Read Music2021-01-09T20:43:54+01:00

Read Music For iOS

You know the notes but got the feeling you’re to slow? Do you count from one tone to another or often confuse them? Read Music comes to your rescue!

The app will train your reaction and with a little practice you’ll be able to find the notes faster on your instrument. Also, Read Music helps you to keep track of your progress and besides, it just makes a lot of fun!

  • Play with your real instrument

  • 60 seconds per round

  • 4 pre-set difficulty levels

  • Create your own exercises

  • Share your exercises

  • Set the displayed note value

  • Create your own instruments

  • Name the notes in a quiz

The following instruments are supported by default:

  • Piano

  • Guitar/Electric-Guitar, bass guitar

  • Violin, viola, cello, double bass

  • Flute, oboe, clarinet in Bb and A, bassoon

  • Soprano recorder

  • Soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophone

  • Trumpet in Bb, A and C

  • Tenor and bass trombone

Additional instruments and associated exercises can be manually added and shared. So even instruments I (unfortunately) don’t know so much about can be integrated by you! I would also be very happy if you would send me your ideas by e-mail!

New in version 5

Test your abilities

Read Music shows you a note and if you played it correctly the next one will show up. The number of tones you’ve found is your score. Can you manage to reach 3 stars?

Frequently Asked Questions

Can instruments be added manually?2018-06-24T10:47:32+02:00

With the latest update you can easily create instruments and exercises yourself! You can also share the instrument with friends, including all the exercises.

Can the app be used without the microphone?2018-05-06T09:07:42+02:00

A keyboard can be connected via USB (Camera Connection Kit from Apple). For all other instruments, the microphone is the only way to play. I am convinced that this is the most effective and fun way to practice.

Does Read Music display incorrectly played notes?2018-05-06T09:11:48+02:00

No! The game continues as soon as you have played the right note. My experiments with students have shown that displaying errors or corrections is more confusing than helpful. So I decided against it.

Does the app explain how to read music?2018-05-06T09:02:17+02:00

The app requires basic knowledge of music notation. Its aim is to speed up the translation of the notes on the instrument. It is therefore not suitable for absolute beginners. In cooperation with a teacher, however, it can already be used profitably in the early lessons.

How are the points counted?2018-06-24T11:05:40+02:00

By default, a round takes 60 seconds. The score is determined by the number of notes played correctly.

In endless mode it works differently: Here the correctly played notes are converted to the average per minute in order to keep the results comparable with the standard mode. I was thinking especially of teachers who want to compare the scores of their students. Regardless of the mode you use.

Is there an Android version?2018-05-06T09:05:01+02:00

Unfortunately not and we do not plan to release one. Since I only develop apps on a part-time basis, I spend my time providing one platform with a high-quality app rather than serving several platforms on a mediocre basis. However, I do not rule out the possibility that this view may change in the future.

Which devices are supported?2018-05-06T09:12:58+02:00

The app works on all iPhones and iPads that support iOS 9 and later. The app was not tested on the iPod Touch, but I would be happy if someone would tell me about his experiences with it.