Guitar Sight Reading Trainer 4+

with focus on position playing

Rolfs Apps

    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings
    • $1.99



Sight reading skills will give you access to written music and get you familiar with any style of music. Sight reading is not difficult and with enough practice everybody can develop it.

This app helps you to instantly find the notes on every part of the fretboard with a special focus on position playing.

With improved sight reading skills you will find it easier to concentrate on other aspects of music such as harmony, rhythm etc.



- 4 different modes of use:
1. Locate note on fretboard based on note in staff.
2. Locate note on fretboard based on note name and pitch.
3. Find name of note on the staff (without fretboard)
4. Find name of note presented on fretboard.

- Automatic detection of problem notes.


- Key signature support, 1-6 sharps or 1-6 flats.

- Automatic choice of the enharmonic notes for each scale to avoid double sharps or double flats in the key signature.

- Scales: major, minor, melodic minor, harmonic minor, blues, pentatonic, and all modal scales.


- Frets are grouped to restrict the number of notes to be practiced and tested.

- Predefined fret groups, e.g.: 0-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, 0-12, 13-17 etc.

- Any custom fret group can be defined.

- The fret group is highlighted as an area on the fretboard.

- Progress of your sight reading skills is maintained per fret group.

- The longest streak record per fret group is saved as a measure for sight reading accuracy.

- Any subset of strings can be part of the highlighted area.

- Notes to be tested can be restricted to only naturals or only notes from a selected scale.


- Reading ahead is an important skill for good sight reading.

- Number of read ahead notes can be varied.


- More than 15 alternate guitar tunings e.g. drop D, NST (new standard tuning) and all fourths tuning.

- Support for left handed guitar.

- Option to have the fretboard shown in perspective (in landscape mode).

- Universal app (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch).

- Support for all screen sizes.

- No ads / in-app purchases.

- Dark mode support (iOS 13+).

- iOS, iPadOS 16 tested.

What’s New

Version 6.04

iOS16, iPadOS16 adjustments.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

mehangryman ,

Revising prior review (Sound does not work)

The developer quickly responded to me email and helped me resolve the problem. My iPad has a “mute” button that is separate from the volume control. Although all my other apps had sound, I had to turn mute off for this app, which now produces sound.

markfog77 ,

Great for guitar sightreading and fretboard memorization

This app was perfect for an intermediate guitar player looking to perfect sightreading. You’ll want to dive in to the options to set the keys that you want to learn and, if you’re like me, to set the mirrored view so that the low E string is on top. Easy to configure speed of testing.

NAPCguy ,

Great updates! Very useful

I bought an earlier version and found it really was not useful...
But now, I dig it! I’m a jazz guitar player and this app is just what you need to gain some reading skills!
Keep up the good work!

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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