App for learning to read music

Anna said: Sep 11, 2012
 145 posts

Does anyone know a good app for learning to read music. I have an . thanks!

Paula Bird said: Sep 12, 2012
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Piano, Viola
Wimberley, TX
404 posts

check out the apps by bidbox in the Apple apps store. They have a sight reading trainer. I’m looking at their alto clef one right now. They have a sheet music treble one. If you are a music teacher, send an email to them and they will send you a redemption code.

Paula E. Bird
TX State University
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Christine said: Sep 12, 2012
Christine GoodnerInstitute Director
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Violin, Suzuki Early Childhood Education, Viola
Hillsboro, OR
102 posts

Thanks Paula—can’t wait to check it out!

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Barb said: Oct 5, 2012
Barb Ennis
Suzuki Association Member
685 posts

One of my students has used My Note Games. (Link is to a YouTube demo—there are 13 videos.) To a certain level they are free. Treble, Bass, Alto and Tenor clefs included. Some of the games are done just with the iPod/Pad/Phone, and some are played on your instrument with feedback from the app.

Music Teachers Helper—for individual teachers
Studio Helper—for entire music studios or schools

Community Youth Orchestra Of S CA said: Oct 8, 2012
 Violin, Viola
70 posts

There is a fantastic theory app called “Tenuto” for iOS devices, which includes drills for learning notes in all clefs and ear training for everything from single notes to chord types.

I also use “Circle Theory” as a teaching tool in lessons, since memorizing the Circle of Fifths and knowing how scales are put together is so critical.

Mark Ciampittiello said: Dec 15, 2015
 1 posts

You’ll definitely want to check out MusicPal.

Basically you take a snapshot of your sheet music and it turns it into an interactive score. This way, you can play each note and hear exactly what you’re sheet music is supposed to sound like. Pretty cool stuff. Tons of other cool features, too.

Check out their website for more info:

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