*** Named one of the top music apps of the year by Gramophone Magazine! ***
The top-rated iOS app for learning to read music is now available for Kindle Fire (2nd gen+) and all Android Devices
Flashnote Derby is a fun way for kids to learn and practice identifying music notes by name. 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.
Each race is a timed test in which the student identifies different notes in order to urge their horse and jockey 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.
The game is fully customizable to allow for any desired notes in the treble or bass clefs to be included. You can select ranges of notes, or several individual notes to focus on specific areas that need work. 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 used, and gradually be made more challenging until the full staff is mastered (up to five ledger lines above and below the bass staff.) Choose from Treble, Bass, Alto, & Tenor clefs. The more difficult the settings, the more points are awarded. The 'high score' is tracked so that players always have a goal to shoot for.
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.
Sometimes it takes only a little extra effort to make the difference between success and failure. Download Flashnote Derby and get on the road to music reading mastery today!
Here's what users have said about Flashnote Derby:
"This is hands down the best note naming app...I used it with my band students at school to help them learn the note names and with my beginning piano students at home. The best part about this app is being able to choose exactly what notes to quiz the student on. I haven't seen any other app that lets me do that. Highly Recommended!" - MscTchr
"We love this app!! Kids are learning piano and its such a fun and easy way to learn to read music. I grew up playing only treble clef on flute and now learning bass clef for piano - not sure if the kids enjoy it more than me or not!" -FM Music Fam
"This app is one of the best tools I have ever had. I have been using it already in just the last few days with my elementary age students, with great success. This program is simple, easy to figure out, and extremely effective." - Piano Teacher Suzanne
"My seven year old son enjoys playing this app! His piano teacher actually assigned it to him as part of his daily piano practicing. It is easy to use and you can specify which notes to practice." - Kokokatze
"What a great app! I am a piano teacher and I am going to use this with my students this fall. I love the way you can customize what notes will be used in each race and how fast the races are run. We need more music learning apps like this one. Thanks" - mern91
"Amazing App for teaching young ones! - I'm teaching my 5yr old twin kids how to read music and this has absolutely been the best app to engage them." - Dad's Secret
"The best music flash card app for students of all levels." - Piano Teacher Beth