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Automated Phonetic Transcription of Lyrics in Sheet Music

Sing in a foreign language with perfect pronunciation?

You don't know how to read Russian, Japanese or French? You want to sing in these languages anyway because you love the sound? Welcome to ipipapa!

We supplement original sheet music with a worldwide readable phonetic transcription, we offer audio material and further assistance to help you sing in any language you want, with ease. Whether it's French chansons, classical songs in Mandarin, Italian operas or Russian pop music - with the help of our international and transdisciplinary team you will soon be singing with the same confidence you have when using in your native language.

What does sheet music with phonetic transcriptions look like?

IPA + Sheet Music?

All languages at once? The International Phonetic Alphabet is our tool.

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Here we explain what we do, an automated phonetic transcription of lyrics, directly in sheet music.

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We work interdisciplinarily, between Phonetics, Musicology, Programming and Visualization.

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    — Prof. Dr. Max Ruppert, Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt

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    — From our survey with 450 participants

  • Unserer Einschätzung nach kann durch Ihr Produkt ein deutlicher Mehrwert für Musikalien generiert werden.

    — Dr. Norbert Müllemann, Cheflektor G. Henle Verlag

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Our Start-Up (originally IPAscore) was supported through the EXIST-programme from July 2020 to June 2021.


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Institut für Phonetik und Sprachverarbeitung
Projekt IPAscore - Korbinian Slavik
Schellingstraße 3
80799 München