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• Read Ahead provides short and enjoyable 5-10 minute daily practice sessions which help pianists quickly develop their sight-reading ability.
• Innovative training exercises are incorporated into a carefully designed curriculum built around high quality music by a variety of composers.
• Read Ahead is designed to help piano students (children 10+ and adults) build the right habits and develop the skills necessary to fluently read music at their skill level.

• Designed to be integrated into a regular practice schedule.
• Fun for students to practice daily.
• Easy for busy teachers to incorporate into lessons and track progress.
• 36 daily exercise routines at each level.

Daily lesson plans consists of:
• Warm-up exercises to train memory, vision and touch.
• Read Ahead exercises to train students to read ahead of where they are playing.
• Sight-reading music from traditional ‘fixed' scores to pull it all together.

What’s New

Version 6.0

Lots of under the hood changes, improvements and bug fixes.
Updated Practice Goal
Added delete user data function to the Settings page so you can reset progress in the app.

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

AndrewDCG ,

Latest update is much improved

Third review! The latest update of Read Ahead makes it far better. The layout issues are all but gone and it is far more usable. There is still a glitch with sound that means for me I can hear the metronome through headphones but not the iPad speaker. I have worked around this by using a Bluetooth speaker and that solves the problem. I love the disappearing music that forces you to read ahead, my biggest weakness in sight reading. Many thanks to Travis for engaging with me and making some significant improvements. Keep at it, it’s a really good idea and a much improved app.

Developer Response ,

Hi Andrew,
Sorry for your troubles. The sound does work, but you have to adjust the volume after you launch the app. If you try turning it up on the metronome page it should work fine.

We did test the program on the 12.9" and the regular sized iPad, but missed testing on the newer 10.5" mini which has a different aspect ratio thus causing the formatting problems you are experiencing. I've reformatted everything for that size and and we are in the process of submitting an update which will fix this. Thank you for your patience.

Sight Reader 112r ,

Great app for improving sight reading

Well thought through approach for learning sight reading, finding it very useful so far.

Developer Response ,

We've fixed the problem with an update. Would you please consider updating your review?

gvrn8351 ,

Great concept, app can be buggy

Love this app. Since updating and purchasing level 1, it randomly cuts back to the intro page “let’s go” and sometimes the activities are invisible. Currently impossible to use, hopefully will be fixed

Developer Response ,

Sorry about the new bugs. An update has been submitted and should be released shortly that solves the randomly cutting back problem. If you wouldn't mind sending me an email with more details on the invisible activities so I can track them down I'd appreciate it.

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