Built on the success of the original 'StaffWars', StaffWars Live offers game play designed to aid students in instrumental practice. Choose your instrument, key signature, scale and note range, then play the notes that appear on the staff with your instrument to destroy them before they damage you clef. Notes get faster with every ten correct and you get three lives.
Press the "Settings" button to change your instrument, scale, key signature and adjustable note range. All notes are in the instruments' written pitch (i.e. Clarinet in C major would be concert Bb Major)
All your scores are saved when exiting the game, so you can track your improvement. Scales include Major, Major Blues, Minor Blues, Chromatic
Need to practice transposition? StaffWars Live has got you covered. All notes are in the instruments’ written pitch, so you can be a french horn player and select ‘Trumpet' to practice transposing to Bb.
Note range = from 3 Spaces Below to 3 Spaces Above Clef
Start speed adjustable.
***NOTE*** - Make sure your instrument is in tune prior to playing StaffWars Live. Always play with good attacks and good tone. Game sounds may trigger the pitch detection so it is a good idea to turn your iPhone\iPad volume down while playing with the sound turn on.
Thanks as always with the support!
Alto Recorder added (User Suggestion)
Email Craig@themusicinteractive.com with questions and suggestions
Ratings and Reviews
I have to adjust the clef in the setting in order to get the game to respond the pitch played/sang. Just choosing different clefs on the start screen doesn’t work at all.
However, this pedagogical game is really innovative and creative and fun. It also doesn’t recognize very well out of tune notes, so it’s a great way to train a student to sing, blow or play the note accurately and in tune in an instant.
I love this app. It is great for students and I will use it with mine. Why don't the clef's work? If I have set it to a treble reading instrument it reads in treble even if I touch another clef. This needs fixing as some advanced students and players may want to play their instrument in different clefs.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the suggestions. It was designed to be flexible for transposition practice. So if you choose “Cello” and then select treble clef, you will need to play the correct pitch according to the clef. This way a horn player can practice trumpet transposition by selecting trumpet in the settings.
What about double bass
Was so excited to get this app and try it out with a struggling bass student...only to find it won’t work as they are playing an octave lower than written. Any chance of an upgrade/update for transposing instruments? Then I’d give it 5 stars!!
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.