By Chris Marks
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Memorize the notes on the musical staff! Starting with just a few notes, more notes are progressively added as you develop proficiency. Increase your note identification speed and improve your ability to read sheet music.
What's New in Version 2.1
- Timed training mode is back! The timed mode of the original Note Training is back by popular demand. Now you can choose between the Timed and Proficiency modes.
- Revised Proficiency algorithm that determines when you can move to the next level.
- Added a Proficiency indicator so you can tell how close you are to reaching the next level.
- Bug fixes.
Great Beginner Exercise
I am an adult, beginner guitar student. When asked if I was to learn to note-read sheet music for the melody, I said yes. The books for note reading all seem specific to your instrument, but I really wanted a way to accelerate the memorization of written note to knowing the note in my head and my hand. So, I checked several applications in the store, and picked this instrument-independent one.
First, it is iPhone, but works fine in x2 on the iPad, under both iOS4 and iOS5. Second, it has Beginner and Advanced user levels, with beginner sticking to notes near the common staff lines and Advanced extending beyond. Third, you can focus on Treble, Bass or Both.
The App is a timed drill, defaulting to 60 seconds but settable to other lengths. It scores you based on number correct and incorrect and keeps track of your best score.
Great value for the cost to download. Would love to see and iPad version, too.
Update after playing awhile
Many of the notes from Level 4 on are not common on the guitar, and base clef is not relevant. App should have some customization so you can set instrument range for notes.
I give this app 5 stars. I am a piano teacher and find this app to be a very useful tool in teaching kids to read music. The timed portion of this app gives me a tool for measuring their progress. Most of my students have iPads or iPods and can download the app to practice before their lessons, and they enjoy the learning process!
Every student I have had have improved their music reading skills and thus their piano skills after using this app.
I also appreciate the responsiveness of Chris Marks to take feedback to improve the tool.
My three school age children have been using this app to improve their ability to read music quickly with the "timed" feature. It has successfully replaced the paper homework from the piano teacher. It is easy to use even for the 5-year-old, who has improved so much (and quickly) now she is the faster than her older siblings! Chris Marks is also very responsive to my questions. I highly recommend this app.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Apr 12, 2013
- Version: 2.1
- Size: 37.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Chris Marks
- © 2013
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.