Music Note Sight Reading Trainer - Piano
By Ryan Newsome
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
The app for those who are serious about learning and practicing sight reading!
This app is designed to mimic the look and style of real sheet music. This is important when you transition between this app and your music as it will be a natural transition. Another important feature of this app is to read from left to right while having multiple notes on the staff at the same time as it would be with real music. This app does that in the most efficient way possible for the limited screen.
- Simple interface that will allow you to naturally transition from app to sheet music
- Progressive lessons for both treble and bass
- Real piano sounds
- Optional visual aids with hints when you are stuck and note values on the keys
- Practice treble or bass
Don't use flashcards to learn to read music when you can learn it the right way.
There are many features planned. Please contact us with any feedback you may have.
What's New in Version 2.2.8
This is a minor update to have the full keyboard work with lessons. I have bigger changes in the works!
Good for the money, some drawbacks
Probably the best and most fully featured free note reading app I could find after doing a reasonable amount of research.
Two clefs, any key, random notes and other options.
The major drawback is the note wrapping on to a single octave input. For instance, you'll play middle c and the c an octave above it on the same note. Past the basic recognition of the note name, this is pretty bad practice because it's quite unlike reading real music, where the spatial interval distance between notes is extremely important.
That said, it is free, well made and can teach you the basics, like flash cards. Another note app I use, piano notes fun, has the user select a range of notes slightly over an octave that is displayed as-is for practice-- no doubling or tripling on the octaves. While that approach is limited in other ways, the more I used Music Note the more I was disturbed by the false motion created by wrapping every c,d,e etc, regardless of octave, on to the same note.
Best app to learn sight reading
The app presents musical pieces with the option for treble, bass or grand staff allowing users to have real practice experience. Additionally, the app allows for a lot of customization to match your skill level (e.g. Showing the notes, different range of notes). Lastly, the app even allows for full keyboard or just one octave, which provides a lot of flexibility.
Only thing I wish was this app had an online version that uses the keyboard as the piano keys, since the phone screen provides only a limited amount of space.
Good but could have improvements
This app times you when you select the keys corresponding to the notes appearing. The one problem I have with this app however is, due to the limited space on the phone, they only have so many keys appearing. If a note for a high C appears, you may have the press a key for a low C as this is the only C appearing. This can be confusing of playing an actual piano. Although harder to press smaller keys on the phone, if there's an option to allow a fuller or shifting keyboard, this would be a very good app.
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- Category: Music
- Updated: Jul 20, 2016
- Version: 2.2.8
- Size: 15.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Ryan Newsome
- © Ryan Newsome
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.