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Note Rush: Music Reading Game

By Patricia Monticello Kievlan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Cute themes, flexible features boost sight-reading skills.

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Is It Any Good?

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Though it may seem a little silly to sight-read with soccer balls, this is a seriously useful tool for building note recognition skills. There's nice flexibility here because of its features. It's terrific that you're encouraged to use any instrument -- even an attached MIDI keyboard. You can turn off the drill timer, and you can customize the theme on screen to fit your tastes. The level designer tool is one of the very best features: You tap the screen to pick the notes to include in your drill, and your options span four octaves and all the sharps and flats in between. Then you can save the image of your "level card" to your device's camera roll and share it as you'd share any photo. And you can import new levels to your device directly from your camera roll. There are certainly some limitations. Apparently you can only have one level card at a time, and you can't have multiple user accounts on the same device, which could be frustrating for a music teacher or a family with more than one kid. Plus, the privacy policy leaves a lot to be desired. There's almost no information about how your information is used or shared, which may be a deal-breaker for some people. Still, this app is a small but mighty choice for developing an important musical skill on any instrument.

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