Music Tutor Sight Read

Music Tutor Sight Read

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Learn to sight-read music with MusicTutor SightRead (MTSR). MTSR is a quiz game designed for music students, for learning to read (and write) music in an easy and pleasant way.

** Gameplay

The quiz games included in MTSR work this way:

1) The program ask a question, which is shown on a panel (question panel)
2) The user answers, using another panel (answer panel). If the answer is correct, a sound is played, corresponding to the question made; if not, a failure sound is played.

These are the included games:

1) Read staff: The programs draws a staff in question panel, and a note in its position. The user must answer with a keyboard (piano or buttons)
2) Write staff: The program shows a note name in question panel. The user must answer using the answer panel (which draws a staff) dragging the note to its correct height.
3) Key signature: The program shows a staff with some key signature, and the user must answer, choosing such key within a keyboard.

** Game modes

1) Timed tests: during the selected time interval, the user answers questions. Correct and wrong answers are accounted, and when the time is over, a score (based on correct&wrong answers and time) is shown.
2) Study: the user answers questions without any time limit. In this mode, the "Learn" button is available, and it changes program behaviour.
3) Learn: in this mode, the user touches the answer panel, and the program shows the question (or questions) which would have been answered by given answer.

** Notation Systems
- English (C, D, E, F, G, A, B)
- Italian (Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Si)
- German (C, D, E, F, G, A, H)

** Time options

Game time can be chosen. If "0" is chosen, the game has no time limit and "Learn" mode can be activated.

Stored results from previous tests can be shown.

** Key and Range options

Three clef types can be chosen:

1) Treble clef
2) Bass clef
3) Grand clef (union of Treble and Bass clefs)

For every one of the three clef types, a range can be chosen:

a) predefined, to be choosen between 6 ranges
b) manually defined by user

** Accidental options

There are three accidental modes:

1) Natural: only natural notes are to be asked
2) Simple: natural, flats and sharp notes can be asked
3) Key signature: questions are made, in the context of a key.

Natural mode has no associated options.

Simple accidentals asks natural or accidental notes. The user can choose between only sharps, only flats or both.

Key Signature mode lets the user choose one or more keys. If more than one key is chosen, every new question changes the key randomly.

In this mode, the user can choose between two question filters:
A) Diatonic: only notes belonging to the current key are asked.
B) Chromatic: any note will be asked (whether or not it belongs to current key).

** General options

For "Read Staff" game, the user can choose the type of keyboard for answering:
1) Piano keyboard (with or without note names on keys)
2) Buttons with note names.

The main difference between both keyboards lies on enharmonic notes.
With piano there is no difference between, for example, F# and Gb, but with buttons, they can be differenciated.

Sound volume is adjustable (and muteable)

User can choose the program behaviour when asking a question wrongly:
A) A new question is made, even when previous one has not been correctly answered.
B) The same question is repeated, until the users answers correctly.


MTSR is designed to work in any screen orientation (portrait, landscape), and screen sizes (phone, 7" tablet, 10" tablet). Help is included.

Learn and enjoy with MSTR!

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Recently changed in this version

Added German Notation (CDEFGAH) as an option. Fixed bug related with options state being lost at some situations.

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Comments and ratings for Music Tutor Sight Read
  • (75 stars)

    by Phil Marsden on 29/03/2014

    App is very configurable and easy to tailor. It pretty much does everything that you might want it to do.

  • (75 stars)

    by Keef Jay on 15/03/2014

    I wish it could optionally keep a complete history of progress rather than just the last 30. For me that basically only shows my improvement today as I have more than 30 attempts a day. Would also be nice if the history showed when you made a settings cha

  • (75 stars)

    by Alan McLeod on 28/02/2014

    Unique feature is key signatures but no training just test

  • (75 stars)

    by Michael Shay on 26/02/2014

    Any where, any time I can practice music reading. A little bit here and there adds up to many hours. And it's fun. Plus I'm beginning to read music with better understanding.

  • (75 stars)

    by Kevin Miller on 18/02/2014

    Great. I wish I could turn off the error sound. The audio is of low quality, presumably because size is an issue. Since we're paying into this thing, maybe better sound in order.

  • (75 stars)

    by Jenghis Pettit on 13/02/2014

    For a total beginner, it's not very clear exactly where to start with this app, but once you get used to it it's extremely useful and pretty fun

  • (75 stars)

    by Johnathan Alexander on 07/02/2014

    In music school and this helped me learnkey signatures in about an hour. I can now easily identify at sight. Very impressed.