Note Rush: Learn to Read Music
"Note Rush has quickly become my favorite app for piano teaching. ... Tell your students to buy this app instead of a box of flashcards."
"Note Rush is a motivating app that engages students to improve quickly with their note reading skills. It is definitely one of my top favorites and will be used often!"
"Note Rush is a great way to review notes for the One Minute Club."
"A blockbuster hit with teachers and students... I especially like using it at group lessons."
A fun game for practising note reading on the music staff to help you learn piano, keyboard, flute, saxophone, violin, or any other instrument! Note Rush uses the microphone to listen as you play each note like you would with flashcards, only these flashcards check that you're playing the right note before moving on!
Choose from a bunch of fun themes and race to earn stars and beat your best time! Note Rush is great for teaching keyboard geography by making sure each note is played in the correct octave! A music theory must-have for learning sight reading at all levels of music education.
Listens to Your Instrument
Note Rush helps students learn a strong association between notes on the page and keys on your instrument by using your device's microphone to detect when you play each note. Works with pianos, keyboards, flutes, violins, you name it! (See Q&A below for more about supported instruments.)
Note Rush waits as long as it takes to find each note, so even complete beginners won't feel lost.
Grand Staff Context
The whole grand staff is always visible, showing each note in full context and helping students learn how notes are spaced out in the two staves.
Octave-Sensitive Keyboard Geography
It's a "B", but which "B"?? Note Rush teaches keyboard geography by making sure you're getting the note in the right octave every time.
Great for Home Practise
Students will rush to their instrument at home every day with NoteRush, chasing that elusive high score! Unlike flashcards, children can learn notes at home with no music-reading parent required to check if they're getting them correct!
Note Rush has five built-in Levels, from Middle C-Position right through to the full grand staff with 2 ledger lines above and below. Plus select between Treble Clef, Bass Clef or both! Full customisation of specific note selections is coming soon.
Replace Your Flash Cards - Perfect for One Minute Club!
Use Note Rush instead of printed flash cards. Note Rush was in-fact designed to replace the cards used in One Minute Club - a challenge you can run in your studio where students have to complete a given level in under a minute. Try it today!
Does Note Rush work with Bb or other non-concert pitch instruments?
Yes. Note Rush automatically adjusts to whatever tuning your instrument uses when you first play middle C - you can even use your voice!
Are there any instruments it won't work with?
Note Rush hasn't been tested with every instrument out there, so we can't guarantee 100% success. In particular it may not work well with very low-pitched instruments like a bass guitar, or possibly some very high-pitched instruments.
What if my piano is out of tune?
As long as it is more or less in tune with itself, Note Rush should be able to adapt to it.
I'm having trouble with note detection
Check the troubleshooting page for suggestions on improving note detection.
How do you earn each star?
Stars are based on average time-per-note. ie. The total time divided by the number of notes in the level.
- 3 stars = 2.5 seconds per note or less.
- 2 stars = 3.5 seconds per note or less.
- You get 1 star just for completing all the notes in the level.
Note that this setup means you get 3 stars for completing level 3 (Whole Staff) in one minute or less, as per One Minute Club.
Note Rush is made by Thomas Grayston, a software developer, pianist, and husband to a piano teacher.
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