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4 Good iPad Apps to Help Students Learn How to Read Music

March 13, 2016
Below are some very good iPad apps for music learners. The apps provide  you with good training on how to improve your music reading skills. They provide exercises, challenging quizzes, tutorials and several other materials to help you learn how to easily spot notes on staff and read musical alphabets. For more music app options, check out this resource. Enjoy

1- Name That Note

This is an excellent app to help you improve your music reading. It’s a note spelling quiz to help you learn note names on a staff.made up of three levels of difficulty: beginner level (10 questions), intermediate level (20 questions), and advanced level (30 questions). Name That Note uses a ‘flash card style’ way of displaying the question along with four answers, one correct and three incorrect, to choose from. Just like a multiple choice question only one answer is the correct one. After an answer is selected, or the time limit for that question runs out, the correct answer is displayed briefly before going to the next question. Once there are no more questions a total score is given.

2- ClefTutor Free

This is another good iPad app to use for learning to read musical notes and keys. Th app is designed by a music teacher and embeds a number of helpful tutorials teaching you all about music fundamentals from musical alphabet to the staff and more. The app also features challenging quizzes to strengthen you memory of music notes on the staff and key signatures.

3- Music Note Sight Reading Trainer

‘The app for those who are serious about learning and practicing sight reading!
This app is designed to mimic the look and style of real sheet music. This is important when you transition between this app and your music as it will be a natural transition. Another important feature of this app is to read from left to right while having multiple notes on the staff at the same time as it would be with real music. This app does that in the most efficient way possible for the limited screen.’

4- Tenuto

‘Tenuto is a collection of fifteen customizable exercises designed to enhance your musicality. From recognizing chords on a keyboard to identifying intervals by ear, it has an exercise for you. Tenuto also includes five musical calculators for accidentals, intervals, chords, analysis symbols, and twelve-tone matrices.’

5- Music Tutor Free

‘Improve your sight-reading skills with Music Tutor. This is a perfect tool for people learning music. Choose to practice between treble clef, bass clef or both for a duration of 1, 5 or 10 minutes. After each test, you can review your mistakes and see your progress.’