Yayajones's Review of Note Trainer ProReviewed on 8/30/19 1:58 PM
I learned all the notes in an hour. Whatever system they use, it works wonders! Worth every penny!!
CuriosityDrawsMe's Review of Note Trainer ProReviewed on 8/30/19 1:58 PM
I got the free version of this and within 24 hours, I could see how useful this would be to me, so I've just purchased the paid version. Although I took an ear-training class in college, I'm way better at playing by ear and allowed my never-fantastic sight-reading skills to atrophy. I'm returning to music after about 7 years hiatus and am wanting to turn reading music into a skill set as strong as that of just being able to pick up a (literary) book and read it... I'm excited to be able to level up my musicianship with the help of your great app. I downloaded about 30 different note-practicing apps, and am slowly removing the ones that don't seem to be as useful to me. Your app really stands out as a keeper; it's really robust in the free version -- there are a lot of ways to use this app if you're serious about wanting to improve sight reading and playing. I was really excited to see that (for iPhones 5s and newer) it includes an option to play a practical, human-powered instrument into the microphone. At first I thought the microphone wasn't responding, but then I realized you have to play a sustained note long enough for the microphone to register the note you're playing. Once I started to find the rhythm, it started to register the notes more smoothly and quickly. Since I'm just learning to sight-read on my alto instrument, I don't mind it being a little slower. On my soprano, it can get a little tedious to hold shrill notes for that length of time. For a quicker passage through the exercises, note by note, it's more expedient to use the built-in, touch-screen keyboard within the app itself (and with my headphones in, I don't have to worry about terrifying the neighborhood cats and dogs). I haven't tried to plug in any midi instruments as of yet. I liked what I saw of your ear training app as well, though I wish it had the microphone option that this app has. I'm really looking forward to exploring all the ways the paid version will help me to expand my skills. In just 24 hours, I've retrieved some of my long-neglected sightreading powers from the mists of the past, and have learned several other things for the first time ever. Thank you, thank you! Also, as a sometime Celphone-game-addicted person, it's nice to be able to replace solitaire or some of the other something-to-do-with-my-hands-while-I've-got-a-few-moments [or hours] games I used to play on my phone, and instead play around with something that enriches my quality of life when I'm not on the phone. Kudos and much appreciation for making such a strong app. Wonderful work.
Bill Kelley's Review of Note Trainer ProReviewed on 8/30/19 1:58 PM
This app is the bomb. I'm trying to learn the Vibraphone as a hobby. This app is very,very helpful in my study.
SnoopyinOhio's Review of Note Trainer ProReviewed on 8/30/19 1:58 PM
Sight reading went from an all out effort to just like reading words. I can't say how strongly I suggest using this app. I am a guitar player and have learned piano strictly by using this app to start the process. My piano skills are approaching guitar skills because of this app. Well worth it !!! I use it daily
S_vaillancourt's Review of Note Trainer ProReviewed on 8/30/19 1:58 PM
As a music theory student I was hoping this app would be more advanced, but I'm not surprised I haven't found what I'm looking for. So far this is the best app I've come across. However, Two things would make it better in my opinion: open voicing and more choices for answers. Most of the time they're a dead giveaway. If not more options for answers maybe a setting where you can type in your own answer? There's a lot more I personally would like to see upgraded (I.e: Roman numeral analysis, secondary dominants, modulation, etc...) but maybe that's too much to ask for in an app, at least for now.
Tmac17205's Review of Note Trainer ProReviewed on 8/30/19 1:58 PM
I am an adult first time music student. I am working on piano. I wanted to get up to speed fast with note recognition. This did the trick. I am solid on treble clef and getting better on bass clef in only about 8 weeks. I use it like a game. I try to do it faster each time.
~ KT ~'s Review of Note Trainer ProReviewed on 8/30/19 1:58 PM
I expected to be able to master a small note range at a time. Instead, this program crosses all octaves right out of the gate. Whatever happened to "baby steps"?
Seattle,WA USA's Review of Note Trainer ProReviewed on 8/30/19 1:58 PM
Very effective for improving one's sight reading. Results immediately.
rapgar9's Review of Note Trainer ProReviewed on 8/30/19 1:58 PM
This is easily the best sight reading program I have found. It has excellent pre-arranged lessons but also has the capability to do customized lessons. Excellent MIDI connectivity. Something for everyone in this program.
EvoWake's Review of Note Trainer ProReviewed on 8/30/19 1:58 PM
Unbelievably good too lol for developing the nuances of sight reading beyond the basics.