September 24, 2013

Jellynote – A Social Platform for Musicians

Millionaires have ASmallWorld, knitters have Ravelry, and even dogs have Dogster for social networking online. Now budding musicians have a network of their own. Jellynote is a social platform that musicians can use to share compositions, upload scores, and search for original covers when learning to play music.

When you register for a Jellynote account, you’ll be prompted to select which instruments you play and your skill level at playing each of those instruments. From there, you can “follow” popular artists and view the sheet music from your favorite scores. Jellynote provides you with unlimited access to its score catalog. Share the sheet music you find with friends, or save it in your “songbook” for future reference. Jellynote lets you customize the way you view sheet music, adding things like metronomes, countdowns, and fretboards. Using HTML5 to display sheet music inside the browser, the platform can actually “listen” to you play and give you immediate feedback based on the information it gathers.

Upload your own scores to Jellynote, write chords inside the platform, and search for songs by name. Jellynote has created the ideal community for creating, sharing, and learning music with likeminded people.

Practical Uses:

  • Learn to play a new song on the guitar
  • Upload sheet music from a song you composed
  • Connect with other people who love music as much as you do
  • Get direct feedback on how to improve your own musical skills

Insider Tips:

  • Upload scores in MusicXML or GuitarPro formats
  • Use Jellynote’s metronome to scroll through the score at a pre-defined rhythm
  • Connect Jellynote to your YouTube account
  • Jellynote offers a WordPress plugin

What we liked:

  • Users can filter their searches by instrument
  • Jellynote encourages users to comment on the scores posted by other composers
  • Users can watch videos related to the songs they’re viewing
  • Rating and tagging scores helps other users in the Jellynote community find what they are looking for

What we didn’t like:

  • Jellynote will become more useful as more users join the social platform


  • None

Company Info:

  • Launched: August 2013 (Public Beta)
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Paris, France
  • Founded by: Baptiste Poirier and Arthur Lenoir
  • Web site:


  • Free

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