What are the best music notation apps for Android?

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    #1Ensemble Composer

    Ensemble Composer

    This app has everything musicians need to write their compositions. Supporting up to 15 different instruments at the same time, this app is ideal for beginners and experts to create their best compositions. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Ann Shaw
    Written on January 13, 2018
    "Ensemble Composer has everything you could want to compose your own song and a whole lot more. I am overwhelmed by the sheer amount of options and choices but once I learn it I'll be set."
    Ann Shaw
    Written on January 13, 2018
    "Ensemble Composer has everything you could want to compose your own song and a whole lot more. I am overwhelmed by the sheer amount of options and choices but once I learn it I'll be set."
    Kim Win
    Written on September 3, 2018
    "To be able to create sheet music and share, you MUST buy the paid version. The free version is just to explore SOME of its features. I will give 5 stars if it does not say FREE."
    Phillip Willis
    Written on November 4, 2017
    "What are the best music notation apps for android? We will find the answer is Ensemble Composer on Google Play is the answer."
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    #2Notation Pad

    Notation Pad

    Notation Pad is a free app which enables you to read, compose, edit, playback scores and write lyrics on your mobile device. This is designed for beginners who want to learn about music scoring. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    John Chang
    Written on September 6, 2018
    "So i needed an app that would allow me to compose pieces and be able to hear it as i do it simultaneously... And with this app i can do that. The only reason i am giving this with just four stars us that i am having trouble with removing notes when i want to tweak something on my composition eh. "
    John Chang
    Written on September 6, 2018
    "So i needed an app that would allow me to compose pieces and be able to hear it as i do it simultaneously... And with this app i can do that. The only reason i am giving this with just four stars us that i am having trouble with removing notes when i want to tweak something on my composition eh. "
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    #3Crescendo

    Crescendo
    This app will allow you to create, edit, save and share your own musical creations. Using a simple but powerful system, you will be able to write every song you want using this app, which is also a great app for teaching and learning about the value of score writing. 



    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Sean Gomez
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "Crescendo seems to have a lot of limitations - it seems less powerful and is therefore less desirable than alternative apps. Apparently it has been known to have issues exporting files, and it also seems to struggle with slightly more advanced features like changing time signatures, something that's hardly considered unconventional. It seems more like a toy than something you'd use to seriously make music, and should be treated accordingly."
    Sean Gomez
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "Crescendo seems to have a lot of limitations - it seems less powerful and is therefore less desirable than alternative apps. Apparently it has been known to have issues exporting files, and it also seems to struggle with slightly more advanced features like changing time signatures, something that's hardly considered unconventional. It seems more like a toy than something you'd use to seriously make music, and should be treated accordingly."
    Bryan Nelson
    Written on January 17, 2018
    "Wonderful app that can help you easily learn music and write it. This app was developed in a way that allows beginners and experienced musicians benefit from its use. Crescendo will have you creating things that you never thought you could before!"

DID YOU KNOW

Did you know that a person’s heartbeat mimics the beat of the music he or she is listening to? Considered by many as an art form, music, or the mention thereof, can be found in the majority of media in this day and age, with plenty of platforms to download and stream music. Plenty of active music artists, performers, and writers almost make it impossible not to encounter this art form in our everyday lives. Oftentimes, music is only regarded as such as long as it is pleasing to the ears, although a few people have claimed otherwise, such as 20th-century composer John Cage, claiming that “There is no noise, only sound.”

Seen as a way of expression and an avenue to communicate how we feel, music can also be credited with bringing people together, to a certain degree. The fact that people with similar tastes in music often flock together is evidence of this. A study from 2009 have also found that it can be good for the health, claiming that it induces a continuous, dynamic - and to some extent predictable - change in the cardiovascular system. Understanding how a song’s rhythm, beat, and melody affects our body can possibly lead to therapies for some conditions that plague us today.

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    #4NotateMe

    NotateMe
    NotateMe is a free app developed by Neuratron which provides a powerful tool for musicians as they can handwrite their compositions directly in their phones. Useful also for people learning or teaching notation.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    $39.99

    Jesse Ford
    Written on November 4, 2017
    "My brother is an artist in all regards, from music to painting. I decided to give him a present and have him try out the NotateMe Now app for Android. He told me this app is great for musical arrangements and compositions. "
    Jesse Ford
    Written on November 4, 2017
    "My brother is an artist in all regards, from music to painting. I decided to give him a present and have him try out the NotateMe Now app for Android. He told me this app is great for musical arrangements and compositions. "
    Lori Stanley
    Written on January 19, 2018
    "NotateMe Now is a handy little app for those who like to create music. You can use it anywhere and it not only recognizes what you tell it, it learns your style to help save catch up and waiting time as you work."
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    #5Maestro

    Maestro

    Maestro is a music composer app for everyone who wants to compose music easily where they can write and learn musical notations. Through this app, they can also listen to their composition and it evens supports multiple instruments. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Lauren Griffin
    Written on September 6, 2018
    "Indeed a useful app for noting down ideas on the go from enabling me to draw notes eh. Could have given this a five-star if only i could copy and paste to write notes in the marginss and add lyrics. Or maybe i haven't explored the app yet that's why i do not know. LOL"
    Lauren Griffin
    Written on September 6, 2018
    "Indeed a useful app for noting down ideas on the go from enabling me to draw notes eh. Could have given this a five-star if only i could copy and paste to write notes in the marginss and add lyrics. Or maybe i haven't explored the app yet that's why i do not know. LOL"
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    #6Score Fast Pro

    Score Fast Pro

    Score Fast Pro is an app where you can compose and edit your music without writing it on a paper. It can also be a platform where you can learn note names and develop your music notation skills. 

    Apps

    Android

    $7.49

    Chen Xie
    Written on September 6, 2018
    "Ever since i dl-ed Score Fast Pro it keeps on improving. I use this a lot for choral music and does most of the things that I needed it for. I just hope they'll soon release it on IOS bc i have colleagues that want to try it too but they have an iphone eh"
    Chen Xie
    Written on September 6, 2018
    "Ever since i dl-ed Score Fast Pro it keeps on improving. I use this a lot for choral music and does most of the things that I needed it for. I just hope they'll soon release it on IOS bc i have colleagues that want to try it too but they have an iphone eh"
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    #7Midi Sheet Music

    Midi Sheet Music

    Midi Sheet Music is a free app which converts MIDI music files into music sheet and simultaneously plays the music files. It also comes with more than 50 classical pianos songs. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Michael Ryan
    Written on September 6, 2018
    "Precisely what I have been looking for! My only complaint though is that i hope the playback could proceed faster than a beat per second. All in all, this is def a goof music notation app. "
    Michael Ryan
    Written on September 6, 2018
    "Precisely what I have been looking for! My only complaint though is that i hope the playback could proceed faster than a beat per second. All in all, this is def a goof music notation app. "
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    #8My Piano Assistant

    My Piano Assistant
    My Piano Assistant is a reference book of chords (with all inversions), scales and intervals.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Tammy Hughes
    Written on October 29, 2017
    "I'm trying to learn piano and have been trying out different music notation apps to help me learn and keep me fresh while away from my piano. I've been using My Piano Assistant on my android with a lot of success. I enjoy it and I feel like it's helped me out quite a lot."
    Tammy Hughes
    Written on October 29, 2017
    "I'm trying to learn piano and have been trying out different music notation apps to help me learn and keep me fresh while away from my piano. I've been using My Piano Assistant on my android with a lot of success. I enjoy it and I feel like it's helped me out quite a lot."
    Bruce Wheeler
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "A clean simple app, with a clean, simple interface, which does what it sets out to do. No complaints and while there aren't too many bells and whistles, this is solid app that's worthwhile and easy to use. "

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Summary

Best music notation apps for Android
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Ensemble ComposerApps 10 Free
2Notation PadApps 9 Free
3CrescendoApps 9 Free
4NotateMeApps 9 Paid
5MaestroApps 8 Free
6Score Fast ProApps 5 Paid
7Midi Sheet MusicApps 2 Free
8My Piano AssistantApps 0 Free
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