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Bass Sight Reading Trainer

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Bass sight reading Trainer
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sight reading skills will give you access to written music and get you familiar with any style of music. sight reading is not difficult and with enough practice everybody can develop it. This app helps you to instantly find the notes on every part of the fretboard with a special focus on position playing. With improved sight reading skills you will find it easier to concentrate on other aspects of music such as harmony, rhythm etc. Features: PRACTICE & TEST MODE - 4 different modes of use: 1. Locate note on fretboard based on note in staff. 2. Locate note on fretboard based on note name and pitch. 3. Find name of note on the staff (without fretboard) 4. Find name of note presented on fretboard. - Automatic detection of problem notes. KEY SIGNATURES & SCALES - Key signature support, 1-6 sharps or 1-6 flats. - Automatic choice of the enharmonic notes for each scale to avoid double sharps or double flats in the key signature. - Scales: major, minor, melodic minor, harmonic minor, blues, pentatonic, and all modal scales. FRETS, STRINGS & NOTE SELECTION - Support for 4, 5 and 6 string bass guitar. - Frets are grouped to restrict the number of notes to be practiced and tested. - Predefined fret groups, e.g.: 0-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, 0-12, 13-17 etc. - Any custom fret group can be defined. - The fret group is highlighted as an area on the fretboard. - Progress of your sight reading skills is maintained per fret group. - The longest streak record per fret group is saved as a measure for sight reading accuracy. - Any subset of strings can be part of the highlighted area. - Notes to be tested can be restricted to only naturals or only notes from a selected scale. READ AHEAD - Reading ahead is an important skill for good sight reading. - Number of read ahead notes can be varied. OTHER - Several alternate tunings for 4, 5 and 6 strings bass guitar. - Support for left handed bass guitar. - Option to have the fretboard shown in perspective (in landscape mode). - Universal app (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch). - Support for all screen sizes, including iPhone X, XR, XS, XS Max. - No ads / in-app purchases. - iOS 13 tested. Dark mode support.
Great bass learning tool
by Maxsdad2 on 2020/02/03 21:08
This seems to be a very well crafted bass training tool. Brilliantly created with loads of options. Initially I played it on silent just to identify the note names while watching tv It kept getting wrong answers. I eventually realised that although I identified the right note it was the wrong octave so I got it wrong. Won’t play with sound off in future.
Perfect
by Asterlation on 2019/02/04 17:49
This is unique and deep. Want to improve your ability to read ahead in the bass clef? This app has it covered. And that’s just one aspect of this really useful app. And great dev support by the way. Highly recommended. (and none of that subscription nonsense either...great value, no adverts, buy it)
Got me going
by WizzWelsh on 2015/07/16 22:04
This is a great App for beginners who need to come up to speed in order to start playing in a band. I learnt the bottom part of the fret board first and this allowed me to play root notes until I developed walking bass lines on my own. Thank you to the creators. The best nonsense BASS fret board learning app out there. A suggestion might be to add training for walking bass lines.
It does so much !
by Orchestralbassplayer on 2012/06/04 07:13
Love this App! Interesting previous comments . It does seem that the app can already do the things that are posted - it just takes time to get to know the app ! You can test yourself in any key and specifically chose the key Ab for example between the frets 2 -6 or every other combination you might desire brilliant if you want to learn a jazz run or a specific key.You can enter expert mode and record your high score on a series of tests that will take hours if not days to complete. This is a great learning tool. One small request for us double bassists would be to add an optional double bass background image at around fret 8 which is where the body of most double basses joins the fingerboard. Good if you can slide the fretboard around to the exact position of the junction. We use this junction as a key nav point as we don't have frets and mentally organise notes before the body join and after. Just a request though to enhance a great app! All in all, Well done - good job, well thought out , fun to use well worth the money. All I would say is take the time to people downloading this app is to read the notes to see just how versatile this app really is enforce commenting! .... for example you can select to test yourself and play the notes on any combination of strings , you can test specific notes of a variety of specific modal scales in any key between any frets. You can test the names of notes and the musical intonation. Does what it is intended to do and makes learning the notes on your instrument a fun challenge - its actually a game where you can't help but learn your craft on the bass and works for all bass players.
Great
by randomcode098543 on 2012/03/30 07:36
As another reviewer, I'd love hear the sound when I play the test note too, but I think this is a brilliant app. Any chance of putting in the option of some standard licks and patterns? Or of restricting test notes to a single key? It slightly does my head in following sharps with flats in such random configurations, as this would never actually happen in printed music. Most good sight readers get themselves into a sharps or flats groove, or better yet into the pattern of the key, and read from there. But this is just a request: as it stands, massive thanks and great value for money!
Amazing
by Dakanoosh on 2012/02/18 01:16
Really good little app... Crack it out in your spare time and learn away! Would have happily payed twice as much for it
Great App!!
by Jake McL on 2011/12/01 20:17
Hi, I just wanted to say that I've been very impressed by this App so far. I feel I'm learning quite a lot from it already. It's very well laid out and has many features. I think the fact the note is actually played during the test will also be a great help to improve my ears musically. It's become quite addictive already. The only thing I wish it had was a high score display. I've currently got it set to recount from 0 everytime I hit a wrong note. I think a highscore display as I'm being tested will be great to show how I'm progressing. Is that something that could be added in a future update?
Great bass learning tool
by Maxsdad2 on 2020/02/03 21:08
This seems to be a very well crafted bass training tool. Brilliantly created with loads of options. Initially I played it on silent just to identify the note names while watching tv It kept getting wrong answers. I eventually realised that although I identified the right note it was the wrong octave so I got it wrong. Won’t play with sound off in future.
Perfect
by Asterlation on 2019/02/04 17:49
This is unique and deep. Want to improve your ability to read ahead in the bass clef? This app has it covered. And that’s just one aspect of this really useful app. And great dev support by the way. Highly recommended. (and none of that subscription nonsense either...great value, no adverts, buy it)
Great
by randomcode098543 on 2012/03/30 07:36
As another reviewer, I'd love hear the sound when I play the test note too, but I think this is a brilliant app. Any chance of putting in the option of some standard licks and patterns? Or of restricting test notes to a single key? It slightly does my head in following sharps with flats in such random configurations, as this would never actually happen in printed music. Most good sight readers get themselves into a sharps or flats groove, or better yet into the pattern of the key, and read from there. But this is just a request: as it stands, massive thanks and great value for money!
Got me going
by WizzWelsh on 2015/07/16 22:04
This is a great App for beginners who need to come up to speed in order to start playing in a band. I learnt the bottom part of the fret board first and this allowed me to play root notes until I developed walking bass lines on my own. Thank you to the creators. The best nonsense BASS fret board learning app out there. A suggestion might be to add training for walking bass lines.
Great App!!
by Jake McL on 2011/12/01 20:17
Hi, I just wanted to say that I've been very impressed by this App so far. I feel I'm learning quite a lot from it already. It's very well laid out and has many features. I think the fact the note is actually played during the test will also be a great help to improve my ears musically. It's become quite addictive already. The only thing I wish it had was a high score display. I've currently got it set to recount from 0 everytime I hit a wrong note. I think a highscore display as I'm being tested will be great to show how I'm progressing. Is that something that could be added in a future update?
Amazing
by Dakanoosh on 2012/02/18 01:16
Really good little app... Crack it out in your spare time and learn away! Would have happily payed twice as much for it
It does so much !
by Orchestralbassplayer on 2012/06/04 07:13
Love this App! Interesting previous comments . It does seem that the app can already do the things that are posted - it just takes time to get to know the app ! You can test yourself in any key and specifically chose the key Ab for example between the frets 2 -6 or every other combination you might desire brilliant if you want to learn a jazz run or a specific key.You can enter expert mode and record your high score on a series of tests that will take hours if not days to complete. This is a great learning tool. One small request for us double bassists would be to add an optional double bass background image at around fret 8 which is where the body of most double basses joins the fingerboard. Good if you can slide the fretboard around to the exact position of the junction. We use this junction as a key nav point as we don't have frets and mentally organise notes before the body join and after. Just a request though to enhance a great app! All in all, Well done - good job, well thought out , fun to use well worth the money. All I would say is take the time to people downloading this app is to read the notes to see just how versatile this app really is enforce commenting! .... for example you can select to test yourself and play the notes on any combination of strings , you can test specific notes of a variety of specific modal scales in any key between any frets. You can test the names of notes and the musical intonation. Does what it is intended to do and makes learning the notes on your instrument a fun challenge - its actually a game where you can't help but learn your craft on the bass and works for all bass players.
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