add, delete, reorder) - Change key for each part - Change beat type and tempo - Config clef for each staff - Config sound for each part - No watermark image export - No Ads - Support 2nd voice part - Transpose instruments - Pickup bar - Import data file - Edit downloaded music score - Unlock all 100+ instruments - The subscriptions are $7.99 weekly with trial, $12.99 monthly - Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase - Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period - Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal - Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase - Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that service, where applicable - Terms of use: https://service.notationpad.com/terms_service.html
Free
by Aidenr360 on 2019/07/14 15:19
I love this app except for the fact that their are so many adds, I just want to do this for free
I need my snare
by maybe Mozart on 2019/07/13 19:55
I am using the gun as a snare and a hi hat. You have a reverse cymbal, what is that going to do for me. Everything else is fine, just more instruments.
Great app
by SongWriter01 on 2019/07/12 23:36
Said I had to do this to unlock some colors, so here you go
Stole my money and deleted my work
by J.B. Shores on 2019/07/07 05:24
.....ripoff
Very good for composition
by HappyFluffyDog on 2019/07/07 04:07
A great app for composition
Great
by Hello121245678954643 on 2019/07/04 23:46
Super awesome!
A
by Bionic-eyes on 2019/06/27 05:40
You literally have to leave a 5 star to change the background. Kind of ridiculous. So gg.
Usful app
by Bablu Drummer on 2019/06/26 11:37
Ussful app
It’s really helpful!!
by qwert.tgv on 2019/06/25 03:44
I use to have this on my old phone and I just downloaded it again just because it’s hard to remember the notes I try to play and tend to forget to write it down somewhere.
Great tool
by Lexio1986 on 2019/06/24 21:49
Awesome tool for composers.
Doing this for the background
by Matthew the mooman on 2019/06/24 20:22
They said if I rate five stars, I can change the background. Seems alright for being free
KNVB
by Itch Cl FM on 2019/06/21 05:38
Bunkum
Really helps in lieu of Finale
by Tucker S Showkeir on 2019/06/21 05:18
This app got me through a couple music theory classes in college and now I'm using it to write something out for a small group. It can be tedious but it's incredibly useful to use if you don't have a computer with finale on it.
Gets the job done
by UkrainianTomatoSauce2012 on 2019/06/19 02:57
It is definitely one of the better apps to use, and being free makes it the best possible bargain. Not a crazy amount of options available but it offers all the best necessities.
Bruh
by sxate on 2019/06/18 22:29
It’s cool
No sound?
by AmazingGrape37 on 2019/06/12 23:55
For some reason whenever I pressed play, there wasn’t any sound. I made sure my volume was up, and I still had sound for ads.
Great
by hootie55 on 2019/06/11 20:16
Write music 🎶 for any instrument 🎼🎹🎵 For everyone!👨‍👩‍👦‍👦👨‍👩‍👧‍👧👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👩‍👩‍👦👨‍👨‍👧👩‍👩‍👧‍👦👨‍👨‍👧‍👦👷🏻👩🏾‍⚕️👨‍🍳👨‍⚕️👩‍🎓💂🏻🕵️‍♀️👩‍🌾👩🏻‍🏫👨‍💻
Lovely
by MettatonExNEOboz on 2019/06/09 20:04
What o needed
Best one yet
by Felix Kjelburg on 2019/06/08 18:51
I’m a student for music and this has definitely helped me look at GOOD simulations of what you would see on other bad versions.
It’s great
by livhaihs on 2019/06/07 21:10
Yeetf
Easy for beginners!
by Oscar.OrientalGuy on 2019/06/07 10:30
This is one of the best best apps that I’ve come across, so easy to use especially people like me ...
I’m only doing this for a different theme
by bunnybonkers on 2019/06/06 14:21
It’s good
Good
by Wolfieem on 2019/06/04 23:47
It’s alright
Passable Notation Program.
by Fuddafudda on 2019/06/04 15:47
Better then some alternatives. Lacking many features though. Had to rate to unlock background colors 🤷‍♂️
hef
by syhens on 2019/06/03 01:05
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Easy to navigate
by Sreffit on 2019/06/01 12:27
Love this app! Easy to navigate and fun to use. Excited to learn more as I do more.
This app is THE BEST.
by FrenchHornLife on 2019/05/31 03:11
This app is wonderful for all your musical needs. I have hardly seen any bugs, and this app works so fluidly. The audio is pretty good and the rhythms are on point. My main complaint is that I have listened to many pieces and they all have this one instrument that is always any random type, but usually timpani, and when it is played as V2, it produces a multitude of percussive sounds. No matter how much I try to copy these types of music’s set-ups, I can’t figure out how to activate this secret. I own all the instruments, yet this is impossible to do. If you (the developer) reads this, please help me figure this one out. Thanks! Here’s a list of possible changes I’d like to see: 1. When playing audio, the (de&)crescendos don’t really make a difference... can we select what dynamics they go between? 2. Slurs aren’t effective (This may be a challenge so I’m not concerned) 3. PLEASE increase the instrument limit. 4. Some instruments sound off, specifically the brass ones. French Horns sound the best in the app, but trumpets and trombones sound strange. 5. New instruments would be cool. 6. Add more tempo options like half note= (tempo) instead of just quarter note (I know this is kind of useless but it adds more options) 7. The trills are hard to listen too, they are so fast (but I guess that’s what it should sound like?) 8. Solo music should allow stacks of rests, because many types of solo music with accompaniments have stacked measures of rests (a measure with a number showing how many measures to rest) 9. I’d like a record option to record yourself playing a solo song and you can make that what it plays with the notes or combine it with the current audio. 10. Add cut time/ common time please!
Forces rating of five stars to use features of app
by stairwaypotato on 2019/05/31 01:33
This is a very bad thing when I am forced to rate well to use part of the app. This forces good reviews. That means that the info for purchase is not accurate. I also only have piano when the app clearly advertised a very wide selection of instruments.
Okay, but....
by FictionalFangirl on 2019/05/31 00:07
So. I got this app after literally WEEKS of searching for an app that would let me write lyrics with my music. And I came across this one, and it said that it was great for writing lyrics. I got it and played around with it for a long time, but I could not find anywhere to put lyrics in, and I wasn’t getting much time to look with the “UPDATE TO UNLIMITED” screen popping up in my face EVERY FIVE SECONDS with no way to remove it. Seriously? Maybe I don’t want to pay the $20 for the pro version, okay!?! I’m okay with ads, but this was just annoying. I got the app because it said it was good with lyrics, and yet there was nowhere to put lyrics in once I got there. Does someone know how to put lyrics into this app because I certainly don’t, and the tutorial was no help whatsoever. If there isn’t a way to put lyrics, at least please say so in the app description. Thank you, and have a nice day.
😡
by #*@=# on 2019/05/30 20:34
Purchased the app and enjoyed until the developers are now charging money weekly to play app, I quit.
Orchestra Compositions!
by SlurpyPenguin on 2019/05/30 18:26
Very good, easy app to use! There aren’t some certain options for specifically orchestra parts. Like Pizzicato (for specific instruments), grand Pauses, Bowing Styles, And many more. I love how well the app works! I enjoy arranging and composing pieces on this app
Amazing!
by Finguy3 on 2019/05/29 14:59
A very good app, just I feel it would be cooler if you could get like an official music sheet for songs instead of ones made by other people, but other than that amazing!
Good Tool for a Beginner
by L_A_M88 on 2019/05/29 06:02
This is a good app for someone like me who’s familiar with reading/playing music, but is just getting started writing music.
This app is great! (Quick question)
by ChiquitaBanana16 on 2019/05/27 05:20
I’m using this for a project in my AP music theory class, and it could not be going better! Quick question for the developer: can I still access my score even if I cancel my subscription?
No
by YoshiABCC on 2019/05/27 02:21
Ya’ll are really gonna have us rate 5 stars in order to change the background color? And there’s only the piano? No more instruments?
Reads XML FILES!
by Facosta440 on 2019/05/26 00:30
Reads xml files. Easy to use.
Yuh
by thatmormonbro on 2019/05/25 19:50
Check it brah
Smh
by person that uses apps on 2019/05/24 02:48
This app used to be good, but now whoever this developer is so cheap and greedy, you can’t even use the app without an ad everytime you change a screen, and to even have basic necessities like to be able to change the voicing, key sig., and other things, you have to pay for the “pro” version, which is just the “here have all the things you need I guess” version for $8 a WEEK. that’s $416 a year you have to shell out just to get basic access to a music composition app with honestly, really bad sound files for instruments
VIOLA???
by Egggghannnn on 2019/05/23 23:17
Ok, I have been playing viola for a pretty long time now. But why would you have to pay 8 dollars to write music? It’s ridiculous! If you play violin, cello, or bass, your fine, this app would be great for you. But if you play viola or another instrument with alto clef, and you don’t want to pay the money, then this app is definitely not for you.
Great
by eveysinglenameistakenGREAT on 2019/05/21 22:56
I’m literally just doing this to change the background color 😂😂
needs something more
by sareea2011 on 2019/05/21 22:16
When I first went on this app it turned out that you have to pay to put sharp signs and flat signs next to the bass clef and treble clef and I also have to pay to put 1-2 1-4 1-6 1-8 2-2 2-4 2-6 2-8 3-2 3-4 3-6 3-8 4-2 4-6 4-8 5-2 5-4 5-6 5-8 6-2 6-4 6-6 6-8 7-2 7-4 7-6 7-8 8-2 8-4 8-6 8-8 9-2 9-4 9-6 9-8 10-2 10-4 10-6 10-8 11-2 11-4 11-6 11-8 12-2 12-4 12-6 12-8 13-2 13-4 13-6 13-8 14-2 14-4 14-6 14-8 15-2 15-4 15-6 15-8 16-2 16-4 16-6 16-8 at the start and I hate that please make it so I don’t have to pay for that stuff and I like the other stuff
Why???
by Kelsie Renae on 2019/05/19 13:04
I really have no idea why there’s a need to limit what we’re able to do on the app.... I’m here so I can make some music that’s been stuck in my head.. and I cannot do that because I’m limited. Thanks.
Qwertyuiop
by jdsjjsnsnss on 2019/05/18 00:08
Qwertyuiop
Against subscription software
by Luis49 on 2019/05/15 18:36
Warning!!! If you buy a typewriter, the keys will remain locked until you pay “subscription” for each key you need to use.
Love it
by Friendship magic on 2019/05/15 02:01
I love this app! It's really helpful to me with writing/composing my music
First look
by patchoulibluez on 2019/05/13 18:02
This app has options, but don’t be surprised if you find yourself writing a review to change the background.
Jsmoove
by OtfxShaq on 2019/05/13 13:49
Dope
Missing some things
by egreen.s on 2019/05/10 21:19
I was trying to write a song, but it wouldn’t let me do a glissando. Also, I tried the new search feature, but it wouldn’t let me touch the scores that resulted from the search. A little disappointing.
VERY DIFFICULT TO USE, SCAM
by Paigeandtiger on 2019/05/10 17:07
I paid for the full version BEFORE the subscription update, which unlocked all the features. Then when I updated the app everything I’d already paid for was gone!!!! I couldn’t edit my already made scores and all I kept getting was a window asking me to buy a subscription. There’s no app support, just a link to an advertisement. Please be careful and read the reviews before you decide on this app. It’s good software but not worth the hassle when you can just use MuseScore on a computer instead for free. Developers, if you’re reading this PLEASE put back the features I ALREADY PAID FOR. It did not transfer with my account and now it’s saying I have no purchases to restore! I’m a student who doesn’t have a lot of money to spare and this was an expensive app for me to buy. Very disappointing. I used to have all of the instruments and all of the editing features. If I could get this fixed I’d change the review, but this is frustrating. Response to developer: No, I signed in with a different Apple ID because I switched phones but the same account name and password. It did restore just two of the instruments but I had had everything on the app unlocked before. Response again: If I click on a locked feature, it brings me to the screen asking me to subscribe. I can’t use any of the locked features. Response 3: I no longer have access to the same Apple ID, but I’m using the same NotationPad account. Can I have the features transferred? Please respond. I am using the same account. If this isn’t fixed I’m going to report this app for scamming. I am using the same account information and my purchases should be linked to this account. I can’t get into that Apple ID. I need my purchases restored, I don’t have a lot of money to begin with and I spent a good deal on this app. Response 4: I do not have the same Apple ID anymore. I am using the same Notation Pad account. How do I transfer purchases to this device? I am not going to pay twice for something I’ve already purchased and have been using for months. Response 5: I CAN NOT use the same Apple ID. Why are my purchases not linked to my Notation account? This would be a lot easier if you had a support email. Response 6: How do I know that I will be able to make the same purchases with this account and will not be asked to buy a subscription? I am just trying to be able to write music again. The amount of trouble I have had with this app is ridiculous and it would be much easier to do this if you had a service email address. Please just put my features back, account username is paigeandtiger. I am not going to remove or update this review until the full features are restored. If I click ‘restore’ on the subscription window it says “Restoration Succeeded” but then nothing happens.
Not enough free features
by Mikedivo on 2019/05/09 22:06
This app is a great interface, but it is 20 dollars to get premium and unless you have premium you can’t even change tempo. I’m disappointed.
It functions, but barely
by ThatNerdFpx on 2019/05/07 19:47
This app is in the very minimalist sense of the word functional, with many stupid design choices and annoying things that could very easily be fixed. For one, when the app shows you the pro subscription screen, there’s no way to click out of other than clicking the ad and going back to the main screen. Secondly, the app doesn’t show rests when notating, and makes it very strange when writing. If you write a note, it won’t show the rest of the measure as rest but simply only show that one note, which is strange. Also, the music doesn’t play when you’re not wearing headphones, which is a strange issue. Not good 2/5
Don’t bother with the free version
by qwertyuiosdfghjkcvbnm on 2019/05/03 20:11
I needed just a simple app to transcribe one-part music, and you can’t even do that with the free version of this app.
5 start to unlock an in app item?
by shniderio on 2019/05/02 12:33
How is it that you're allowed to link a 5 start review to an in app purchase. Seems like a disservice to the community. That being said I haven't used the app yet, I just wanted to change the paper color then the prompt to review for unlock appeared.
Pro user
by dannnnyhgyyyyyyyyboiiii on 2019/05/02 00:15
Please add 5lets 9lets 7lets and 4lets as an option please not just the 3lets that you have, and also add a drumset with tons of cymbal and auxiliary options as well Thankyou
There is better out there for free
by biplatformer on 2019/04/30 22:31
This app is for one thing not intuitive. A digital keyboard would make notation much better, but of course that’s a part of a separate app. Virtually all useful features are behind a ridiculous paywall of $7.99 a week, totaling $415 a year. I tried another app, “Flat”, and was blown away by how many features were included for free, with useful but not necessary upgrades behind a $50 annual subscription. There should be no reason I need to pay $415 a year to be able to do simple things like change the tempo or time signature or even key signature. Seeing apps like “Flat” make this unredeemable.
Cool thingie
by Depu T on 2019/04/28 19:38
Does what I need it to do
I’m only doing this so I can get a different color
by skskkskskskshdhshshehs on 2019/04/28 14:10
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Barely Got It
by 37J23 on 2019/04/27 20:25
Just got it and notice it has EVERYTHING!!! Whatever you could possible want Any technique, dynamic, note, or clef you could want!!! Amazing
Deceiving
by *cant think of a nickname* on 2019/04/26 00:36
You get the app and it gives you an ad that you cannot click out of unless you pay. Just don’t get it and don’t waste your time.
It’s not really 5stars
by Monkeypant5 on 2019/04/25 16:53
To change the settings they make rate them 5stars
Gud
by google store 0550 on 2019/04/24 05:13
Perfect
A reliable utility
by Veranoville on 2019/04/23 09:00
I haven’t run into any problems yet, it seems like a nice tool for a beginner like myself.
Very good!
by Anonymous_42 on 2019/04/22 13:04
It is easy access and allows me to use most of the notes I wish.
Pretty cool
by werrouuiopikgffv on 2019/04/21 03:46
I was able to make some good pieces that I can play. Def worth it
It’s a decent program. Just impossible to delete once you buy the subscription
by gggglllsnei8371 on 2019/04/20 16:14
As good as a smartphone notation app can get really
Too expensive
by Mibishop on 2019/04/19 23:16
Don’t let the “free” app fool you. You can’t actually use it until you pay $32 / month. 1 star because they wasted my time by not telling me the over-priced cost up front
All I gotta say is...
by SomeoneThatWantsToWrite1Song on 2019/04/19 20:23
Why is this app so limited!? I know that there is a subscription and all but eight dollars a week!? I mean come ON.
It’s good
by BLTSAMWICH on 2019/04/18 02:49
It’s good
Good
by I am rags on 2019/04/16 11:33
Good
Pretty cool
by midimaddy on 2019/04/16 00:34
Convenient.
Cool
by Jonath0t on 2019/04/15 01:07
Works really well with MuseScore
Very good
by hhhh10p0p0p on 2019/04/13 23:44
Very good app to use
Absolutely love it!!
by Chloeespinoza on 2019/04/13 18:53
I have only been using this app for a short while, but it has been so fun and so helpful. Being a composer is a big goal of mine and with this app, I’m a step closer!!
Import from finale?
by Does not do what was promised on 2019/04/11 17:40
The only reason I downloaded this app is literally because it said that I could import the file from finale. There is nowhere on the app where I can see import/export. I spent $20 on this and I’m not be able to get the exact thing that I needed it for.
Oh my
by thickmints on 2019/04/07 22:46
This app will push purchases on you so much (to get a new background color they make you write a review)NEVER get this app.
So far a good app.
by froggy2693 on 2019/04/06 02:13
So far it’s a good app.
Good
by unicorn girl🦄❤️ on 2019/04/05 23:09
It’s good
easy to use
by yololoshdo on 2019/04/05 09:05
easy to use
Add unlimited staff
by qqzawsxecdrfvtbgyhnumjiklop on 2019/04/04 18:58
I can only make 8 staff! I want to make an orchestra but I guess I can’t
It made me rate 5 stars to get more GUI options
by Isaac Harrison on 2019/04/04 14:18
And it had to be 2 sentences long.
Yeah
by lorwot on 2019/04/04 02:31
Have to give a positive review to unlock.
I just want the different colored notepads
by _Sarbear_ on 2019/04/03 23:34
Yeah, that’s pretty much it.
Bad
by dbkbdbhs on 2019/04/01 23:23
Force me to write a five star and cost money Totally not worth it
Great For Compositions
by Ember Reviews on 2019/04/01 23:09
I have utilized this app for compositions for a solid amount of time and I must say it has become my favorite. It’s easy to use interface and wide variety choices and options is only one of the great things about it. After using the app for a short time I purchased some of the features which enhanced the experience. Recommend it.
I like it, but one suggestion
by ꓄ꂦ꓄ꍏ꒒꒒ꌩ ꓄ꀎꋪ꓄꒒ꍟꌗ on 2019/03/31 23:45
I dont think everyone wants to necessarily pay 13 dollars a month for all of this, becuase I play piano, but got this app for the Clarinet. And I’m not entirely sue I want to spend 13 dollars monthly. It is. A great app, and have made loopholes though. 😄
IM DOING THIS FOR THE COLOR WOOOOO
by FlameBlaze1 on 2019/03/31 14:59
COLOOOOOOR
Totally worth the space
by Chicken / munch on 2019/03/30 04:06
I love that you can play what you written and change instruments. If your learning how to write music or even taking a music class and don’t know how to play any instruments, this app is a great help.
Pretty Good
by Paaapssss on 2019/03/28 02:15
I don’t want to get into the payment details about this but it’s technically worth it. The app is pretty good for when you are not actually able to play/write music at the moment. There are some problems like no swing functionalities and the fact that triplets at the end of the measure and possible unless you change the time signature. The biggest and worst problem are the instruments, look they’re okay but WAY out of tune. Harmony is not possible with two different instruments. I play saxophones and other reed instruments so I can say this about brass. Reed instruments are pretty bad. Saxophones are way to high, the highest note for alto is C but it is generally F sharp on an actual saxophone. Tenor sax is just out of tune completely. Barisax is way to high. Sopranosax is the best one. Clarinets are just way to quite. I mean other than that, it’s a pretty good app. The key board, guitars, basses, percussion, etc sounds pretty well. Although the string instruments always do the start of the note. This makes string instrument kind of robotic. Other than these things, it’s definitely worth it.
Fantastic!
by AsilMarie on 2019/03/27 03:00
Saves loads of time! I recommend it to all my writers!
👍🏻
by PlumNSTree on 2019/03/26 05:27
Ehhh, pretty solid
Forces you to give a five star review if you wish to change the background color.
by Lefthandedsecret on 2019/03/25 20:25
Need I say more?
Back again☹️
by Nadakhan_Djin on 2019/03/25 00:06
same triplet problem... k bye.
So i unlock backgrounds
by wjisubrbdn on 2019/03/24 12:06
Oof
Not very many options
by :D 2015 on 2019/03/23 15:39
The app doesn’t let you change instruments, tempos, keys, or time signatures than the default without paying. It’s good for people who don’t know music or who are just starting out, but if you’re an actual musician then this isn’t the app for you. I’d recommend Score Creator if you want an app that lets you change the tempo, key, instrument, and time signature.
Awesome app!!!!!
by Blu man J on 2019/03/22 13:23
This app has made so many things possible!!thanks!!
Ugh
by The Reviewer✔️ on 2019/03/22 01:35
This is so annoying because you have to buy EVERY SINGLE THING. I want to write a song for my cello but I have to pay for it. Can you please make it less things?? Thx
Coolness
by Guitar Popcorn on 2019/03/20 21:37
This app is pretty cool. The free version is great, and I bet that’s exactly what some of you are wondering. You can use pretty much any staff elements and there is a button that you can push that will put a line on the screen that guides you through the notes. Why the missing star? The adds about becoming a paying member are far more annoying and have a secret way of getting out that took me a while to discover: above the sign up, 7.99 a month, there is a sentence in smaller print that says, “or continue with free version”. That is where you click, on the words. If you are bad at noticing obvious things like me and you get the free version (which I would suggest), you’ll be glad you saw this. Also, to the developer, sorry for the previous, harsh review. Enjoy making some music!
Impossible to evaluate
by ManMadeHuman on 2019/03/19 14:20
The sheer number of pop up ads and constant subscription nag screen screens makes the free version impossible to evaluate. Without exaggeration, a times ad would play after every 2 to 3 button presses. And the subscription nag screen would pop up every time I pressed a function. You miss the point of free evaluation. I will try a different software suite. You lost a potential subscription.
Too expensive
by Me123singingnow on 2019/03/18 21:19
You can’t even compose in a different key without having to pay. $7 a week is excessive!
Suits my needs
by #justwantaroommate on 2018/09/12 16:07
As a music therapist and private teacher, I love this app. I write etudes for students, and use it for transcribing, transposing, or arranging songs. There is a bit of a learning curve to it. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because I would like it to have some more features, and fix an error. The stem of the note for the 3rd line should be written down when played by itself, but on this program it’s written up instead. Sometimes I like to add chord symbols, i.e. Cm7, along with a melody line, but the letters are written so small it’s hard to see. And it gets covered by any notes written above the staff. Also you HAVE to include a tempo marking, quarter note = ?? Bpm, with every score. Sometimes I don’t need to include one and I can’t get rid of it. For the purposes of writing etudes I would like to include a double bar line at the end of every line but can’t seem to figure that out. Little things like that. This app has been a great resource for me. Definitely recommend it!
Beginner SongWriter
by RCeallaigh on 2018/01/19 20:45
Love this app. I was watching a vlog on the top songwriting apps and this was suggested as #10. I understand music theory and song progression through learning to playing and playing the violin for so long, but I’ve never created my own music. I’m teaching myself to write music and songs based on my experiential knowledge. This app is amazing for people who can sight read and play an instrument by ear because it so easy to put a note on the page, play it and build on it to make the sound or song as you hear it in your mind. The written notes are placed along a score and helps to remove the necessity of constantly having an instrument available. It’s so easy to use from editing, deleting, adding, saving. It’s so great. Check it out. In my opinion, it’s definitely worth the purchase. It’s not going to create a whole song with the ability to introduce multiple instruments or effects available in a mixing studio. But it’s perfect for creating sheet music verbatim or using it to build the skeleton of a song that you may choose to upload into another program to add Sound FX, vocals, drum beats, etc. I love it. Check it out. I hope I’ve described the app in enough detail on how it’s benefited me in order to know whether it’s a great fit for you.
Pretty Good
by Paaapssss on 2019/03/28 02:15
I don’t want to get into the payment details about this but it’s technically worth it. The app is pretty good for when you are not actually able to play/write music at the moment. There are some problems like no swing functionalities and the fact that triplets at the end of the measure and possible unless you change the time signature. The biggest and worst problem are the instruments, look they’re okay but WAY out of tune. Harmony is not possible with two different instruments. I play saxophones and other reed instruments so I can say this about brass. Reed instruments are pretty bad. Saxophones are way to high, the highest note for alto is C but it is generally F sharp on an actual saxophone. Tenor sax is just out of tune completely. Barisax is way to high. Sopranosax is the best one. Clarinets are just way to quite. I mean other than that, it’s a pretty good app. The key board, guitars, basses, percussion, etc sounds pretty well. Although the string instruments always do the start of the note. This makes string instrument kind of robotic. Other than these things, it’s definitely worth it.
I LOVE IT!
by Beyay01 on 2018/03/15 15:37
I absolutely love this app! I needed an app that would allow me to compose pieces while also allowing me to hear it for my Music Theory Class since I don’t really have a laptop yet and, so far, it’s been absolutely wonderful. The only reason I’m giving it 4/5 Stars is because I have trouble removing notes when I want to tweak something in, say, the first measure but I already have the first sheet of music done. To get rid of that one note, I could get rid of it but it takes forever for that little “x” to come up (maybe it’s because of my big fingers). Another reason why I can’t give it five stars is because I still haven’t tried out the feature that would let me send my homework to my teacher so, fingers crossed that it works. As for the paid stuff, to be honest, I feel like it’s worth the money since most programs like this are about the same amount anyway. All in all, great app and I can’t wait to see how the developers improve it even more ❤️
Coolness
by Guitar Popcorn on 2019/03/20 21:37
This app is pretty cool. The free version is great, and I bet that’s exactly what some of you are wondering. You can use pretty much any staff elements and there is a button that you can push that will put a line on the screen that guides you through the notes. Why the missing star? The adds about becoming a paying member are far more annoying and have a secret way of getting out that took me a while to discover: above the sign up, 7.99 a month, there is a sentence in smaller print that says, “or continue with free version”. That is where you click, on the words. If you are bad at noticing obvious things like me and you get the free version (which I would suggest), you’ll be glad you saw this. Also, to the developer, sorry for the previous, harsh review. Enjoy making some music!
Problem going below the treble line with treble notes...
by J 452;) on 2018/12/14 23:09
This is the single problem I have found while using the app. It a super small detail (which is probably why you missed it) but it makes it so I can’t put any accents on certain notes. If I put a treble note below a certain point, I cant select it for anything: I can’t move it, I can’t delete it, I can’t edit it. It’s a minor problem, but it catastrophic, it ruins songs that require those note because the notes are a half step off. And the only way to delete these notes is to select the whole chord IF the other note is still in the treble section. And that’s assuming the note even is a chord. Otherwise it gets stuck in whichever clef it was moved to... If an update we’re to fix this I would immediately change my rating to five stars. But this problem is way to damaging to keep, especially for an app that costs $10 for all feature. It just ruins the songs....
I like it
by Jer of Bigness on 2018/05/17 16:31
After a bit of getting used to, and some glitches involving getting kicked out of the app when opening a copy of a previously created score (which seems to have cleared itself up), this is fun and mostly easy to use. The cut and paste with window feature is a bit of a pain, and I would really appreciate being able to add lyrics and determine chords, and I'll be looking for an app that does that. I'd like to be able to pick where to start playback, but it's nice to be able to save to a .pdf or .png file. You will have to upgrade in order to add instrument families, vary tempo, and key signatures (instead of having to add accidentals to notes), so I've spent about $15 total. But this has saved me a ton of time over having to write out a manuscript longhand. I don't have PC access right now, so being able to do it on my phone is a kick in the pants.
Need some support
by kirklanded on 2017/10/02 05:54
I am not a professional musician, so I am only using the very basic feature of this app, and so far it seems to be working the way it should. However, I need some help, but I can’t find a link where I can ask the developer, so I am going to ask here, and hopefully the developer will answer me. I transcribed a song to the notation pad, but half way through it, I realized that I should have started one octave higher. Is there a way I can move all the notes that I put down on the pad to one octave higher, without deleting all of it and do it again from scratch? Also, is there an easier way to ask questions than through the review, in case I have more questions down the road? Thank you very much.
Okay, but....
by FictionalFangirl on 2019/05/31 00:07
So. I got this app after literally WEEKS of searching for an app that would let me write lyrics with my music. And I came across this one, and it said that it was great for writing lyrics. I got it and played around with it for a long time, but I could not find anywhere to put lyrics in, and I wasn’t getting much time to look with the “UPDATE TO UNLIMITED” screen popping up in my face EVERY FIVE SECONDS with no way to remove it. Seriously? Maybe I don’t want to pay the $20 for the pro version, okay!?! I’m okay with ads, but this was just annoying. I got the app because it said it was good with lyrics, and yet there was nowhere to put lyrics in once I got there. Does someone know how to put lyrics into this app because I certainly don’t, and the tutorial was no help whatsoever. If there isn’t a way to put lyrics, at least please say so in the app description. Thank you, and have a nice day.
It’s okay
by Clover91832783179123 on 2018/07/27 00:52
It’s really helpful for my composition work, but there are a lot of seemingly simple features that it lacks that could make it a lot better. For example, I can’t copy and paste measures between sheets of music (and copying/pasting in the SAME song is a real pain.) You can delete notes and rests, but you can’t delete accents, dynamics, repeats, or anything like that. You just have to remove the entire measure. That’s really irritating. Everything it can do really isn’t worth $10... for $10, I would expect more easy-of-use user interface design. It’s pretty simplistic, for the most part. It’s really dumb that adding a key signature to the sheet music isn’t featured in the “free” part of the app. But yeah, I wouldn’t really recommend this to a friend unless they were in great need for a simple music composition software.
Great So Far, But...
by marisspriss on 2018/07/24 03:25
I just downloaded this app because I needed a portable program to easily write sheet music. I decided to try it out. It works really well; much better than the computer program I use, but I'm a little disappointed about one thing. I tried to change the key signature, but it said I needed to buy the extras pack to do so. I read the details, and it seems other things that I would like to use also require the purchase. I don't think it seems fair that I need to pay to change the key signature and tempo, change the clef, and add a pickup bar. I'm not giving the app up just yet and I will buy the purchase as soon as I can, but I just thought I'd share my opinion. My main question: Why DO you need to pay for those things, anyway? And one more thing: I've noticed that there isn't an option for certain sound effects that can be played on other instruments, either. Do you think you could add those in a different update? If so, I'd appreciate it.
Easy to use, VERY difficult to print
by Darla Delozier on 2019/02/21 19:58
I downloaded this app in order to arrange music for my choir, and I was very impressed by the options available to me. After a couple of days I purchased the $7.99 A WEEK package in order to have more musical liberties, and it was worth the $16 to be able to use those features for 2 weeks. Once I was done arranging the piece, I was VERY disappointed to learn I had spent $16 for TWO WEEKS of a service only to have it print with a notation pad watermark. I can simply buy a copy of music off of any website for $3-$7 and it will have nothing but a small note in fine print to indicate the service it came from. It is unacceptable to make your customers pay a ridiculous amount of money each week only to leave them with marked copies of music that THEY composed. I recommend finding a different app for a musical outlet.
Best notation app (question for devs)
by Hgfgghc on 2018/02/28 04:58
As far as a notation program, you are better off using a computer, but I really love using this app when I don't have access to a computer. It has every basic feature needed. Overall, It is more of a 4 star app, but since its the best of its kind on the AppStore it deserves 5. It would be amazing if there was an online forum or way to contact the developers in case you have any questions. Question for devs: I was writing a song and somehow got some notes to turn up grey which would allow me to write another voicing with a different rhythm. How do I enable and disable this feature?
Ok but hard to get help
by Big Bird's nest on 2018/05/19 06:25
I really like being able to use my iPad to put down & listen to what I’m hearing in my head. The problem I’m having is that it’s not easy to edit the score. Stability is a problem, as Sometimes an action works fine but the same action may not work the next time & instead will mess up that measure. I have questions like: How do I add lyrics? Why do some notes become grayed out so I can’t make changes later? The support is almost non-existent (no answers in the Q&A; nothing on the developer website; the video tutorial goes too fast & has no audio to help vision impaired users). I can’t even find any answers on Google. It takes a long time to do a simple part because I’m pretty much on my own trying to figure things out that should otherwise be easy.
Delete function doesn’t fully function; Sorely lacks a user manual
by mojo191 on 2018/08/29 17:28
I don’t know if this is a bug in the Notation app, or what. But, it’s nearly impossible to alter the notes one has written. At most, one occasionally go a step or two backwards. But, beyond that, it’s not at all clear how one would alter a more complex structure one has composed. It’s also not at all clear how one would insert rests before the notes one has already written. The lack of any user manual makes figuring out how to do such things quite daunting. A detailed user manual would be a very welcome addition to the Notation Program — an addition that is sorely needed if one is to be capable of utilizing the program to its full potential. I’m hoping to hear from the author of the program as to how to carry out the functions I’m having a problem with.
Why. Why are there no real drums.
by Purest Strain Of H8, M8 on 2018/06/24 09:47
This might actually be a decent app. But I wouldn’t know. Because the only thing that I got this app for was writing in percussion clef. So I bought all the god forsaken extras (ten bucks just to EDIT TEMPO?!) and all of the percussion instruments because I *assumed* there would be a kit option. Even though it wasn’t listed as “kit” or anything, I put my faith in the “synth drums” instrument, because a lot of synths that have a drums setting can do almost anything I would possibly need. Then I found out that “synth drums” is literally just one tom pitched up and down. It’s literally just a piano with some slight attack to it. It serves as nothing but an insult to (highly) paying customers. Sigh. All I know is that Noteflight better get it together and release a mobile app or I’m going to continue being a sad little girl. Please introduce at least a basic drum kit. For real, look at Noteflight’s drum notation software and take some notes. If you add FX cymbals (china, splash, bells, swishes, etc.) I will literally leave Noteflight entirely behind and use this app exclusively. All I need is a decent kit. Can we get a percussion clef, please?
Pretty good, but overpriced
by Paempaem! on 2018/03/15 04:02
The app itself is quite wonderful, but to buy every feature costs $15. Definitely overpriced. However, the app is amazing. I can test out anything I want and design any song I want, any key and time signature, any tempo, a wide selection of instruments. I would however like to point out that there are no non pitched percussion instruments like bass drum, snare drum, cymbals. But the app is still excellent. It has so many features that I don’t even recognize some of them. I would definitely recommend this app if you want to make a song or just a piano score.
This app is great for new composers
by Guydu on 2019/02/07 03:33
I’m brand new to composing and I like to make small random pieces of music that me and my friends can enjoy... this app makes it easy to create and play nice sounding music instead of having to find people to play it... it does have some pretty annoying glitches and some of the instruments can’t play so much more than eighth notes very badly legato... but otherwise from that... a lot this app does helps me with composing and I enjoy making music with this app...👌
Good start but needs improvement
by Lizzie5101520 on 2018/12/13 22:15
It’s really pretty good for on-the-go notating, which is super helpful, but there are some pretty obvious issues that I’d love to see fixed. One- being able to format the systems/lines of music- often it will end with just one enormous measure at the bottom of the page, which looks ridiculous. Two- there doesn’t seem to be a way to add a second line of lyrics for a verse 2. There’s a button for it, but it doesn’t seem to work unless you add in completely new notes for the second verse, which seems pretty silly. I just want to add new lyrics for the same melody as the first verse...
Pretty useless.
by T. Virginia on 2018/04/04 16:34
First, I should admit that I have only tried the free version. EVERYTHING you could possibly want to do costs extra though. All of those little costs add up. Might as well drop the $15 and buy an actually good music notation app, rather than download this free one and get charged for every little thing you could possibly want to do. Also, It’s super tedious to try and use. I’m a pretty small person yet even my fingers couldn’t seem to hit the tiny buttons on this app. It’s also really not intuitive at all. Trying to figure out how to do simple things like erase notes, add double bar lines, or switch between rhythms is confusing and time consuming. I hate this app. I don’t think it’s good for anything. Absolutely useless.
It functions, but barely
by ThatNerdFpx on 2019/05/07 19:47
This app is in the very minimalist sense of the word functional, with many stupid design choices and annoying things that could very easily be fixed. For one, when the app shows you the pro subscription screen, there’s no way to click out of other than clicking the ad and going back to the main screen. Secondly, the app doesn’t show rests when notating, and makes it very strange when writing. If you write a note, it won’t show the rest of the measure as rest but simply only show that one note, which is strange. Also, the music doesn’t play when you’re not wearing headphones, which is a strange issue. Not good 2/5
A WASTE (if your instrument is anything but a piano)
by 00891014702544 on 2017/11/25 08:52
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.
Usable but plenty missing
by nfnitloop on 2018/11/05 21:40
The description of this app mentions lyrics, but a separate app is available that also describes lyrics and neither of them appear to do so. It is not clearly described that almost ALL functionality is hidden behind a few separate (!!) In-App purchases. There are a few other things that are limitations: 1: the “pages” do not nicely fill a printed page when exporting to PDF 2: the Transpose function doesn’t do anything but change the audio output when previewing the song - the actual notation remains in the original key! 3: Copy/Paste functionality is pretty simple, and hard to get working right (but repeats/codas seem to work properly when testing using the audio playback) 4: when adding volume or tempo decorations, there is not a way to REMOVE them - resulting in more than one kind of “f f f f ffff fff MF ppppppppp”! 5: crescendo marks are temperamental, difficult to place, and don’t “look right” to me (I can’t think of another way to put it)
Great! But....
by Raz0rblade654 on 2018/11/29 15:05
This app is incredible for writing music. There are a few flaws, though. It can get sluggish if a song exceeds around 150 measures. I also wish you can use more than just 8 separate instruments. And the biggest flaw is that transposition ranges from sounding a full octave below written, to a full octave above written. This doesn’t allow some instruments to be charted properly, such as the tenor, and baritone saxes. Fix these few things, and it’s easily 5/5 stars.
This is great!
by JPGEM7 on 2017/09/07 03:37
I am an up and coming composer, five foot five, fourteen years, and I think this app is great! I've been taking piano for about 9 years now, and I must say: This sure beats handwriting! The app is great because not only does it allow the user to create amazing sounding music, it also plays the music quite nicely. Overall, I think this app has great potential to become your next music composing tool of choice (besides your brain obviously).
Scam
by Rahuran on 2019/02/13 20:48
Literally cannot unsubscribe. There is no button anywhere that lets you. The only thing I haven’t tried is the Get VIP button, which is currently non-functioning. Looked for support; the support link links to an ad for the app. Googled support; only found ads for the app. Logging in only lets you change your name. Settings offer background color changes in exchange for 5 star reviews (hence the inflated positive rating), a FAQ with two questions (none related to account payments), the ability to share, a bug report (which I just submitted under the assumption that INABILITY TO UNSUBSCRIBE is an unintended feature), a video tutorial, and little else.
Drums?
by Poketledgender on 2018/04/07 16:43
This is a great app for notating on the go! But I’ve recently found that when my music goes past a certain measure number the bass line becomes percussion? It stops being a bass line on the piano and just starts becoming cymbal crashes and other drum noises. I can’t figure out how to make it stop. The “instrument” page says it’s just a piano so I have no idea what’s going on and it’s ruining the sound of my music. If this gets fixed then the app is 5 star worthy.
Awesome app, and I really wanted that eggshell background
by Ryan Stailey on 2018/02/07 00:06
No BS, this app is very helpful and what I’ve been looking for. Been reading intensive theory, so having this app alongside counterpoint and various harmonic exercises helps me greatly in digesting material quicker. However, I find the rating to be a bit misleading when certain customizable options (namely the background-color adjustment) is available only after a five-star review is exchanged.
Pricy but invaluable on the go
by Sam B Smith on 2017/11/27 02:15
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:
There is better out there for free
by biplatformer on 2019/04/30 22:31
This app is for one thing not intuitive. A digital keyboard would make notation much better, but of course that’s a part of a separate app. Virtually all useful features are behind a ridiculous paywall of $7.99 a week, totaling $415 a year. I tried another app, “Flat”, and was blown away by how many features were included for free, with useful but not necessary upgrades behind a $50 annual subscription. There should be no reason I need to pay $415 a year to be able to do simple things like change the tempo or time signature or even key signature. Seeing apps like “Flat” make this unredeemable.
does, as promised... but
by mookie the k on 2018/03/15 01:48
description for software suggests you get a lot in the free version... and you do. but the many instruments (beyond grand piano) and tempo control, etc. comes with the $9.99 version. / strange 'video tutorial' sans audio needs help.... there should be a 'users guide' somewhere instead. trial and error method adds a layer of time-consuming complexity the eager user doesn't need. / the video ads... --very nicely done... but the wait-5-seconds to dump out of em gets a bit tedious... especially in the trial-and-error learning mode. / --positioning of the ads: irritating. seems like they showup when you least expect them. / Mr Software designer...! --u wont make friends --or customers that way. // a good program, albeit it cumbersome and frustrating right from the start....
Great For Compositions
by Ember Reviews on 2019/04/01 23:09
I have utilized this app for compositions for a solid amount of time and I must say it has become my favorite. It’s easy to use interface and wide variety choices and options is only one of the great things about it. After using the app for a short time I purchased some of the features which enhanced the experience. Recommend it.
Needs a few adjustments
by FatherToTwo on 2018/11/22 01:39
This is a great app and I recommend it, however it's missing a few things. Also, you have to pay for a lot of stuff, like changing the time and key signatures, or the beats per minute. Also, the ads kind of ruin it a bit, every time you click on something, an add pops up. As I said, overall a great app- just needs some adjustments.
Immediately had to pay
by Saturnpiano on 2018/02/21 03:29
I was very excited to find this app but should have known from in app purchases that I would have to pay. Just as I created a new document and went to the settings of it, no sooner had I clicked on the tempo then a notification popped up informing that to use most of the features I would have to pay $9.99. For many I’m sure this is a great app and works just fine once you pay, but I’m on a budget and was quite disappointed.
Can you add other instruments like say maybe a harp
by Mia harp on 2018/07/20 02:15
Can you please add some other instruments like maybe Harp would be nice and also some Harp notation like glissandi would be nice harmonics key changes and some other stuff that most harpists use I want to be able to write for the heart not only piano just Harp can be pedal harp Celtic Harp as long as it's a Harp I want to be able to write for it I love classical music but seriously add some Harp sounds and Harp notes including pedal settings and other things for the Harp thanks
Not good for writing with instruments
by Password needy on 2017/10/30 15:09
I bought the full version and I started writing songs with it. I was trying to make harmonies with saxophone, french horn, and trumpet and I started writing using the actual pitches that the instruments use but the only way it sounds in harmony is if they all play the same note. An F on horn should not sound like an F on Saxophone or trumpet. I saw another rating that said this same problem and the developer said they would fix it. Developers please get back to me about this.
Promising start, but take the word PAD seriously.
by Canoesailor on 2017/09/22 15:07
There is no easier way to enter notes, period. Note entry: 5 STARS. Great for quick SIMPLE ideas Sadly, the more i use it the worse it is. I started at 4 stars, then edited to 3, now I am down to 2 stars and regretting my purchase. MANY buttons don't work, many problems with voicing, slurs don't work, NO ERASE BUTTON, undo button works but use it soon or it costs dearly. Needs midi import and easier way to edit and add parts to imported xml files. Support in nonexistent with no contact info that i can find. But for starting from a blank page there is no easier way to enter notes. Best for simple melody lines without layered voicings. Without midi import I'll use it less than i hoped, or have to transcribe EVERY thing i arrange. Please fix this, its such a great start. So fast and easy for the basic things it does.
Tedious
by Fkamdmcmxn kxll on 2018/01/14 04:07
I don’t see the point in not putting scales in the free version. In the end it’s just making it tedious for people that can’t purchase the full version. Especially since we can put sharps and flats already. Other than that this is a pretty good app. I haven’t seen another one like it. I’m even considering buying the full version. 5 stars:)
An amazing composing app!
by COMPLETE WASTE OF MONEY!!!!!! on 2019/02/22 04:26
You can get a full music composing experience without paying a penny! (As long as you like piano) I’ve made some pretty fun pieces that I’ve liked a lot on this app. If I have gripe about it it is that you can’t transfer songs from devices as far as I know, but if I knew how to do that I would have 0 problems! A great app
Great app, but
by Mrlucaspants on 2019/02/16 17:28
I love this app, but it is a little hard to write pieces for large groups. Because when you put a bunch of instruments like an entire band, you can’t see the names of the instruments on the bars which makes it super easy to get mixed up. Would be awesome if they could import that, like putting “Clar.” In front of a line that’s a clarinet.
It’s a really good app since it’s free (question)
by Coolkid21327 on 2018/05/01 22:33
This is a really good app for composing music and it’s very simple to understand :) I do have one question though, when I’m adding notes and want to add a sharp or flat it won’t go in sometimes and just turns the note blue it’s very frustrating . Is there something I can do to fix it or am I found something wrong :/
#! A Mazing!
by nathansvee on 2018/03/02 05:04
Been using the free app for a few hours (30, not quite a week yet!) and its interface is quite simple and intuitive. Am interested -at current time- in Saxophone etudes. I can care less about the bass clef. I am reserved about going to the pop ups free version though as I am not certain this bass clef off option exist. Let me know!
Coercion
by Holcin on 2017/09/15 14:09
I have barely opened the app. I wanted to change the background color so it would be easier on my eyes. I was blocked from doing this until I gave the app a 5 star or otherwise positive review. Seriously; I'm not making this up! So I actually don't have a clue as to whether I will like this app or not. My first impression though......
Smh
by person that uses apps on 2019/05/24 02:48
This app used to be good, but now whoever this developer is so cheap and greedy, you can’t even use the app without an ad everytime you change a screen, and to even have basic necessities like to be able to change the voicing, key sig., and other things, you have to pay for the “pro” version, which is just the “here have all the things you need I guess” version for $8 a WEEK. that’s $416 a year you have to shell out just to get basic access to a music composition app with honestly, really bad sound files for instruments
Great app
by TDuBS1425 on 2018/09/29 19:08
Easy to use you can write music in different clefs and can transpose the only thing is I couldn’t find the baritone/Euphonium for parts I needed but I honestly love this app FYI thou you do need to pay for extra instruments and other features because when you first download ur only allowed to use piano instruments
Only rated 5 for the unlock
by Cowboy Lemonhead on 2017/12/23 22:31
To unlock certain features, you have to rate it five stars. I actually don’t have a problem with the app yet since I just got it but it’s sad that they are bribing us with this instead of working to provide a quality product and EARNING a five star rating.
Good app but somethings missing
by Studkid01 on 2017/09/30 15:42
This app is really good to show off your imagination through music. I love the app to make songs to play and gives me something to do when Im board. But (unless I just don't know where it is) theres no D.C al. Fine and the other things like that. Please tell me if I'm wrong and it is in the game and if it isn't in the app then please add it sooner than later.
Awesome!
by Bbboiffhyrgdxjtzv on 2018/04/01 21:12
I love this app! For a teenager interested in writing small, simple songs in my down time, this app is perfect. It has all the things you need to start writing music, and its super easy to use. Premium features cost money, but you can easily use the app without them, so its not a big issue.
Decent
by TandKIE on 2018/06/25 02:37
We can’t delete symbols such as codas or repeats, only individual notes, once we leave the piece of music and come back. This is very limiting in music writing. Also, you can’t change the background color unless you leave a review even if you pay the $9.99 for the full version of the app, which doesn’t seem to actually give you much more than the free version.
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