Built on the success of the original 'StaffWars', StaffWars Live offers game play designed to aid students in instrumental practice. Choose your instrument, key signature, scale and note range, then play the notes that appear on the staff with your instrument to destroy them before they damage you clef. Notes get faster with every ten correct and you get three lives.
Press the "Settings" button to change your instrument, scale, key signature and adjustable note range. All notes are in the instruments' written pitch (i.e. Clarinet in C major would be concert Bb Major)
All your scores are saved when exiting the game, so you can track your improvement. Scales include Major, Major Blues, Minor Blues, Chromatic
Need to practice transposition? StaffWars Live has got you covered. All notes are in the instruments’ written pitch, so you can be a french horn player and select ‘Trumpet' to practice transposing to Bb.

Note range = from 3 Spaces Below to 3 Spaces Above Clef
Start speed adjustable.

***NOTE*** - Make sure your instrument is in tune prior to playing StaffWars Live. Always play with good attacks and good tone. Game sounds may trigger the pitch detection so it is a good idea to turn your iPhone\iPad volume down while playing with the sound turn on.

What's New

Version 1.40

Thanks for everyone's continued support and suggestions!!

- Pitch Detection Improvements
- New played pitch display shows note you are currently playing. (Transposed)
- You now 'Swipe Up\Down' to show\hide options during game play, includes Pitch Detection Adjustment, Speed Adjustment, Played Pitch Display
- Updated UI
- AudioKit 4.3
- Swift 4.1

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

99 Ratings

99 Ratings

Best app for learning notes on the staff - HANDS DOWN

Rik Bostin

If you are a musicteacher, please trust me and just buy this now. This latest take on this "typing tutor" style gamification is yielding almost magic results.
I've been teaching piano for over 15 years. The results I've had after two weeks with my students this semester is astounding. In two weeks I have seen multiple students go further than they went in a year in reading.. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to teach or learn to read music for the piano. Before Staff Wars LIVE, the original Staff Wars was my goto for teaching the notes on the staff. It had beaten out LineSpace which had way less cusomization and hadn't updated since 1.0 YEARS ago. By opening up the microphone, makign the text larger and simplifying all of the options while offering more control it went other level. These earlier apps revolutionized teaching note reading. StaffWars Live takes it to an entire other level.

Almost five stars!

Little Lights

The same problem that I have with the first one! Would be five stars if it had tenor clef there is no better app to learn to read notes than this one but even the worse apps don’t even have tenor clef. Not just I would thank you for adding this amazing clef, the entire cello community would also thank you. That’s been lots of people’s concern, that they can’t find a app that supports tenor clef.
Thanks for your support.
Can’t wait to see what’s in the future for this app! Thanks Staff Wars! I really appreciated the update for the first app!

Amazing app!


We just bought this for our instrumental music students at my school, best money we've spent all year! I've never seen kids so excited to practice note reading! They come in and open it up and start playing as soon as they come into class. Highly recommend this if you teach music!

Developer Response

Awesome! Thanks for the review!


TMI Media, LLC
101.5 MB
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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