Music Tutor (Sight-reading) 4+
Improve your sight-reading
- 4.3, 736 Ratings
- Offers In-App Purchases
Note: This free version is supported by ads. To remove advertisements, use the in-app purchase to upgrade or buy the paid version, Music Tutor Plus from the App Store.
Learn to read sheet music and improve your sight-reading skills with Music Tutor. Develop your speed and accuracy in reading sheet music by identifying music notes in timed sessions. Choose to practice with notes in treble, bass and alto clefs in timed or untimed sessions. After each test, you can review your mistakes and see your progress.
Other features of Music Tutor include:
• Custom Practice Range – Set your own range of notes that you want to practice with.
• Supports notes up to 4 ledger lines above or below the staff on any of the clefs.
• Notes Reference Charts – For Treble, Bass and Alto clefs.
• MIDI Support – Connect your keyboard or digital piano using Lightning to USB Camera Adapter and respond directly from your instrument.
• Companion Apple Watch app using which you can practice recognising music notes on the go.
Bug fixes and performance improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
I really enjoy this application and it has improved my ability to recognize notes for sure. However, I wish there were just a few more options. For example, I like that at the end of a session I can study my incorrect notes. But why can’t I launch another session where I can really hammer those home? Perhaps have an option to weave frequently missed notes into a new session? Also, why no landscape mode?
Amazing way to learn notes for starters and advanced
This is an amazing app for kids and adults who would like to learn notes. In options you can always change how far your note range is and what clefs you would like. I also like that you don’t have to do treble bass and alto clefs at different times you could choose to do some at the same time. A great thing that they added sound light effects and flats and sharps. For example you could choose not to have sound but if you do it makes the sound of the note and flashes green quickly if you get it right. If you press it incorrect it will flash red quickly and make sort of an errrrr sound. You could also have the choice of flats and sharps if you would like to. Another major thing is that you get scored by accuracy, points, and how many notes you got correct and a chart of your points for that round. When you finish a round and you get something incorrect it will show you a view mistakes button so you could see what you did wrong and get the right answer next time. The last thing is that you could choose fore how long you would like to practice, you would get a choice of one minute, five minutes, ten minutes or infinity. This app for practice is great. Enjoy!
In spite of other reviews
I cannot give this app a good rating. It does not give you a grand staff option so notes are often falling on little lines drawn above or below and it just doesn’t give you a look that you will typically see when you play music. When you press a note, it makes the sound of the next note it would like you to press. This is just horrible for ear training and I’m flabbergasted that they have not fixed this and/or there is not a big outcry from app users. You can remedy this by muting the sound on the app and running a piano app in the background. Also the fact that you cannot do landscape mode is a big hindrance unless you can work through Bluetooth (not sure if that’s possible, but my keyboard cannot do it so it doesn’t matter). So your headphones and lightning adapter make it difficult to keep the iPad steady. To top it all off, it crashes nearly every time you play a round on a iPad 6. I just cannot figure out for the life of me why this gets good ratings. I bought an app that’s half the price that gets everything right except landscape mode. Avoid this. It’s overpriced, poorly implemented and underdeveloped.
Developer Response ,
The issue with the sound of the next note coming when a response is given has been fixed. It was a bug and not the intended behavior. I kindly request you to upgrade to the latest version and try the app again. When you are using the camera adapter with the iPad, you can indeed use the portrait-upside down orientation. Finally, the app provides the features mentioned in the app’s description. I am not sure why you would expect a feature that is not mentioned in the app’s description (like the grand staff). Music Tutor is a tool that helps beginners with speeding up their sight-reading skills and you have the option to practice different clefs separately – one at a time. I hope you will try the app again and update your review.