• Note Reading Games

    Need help learning to read your music?  There are plenty of games that you can play on your computer or device!

    Staff Wars!

    http://www.themusicinteractive.com/downloads.html - Staff Wars - Mrs. B highly recommends this one!

    This is a free download onto your PC or Mac computer.  You can also download it onto your iPhone, Apple device, or Android directly from the Apple Store/Google Play Store/whatever app store your device uses.  It does cost 99 cents on phones/devices, but it is an excellent game that works for ALL instruments, and you can change the note range to include only those notes that your student is actually playing on their instrument!

     

    ON YOUR PHONE/TABLET/OTHER DEVICE:

    1. Go to your device's app downloading area, e.g. Apple Store or Google Play Store (make sure you have your parent's permission)

    2. Search "music note reading game"

    3. You should have a lot of options, and many of them are free.  Some are pretty simple and some are more like video games, you may have to look at a few before you find one you like.  Some that I've found that work well for all instruments are Jungle Music/Learn Music Notes, Free Music Flash Cards, Clef Master, and Space Note.  Make sure you choose a game that will work for your instrument - flute, oboe, clarinet, trumpet, saxophone, french horn, and bells all read treble clef.  Trombone and baritone read bass clef.

     

    ON YOUR COMPUTER (they may also work on some devices, but I haven't personally tested)

    Make sure you choose a game that will work for your instrument - flute, oboe, clarinet, trumpet, saxophone, french horn, and bells all read treble clef.  Trombone and baritone read bass clef.

     

    https://www.teachingfiles.co.uk/namethatnote2.htm - Name That Note

    For treble or bass clef instruments

     

    https://www.8notes.com/school/theory/note_trainer.asp - Note Trainer

    Can be used for any instrument, but you do need to scroll down and “turn off” the other clefs so that you’re only practicing the notes for your instrument.

     

    http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/interactives/steprightup/whackanote/whackanote.html - Whack-A-Note

    For treble clef instruments.  Like whack-a-mole at a carnival – it will tell you which note to look for, and when you see that note pop up, you click it.  There is a “practice” round first where you just click through the numbers, after that it will give you a note to find.

     

    https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/note/beoyryyynyyyyy - For treble clef instruments

     

    https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/note/neoyryyynyyyyy - For bass clef instruments

     

    http://musicards.net/music_flash_cards/music_note_flashcards.html - Virtual flash cards

    For treble or bass clef instruments.  Scroll down to select your clef, then simply click on the cards to reveal the note name.  Don’t click the green “Start Now”, that’s some sort of outside download.

     

    http://musicteachersgames.com/trebleClefOne# - For treble clef instruments

    Hit Start and then choose the name of the note that pops up.

     

    http://musicteachersgames.com/bassClefOne - For bass clef instruments

    Hit Start and then choose the name of the note that pops up.

     

Last Modified on October 25, 2019