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Description

ABRSM SightRead4Piano trains the brain and the eye to play new piano music effectively.

Whether you are preparing for your next exam, or exploring a wider repertoire for personal enjoyment, this is a fun and reliable method to develop your sight reading skills and ultimately performance. Because there is no “going back,” stumbles are eliminated and fluency quickly develops.

Developed as a partnership with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), United Kingdom, the App includes over 300 pieces of music for beginners up to professional student level.

Key Features includes:
•Buy the complete collection, or just the grade levels you need.
•Browse by grade, time signature and key signature.
•Preview mode simulates real-world exam conditions.
•Adjust the playing speed from 40-120 bpm.
•Keep time with audible metronome, visual metronome or both.
•Facilities for people with Dyslexia and Hearing Impairment.

Produced by Wessar International Ltd., SightRead4Piano is the brainchild of Christopher Wiltshire, whose widespread experience as a piano teacher, accompanist and repetiteur meant that efficient sight reading necessarily became a cornerstone of his career.

Spending four successful years at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Christopher was twice winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Composers Award. He gained a B.Mus. at Durham University which was followed by a Masters Degree in Composition (Sheffield) and a Doctorate at London University. The RAM awarded him an Honorary Diploma for “Services to Music”.

What's New

Version 1.2.3

Updates for iOS 10.
ABRSM music samples have been removed from sale but existing purchases are still valid and can be restored if necessary by following the below mentioned steps.
To restore your previous purchases: Open the app, tap the “Get Started” button, tap the ”Buy More Music” button and then tap the “Restore Purchases”. This will start the restore process with the App Store.

Ratings and Reviews

Great app

Ins

Really useful app for improving sight reading, and stopping my son from getting hung up on one particular note!
It could benefit from a couple of tweaks: it would be great to be able to set the metronome to less than 40bpm. This would make some of the pieces easier to try in the first place, and reduce frustration. Also, it would be great if the pieces that had been attempted changed colour, so that it was easy to track which ones had been tried. Of course, you might need to be able to reset this... Last, it would be great to be able to buy even more pieces at each grade.

Is there any support for it?

JADW59

Bought this a couple of years ago and it failed when iOS 9 came out. Wessar never responded to complaints from me and others and generally deliberately went missing. In the end I got my money back via Apple. Now, just as iOS 10 is about to appear, an updated version appears out of the blue without any apology or explanation apart from a tweet. The product is basically good although a practice mode with 45 secs intro might be appreciated! But will they be in it for the long run which could be very long if you buy all the grades at once!

Could be better

zzazz99

I like the idea behind this app but I would like to be able to alter the metronome before the 30 second countdown begins and also be able to set it higher than 120bpm particularly for the higher grades. The pieces of music aren't new but the pieces from the abrsm books so if you already have them it's just duplicating what you already have, some new pieces would be better. Being able to keep a record of the pieces you have completed would be a good idea too.

Information

Seller
Wessar International Ltd
Size
40.5 MB
Category
Music
Compatibility
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Languages
English, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© Copyright 2011 by Wessar International Ltd. All rights reserved.
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. ABRSM Grade 1 Only £4.99
  2. ABRSM Grade 2 Only £5.99
  3. ABRSM Grade 3 Only £6.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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