The history of music is long and complicated. And even though it may seem that everything has been invented, there’s a whole lot more to learn about the history of music. And if you’re looking for some of the best apps for reading music, we’ve got you covered.
In this blog post, we’ll talk about three of the best apps for reading music: NotateMe, StudyMusic Pro, and Music Reader. We’ll also talk about how these apps can help you learn more about the history of music.
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Best Apps For Reading Music
Learning to read partitions is a basic skill that is key to anyone who wants to seriously get into music composition and interpretation. There are somewhat tedious “old school” ways to do it on paper, but now there are also apps that will help you hone this skill efficiently.
In this article, we will take a look at best of the apps to learn how to read music on Android.
1. Music Tutor (Sight Reading)
It is one of the best apps available on the Play Store to help learn how to read music on Android. It also gives you a shorter version of reference inside the app to read more about “Bass” / “Treble”, regarding the notations used.
It is an interactive take to help learn reading music on Android. Music Tutor proves to be more effective by displaying the notations. The app also lets you tweak the difficulty level considering your musical knowledge prior to using the app.
Similar to what “Music Tutor” app offers, but without in-app advertisements. NoteTeacher not just lets you learn how to read music on Android but also provides you a guitar tuner.
You can either learn to read music, and try playing the game to play the right tune according to the displayed notation, or you can have fun with the guitar tuner and learn using it virtually.
3. Music Reading Trainer
The best way to learn how to read music is to try it live. Do you happen to think in the same way? If that is the case, Music Reading Trainer would be very much useful to you.
The app tests you by displaying the notation for an appropriate tune, and you will have to play the one that is right. It would act like an interesting game for a novice. As you play along, you will eventually learn to read the musical notes and do it right. It lets you one of the available clef (Treble, Bass & Grand Staff).
However, in order to get access to the series of 8 notes (octave viewer), you would need to upgrade it to the premium version. It would cost around a dollar (USD) to get rid of the advertisement, access piano octave viewer and the privilege to access future premium features.
It is one of the simplest but a nice one to have installed on your device. MuseScore does not directly help you learn how to read music, but it is more like a practice along with learning to read music eventually.
Unfortunately, the app does not let you add music scores but it does offer a free music notation and composition software for desktop platforms (Windows, Mac OS X & Linux). After going through a lot of music score on the app, you would get a hang to it and would be able to identify the musical notations.
5. Read Music
This app comes as a bigger package to have installed on your device. However, it does justify in terms of a number of features offered. It is one of the interesting solutions to help learn how to read music on Android.
Here, you can start identifying notes and get better in reading music on Android. It offers a variety of note identification tasks. However, as being the free version, it contains in-app advertisements. You can alternatively purchase the ad-free version for less than 2 USD.
Also, it gives you the option for additional exercises to enhance your music reading skills. You can get to learn how to read musical notes for guitar and keyboards as well. If you are confident enough that you can identify the musical notes, you can take lessons and quizzes offered in the app to sharpen your skills.
6. Music Theory Helper
It is not a game, but it is still very useful. You can use this app as a handbook to learn how to read music on Android.
You can get almost anything through this app. Music Theory Helper lets you know about the Octaves, Symbols, Scales and precise Note values. You can choose the octave notation system as well (American or European). If you are looking for British note values, you can enable accessing them from the app settings.
7. Learning Notes
It is a good looking app that helps you learn how to read music. You can access treble and bass for free.
Most of the features offered can be unlocked in the pro version. You can upgrade it at around 3.5 USD. It is definitely worth upgrading when you look at the pro features that you can avail later. It offers a lot of interesting features, that include – key signatures, integrated modules and more.
There are several other apps to help us learn how to read music on Android. However, we have put only the best apps available for you!
Can you tell us about other apps which would help learn how to read music on Android? Have you used one of the above-mentioned apps?
Do share your thoughts in the user comments section below.
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Apps to teach you to read music
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.
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.’
‘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.’
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