Learn to sight read sheet music with this simple note training app. Great for kids and adults trying to learn how to read sheet music by sight. Just play for a minute or two each day and be amazed by how much improved your site reading becomes.

The app is super simple: see how many notes you can correctly identify within the time limit.
Flash card training exercises are completely configurable for ability covering all the main key signatures. Sound effects from a choice of instruments help train your ear as well as eye.

Music teacher? The app is an excellent companion for your students. The play history allows you to review how well and how often your students are practicing. Set them a challenge to beat their high score before the next lesson!

NoteBrainer has the following great features:

* Full key signature coverage - choose how many to train with
* Treble and bass clef - play both or either depending on your instrument
* Quality instrument sounds - choose from piano, guitar, violin, viola, cello, harp, recorder, flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, sax, organ or even bagpipes!
* Assistant modes to help learn notes
* Key signature highlighting - indicates which keys in the key signature are valid to help gain signature familiarity
* English and romantic solfège - C, D, E... or Do, Re, Mi... you choose!
* Sound only mode - see how many notes you can identify by sound only
* Play history - view all your previous exercises, try to beat your high score
* Universal - works great on both your iPhone or iPad
* Free - So why not send me some great feedback and improvement suggestions

If you have any feedback, suggestions or improvements you would like to see in the app please do not hesitate to contact me via the web site or Facebook. I am open to all and any ideas.

What's New

Version 3.2

iOS11 and iPhone X compatibility

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

58 Ratings

58 Ratings



I have a week to learn to read the staff for mallet percussion auditions and this is actually perfect.

My favorite note training app!


I am an adult taking piano lessons. I’ve been using NoteBrainer for about a year now, and am enjoying the new update, there are more options and the layout looks cleaner.
In addition to the sight reading training that the app is designed for, I recently started using the app for ear training. I can set it up so it will play a note, then I have to figure out what note it is. This is really helping me with pitch recognition on the piano.
While I think this app would be great for children, I am happy that it is not geared solely to children. It’s very easy to use, but doesn’t feature the juvenile graphics that most other note training apps use. I am very happy with NoteBrainer!
Thank you :)

Good design! Training myself everyday

Edward Tian

Clear and nice user interface, and useful configurations like time setting/show or hide staff,
Quick response, make it an everyday app for me to train myself the ability to quick read music sheet.
Lack of sharp/flat notes, not a problem for me, but if the author release a paid version with plus features, I would buy it at once.
I tried quite a few this kind of apps(including paid apps), it is absolutely the best music sheet reading trainer.


James Buchanan
57.4 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 James Buchanan


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