Touch Notation for iOS

Touch Notation is a powerful musical score creation app that allows anyone to enjoy writing music using touch gestures. In Japan, Touch Notation was selected as one of the 'App Store Best of 2014' apps, and held the No. 1 spot in the iPad Paid App index for music apps for over two weeks. Touch Notation is available in free and full versions, allowing musicians to experience most of the app's features at no cost. Up until now, musical score creation software has relied upon dragging individual notes from a palette onto staves. By contrast, Touch Notation allows musicians to draw directly onto the score using a finger or touch pen, and have their work immediately appear as beautifully written notation, then played back using the app's 30 built-in instrument voices. A wide-range of functions accessible from a cleanly designed, intuitive user interface. Ability to enter musical expressions for adjusting tempo and dynamics. Convenient transpose feature for raising/lowering the pitch of the entire score. Output scores using Air Print, or save to Dropbox in PDF, SMF, MusicXML, and ScoreMaker formats. Touch Notation allows the following musical symbols to be entered by hand: Note, Rest (including dotted and double-dotted), Long Rest, Beam, Tuplet (Triplet). Grace Note. Accidental, Tie, Slur. Accent, Staccato, Tenuto, Fermata. Trill, sfz, Arpeggio, Pedal, Senza. Metronome symbol. Crescendo, Decrescendo. Dynamics symbols (ppp. fff). Octave symbol. Repeat brackets. Repeat marks (D. C. Fine/D. S. Segno/Coda/to Coda). Clefs (Treble Clef/Bass Clef/C Clef/Percussion Clef). Key signature. Time signature. Bar lines (repeat marks). Abbreviation. Other musical expressions ('Dolce', 'Tranquillo', etc) can be added using text input, while comments and memos can also be written freehand directly onto the score. Entering rhythm notation, tab notation etc.is not supported. Older devices may experience stuttering when playing complicated scores with many simultaneous notes. Users are recommended to test the free version of Touch Notation in order to assess the app's performance on their device.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.1.001

- Added support for entering and editing drum notation.

- Added 5 new score templates that include drum percussion.

- Added support for entering grace notes.

- Added support for writing abbreviation symbols.

- Added ability to resume score playback using a > gesture

- Various other small fixes.


Release October 1, 2017
Date Added October 1, 2017
Version 1.1.001

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74


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