Parents' Guide to

Flashnote Derby

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Race to learn musical notes easily, quickly, enjoyably.

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This fun game can help kids recognize, read, and remember music notes. The more kids play Flashnote Derby, the more that repetition can help them memorize the musical alphabet and find or name notes quickly. While kids aren't going to wow over the somewhat dated graphics on the racing game (the videos aren't visually sensational either), the app's simplicity may help kids better focus on what they're learning, or it may bore them. Either way, it's without a doubt much more engaging than flash cards. One particularly useful feature on Flashnote Derby is the ability for kids to review their mistakes at the end of each race in a low-pressure -- but immediately corrective -- way. The multiple customizations make it appropriate for kids who are just starting to learn an instrument all the way to kids who have taken music lessons for a few years but want to increase their recall speed. An excellent digital tool for music teachers and parents looking for a way to support their young musician in practicing what they need to know.

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