Well, I ended up down another Google Play store rabbit hole. Funny thing is, I can’t even remember now what started it, but I found something kind of neat. As it turns out, the internet is full of learn to read music apps. This speaks to my innate desire to poke at things, so I tried a few and settled on ‘read music notes HN202’.
It’s not all that much to look at, really, but functionally, I like it.
You can select how many notes to work on at a time. The newest note is highlighted in color, and you go until you get 30 correct answers, then it says “You Win!” even though it’s a bit like playing bumper bowling-losing is next to impossible.
I also dig that as you hit each correct note, the note plays, so you’re getting some double duty in on ear training, too.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s still going to be a good long while before I can read music, but this is a good start, and if I do it just a few minutes a day, I should at least be able to memorize which note is which line, with that interaction level I need to avoid spacing out.
In other music news, I still haven’t finished that intro to guitar course, but I’m on week 6 of 7, so progress is being made. I’ll talk about that more once I’ve watched through the rest of it.