Description of App
SM Music Reader is an app for everyone to read scores written in MusicXML format. It supports drawing the score, playing and reading with screen reader like VoiceOver.
SM Music Reader is a free and fully accessible app for everyone to read scores written in MusicXML format. It supports drawing the score, playing and reading with screen reader like Voiceover, so both sighted and blind users can exchange the same score at the same time. The app is connected to Sao Mai online music library with thousands of MusicXML scores.
SM Music Reader currently provides the following features:
• Read music files written in MusicXML format,
• Draw sheet music for exchanging scores among both sighted people and people with visual impairment at the same time,
• Play MIDI files:
o Play all, by part, staff, current measure and by highlighted passage,
o Forward, rewind and loop playback,
o Adjust tempo, customize metronome options, volume and select instruments’ voices for each part.
• Support reading with screen readers:
o View the whole part or selected staff,
o Speak note by note and bar by bar,
o Speak in order of by voice (horizontal) and by timestamp (vertically),
o Speak most details of the score like directions, chords, nuances, slurs/ties, ornaments, fingerings/strings, lyrics, etc.
• Braille music translation
• Navigate to a certain bar or line,
• Set bookmarks,
• Manage your favorite lists and view the file’s details,
• Access Sao Mai music sharing library,
As a non-profit organization, Sao Mai Center for the Blind relies entirely on our sponsored projects and financial aids from donors. Therefore, your contributions, in any manner, will more or less help us maintain and develop this app, as well as other useful tools for the blind.
With special thanks to Overbrook School for the Blind and the Nippon Foundation for their valuable support in initial financing costs for this project.