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SightRead4BowedStrings trains the brain and the eye to play new music effectively.

Practice tests for examinations especially composed following the published criteria for the graded examinations of the ABRSM.

You can purchase more than 700 pieces for Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass from beginner to advanced student level.

Whether you are preparing for your next exam, or exploring a wider repertoire for personal enjoyment, this is a fun and reliable method to develop your sight reading skills and ultimately performance. Because there is no “going back,” stumbles are eliminated and fluency quickly develops.

Key features include:
• Buy the complete collection or just the instrument and/or grades you need.
• Browse by grade, time signature and key signature.
• Preview mode simulates real-world exam conditions.
• Adjust the playing speed from 40-120 bpm.
• Keep time with the audible metronome, visual metronome or both.
• Facilities for people with Dyslexia and Hearing Impairment.

Produced by Wessar International Ltd., SightRead4BowedStrings is the brainchild of Christopher Wiltshire, whose widespread experience as a piano teacher, accompanist and repetiteur meant that efficient sight reading necessarily became a cornerstone of his career.

Spending four successful years at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Christopher was twice winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Composers Award. He gained a B.Mus. at Durham University which was followed by a Masters Degree in Composition (Sheffield) and a Doctorate at London University. The RAM awarded him an Honorary Diploma for “Services to Music”.

What's New

Version 1.0.3

Updates for iOS 10.

Ratings and Reviews

I've been wanting something like this!


At last! An app that takes advantage of what the iPad has to offer for music education. I've been wanting something like this ever since I got my iPad. When compared to what I pay for a private lesson, the cost of the additional music is a price I'll gladly pay.

Get this app!!


This is the best app ever I am 12 and I am training my neighbor to play violin and I got this app to help her sight read and she loves it I recommend this app!!!

Nice, but...

Jason Bell

Works nice for improving sight reading skills. Extra music packs are expensive though. :(


Wessar International Ltd
48 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Copyright 2012 by Wessar International Ltd. All rights reserved.
In-App Purchases
  1. Violin Grades 1-5 Only $27.99
  2. Cello Grades 1-5 Only $27.99
  3. Double Bass Grades 1-5 Only $27.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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