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Getting started

What is an interactive sheet music?

Adapted for musicians of all levels, Tomplay interactive sheet music offer multiple functionalities that make learning music more dynamic and effective.

Tomplay interactive sheet music contain high-quality audio tracks for listening and accompaniment, which are recorded by professional musicians. These audio tracks are synchronised with the scores, which scroll automatically on the tablet or computer screen.

You have the option to slow down the tempo of the music and speed it up as you progress, without loss of quality.

Numerous additional functionalities allow you to annotate a score, record yourself or play a specific passage in a loop.

You may be aware of the collection “Minus One”, which works with CDs. Tomplay does away with the need for CDs, as everything is integrated on a single platform: audio, score and all functionalities you need for your learning.

How can Tomplay make my learning and playing experience more dynamic and more efficient?

All the functionalities of Tomplay interactive scores are designed to be adapted to all skill levels.

Follow the cursor and the music allows you to focus on the score, while working on your listening as you do so.

Our tests have shown much faster learning with Tomplay than with traditional scores.

I'm a beginner - can I use Tomplay?

Many of the scores in our catalogue are for beginner-level musicians. You will find them by selecting “beginner” in the “difficulty level” filter.

On which devices is Tomplay available?

Tomplay is available for iPad and Android tablets, as well as on PC and Mac:

If you have an iPad, download our iPad app here.

If you have an Android tablet, download our Android app here.

If you use a computer or a tablet/computer like the Windows Surface, find the PC/Mac version of our app here.

 

Minimum requirements for the PC/Mac version:

-Operates with Windows 7 or more recent on PC.

-Compatible with the following browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Microsoft Edge

-An internet connection is needed for accessing the web app (PC/Mac version).

 

If you get a memory error message while you are downloading a score, we recommend that you close all other tabs and opened web pages and download the interactive score again.

 

Minimum requirements for the iPad version:

-The iPad app works on the models iPad 2 and later, as well as on the models iPad mini 2 and later. You may encounter bugs and occasional slowness in the scores on iPad 2 and iPad mini 2. All more recent models work perfectly.

-IOS 7 is required in order to use Tomplay.

 

Minimum requirements for the Android version:

-The Android app works on all Android tablets with a minimum 1 GB RAM of memory.The app is not compatible with smartphones.

-Android 5.0 “Lollipop” or more recent is needed in order to make the app work.  

What types of scores are available in the Tomplay catalogue?

The Tomplay catalogue contains scores for thirteen instruments: piano, violin, flute, clarinet, cello, viola, saxophone, guitar, oboe, trumpet, harp, trombone and vocals.

In our catalogue for piano, you will find pieces for solo piano such as the Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven, pieces for piano with orchestra accompaniment such as Concerto n° 23 by Mozart or Pirates of the Caribbean, 4-handed piano pieces such as the Hungarian Dances by Brahms, duets such as the Swan by Saint-Saëns, as well as scores for piano accompaniment, which enable teachers to accompany their students, for example.

In our catalogue for violin, viola, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet and trombone, you will find scores for solo instruments such as the Partitas by Bach for violin, scores with piano accompaniment, generally adaptations of famous classical music themes, such as Symphony n° 40 by Mozart, original duets such as the sonatas for violin and piano by Mozart, trios such as Opus 100 n° 1 by Schubert, quatuors or scores with orchestra accompaniment such as clarinet concerto K. 622 by Mozart or the theme from the film The Pink Panther.

Our scores are organised at eight levels of difficulty, from beginner to expert. All contain high-quality audio tracks, recorded by us with professional musicians or licensed with our partners, which include Deutsche Grammophon and Sony Music. You can therefore play with accompaniment and be inspired by interpretations by top musicians.

How much do Tomplay scores cost?

You have free access to a demo interactive sheet music for each instrument.

Each score costs between 2 EUR and 18 EUR, depending on the length and complexity of the piece. For example, a short duet will cost between 2 EUR and 4 EUR, while a concerto with orchestral accompaniment will cost between 10 EUR and 18 EUR. We also offer “collections” of scores such as “The Most Beautiful Romantic Melodies for Piano” that are discounted compared to buying the scores individually.

We also offer a monthly or yearly subscription with following advantages:

• Unlimited access to our entire catalogue for EUR 9.99/month or EUR 99/year (over 10,000 scores available). Verified teachers and their students get a discount on the subscription, for more details please visit the teacher section.

• Two hundred new scores added each week

• Available on all your devices (iPad, Android Tablet, PC and Mac)

• On-demand sheet music production: you can ask every three months of subscription for a score which is not available in the Tomplay shop and that we will produce for you on demand

• Priority access to customer service: we will answer you 7 days a week and before other customers

Do I need an internet connection to use Tomplay?

On PC and Mac, you need an internet connection in order to use or purchase interactive scores.

In the iPad and Android apps, you need an internet connection in order to purchase and download our scores.

Once these scores are downloaded, you can play without an internet connection.  

I need help! Who can I contact?

You can call us on +41 21 711 49 11 or send us an e-mail here.

If you would like to play a score that isn't available in our catalogue yet or have suggestions regarding the functioning of the app, please feel free to contact us to let us know.

How to?

Webapp

Webapp

How do I use Tomplay on my PC, Mac or Windows tablet?

To use Tomplay on PC/Mac or a Windows Surface tablet, click hereSelect your instrument.

You can then test a free score by entering your e-mail address or access our full catalogue for this instrument.

In order to use the PC/Mac version of Tomplay, you must be connected to the internet.

How can I change the audio track in a score?

To change the audio track in a score, open the score and in the upper left corner of the page, click on “Audio”. You can then choose the desired audio track.

How can I record myself ?

You can record yourself by clicking on the microphone icon (Rec.).

Simply choose your accompaniment, press “Rec” and start playing!

Your computer’s microphone must be on. To switch it on, please refer to your browser’s settings.  

Where do I find my recordings?

Once you have saved your recording, you can hear it in the “My purchases” section here.

The recording can be found beneath the corresponding score.

How can I annotate a score ?

To annotate a score, you must first create a new one. In the upper right-hand corner, click on “Create score”.

Enter a name of your choosing and click on “Save”.

With the "Annotation" tab, you can add any musical annotation such as a sharp symbol, a crescendo, or fingering. To add an annotation, select it and, holding the mouse down, drag it to the desired location on the score. Do the same in order to move an existing annotation.

With the "Draw" tab, you can draw on the sheet music. Select a color and weight, and hold down your left mouse button to draw.

With the "Highlight" tab, you can highlight a note, a staff or a bar in semi-transparent colour. Select a colour and weight and hold down the left mouse button to highlight.

With the "Text" tab, you can add text to the score. Select a color, and click on anywhere in the score. Write your text with your keyboard. With the "Size" tool, you can then adjust the size of the text. Move the text box wherever you want by holding down your left mouse button on the grey button just above the text. Then, press on the pink button on the bottom-right of your text to approve your annotation.

To delete an annotation, click on the "Erase" tool and bring your mouse over to the annotation to delete it. The "Undo" button allows you to undo your last step.

All your changes are saved automatically when you close the annotation panel by clicking on the cross on the top left.

Finally, to display the annotations panel again, please click on “Edit a score” on the top right. You can access your annotated score by selecting it in the “Score” drop-down list on the top left.

How do I delete an annotation?

If you wish to delete an annotation, click on “Edit a score” on the top right in order to open the annotations panel. Then click on the "Erase" button and then click on the annotation that you want to delete. If you deleted the wrong annotation, click on the "Undo" button and the annotation will reappear.

To delete an annotated score, click on “Score” in the upper left-hand corner, then click on the waste paper basket-shaped icon next to the score you want to delete.

How can I get a new password if I forgot mine?

Go to our site’s connection page by clicking here.

Click on “Forgotten password”. Then enter your e-mail address and a new password will be sent to you automatically.

If the e-mail does not appear in your inbox, check that it has not gone into the spam folder.

How can I change my password?

Connect to your account by clicking here.

In the top right-hand corner of the page, click on “My account” then “Edit my account”. You can then click on “Change password”, where you will be asked to enter your old and new password.

How can I change my e-mail address?

If you wish to change the e-mail address associated with your Tomplay account, contact us here.

Let us know your former e-mail address along with your new one. We will make the change for you.

How can I change my instrument or the difficulty level I set up?

Connect to your account by clicking here.

In the top right-hand corner of the page, click on “My account” then “Edit my account”. You can then change your instrument and level.

How can I access the full Tomplay catalogue for an instrument?

To access an instrument catalogue, click here and select your instrument.

Click on “Access our full catalogue of scores” (only visible if you are not logged in to your account. If you are logged in, ignore this step).

The whole of the catalogue will then be displayed, along with the filters to enable you to access the score you are looking for more quickly.

How can I get the piano accompaniment score of a duet I have purchased?

To access the catalogue for piano, click here.

Various filters are suggested at the top. In the “accompaniment” filter, select “piano accompaniment”. You will see several scores appear for the same piece.

In the “Information” section, we list the instrument(s) the piano accompaniment score was written for (instruments in C, in B#, etc.). Choose the one that matches your instrument.

How can I synchronise the purchases I've made on the Tomplay site (PC/Mac version) on my Android tablet or iPad?

To synchronise your purchases made on our internet site in the iPad or Android app, do the following:

  1. In the iPad or Android app, make sure that you are connected to the same Tomplay account as the one used in order to make your purchases on our site. To look up your account or log in to another account, click on “My account” in the app’s main menu.
  2. In the “My account” tab, press on “Synchronise my scores”.
iPad App

iPad App

How do I download the iPad app?

The Tomplay app for iPad can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store.

Click here from your iPad or simply tap “Tomplay” in the App Store search bar.

How can I change the audio track in a score?

To change the audio track in a score, open the score and in the upper left corner of the page, click on “Audio”. You can then choose the desired audio track.

How can I record myself ?

You can record yourself by clicking on the microphone icon. Simply choose your accompaniment and click on “Rec”.

If the microphone does not work, it means that you have not granted Tomplay permission to use it. Go to your tablet’s settings and authorise use of the microphone.

Where do I find my recordings?

Once you have saved your recording, you can listen to it in the main “My scores” menu in the app.

You will find your recording underneath the image of the corresponding score.

How can I delete a recording I've saved?

Once you have saved your recording, you can delete it in the main “My scores” menu in the app.

Click on “My recordings” and on the waste paper basket icon to the right of the recording you want to delete.

If I install Tomplay on a new iPad or delete the app, can I find my old recordings?

We regret that our app currently does not allow you to keep your recordings if you use a new iPad or delete the app. We are working on a new system that will make it possible to save your recordings in the Cloud.

How can I annotate a score ?

To annotate a score, you must first create a new one. In the upper right-hand corner, click on “Create score”.

Enter a name of your choosing and click on “Save”.

With the "Annotation" tab, you can add any musical annotation such as a sharp symbol, a crescendo, or fingering. To add an annotation, select it and, holding the mouse down, drag it to the desired location on the score. Do the same in order to move an existing annotation.

With the "Draw" tab, you can draw on the sheet music. Select a color and weight, and hold down your left mouse button to draw.

With the "Highlight" tab, you can highlight a note, a staff or a bar in semi-transparent colour. Select a colour and weight and hold down the left mouse button to highlight.

With the "Text" tab, you can add text to the score. Select a color, and click on anywhere in the score. Write your text with your keyboard. With the "Size" tool, you can then adjust the size of the text. Move the text box wherever you want by holding down your left mouse button on the grey button just above the text. Then, press on the pink button on the bottom-right of your text to approve your annotation.

To delete an annotation, click on the "Erase" tool and bring your mouse over to the annotation to delete it. The "Undo" button allows you to undo your last step.

All your changes are saved automatically when you close the annotation panel by clicking on the cross on the top left.

Finally, to display the annotations panel again, please click on “Edit a score” on the top right.

You can access your annotated score by selecting it in the “Score” drop-down list on the top left.

How do I delete an annotation?

If you wish to delete an annotation, tap on “Edit a score” on the top right in order to open the annotations panel.

Then tap on the "Erase" button and then tap on the annotation that you want to delete. If you deleted the wrong annotation, click on the "Undo" button and the annotation will reappear.

To delete an annotated score, click on “Score” in the upper left-hand corner, then click on the waste paper basket-shaped icon next to the score you want to delete.

If I install Tomplay on a new iPad or delete the app, can I find my annotations?

Yes, all your annotations are saved on the Cloud and they will be automatically synchronised on all your devices.

How can I delete a score I don’t need?

To delete a score, go to the “My scores” section and click on the pen icon on the upper right-hand corner of the page. Look for the score you want to delete and click on the waste paper basket-shaped icon on the top right of the image.

If you delete a score, you will always have the option to restore it afterwards with all the annotations you have made.

How can I get a new password if I forgot mine?

Go to our site’s connection page by clicking here.

Click on “Forgot password”. Then enter your e-mail address and a new password will be sent to you automatically. If the e-mail does not appear in your inbox, check that it has not gone into the spam folder.

How can I change my password?

Connect to your account by clicking here.

In the top right-hand corner of the page, click on “My account” then “Edit my account”. You can then click on “Change password”, where you will be asked to enter your old and new password.

How can I change my e-mail address?

If you wish to change the e-mail address associated with your Tomplay account, contact us here.

Let us know your former e-mail address along with your new one. We will make the change for you.

How can I change my instrument or the difficulty level I set up?

In the main “My scores” menu, click on “My account” and select the instrument and the level of your choice. Click on “Save” to save your changes.

How can I access the full Tomplay catalogue for an instrument?

Click on the “Shop” button in the upper left-hand corner of the main “My scores” menu.

The Store is divided into four sections. The section “New” redirects you to all our new scores.

The section “Popular” shows you the scores most downloaded by Tomplay users.

The section “Browse” allows you to filter the scores by composer, music style, level or accompaniment.

The section “Collections” offers collections of scores such as “The Most Beautiful Romantic Melodies for Piano, beginner” which are discounted compared to buying the scores individually.

How can I get more information about a score? (PDF preview, difficulty level…)

In the Shop, click on the image of the score you are interested in. A window will open containing full information about the score.

How can I get the piano accompaniment score of a duet I have purchased?

In the Shop, click on your instrument’s icon on the top right. You are then redirected to the “instrument menu” in our catalogue. Select piano.

In the section “Browse”, you can then filter the piano scores by selecting “piano accompaniment” in the “Accompaniment” column.

 You will sometimes see several scores for the same piece. On clicking on the image for each score, you will notice that in the “Information” section, we list the instrument(s) the piano accompaniment score was written for (instruments in C, in B#, etc.). Choose the one that matches your instrument.

How can I synchronise the purchases I've made in the iPad app to the PC/Mac version?

The synchronisation of the purchases made in the iPad app on you PC or Mac is automatic. Simply log in with your Tomplay account on www.tomplay.com and you will find in your library all purchases made in the iPad app.

How can I synchronise the purchases I've made on the Tomplay site (PC/Mac version) on my Android tablet or iPad?

To synchronise your purchases made on our internet site in the iPad or Android app, do the following:


1. In the iPad or Android app, make sure that you are connected to the same Tomplay account as the one used in order to make your purchases on our site. To look up your account or log in to another account, click on “My account” in the app’s main menu.
2. In the “My account” tab, click on “Import your web purchases”. Your purchases will be automatically synchronised.

How can I synchronise my purchases from my old iPad to my new one?

To import your purchases from your old iPad to your new iPad, do the following:


1. On your new iPad, make sure you are connected to the same Apple/iTunes account you used in order to purchase your scores on the old iPad. To change Apple account, go to your iPad settings.
2. In the Tomplay app on your new iPad, click on “My account" and then on "Synchronise scores on my devices". Select the scores you would like to import on your new iPad.

Android App

Android App

How do I download the app for Android tablets?

The Tomplay app for Android can be downloaded free of charge from the Play Store.

Click here from your tablet or simply tap “Tomplay” in the Play Store search bar.

How can I change the audio track in a score?

To change the audio track in a score, open the score and in the upper left corner of the page, click on “Audio”. You can then choose the desired audio track.

How can I record myself ?

You can record yourself by clicking on the microphone icon. Simply choose your accompaniment, click on “Rec” and start playing!

If the microphone does not work, it means that you have not granted Tomplay authorisation to use it. Go to your tablet’s settings and authorise use of the microphone.

Where do I find my recordings?

Once you have saved your recording, you can listen to it in the main “My scores” menu in the app. You will find your recording underneath the image of the corresponding score.

If I install Tomplay on a new Android tablet or delete the app, can I find my old recordings?

We regret that our app currently does not allow you to keep your recordings if you use a new device or delete the app.

We are working on a new system that will make it possible to save your recordings in the Cloud.

How can I delete a recording I've saved?

Once you have saved your recording, you can delete it in the main “My scores” menu in the app.

Click on “my recordings” and on the waste paper basket icon to the right of the recording you want to delete.

How can I annotate a score ?

To annotate a score, you must first create a new one. In the upper right-hand corner, click on “Create score”.

Enter a name of your choosing and click on “Save”.

With the "Annotation" tab, you can add any musical annotation such as a sharp symbol, a crescendo, or fingering. To add an annotation, select it and, holding the mouse down, drag it to the desired location on the score. Do the same in order to move an existing annotation.

With the "Draw" tab, you can draw on the sheet music. Select a color and weight, and hold down your left mouse button to draw.

With the "Highlight" tab, you can highlight a note, a staff or a bar in semi-transparent colour. Select a colour and weight and hold down the left mouse button to highlight.

With the "Text" tab, you can add text to the score. Select a color, and click on anywhere in the score. Write your text with your keyboard. With the "Size" tool, you can then adjust the size of the text. Move the text box wherever you want by holding down your left mouse button on the grey button just above the text. Then, press on the pink button on the bottom-right of your text to approve your annotation.

To delete an annotation, click on the "Erase" tool and bring your mouse over to the annotation to delete it. The "Undo" button allows you to undo your last step.

All your changes are saved automatically when you close the annotation panel by clicking on the cross on the top left. Finally, to display the annotations panel again, please click on “Edit a score” on the top right. You can access your annotated score by selecting it in the “Score” drop-down list on the top left.

How do I delete an annotation?

If you wish to delete an annotation, tap on “Edit a score” on the top right in order to open the annotations panel. Then tap on the "Erase" button and then tap on the annotation that you want to delete. If you deleted the wrong annotation, click on the "Undo" button and the annotation will reappear.

To delete an annotated score, click on “Score” in the upper left-hand corner, then click on the waste paper basket-shaped icon next to the score you want to delete.

If I install Tomplay on a new Android tablet or delete the app, can I find my annotations?

Yes, all your annotations are saved on the Cloud and they will be automatically synchronised on all your devices. 

How can I delete a score I don’t need?

To delete a score, go to the “My scores” section and click on the pen icon on the upper right-hand corner of the page. Look for the score you want to delete and click on the waste paper basket-shaped icon on the top right of the image.

If you delete a score, you will always have the option to restore it afterwards. However, you will lose personal annotations and the recordings that are linked with it.

How can I get a new password if I forgot mine?

Go to our site’s connection page by clicking here.

Click on “Forgot password”. Then enter your e-mail address and a new password will be sent to you automatically. If the e-mail does not appear in your inbox, check that it has not gone into the spam folder.

How can I change my password?

Connect to your account by clicking here.

In the top right-hand corner of the page, click on “My account” then “Edit my account”. You can then click on “Change password”, where you will be asked to enter your old and new password.

How can I change my e-mail address?

If you wish to change the e-mail address associated with your Tomplay account, contact us here.

Let us know your former e-mail address along with your new one. We will make the change for you.

How can I change my instrument or the difficulty level I set up?

In the main “My scores” menu, click on “My account” and select the instrument and the level of your choice. Click on “Save” to save your changes.

How can I access the full Tomplay catalogue for an instrument?

Click on the “Shop” button in the upper left-hand corner of the main “My scores” menu. The Store is divided into four sections.

- The section “New” redirects you to all our new scores.

- The section “Popular” shows you the scores most downloaded by Tomplay users.

- The section “Browse” allows you to filter the scores by composer, music style, level or accompaniment.

- The section “Collections” offers collections of scores such as “The Most Beautiful Romantic Melodies for Piano, beginner”, which are discounted compared to buying the scores individually.

How can I get more information about a score? (PDF preview, difficulty level…)

In the Shop, click on the image of the score you are interested in. A window will open containing full information about the score.

How can I synchronise the purchases I've made in the Android app on the web version?

The synchronisation of the purchases made in the iPad app on you PC or Mac is automatic. Simply log in with your Tomplay account on www.tomplay.com and you will find in your library all purchases made in the iPad app.

How can I synchronise the purchases I've made from the Tomplay site (PC/Mac) on my Android tablet or iPad?

To synchronise your purchases made on our internet site in the iPad or Android app, do the following:

1. In the iPad or Android app, make sure that you are connected to the same Tomplay account as the one used in order to make your purchases on our site. To look up your account or log in to another account, click on “My account” in the app’s main menu.

2. In the “My account” tab, press on “Synchronise my scores”.

If I buy a new Android tablet, how do I restore the purchases I made on my old tablet?

Your purchases will be automatically transferred to your new tablet when the Tomplay app is launched. If that is not the case, check that you are definitely connected to the same Google account as the one used for making your purchases on your old tablet. To change the Google account, go to your device settings.

Troubleshooting

Webapp

Webapp

I receive a memory error message on my computer when I start a new score, what can I do?

If you get a memory error message while download a score, do the following:

1. Close all the tabs and pages of your browser, except the one you are using to read the score and try downloading it again.

2. If that does not solve the problem, delete the caches in your browser.

If the problem is still not solved, please contact us by clicking here.

The score I purchased doesn’t appear, what can I do?

Contact us by clicking here.

In the form, indicate the e-mail address associated with your Tomplay account, the payment method you used (credit card or Paypal) as well as the title of the purchased score. We will help you to solve the problem.

iPad App

iPad App

There is no sound in the application, what should I do?

Some users have encountered sound issues in former versions of Tomplay. If you encounter problems too, make sure that you are using the latest version of our app, and if you are not, please download it from the App Store.

If you use Bluetooth speakers, try turning up the volume of the speakers or iPad.

There is a mistake in the score I purchased, what should I do?

Contact us via the contact form in the app (in the “Help” menu, then “Contact us”).

In the form, please state the instrument, the exact title of the score and where the error is located (bar number, cursor, etc.). We will correct the score as swiftly as possible.

If I install the app on another iPad, do I lose all my annotations or recordings?

If you install Tomplay on a new device or reinstall it on the same device, you will keep all your annotations which are automatically saved on the cloud, but you will loose your recordings.

My score is downloading in the app but the loading stops, what should I do?

If you encounter difficulties in downloading a score, please check your connection and internet speed. Quit the app, open it and download the score again.

If that does not solve the problem, contact us via the contact form in the app (in the “Help” menu, then “Contact us”).

In the form, please indicate the instrument and the title of the score that is causing the problem.

The recording is not working on my iPad, what can I do?

If you do not manage to record yourself using your iPad, it is probably because you have not authorised Tomplay to use the microphone in your device.

Go to the “Settings” of your iPad, scroll to the bottom of the left-hand column and find the “Tomplay” app. Make sure that the “Microphone” sliding button is activated.  

Android App

Android App

There is a mistake in the score I purchased, what should I do?

Contact us via the contact form in the app (in the “Help” menu, then “Contact us”).

In the form, please state the instrument, the exact title of the score and where the error is located (bar number, cursor, etc.). We will correct the score as swiftly as possible.

If I install the app on another tablet, do I lose all my annotations or recordings?

If you install Tomplay on a new device or reinstall it on the same device, you will keep all your annotations which are automatically saved on the cloud, but you will loose your recordings.

My score starts downloading in the app but the download stops, what can I do?

If a score doesn't download, it is most likely due to a slow internet connection. Exit the Tomplay app completely, re-open it and try downloading the score again.

If this does not resolve the problem, contact us here.

Please indicate in the form the name and level of the score that won't download as well as your instrument.

I have installed Tomplay on a new device and lost all my recordings and annotations, what can I do?

Unfortunately, our app currently does not save your annotations or recordings if you switch tablets or delete the app. We are currently working on a new feature which will allow you to save your annotations and recordings on the Cloud.

My score is downloading in the app but the loading stops, what should I do?

If you encounter difficulties in downloading a score, please check your connection and internet speed. Quit the app, open it and download the score again.

If that does not solve the problem, contact us via the contact form in the app (in the “Help” menu, then “Contact us”).

In the form, please indicate the instrument and the title of the score that is causing the problem.