In this post,  I curated for you a collection featuring some of the best apps to help you learn to read sheet music.  You will have access to lessons tailored to different levels, interactive activities, exercises, and games to help you develop your music reading skills. You can start from the very basic level of music reading and work your way up to a confident music notes reader. And you can do all that from the comfort of your own home!

1. Tomplay Sheet Music

Tomplay Sheet Music helps you learn to play your favourite music with backing tracks and recordings created by professional musicians. Features offered by Tomplay include access to 40.000 scores containing tons of high quality tracks for back up, adapt the music to your level the way you want, record yourself and playback to assess your performance, add your own annotations on the score, turn fork for re-tuning string and wind instruments, integrated metronome, and many more.

Compatibility: iPhone/iPad and Android / Price: Free, offers in-app purchases / Age: 4+

2. NoteBrainer

NoteBrainer is a note training app to help your students learn how to sight read sheet music. NoteBrainer offers a host of interesting features including: treble and bass clef, quality instrument sounds, assistant modes to help learn notes, key signature highlighting, English and romantic solfège, sound only mode, play history, external compatible midi keyboard support, and many more.

Compatibility: iPhone/iPad  / Price: Free / Age: 4+ 

3. Notes Teacher

Notes Teacher is another good app to help you learn to read music. The app offers two modes: learn mode which is made up of 32 lessons geared towards helping you learn to read music step by step. At first you will start with two notes then work your up to more notes till you become able to read all notes. 

The practice mode ‘allows you to specify which clef (bass or treble) you want to practice, or you can practice them both at once. You will be able to choose specific groups of notes to practice. “Practice” mode will help improve your speed and accuracy making it easier for you to read music.’

Compatibility: iPhone/iPad and Android Price: Free, offers in-app purchases / Age: 4+

4. Note Flash Music Sight Reading

Note Flash Music Sight Reading, as its name indicates, is a music app that helps you learn to sight read sheet music. The app listens to your performance (required microphone access) and detects which note you play correctly and which one you get wrong  and offers progress graphs to help yo learn how you improve.  

Compatibility: iPhone/iPad and AndroidPrice: Free, offers in-app purchases / Age: 4+

5. Music Tutor

Music Tutor helps you learn to read sheet music and enhances your music sight reading skills. The apps lets you practice with notes in treble, bass and alto clefs or untimed sessions. Other helpful features provided by the app include: notes reference charts, MIDI support, custom practice range, supports notes up to 4 ledger lines above or below the staff on any of the clefs, supports app clips and advanced app clip experiences, and many more.

Compatibility: iPhone/iPad and Android / Price: Free, offers in-app purchases / Age: 4+

6. MuseScore

MuseScore allows you to play music scores on different instruments including piano, trumpet, harmonica, guitar, kalimba, etc. MuseScore allows you to search for sheet music notes and browse the catalog by instrument, composition (e.g., solo, band, ensemble, orchestra, etc), and more. You can choose your favourite genres such as classical, pop, Jazz, folk, Hip Hop, etc, add scores to your Favorites and share them with others.

Compatibility: iPhone/iPad and Android / Price: Free, offers in-app purchases / Age: 4+

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