MUSIC NOTATION APP FOR iPAD

Sibelius | First

Write simple scores with free music notation software
(includes desktop + mobile)

Sibelius

Create with up to 16 parts—great for smaller ensembles
(includes desktop + mobile)

Sibelius | Ultimate

Compose, arrange, and engrave music without limits
(includes desktop + mobile)

Or download the music notation app on the Apple App Store

Get started with Sibelius for mobile

 

Get started

Learn how to install, launch, and configure the app
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Unlock and play scores

Get an overview of the functions and sound library
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Input notes

Discover all the ways you can enter music notation
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Add instruments and more

Select notation, sounds, and navigate the Create gallery
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Compose with a touch

See all the finger and touch workflows you can use
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Create with Apple Pencil

Write music faster with tilt and gesture functions
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Get the most out of Sibelius

Work on scores anywhere

Sibelius for mobile puts the #1 selling music notation program at your fingertips—literally. Work with the same tools and features used by countless composers and production houses every day on your iPad. Whether writing down ideas, creating full-blown compositions, or reviewing scores, you have the freedom to create wherever you’re comfortable.

Take your portfolio to go

Forget having to bring and break out your laptop when meeting with clients and collaborators. Instead, you can conveniently take the world’s most powerful notation toolset and your entire music portfolio with you wherever you go—ideal for those unexpected opportunities. And for tandemly working through last-minute revisions.

Hear your music in stunning detail

Sibelius includes a high-quality sample library filled with a variety of musical instrumentation, so you can hear what your music will sound like when performed by real musicians. The Espressivo advanced notation interpretation even lets you adjust rhythm and swing to create a more humanistic feel.

Speed your workflow

Sibelius for mobile is designed to take full advantage of Apple Pencil and iPad touch capabilities. Its elegant, streamlined interface provides the most intuitive and efficient workflows possible while supporting the same keyboard shortcuts you know and love from working on the desktop version, so you’ll feel right at home.

Get innovative note entry

Experience the pen and paper workflow reimagined. Enter notes with the onscreen Keypad or a keyboard, and Sibelius takes care of all note layout. Touch a note and drag up or down to change its value, or drag left or right to add a flat or sharp. With an Apple Pencil, tap a note and tilt up or down to add a flat or sharp, or tilt left or right to choose the note value.

Have everything you need

In addition to the Keypad, Sibelius for mobile features a Create menu that’s optimized for iOS, making it easy to add clefs, key signatures, time signatures, barlines, symbols, text styles, and more to your score from searchable galleries. You can also quickly search through all Sibelius commands using the Command Search, putting the entire app at your fingertips.

Move tiers to meet needs

Sibelius is designed to grow with you to support your creative aspirations and project needs. From the introductory (and free) Sibelius | First to the industry-standard Sibelius | Ultimate, you can add more notation capabilities and instrument parts to take on more creative opportunities by simply upgrading your subscription tier.

Have everything on one creative platform

Seamlessly move from desktop to tablet and back without ever having to import or export files. That’s because whether on mobile or desktop, you're always in Sibelius. With files saved to iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive, or other iOS-supported cloud service, you have easy anywhere access to all your ideas and scores.

Enable a hybrid workflow

While Sibelius for mobile is fully featured, providing many of the same tools as its desktop counterpart, there are some notation and layout features only available in the desktop version, making it an integral part of a complete workflow (compare versions). Plus, the mobile version comes free with the desktop version, enabling you to work where and how you want.

Sibelius | First

Write simple scores with free music notation software
(includes desktop + mobile)

Sibelius

Create with up to 16 parts—great for smaller ensembles
(includes desktop + mobile)

Sibelius | Ultimate

Compose, arrange, and engrave music without limits
(includes desktop + mobile)