Learn to read music notes and key signatures

4.7
174 reviews
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Everyone
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About this app

Music Buddy - learn music notes, key signatures (circle of fifths) and intervals, practice sight reading sheet music using flash cards.

Read sheet music quickly and effortlessly like a pro. Learn to recognize key signatures, notes, and intervals in the blink of an eye. Three independent learning modules in one app. Set aside five minutes a day for this app, and you will be reading sheet music like a professional musician in no time.
The app uses an ingenious approach to memorizing information through repetition and visual patterns with a focus on hard-to-remember pieces of information.

The simple, elegant, and intuitive interface allows you to switch between the different note-naming systems used in major countries around the world:
• CDEFGAB (major + minor, 大调 + 小调, 大調 + 小調)
• CDEFGAH (dur + moll)
• Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Si (mayor + menor, maior + menor, majeur + mineur, maggiore + minore)
• Дo Рe Ми Фа Coль Ля Си (мажор + минор)
• ハ ニ ホ ヘ ト イ ロ (長調 + 短調)
• 도 레 미 파 솔 라 시 (장조 + 단조)

Key Signatures module: Learn key signatures – this module will help you memorize a circle of fifths – a must for every musician. You will learn to recognize keys based on the number of sharps or flats in a key signature at the beginning of a staff.
Choose from three learning modes using the buttons at the bottom of the module home screen:
• Learn key signatures for major keys only – left button
• Learn key signatures for minor keys only – middle button
• Learn key signatures for both major and minor keys – right button

Notes module: Learn music notes – this module will teach you to quickly recognize notes without thinking – you’ll look at it, and you’ll simply know it.
Choose from three learning modes using the buttons at the bottom of the module home screen:
• Learn notes from the treble clef only – left button
• Learn notes from the bass clef only – middle button
• Learn notes from both treble and bass clef – right button

Intervals module: Learn intervals – this module is especially helpful for pianists. Skilled pianists don't need to identify every note in a sheet. They recognize patterns based on the distance between notes (intervals) and automatically stretch their fingers accordingly.
Choose from three learning modes using the buttons at the bottom of the module home screen:
• Learn harmonic intervals only – left button
• Learn melodic intervals only – middle button
• Learn both harmonic and melodic intervals – right button
Updated on
Jun 21, 2017

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Ratings and reviews

4.7
174 reviews
Hank Hill
April 25, 2021
Well, it's not an application that is designed to teach you music, so if that's what you're looking for, I'd look around. But don't give this a pass even if you're learning music; I know it will be useful as you advance, I tell you what. The notes are all accompanied by a clear, tuned piano note sound, which helps train the ear. There's a lot of drills and tests which will keep you on your toes. You know, perfection in any endeavor requires the discipline to practice daily, and that's just it.
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Jamie Howard
September 25, 2018
It's a nice learning tool, would like to see more options like change the duration of the tests as they are a bit long for regular practice to see improvement. Also a proper database backed profile of improvement. It's a great start keep up the dev guys!
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Ilya Shinkarenko
October 30, 2018
Good trainer. 5 stars if the progress chart would work. Pity not to be and to track the progress
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What's new

New in version 2.0
• Sounds – we've added beautifully recorded sounds of a real acoustic grand piano.
• You can mute and unmute the sound for each module independently using a button below the staff.
• You can set the sound volume in the app Settings or use the device hardware buttons.
• If you like Music Buddy, you can easily recommend it to your friends, rate it, or write a review by tapping a link in the app Settings.