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A simple, free, note trainer application to help you learn to read sheet music.

** The 'Pro' version of this app is now FREE and works much better on iOS8 than this version, please download that version on your shiny iPhone 6! **

NoteBrainer is an iPhone application designed to help you to learn musical notes as found on sheet music. Notes on the stave are displayed at random and the aim is to identify the note shown; the quicker you do this correctly the more points you score. Points are deducted for incorrect responses. Each note is accompanied by a tone to help you learn the notes by sound. Once you are more confident you can turn off the images to allow you to try to identify the notes by sound alone. You can choose to learn in the treble or bass clef, or a mixture of both.

What's New in Version 2.0

This minor update addresses the following in the free version of NoteBrainer:

- Remastered audio samples (now higher quality and louder)
- Removed vibrate on wrong answer (by popular demand)
- Fixed the incorrect bottom note (gold star to those that spotted that)
- Tested on the wonderful iOS4

A Pro version of NoteBrainer is also available on the app store which includes a number of user requested features.

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Customer Reviews


First of all this is for people who can not read.... Before you go off and leave a lesser review because it doesn't have some features you need to read first the whole introduction. There is a reason why there is a paid version. NOW. I love this app! It is loads of fun! I would buy paid version if you guys add guitar and bass (4 and 5 string) fretboards. Thanks and keep up the good work!

Great help!

I've struggled for a long time with not being able to read music. This is the only thing that's ever worked for me. It's really helped me finally start to memorize notes quickly without even realizing it. I just bought the new pro version! Thanks!!!

Exactly What I Was Looking For!!

This is extremely helpful. Though it is simple and crashes a lot, my sight reading for bass clef has improved so so so much!! All these other music apps are very complicated and have in app purchases and this one is very get-to-the-point. I love it, thank you!!!!!

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  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.0
  • Size: 3.6 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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