"Music Reading Essentials" helps learning and practicing sheet music reading, understanding musical signs and symbols, note names, rhythms, intervals and more.

Designed with the extensive help of professional piano teachers, this fundamental tool is for those who are learning to play piano or other musical instruments, as well as for anybody else who needs practicing sheet music reading.

The application has four sets of flash cards divided into stages with increasing knowledge level. By choosing either one or a combination of any of the four sets, you can start testing yourself and study at the same time. The specially designed shuffling algorithm will start showing more often those cards, which were not answered correctly.

Choose Notes from either Treble clef, Bass clef, Alto clef or the combination of Treble and Bass clefs ("Grand" mode).

Use "Timer" to test your knowledge.

The "Results" screen will show your progress as well what you need to continue working on.

With the "Cards Info" screen you can see how the cards are arranged by sets and stages.

What's New

Version 3.1.0

-Music Reading Essentials is now part of Poco a Poco
-Minor fixes

Ratings and Reviews

What is a “harmonic fourth”??


Fourths and fifths are PERFECT.

Was looking for major and minor intervals. Harmonic and melodic are very confusing.

Developer Response

Dear customer, you are correct. The fourths and fifths are perfect. However our application shows the size of intervals and how they are played, either one note after another (melodic interval) or at the same time (harmonic interval). Thank you for your review.

Glad I took the gamble


Very flexible, very good flash card style app for music notes, rhythms, intervals and symbols. Mix and match categories in your studies. Timer feature for speed test. It would be nice if it had timer results for each separate category, and adjustable timer tests.
Sound would be ideal for notes and intervals, especially when you answer correctly...train the ear.

I'm a beginner. This is most definitely helping me learn. It will no doubt help me for months to come, and always be there for quizzing after that. Definitely a keeper. Room for adding to it, but really an excellent start.

Great for Music Students of All Levels and Ages

Johnny Forensic

At first, I thought the idea of purchasing a music-oriented flash card app was odd, given the wealth of general purpose flash card apps available. However, once I started using it, I quickly realized how well this app was designed to meet its goal. It drills musical symbols very well, including note values, clefs, marks, and instructions. The feedback chart is really useful for showing points of strength or weakness. It's complete enough to be instructive, but simple enough to use for kids or adults. I recommend it highly for the music student (piano or otherwise) in your home.


Notagram, LLC
19.1 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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