Songbook Edition

A Gift to All Singers and Accompanists.

Playback, transpose and print entire songs just over a single cup of coffee. Watch as recognized guitar fretboards and chord symbols instantly update as you transpose key signatures. Choose a rhythm style and let the automatic drum kit accompany your song. Sing along with your friends in Karaoke view.

Process practically any PDF music file you find on the Internet. Capture and recognize printed scores directly from your scanner. With 99+% accuracy of the lyrics and text and music*, you'll be astonished at how fast SmartScore 64's finishes your transcribing tasks. Transpose entire scores or individual parts by key or by clef. Reformat, resize and reprint an entire song in just minutes. Export finished scores to other notation programs via MusicXML or MIDI. The easy-to-use editor has been streamlined to speed up workflow. Multiple views include split screen, mulit-document tab views, continuous horizontal viewing of both the original scan (in yellow) and the fully-editable SmartScore window (shown in white).

*Accuracy can vary depending on print and scan quality.

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Songbook Edition is identical to SmartScore Professional Edition in every way except as follows:
Limited to processing music with no more than 3 staves per system (e.g. Piano/vocal arrangements).
Songbook processes both multi-page PDF and .TIF files.

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Intelligent features. No degree required.

Transpose and Print

You have the right piano arrangement, but it's in the wrong key. You have the correct instrumental part, but it's in the wrong clef. You don't read music and you rely exclusively on guitar fret diagrams to play your part and your singer says "Play it in a higher key!". Problem solved: Scan, edit, transpose and print out your song in a new key or clef in just minutes with SmartScore 64.

Remarkable Lyric & Text Recognition

Who wants to spend time correcting mis-recognized words? Our updated OCR module now provides up to 99+% lyric and text accuracy*. Your Karaoke sing-along sessions will kick off without delay. Improved recognition of dynamic and tempo markings mean more accurate and more nuanced playback. Expressions and tuplets captured more accurately as well. Spend less time editing. More time playing.


Singing along to the moving lyrics and bouncing ball can certainly be fun when you do it with your friends and family. But it's also a useful tool for practice and rehearsal. As with nearly all features in SmartScore, the Karaoke view is customizable to suit your needs... increase font size, bounce intervals, etc.

Convert notation to TAB.
Convert TAB to notation.

Guitar tablature recognition and conversion is included! Songbook reads scores with BOTH notation and TAB staff lines combined (Guitar edition reads only one staff). The powerful TAB editor easily corrects mis-read fingering and note pitches. Contrapuntal voices are highlighted and note values are displayed reducing rhythmic ambiguity.

Chord Editor

Precision recognition of chord symbols and guitar fret diagrams. Chord configurations can be edited, added or changed on-the-fly. Chord symbols are automatically updated when key signatures are transposed.

MIDI Event Editing

SmartScore is also a full-featured MIDI sequencer. View and edit in the familiar piano roll, overview and event list formats. Two-way transparency allows for editing changes to be automatically updated between notation and MIDI views. Export to Type 1 or Type 0 MIDI files as well as XF MIDI files for Yamaha keyboards.

Simple formatting, flexible output.

Page Formatting and Setup

Reformat scores simply and easily. Change page orientation, margins, staff widths, distances and layout easily with engraver-quality output to PDF or paper print.

Input / Output Options

Transpose and print directly from SmartScore. Save as MIDI or MusicXML and open your scores in Finale, MuseScore, Sibelius or any other notation program supporting MusicXML. You can even convert playback to MP3 files!

Direct Scanning

Transpose & Print

Export to MusicXML

Save to MP3 & MIDI

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Special pricing for schools & churches.

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Special competitive upgrade pricing.

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System Requirements

Windows XP or later (Windows 10 compatible)

macOS 10.13 or later (Catalina compatible)