Note Flash helps you improve your sight reading skills for sheet music. This is the most intuitive way of learning how to read sheet music notes as it listens via the microphone to make sure you play the correct note in the correct octave. Note Flash is the ONLY app which also has accidentals (sharp and flat notes) along with ledger lines for advanced players. Note Flash is also the ONLY app to show graphs on your progress in recognizing notes faster. This way you will know which notes you are spending more time thinking.

**How to use**

Play the Note shown on screen on the piano and the app will listen via the microphone. You must play in the correct octave too - Note Flash is very intelligent to recognize the correct octaves.

If played correct, the app shows a new note on screen. If you can't remember, then you can tap "Show Hint". The app is built for infinite practice which encourages practice more as it makes note reading into a game.

Note Flash learns which note you are getting wrong or spending more time thinking and shows you more often. You can view your progress graphs for each note and both staff. This way you will know exactly how long you spend thinking of each note and how it's improving!

You can select which hand you would like to practice or you can do both randomly. You can also choose to show accidentals - sharp, flats as well enable ledger lines for more advanced students.

The app comes with a variety of beautiful themes and you can use your own picture too for the theme.

The app contains no ads for a distraction free experience.

Please note that the app needs microphone access to listen to your piano. The app does NOT connect to the internet and your microphone data is completely safe as it never leaves your phone.

If you have any feedback, please contact us at:

I have made this app with love because I myself struggled to read music when learning piano and the old paper flash cards were just not effective! So I really hope this helps you and your students out!

What’s New

Version 1.6

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

We listened to you and made a bunch of improvements from you feedback:
1. We removed all ads from the app for a pure distraction free experience even for free users!
2. Added a play and pause button in the app.
3. Added a pure white background and a pure black background theme.
4. The Treble and Bass sign on the staff is now accurate.
5. The Note on the staff is now accurate and touches the lines just like real sheet music on paper.
6. The charts now say "Average: X seconds" instead of the old short form "s" only.
7. A few users mentioned that the hints should use the traditional form of naming. For example previously, a E note would have a hint "E or F flat". Now there is a switch in the settings called "Traditional note hints" which if on, will only say "E" in the hint.
8. A few small UI tweaks to make the app more appealing and accurate to real sheet music.
I hope you are enjoying Note Flash and improving your sheet music reading! Please leave us a rating on the app store as that helps spread awareness for the app.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

Ricapoody ,

Very good Sight Reading help for piano

Does sometimes fail to hear a note but this may be dependent on keyboard tone or IPad microphone.
Overall very pleased. It definitely helps and the charts identify weaknesses and improvements. Note that where app. initially fails to recognise a note, this shows as you taking time to find it.
Plenty of options to increase difficulty and change appearance.
Worth the price but try the free version first to ensure equipment compatibility.

Ajayhenry ,

Paid but nothing

I bought this app through the App Store but when I open it, the request is to purchase the app. It seems as though you must pay twice to unlock the features.

Developer Response ,

My app is available for free on the App Store. I think you are mistaken about paying for it on the App Store. Only the in app purchase is paid to unlock Sharp and flat notes, both clefs and ledger line notes and custom notes and themes.

App Privacy

The developer, Pranoy Chowdhury, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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