Flashnote Derby- music notes!

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About this app

Flashnote Derby is the fun way for kids to learn and practice reading music notes.

Each race is a timed test in which the student identifies different notes in order to urge their horse on towards the finish line. Answering quickly and correctly will cause their horse to gain ground, while incorrect answers will cause it to fall behind. At the end of each race, students can review the notes they missed and see the correct answers.

Players can respond to flashcards by simply playing the note on their acoustic or MIDI instrument. They can also choose to answer by tapping letter buttons or playing a key on an on-screen piano.

The game is fully customizable to allow for any desired notes in the treble, bass, alto, or tenor clefs to be included. You can select ranges of notes, or several individual notes to focus on specific areas that need work. Notes can be shown with sharps and flats. Key signatures can even be added to increase the challenge for more advanced students. The amount of time the player is given for each flashcard can be increased or decreased depending upon their age and level of experience.

Drills can start out simply, with only a handful of notes, and gradually be made more challenging until the full staff is mastered (up to five and a half ledger lines above or below the staff.) The more difficult the settings, the more points are awarded.

As a bonus, over a dozen instructional video lessons are easily accessible from right inside the app! Even children with no prior music instruction can start using Flashnote Derby right away to begin learning about the music alphabet, the staff, and how to identify different notes.

Because it can be set up so quickly, Flashnote Derby provides a perfect motivational tool for music teachers to use with students, even for just a minute or two of each lesson. Teachers have the ability to email homework assignments to their students for them to play on their own devices at home. Each player's performance is recorded so that their progress can be tracked. You can easily see which notes are most in need of review.

When students give up on their music lessons, it's usually because they find it too difficult. Learning basic skills early is key to laying the groundwork for future success. Flashnote Derby makes this process more enjoyable and helps students stay motivated in their music learning.

Sometimes it takes only a little extra effort to make the difference between success and failure. Piano students, band and orchestra students, singers, guitar players- this is the app for you. Download Flashnote Derby and get on the road to music reading mastery today!

Have a question or suggestion for Flashnote Derby? Visit http://www.flashnotederbyapp.com to leave feedback and get a quick response from me!
Updated on
Mar 15, 2024

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Personal info, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
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Committed to follow the Play Families Policy

Ratings and reviews

79 reviews
Jane Barton
November 3, 2020
A wonderful concept BUT I have a Samsung S9 and the app says it was built for an older system - it did offer me a refund. I need to be able to use the feature whereby I can send pupils the notes they need to practise. It is also a pity that Apple products have more features. As this is a teaching app, it would be helpful for teachers who have Android and their pupils who have Apple (or vice versa) to have exactly the same app and EVEN more essential due to remote learning in lockdown.
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Joseph Cassady
November 13, 2021
I bought this app because I wanted to drill myself on playing the correct piano notes in the correct octave. I thought this app had a listening function, but apparently that only exists for Apple products. While this app still serves some purpose, it's absolutely useless to me without the ability to listen to me.
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A Google user
January 4, 2019
I loved this app and was so happy with it until I just had a look at the apple version. WHAT IN THE WORLD?! Why is there such a difference? I feel cheated! Please get those functions available for Android! Especially the microphone function, where you can play notes on an actual piano. Please please please!
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What's new

1. Fixes an issue where preset drills might fail to send.
2. Fixes an issue where important app notifications might fail to be shown.
3. Provides a way for users to delete their teacher account and corresponding data if they no longer need the account.