May 15th, 2015 | by

app review: Sight Singing

80%

What it Does

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This App is helps you train your sight singing skills - the ability to read and sing music on sight. It has a range of exercises at different skill levels and scores you on your performance, giving you a target to aim to beat next time.

The Bottom Line

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If you want to practice your sight singing, this App is definitely worth trying.

Ease (4)
Intelligence (5)
Extras (4)
Gossip (3)

Ease:

4/5

The interface is clean and simple to use. There are little help texts that pop up on the buttons the first time you use it, however it would be nice if there was a comprehensive help page that came with the App.

Intelligence:

5/5

The App successfully analyses your pitch and lets you know when you have gone wrong. It also has an 'octave down' switch for use with lower male voices as well as support for both treble and bass clef.

Extras:

4/5

If you purchase the extra functions, you can alter a multitude of useful functions such as tempo, key, time-signature, average interval leap and syllable. Although it works well in the free version, it is definitely worth purchasing the extra functions if you plan to use it a lot.

Gossip:

3/5

There are currently not enough reviews of this App to give a rating.

Musician's Note

When you first load an exercise you have the option for the App to simply play the root note or to play the entire melody through before you start your singing as a guide track. Once you are ready to perform you can record your performance to play back along with this guide to help see where you went wrong. There are also visual indications (green for correct, red for wrong) as you perform as well when you are checking back afterwards to pick out your mistakes. Overall I was impressed by the clean interface and an App that simply did what it was intended to do without a multitude of in-app purchases to make it useful. I felt that with lots of practice it would genuinely help me improve the accuracy of my sight-singing.

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