"See Music" is a complete sight reading training method for musicians, music students and teachers.
"See Music" listens to you and gives you note by note feedback of your performance.
Now you can master your sight reading skills with this extensive app. Whichever your instrument (or instruments), "See Music" will take your playing and sight reading skills to the next level.
Music Dictation: See Music also creates dictation exercises so you practice music recognition in a multiple choice format
"See Music" composes melodic or rhythmic pieces of music at your level and keep track of your progress to help you improve your reading skills in no time. It includes all instruments which makes it the ideal practice tool for band, choir and orchestra students alike.
"See Music" will challenge your reading skills and give you feedback on your performance in real time. "See Music" will listen to you and give you a complete performance report with rhythmic and pitch accuracy, missed notes and all the relevant information you'll need to improve your playing.
INSTRUMENTS INCLUDED IN SEE MUSIC
"See Music" allows you to work on 6 instruments at the same time (great for doublings and multi-instrument players)
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Euphonium, Violin, Viola, Cello (all 3 clefs), Bass, Piano (Treble and Bass), Guitar, Soprano Voice, Alto Voice, Tenor Voice, Bass Voice and Recorder.
MIDI KEYBOARD is also available if you want to practice using MIDI.
THE SEE MUSIC COMPOSER
With the Composer you can create three different kinds of exercises:
Note Trainer • Rhythmic Trainer • Complete-Melody Trainer
- The Note Trainer is ideal for beginners or to practice uncomfortable ranges in your instrument. It does not involved rhythms so you can just concentrate in notes. See Music listens to your playing one note at a time, but shows you all the set at once so you can practice reading ahead.
It creates 8-note, 16-note, 32-note, and 64-note challenges.
- In the Rhythmic Trainer mode composes rhythmic exercises and you tap the rhythms on your device. See Music listens to your playing and gives you an instant visualization and then a complete report at the end of the exercise.
- The Complete-Melody Trainer composes entire melodies for you to sight-read. See Music listens to your playing and then gives you a report with rhythm and pitch accuracy for every note in the piece so you know if you were flat or sharp, late or early, or you missed the note all together. The final report also includes an overall score and other stats.
Simply set the level of the pieces by combining different musical elements:
Range, Skip-Steps, Keys, Time Signature, Rhythms, Speed and Length of the piece
See music will write pieces of up to 8 measures long for you to practice. If you choose a 1 measure long piece, SEE MUSIC composes a one measure exercise but repeats it 4 times so you can improve your performance faster with just one exercise.
See Music will determine the level of your settings and assign a specific composer:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Master or Wizard.
Reports appear at the end of each performance. You may share the results with your teacher or friends via MESSAGE, EMAIL, or post the results on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, etc.
You also have access to the reports by DAY, WEEK and MONTH, also your BEST and LAST performances.
We have included several judging styles. You can choose how tough or relaxed you want the judge to evaluate your performance, or create your own style.
A tutorial video is available within the app.
SEE MUSIC also includes a Metronome and Tuner. With See Music you'll have all the necessary tools to take your playing to the next level.
Auto-next can now be turned off
Ratings and Reviews
Half a review
I just started out with this and my first discovery is that there are things I need but I can’t control, like limiting key signatures to a certain range.
I’m primarily interested in learning to sight read Irish music for a beginners session. That means I need only one, two or three sharps in my key signature. It also means that triplets are played as two 16ths and an 8th and not as uniform duration notes.
I really don’t need and won’t use any music that doesn’t have one, two or three sharps. (I don’t say keys since Irish music is often modal)
The worst is; I’m not actually on a viola but playing a five string violin. I read my music on treble and bass clef but it’s presented here on alto clef. I can live with that but my own scores are written with treble and bass with a one ledger line gap so C is in the space between treble and bass. I’d love to be able to have my music span both clefs with the ability to space the clefs as needed.
Yes, the last is a bit extreme but perfect for five strings.
Yeah, half a review. Limiting key signature choices is primary here. Between whistles, flutes that are really fifes, fiddles, button accordions and concertinas the common ground is one to three sharps and only soloists go beyond that.
Am I missing something here?
This is a revision of my original review: I had complained that there was no piano option (bass and treble staffs combined), and the developer reminded me that there are other instruments besides the piano. Fair enough. This app will probably benefit players of melodic instruments, and also help with counting rhythms and is therefore somewhat useful for pianists as well. That, in addition to the attractive and thoughtful interface tells me that it’s a well-developed app, worthy of a better review than I gave it.
Developer Response ,
There are other instruments besides piano. This app is mainly for band instruments and to learn how to sight-read melodic lines and to practice rhythms.
Really excellent for learning to read... after all these years...
If you’re looking to learn to read music, particularly for guitar, this is the best app out there, hands down!
1 bug though, and a feature request: using an Apogee HD interface for my guitar, the first note of every other exercise gets detected as soon as the exercise starts, which falsely gives a wrong answer. When I play my first note, the exercise is on the 2nd note, so I get that one wrong too, and so on.
I’ve learned to notice when it happens and restart the exercise, but I get MANY “wrong” answers and it takes down my score, so to speak. Add a 1 - 2 second delay to the start of each exercise maybe??
That and auto-advancing the exercises so that I don’t have to reach over and tap 3 different things just to get to the next exercise. (Tap to clear the cheer screen, tap to load the next exercise, tap to play...)
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.