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Hello!

What is the best iOS iPad app to improve sight-reading? By that I mean an app that:
  • Shows me a music sheet (either an existing song from a database, or an automatically generated one. If it has both options, even better)
  • I connect my MIDI piano to the iPad
  • I play the notes on my MIDI piano
  • The app then tells me if I played the right keys, for the right duration, in the right order, in the right tempo, etc...


I've seen several apps that tell me if I pressed the right keys at the right moment, but not one that checks that you released the keys in the right moment (so I might end up pressing the key twice what I should've done).

Also, all the apps I've seen, they have a visual bar which shows you when you need to play the next notes, so I'm not really practicing rhythms.

Thanks!

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Try out the free trial of Piano Marvel.
It has sight-reading tests that do exactly what you want.


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Hey!
I had the same situation so wanted to share a bit of my experience.
First, I was attending music school with 10 students, but now it is closed because of the lockdown. We were trying to do the same by Zoom, but really it was a mess. Then I decided to take 1 to 1 class with the teacher but I feel that I could be broke in a while (because you need to take at least 2-3 classes per week to see the progress).
Because of that, I was pushed to find some other options for self-learning. Of course, you won’t make huge progress with that, but it’s really a perfect way to practice before you could attend offline classes.
To make the long story short I suggest taking a look at the online piano course la touche musicalla touche musical.

Features that I liked are as follows:
• Play with a virtual piano keyboard.
• A lot of practice (a great volume of free songs for different levels).
• Virtual music sheet.
• Connect your own keyboard to interact with the virtual piano and learn at your own pace.
• The application waits for you until you play the right notes on the keyboard.
• In order to learn the song, play at a reduced speed.
• Replay a specific section until you perfect it.
• Play by working left hand and right hand separately.
• You can identify your mistakes and follow your progress thoroughly.
• And it's free

Wish you all the best and take care!

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Piano Marvel, that's all you really need, methinks!


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I just use books I have on hand that are in the right level of difficulty.

I have not found an app or anything special needed. Your ears will tell you when you get a note wrong because it will stick out.

I am good sight reader, but even if you’re not, you will hear your mistakes.


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