Guitar Sight Reading Trainer

Guitar Sight Reading Trainer

By Rolfs Apps

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2010-09-13
  • Current Version: 5.81
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 9.96 MB
  • Developer: Rolfs Apps
  • Compatibility: Requires Android / iOS 9.3 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 57 Ratings

Description

Sight reading skills will give you access to written music and get you familiar with any style of music. Sight reading is not difficult and with enough practice everybody can develop it. This app helps you to instantly find the notes on every part of the fretboard with a special focus on position playing. With improved sight reading skills you will find it easier to concentrate on other aspects of music such as harmony, rhythm etc. Features: PRACTICE & TEST MODE - 4 different modes of use: 1. Locate note on fretboard based on note in staff. 2. Locate note on fretboard based on note name and pitch. 3. Find name of note on the staff (without fretboard) 4. Find name of note presented on fretboard. - Automatic detection of problem notes. KEY SIGNATURES & SCALES - Key signature support, 1-6 sharps or 1-6 flats. - Automatic choice of the enharmonic notes for each scale to avoid double sharps or double flats in the key signature. - Scales: major, minor, melodic minor, harmonic minor, blues, pentatonic, and all modal scales. FRETS, STRINGS & NOTE SELECTION - Frets are grouped to restrict the number of notes to be practiced and tested. - Predefined fret groups, e.g.: 0-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, 0-12, 13-17 etc. - Any custom fret group can be defined. - The fret group is highlighted as an area on the fretboard. - Progress of your sight reading skills is maintained per fret group. - The longest streak record per fret group is saved as a measure for sight reading accuracy. - Any subset of strings can be part of the highlighted area. - Notes to be tested can be restricted to only naturals or only notes from a selected scale. READ AHEAD - Reading ahead is an important skill for good sight reading. - Number of read ahead notes can be varied. OTHER - More than 15 alternate guitar tunings e.g. drop D, NST (new standard tuning) and all fourths tuning. - Support for left handed guitar. - Option to have the fretboard shown in perspective (in landscape mode). - Universal app (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch). - Support for all screen sizes. - No ads / in-app purchases.

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Reviews

  • Great updates! Very useful

    5
    By NAPCguy
    I bought an earlier version and found it really was not useful... But now, I dig it! I’m a jazz guitar player and this app is just what you need to gain some reading skills! Keep up the good work!
  • Great Trainer

    5
    By Baron1999
    This is a great help at both learning to sight read and also learning the fretboard. When I am away from the guitar this is my go to practice tool.
  • Good for pounding the fretboard into your brain!

    4
    By WesWannabe
    Excellent way to get your fretboard memorization down. Being able to view the fretboard as though playing is helpful for visualization. This is the only app that makes me wish for a bigger phone!
  • Awesome sight reading trainer for guitar!

    4
    By Dmm138
    This is perfect for practicing sight reading on the guitar. There's only one feature that is missing: please add the ability to choose any range of the fretboard you want to be tested on. For example with the predefined fret ranges, you aren't able to test on frets 1 to 7.
  • It's a good app, but needs a couple other features

    3
    By SixStringFool
    This app is great for learning how the notes on the staff translate to the fretboard, but it only shows you a single note at a time. For it to really be effective as a sight reading tutor, it should have multiple note problems (and possibly even take rhythm into account as well). The functionality and design of the app is great though, so if you just need to learn the basics, it works.
  • Best app ever

    5
    By Mass-Havoc
    Got this when i was learning how to read notes and its really nice!
  • Exactly what I needed

    5
    By Picado49
    Perfect app for learning the notes and fret board. Endlessly customizable.
  • Not bad but...

    3
    By johannschlack
    The fretboard should be upside down and horizontal like it is when you're playing it The current vertical board is confusing. The twelfth fret should have double markings like on an actual guitar. That will help a lot as well
  • Real good, learning a lot

    5
    By Testme1234
    Very cool for practicing sight reading and learning the guitar fretboard. Nice and customizable to focus in on particular things I might want to work on, like certain strings or identifying notes on the staff versus by note name. Quizzing and practice is such a great way to learn. Sorry if some of the writing in this review is funky, I broke my wrist, hence my interest in apps for working on guitar now. This is one my favorites I've found.
  • High quality sound?

    3
    By Pizmo si
    I have not had an opportunity to use this app much but one glaring difference between the claims of the app and what the app actually does is the "high quality nylon sting guitar sound. It actually sounds like a $20 synthesizer. I would never mistake it for a nylon string guitar. I am sure that this app will help me learn the fret board more quickly and easily. What I don't like is the misrepresentation of the writer of this app.

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