NoteWorks is a fun sight-reading game filled with musical notes and animated characters, available for iOS and Android devices. Although it is geared for a younger audience of music learners, it is fun for all ages.
NoteWorks provides beginner music students with a fun way to practice reading music in a gaming environment. The game starts at a very basic level and gradually increases in difficulty. Students can begin by reading ABC notes, DoReMe notes, or pressing on the corresponding piano keys. Students can also select the level of difficulty and the type of clef they wish to practice. In addition, multiple players can play and compare scores.
Teachers or students can buy ($6.99) and download the NoteWorks app on their phone or tablet, or try NoteWorks Lite, which is a free version with limited features. Users are given the option to play the notes they read on the virtual piano in the game, or they can connect their tablet to a digital piano (as seen in the demo video below). Once connected, players can read the music on the tablet and play it on their selected device to select the right notes and obtain a high score.