PianoHead is now available for both the iPhone and the iPad! This popular program has helped thousands of students learn to read music. PianoHead is a simple, elegant solution for mastering the fundamentals of music theory -- and having fun while you do it.
Whether you're a new student or more advanced, PianoHead will help you improve your skills. PianoHead is not an instructional program, it's a set of modular drill-and-practice games designed to build automaticity for note recognition, scales, intervals, and key signatures.
This fun, game-like format is both addicting and effective. You'll see your scores increase as you play. Learn at your own pace, and when you're ready, take the PianoHead Challenge and compete for a spot on the worldwide scoreboard. There are 9 levels in this highly interactive game.
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NOTES - Learn note recognition for bass and treble clefs, including flats and sharps.
SCALES - Learn the Major, Natural Minor, Harmonic Minor, and Melodic Minor scales.
INTERVALS - Learn to recognize and hear different intervals.
KEY SIGNATURES - Learn to recognize Major and Minor key signatures.
PIANOHEAD CHALLENGE - Show off all of your skills in the PianoHead Challenge.
- Clean and intuitive interface
- Easy to learn
- Highly addictive and replayable
- Modular areas to focus your practice
- Worldwide Scoreboard
- Local Scoreboard
PianoHead is now a Universal app that works for both iPhone and iPad.
Ratings and Reviews
This app will be a fun drill practice for my competitive theory students! The "PianoHead Challenge" was fun for the teacher, too! I wish the scales were spelled differently on the staves. The "a flat" harmonic minor scale, for instance, was spelled A flat, B flat, B (instead of C flat), D flat, E flat, E (instead of F flat), G, and A flat.
I'd love to see qualities (major, minor, perfect, dim, aug) added to the interval section. I really like that you can change the octave designation on the keyboard in the note identification section. I plan on using this app a lot!
Not Worth It
This is not worth the money. It is very simplified and does not progress at all. You need to be taught what the things are before you can understand what to do. You do the same thing and when you mess up it just starts over.
The best so far
I've tried a bunch of music apps and some of them are okay. But this is by far the best. It's easy to understand and more fun than the other ones. And I'm definitely learning the notes. Totally worth it.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.