sing in any language

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 universally 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 in your native language.

What does sheet music with phonetic transcriptions look like?

Sheet Music + IPA?

Sing in any language you want? It's possible with the automated phonetic transcription of lyrics, directly in sheet music.

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Whether you are a singer, choir director, publisher or interested in optimizing processes.

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

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  • Interesting, I would like to see where this goes.

    — From our survey with participants from 19 different countries

  • …faszinierend!!! Ich möchte es sofort ausprobieren

    — Prof. Dr. Max Ruppert, Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt

  • Ich finde die Idee super mit der Lautschrift.

    — 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

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