Flashnote Derby- Musical Note Flashcards!
By Luke Bartolomeo
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Flashnote Derby is a fun way for kids to learn and practice identifying music notes by name.
Each race is a timed test in which the student identifies different notes in order to urge their horse and jockey on towards the finish line. Answering quickly and correctly will cause their horse to gain ground, while incorrect answers will cause it to fall behind. At the end of each race, students can review the notes they missed and see the correct answers.
The game is fully customizable to allow for any desired notes in the treble, bass, alto, or tenor clefs to be included. You can select ranges of notes, or several individual notes to focus on specific areas that need work. The amount of time the player is given for each flashcard can be increased or decreased depending upon their age and level of experience.
Drills can start out simply, with only a handful of notes used, and gradually be made more challenging until the full staff is mastered (up to five ledger lines above or below the staff.) The more difficult the settings, the more points are awarded. The 'high score' is tracked so that players always have a goal to shoot for.
As a bonus, over a dozen instructional video lessons are easily accessible from right inside the app! Even children with no prior music instruction can start using Flashnote Derby right away to begin learning about the music alphabet, the staff, and how to identify different notes.
Because it can be set up so quickly, Flashnote Derby provides a perfect motivational tool for music teachers to use with students, even for just a minute or two of each lesson. Teachers have the ability to email homework assignments to their students for them to play on their own iOS devices at home. (Be sure that "Teacher Mode" for "Flashnote" in the Settings.app is enabled for the email icon to appear.)
When students give up on their music lessons, it's usually because they find it too difficult. Learning basic skills early is key to laying the groundwork for future success. Flashnote Derby makes this process more enjoyable and helps students stay motivated in their music learning.
Sometimes it takes only a little extra effort to make the difference between success and failure. Download Flashnote Derby and get on the road to music reading mastery today!
What's New in Version 2.1.5
Optimized for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
Added language support for Chinese and Russian.
This app has really been helping my daughter learn to read notes. We use this along with her piano lessons. Plus I'm trying to learn some too along the way. It's the pre-made lessons that really work for us. We'd love to have more too!!
Great way to learn notes.
I've known every good boy does fine since I was six, but this is the first time I've ever been able to immediately play a note just by looking at it. Very good app.
Easy to Use
Works as advertised. Easy to use.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Nov 11, 2014
- Version: 2.1.5
- Size: 143 MB
- Languages: English, German, Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Luke Bartolomeo
- © 2014 Luke D. Bartolomeo
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.