Note Rush: Learn to Read Music

4.2
342 reviews
10K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this game

Learn to Read Music with Note Rush! Note Rush boosts your note reading speed and accuracy, building a strong mental model of where each written note is on your instrument. Now even better with Note Rush: 2nd Edition!

How it Works
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Note Rush is like a virtual flash card deck for all ages that listens to you play each note, giving instant feedback and awarding stars based on speed and accuracy of note identification.

Race against the clock to improve your performance or hide the timer to gently engage those just starting out with the staff.

Includes built-in levels for piano and a range of other instruments as well as custom level design.


What makes Note Rush Different?
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- Play On Your Instrument
Note reading is best learnt in the context of how you identify and play each note - on your acoustic or MIDI instrument.

- Designed for Teachers
...and not as a replacement for them! Create fully customizable note sets and easily send them home to students.

- Fun Themes
Engage with fun themes that don't get in the way of learning, or opt for traditional notation.


Landmarks: The best way to learn your notes
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Note Rush fits with all teaching methods, whether you favor a purely intervallic approach or use traditional mnemonics! We promote learning key landmark notes then reading adjacent notes intervallically for the best results in learning to read piano notation.

Note Rush features a unique landmarks-based hints system (optional) that highlights nearby landmark notes to read intervallically from. Over time students naturally move from reliance on landmarks to a more intrinsic staff-to-keyboard association.


Preset and Custom Levels
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Use preset note ranges or create your own set of levels to suit your teaching style. Create a personalized level to target a particular student’s needs.

- Individual Note Selections
- Sharps and Flats
- Treble, Bass or Grand Staff (alto and tenor coming soon)
- Up to Six Ledger Lines
- Send custom note reading drills using App Links or QR Codes
Updated on
Oct 25, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
App activity, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
Data isn’t encrypted
Data can’t be deleted
Committed to follow the Play Families Policy

Ratings and reviews

4.2
252 reviews
Andrea Miller
October 5, 2023
One of my go-to apps as a piano teacher! Students enjoy it and are always delighted by the seasonal themes. I love the simplicity of the app. It's not trying to do too many things at once. The pre-defined levels cover 99% of what I need, and for those instances when I need a student to review just the notes they're struggling with, It's super easy to whip up a custom level on the fly. Thank you!
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A Google user
April 16, 2019
I play clarinet, so only use treble and there were five(5) lessons. That's it. No sharps/flats. And inputting new cards is a pain on the phone. Also, I was hoping for it showing me a line of music (multiple notes) and then letting me play them all, not queuing them up each one-at-a-time for me. It does a good job of calibrating for the clarinet, which is nice, without more complicated notes it's a little too basic. Why not more cards with more complicated notes? And adding rhythm! Now you'd be talking!
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Andrew Cruce
November 5, 2023
Can't find a way to increase the training period. It just goes through the notes in the sequence once. Is there a way to have it run continuously? That would allow more training in each session.
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What's new

- Improvements to Audio Recognition Engine.
- Decreased how long you have to play a non-concert pitch note to calibrate
- Increased sensitivity to incorrect notes.
- Increase tuning requirements to help reduce misidentified semitone-adjacent notes.
- Level Designer moved to a new tab.
- Fixed: Note not blinking on incorrect note input.
- Fixed: Total time on level completion sometimes shows 1 second more than the correct time
- Fixed: MIDI input not handling NoteOn(velocity=0) as a NoteOff event