Built on the success of the original 'StaffWars', StaffWars Live offers game play designed to aid students in instrumental practice. Choose your instrument, key signature, scale and note range, then play the notes that appear on the staff with your instrument to destroy them before they damage you clef. Notes get faster with every ten correct and you get three lives.
Press the "Settings" button to change your instrument, scale, key signature and adjustable note range. All notes are in the instruments' written pitch (i.e. Clarinet in C major would be concert Bb Major)
All your scores are saved when exiting the game, so you can track your improvement. Scales include Major, Major Blues, Minor Blues, Chromatic
Need to practice transposition? StaffWars Live has got you covered. All notes are in the instruments’ written pitch, so you can be a french horn player and select ‘Trumpet' to practice transposing to Bb.

Note range = from 3 Spaces Below to 3 Spaces Above Clef
Start speed adjustable.

***NOTE*** - Make sure your instrument is in tune prior to playing StaffWars Live. Always play with good attacks and good tone. Game sounds may trigger the pitch detection so it is a good idea to turn your iPhone\iPad volume down while playing with the sound turn on.

What’s New

Version 1.50

Thanks to all of you that have given your input into StaffWars Live!
Please send suggestions\questions to

New in version 1.50

You can now choose which lines and spaces are used in the game, or you can use the original slider method.
Just lines..... Just spaces...... mix and match..... no problem.

Chromatic Mode has been adjusted and improved upon. There are now 3 chromatic choices:
- Chromatic (All Chromatics b's & #'s)
- Chromatic Flats Only
- Chromatic Sharps Only

If using Custom Note Range and using chromatic scale, the associated chromatic will appear for whichever note you select.
**Cb\B#\Fb\E# have been removed from chromatics. Let me know if you would rather have this as an option.

**Beg Violin, Beg Cello, Beg Viola have all been removed since you can now just select the open strings with the 'Custom Note' option.


UI changes\improvements
Swift 5.1
Audiokit 4.8
Improvements to pitch detection
Bug fixes in instruments

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
203 Ratings

203 Ratings

Rik Bostin ,

Best app for learning notes on the staff - HANDS DOWN

If you are a musicteacher, please trust me and just buy this now. This latest take on this "typing tutor" style gamification is yielding almost magic results.
I've been teaching piano for over 15 years. The results I've had after two weeks with my students this semester is astounding. In two weeks I have seen multiple students go further than they went in a year in reading.. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to teach or learn to read music for the piano. Before Staff Wars LIVE, the original Staff Wars was my goto for teaching the notes on the staff. It had beaten out LineSpace which had way less cusomization and hadn't updated since 1.0 YEARS ago. By opening up the microphone, makign the text larger and simplifying all of the options while offering more control it went other level. These earlier apps revolutionized teaching note reading. StaffWars Live takes it to an entire other level.

Puc212 ,

Amazing app!

We just bought this for our instrumental music students at my school, best money we've spent all year! I've never seen kids so excited to practice note reading! They come in and open it up and start playing as soon as they come into class. Highly recommend this if you teach music!

Developer Response ,

Awesome! Thanks for the review!

samdesmet ,

Goes beyond any expectations

This app is truly taking 'reading notes' to the next level. I absolutely love that the 'side effect' of this game is being able to read notes. Some of my students told me after trying it out during the lesson that they practiced it every day without me even asking.

The idea of the app is simple but VERY effective.

It sure makes my job as a guitar teach much easier, as now I have more time to focus on other things.


Developer Response ,

Thanks for the kinds words!


TMI Media, LLC
210.4 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2015


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