I don’t often feature notation apps these days but this one did catch my eye and made me wonder if it might be a good fit for me personally. Here’s the description of the app:
YouCompose is the most advanced mobile classical music writing application available today.
Using the rules from the ‘common practice period’, YouCompose provides you the tools you need to create great compositions in a classical 4 part harmony style.
YouCompose comes with a built-in assistant composer. This assistant can help you compose your music in many ways.
You can enter melodies using the built-in virtual keyboard (with metronome) or enter single notes in a grid editor. Your assistant composer will then harmonize your melodies.
You can influence the way the assistant harmonizes your melodies, by setting harmonization points and other options, or you can also leave that completely to your assistant.
You can ask your assistant to compose a melody or even a complete composition.
A composition can be edited in many ways. YouCompose allows you to copy, paste, move, repeat and discard movements, segments and individual notes, enter lyrics, transpose, change gain etc.
YouCompose can play your composition with its built-in instruments and since YouCompose is Core MIDI compatible, you can also utilize a MIDI keyboard or a MIDI sound module.
You can view your composition’s full score or the individual parts and print them directly from YouCompose to an AirPrint compatible printer.
You can save compositions to your device and load them again later. Additionally, YouCompose allows you to send and receive them from other devices running YouCompose via an AirDrop connection.
You can share your composition with others by sending an email containing MIDI files and a PDF document with the full score and the individual parts.
A complete user manual is included in the App and you can print it to an AirPrint compatible printer.
Several sample compositions containing well known melodies are also included in the package.
The app is priced at $2.99