Note-Reading and Ear-Training Games Online

January 23, 2007 @ 1:30 pm | Filed under:

This morning, after drilling Rose on musical notes for quite a while (her piano teacher asked her to bone up a bit), I went hunting for some games online that would help with note recognition. Here’s what I have found so far:—Has a simple but good note recognition game. Choose treble or bass clef, and beginner or advanced. You try to read and click on the names of as many notes as possible in the time frame. Rose played for about twenty minutes and drastically improved her score.

There is also an ear-training game in which a short series of notes is played and you click on the piano keys for the appropriate intervals. Pretty cool.

The site also has other musical games and quizzes.
has several games to download, but (alas) none for my Mac—yet.

Music Notes has lots of quizzes on music history, as well as an ear-training game.

In the Novel Games "Musical Notes" game, notes on the treble clef scroll across the screen, and you must click the correct piano key to make them disappear. A variation on the old shoot-the-ducks arcade game. Doesn’t seem to cover more than the basic treble clef notes, though (or maybe I just didn’t play it long enough).

I am really bummed that there is no Mac version of this free Tetris-style note recognition game. If you try it, let me know how it is.

I’d love to hear of other good note-fluency games you’ve discovered!

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  1. Nicole says:

    Thanks Lissa! This was one topic that was on my to-do list tonight!
    Do you also happen to have a list of math sites for multiplication?!

  2. Faith says:

    Very serendipitious! Just yesterday my oldest dd was saying that she wished I drilled her on notereading. These games are great. Thanks so much.

  3. Meredith says:

    Lissa, these all look great, thanks for the links, we’ll be checking them out right away!!

  4. Jeraldine Herbison says:

    I am really disappointed that the alto clef is not used in most of these games. I have not finished looking however. Also that many of these games are not made for the Mac computer OSX system. I am an orchestra music teacher and would like to refer my violas to these sites also.

  5. James Hau says:

    Thanks for the resource of note reading and ear training games. I agree with Faith’s comment that it makes learning music fun.