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I've been looking around for a sight reading app. I found this rather excellent iPad app and it has helped a lot. I'd really like an app that allows me to practice using my instrument instead of an on screen keyboard (that will preferably tell me when I've gone wrong).

I've done a lot of searching, but I haven't found any apps that actually listen to your instrument.

I found this related question, but the answers were mainly for desktop software. I need something that will run on one of my tablets (IOS or Android).

I know that recommendation questions are frowned upon on Stack Exchange sites, but I'm really struggling to find anything and could use some help.

Edit:

After @Shevliaskovic's suggestion I've asked this question over at Software Recommendations and nominated this question for closing. Unfortunately I can't close it myself.

If you have any recommendations could you please leave you answer over on the question at Software Recommendations.

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I'd say this is on topic. Software for helping develop sight reading skills is pretty useful for becoming a practising musician. I'm happy to copy my answer over to SoftwareRecs if more appropriate though... –  Bob Broadley Aug 18 at 13:28

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I'm not sure what level you're at, and so what difficulty of sight reading you want to practise, but I use this iPad/iPhone app with some of my guitar pupils (they find it great fun!):

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/my-note-games/id470503027?mt=8

It's quite clever, as it is like a combination of a sight reading app and a tuner, as it listens to you playing the exercises, and let's you know if you are playing the correct notes or not.

On the plus side, this app can be used with a very wide variety of instruments (including piano); on the down side, it is aimed at helping children develop sight reading skills, so the exercises are quite easy, especially to start with.

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Thanks Bob, my sight reading is way below par for what it should be. I'm currently working towards grade 4, but my sight reading is grade 1 or 2 at best. –  Doctor Jones Aug 18 at 14:04
    
Does the app do Treble and Bass clef at the same time? –  Doctor Jones Aug 18 at 14:05

Home Concert Xtreme (that's the official spelling) is probably the best for that.

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