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App to learn sight reading

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Lateralus_cl, Nov 20, 2010.


  1. Lateralus_cl

    Lateralus_cl

    Jul 20, 2010
    Hi everyone,

    I wasn't whether I should post here or in the offtopic forum, please move the post if suits the off topic forum better.

    Anyways, I'm trying to improve my sight reading. About 6 months ago I found an awesome iphone app that would show me a note in the bass clef, and then it would recognize if I played the right note in my bass (it used the mic on the iphone).

    Now I want to download the app again and I can't find it (don't remember its name).

    Does anyone know the name of the app or another software with the same features in mac os platform?



    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Stick_Player

    Stick_Player Banned

    Nov 13, 2009
    Somewhere on the Alaska Panhandle (Juneau)
    Endorser: Plants vs. Zombies Pea Shooters
    How 'bout just get Bach's Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello?

    Play through them SLOWLY. Work up the tempo. Should keep you busy for a few years.

    That's the "best app" I can suggest. And the are free - all over the internet.

    Bachs1a.
     
  3. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    Bach must have had some good sidemen. :D
     
  4. GianGian

    GianGian

    May 16, 2008
    Sorry say, but is the rhythm always so constant? I won't use it anyway, just curious. It doesn't look to be a good rhythmic training.
     
  5. nutdog

    nutdog when I'm a good dog they sometimes throw me a bone Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2009
    in the dog house
    :D

    I may try that.
     
  6. Stick_Player

    Stick_Player Banned

    Nov 13, 2009
    Somewhere on the Alaska Panhandle (Juneau)
    Endorser: Plants vs. Zombies Pea Shooters
    Sorry? Yes, it's rather constant.

    But if Bach is below your ability, you could work on this:

    [​IMG]
     
  7. GianGian

    GianGian

    May 16, 2008
    Irony needs good taste to be used, my friend. You obviously missed this lesson.;)
     
  8. jallenbass

    jallenbass Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 17, 2005
    Bend, Oregon
    I always thought that an app that would flash random notes on the screen would be a cool thing. A tachistiscope emulator of sorts. You could select certain pitches only if you'd like or select all and set the rate at which notes changed.
     
  9. musictheory.net has a good online app that does this.
     
  10. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Supporting Member

    People's fascination with Technology never ceases to amaze me. By breaking out some paper charts and sitting down with them I feel so dated.
     
  11. jallenbass

    jallenbass Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 17, 2005
    Bend, Oregon
    It doesn't change notes automatically though. I'm thinking of something that will flash notes rather quickly as well as slowly.
     
  12. Stick_Player

    Stick_Player Banned

    Nov 13, 2009
    Somewhere on the Alaska Panhandle (Juneau)
    Endorser: Plants vs. Zombies Pea Shooters
    The topic is about sight-reading. Maybe you, my friend (really? :rollno:) missed that lesson.

    Now, about the irony bit (not that there was any)... I don't have the interest to explain it to you.
     
  13. Samsound

    Samsound

    Sep 28, 2010
    Might've been funnier if it was on a bass clef.
     
  14. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    Song Surgeon slow downer. https://tinyurl.com/y5dcuqjg

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