Notes! - Learn To Read Music 4+

Visions Encoded Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 1.1K Ratings
    • $3.99



Over 99000 purchased! Learn/refresh your music letter notation reading skills wherever and whenever you have a couple of minutes of idle time.

Over 99000 purchased!

People love Notes because it's easy and it works.

This basic flashcard app helps beginners learn the letter names for notes on the bass and treble clef ("F" on bass through to "G" on treble).

Easily toggle between treble and bass clef by tapping the clef symbol.

Letter notation can be set to any of these options:
1) C D E F G A B
2) C D E F G A H (used in Germany)
3) Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Si (Solfège)

Other Features:
• Displays a random note on the musical staff and you tap the correct letter/key.
• For MIDI savvy folk - this app is MIDI enabled! Use Apple Core MIDI compliant devices with the app.
• Toggle the visual effects on/off by tapping the trophy icon.
• Practice only specific notes (tap the gears icon to enter the Settings screen where you can disable all but the specific notes you want to practice).

This app has slightly different functionality for portrait orientation vs. landscape orientation. To switch orientations: 1) make sure you have orientation lock off on your device, then 2) launch the app in portrait mode, then rotate your device to landscape mode. If it's not rotating for you, try toggling your lock orientation setting and try again. If you need help, contact us.

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For intermediate learners, also try "Piano Notes! - Learn To Read Music."

What’s New

Version 3.7

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

• Tweaks for latest iOS (10.3, 11) and devices (iPhone X)

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Alaska Songbird ,

Very helpful

As an adult learning to play piano, I find this app useful during idle moments, such as while waiting. Its clear visuals make understanding and using the app simple. The fact that it functions in landscape as well as portrait mode is particularly gratifying; that allows me to hear each note as it would actually sound on a piano (e.g., striking the middle C produces a lower sound than striking the C an octave above), so there's valuable ear training going on at the same time. Learning from this app to recognize the individual notes on the treble and bass clefs is a huge aid for when I sit down at the piano to learn a new piece of music.

DJYossarian ,

Good at what it does, but it could do more

I found this useful for getting me to recognize notes on a staff more quickly. I was a bit disappointed to find that, having completed the treble staff and bass staff, I found no grand staff to move on to. That would have been a nice way to further my skills. Perhaps in the next version?

shasta-k ,

Not helping

My kids are both learning instruments so I purchased this app to help them memorize the notes. They are 11 and 9. The app works great in theory, but if they guess a wrong note it doesn't make a noise to alert the user it is wrong. So what I am finding is my kids will just push all the notes as fast as they can until they hit the right one. I fell for this for a while, but now realize they weren't learning anything because they knew that it didn't matter if they missed the note. I would love an update that would allow this because I have had to purchase other apps in its place so I can just listen as my kids practice.

App Privacy

The developer, Visions Encoded Inc., has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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  • Family Sharing

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

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