By Cobalt Logic
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Learn to play the piano the new, fun way. LineSpace turns sight-reading practice into an engaging and addicting game.
Start out learning the easy way, with color coded keys--but learn fast, and switch off the colors to triple your scores! Increase the pace and difficulty at your discretion, and tweak your technique to score even higher! Great for kids, gets them competing against themselves and others.
LineSpace provides an immersive learning environment with multiple forms of feedback. Besides visual notation display, different pitched tones are sounded before playing, when the correct notes are played, and when an incorrect note is played. Train your ears at the same time you train your fingers!
LineSpace contains a unique generative music engine. In order to actually train you to read the notes on the staff (instead of just building muscle-memory), all of the music is randomly generated--the pattern is never the same twice! But instead of being completely random, the music generator follows standard rules of music theory--so what you are playing actually sounds like music.
Why waste time with a plastic guitar? Learn to play a real instrument the same way, on the go!
I'm an adult and professional composer, but being from a pop background my sight reading is fairly weak. This is easily the best training software I've found, an addictive, fun game which is teaching you to sight read without realising it.
Any parent needs to give this to their piano-learning kids. You could even offer them bribes attached to their high score, and you'd soon have a concert pianist on your hands.
Improvements I'd like to see: offer option of a 1 min game, 3 mins is too long. Start speeding up sooner (I.e. More notes), it's a bit slow and boring then speeds up all at once at the end. Also you should get bonus points for being quicker.
Fun n helps u learn
I've always hated learning to read sheet music, but this makes it fun. I can see with time, reading sheet music would become easier.
Improvements could come in the form of a metronome and playing the correct notes in time to various key sigs, but then the game would be much more complex.
For learning the bass n treble notes though, I can recommend this.
Excellent tool, I have started using it with my piano students and they love it, I would like to see more backdrops and sounds to create variety with each game and keep students interested. Thanks for a great app!