Classical Guitar Instruction with Douglas Niedt


Learn The Names Of The Notes

on the musical staff.

This is so amazing. Click on the gear icon in the upper right. You can choose:

  1. The clef. For us guitar players the treble clef is the choice. But you can also learn bass clef, the grand staff, alto clef, tenor clef, soprano clef, and even mezzo-soprano and baritone clef. Amaze your friends at parties!
  2. Choose the note range. If you are a beginner, you can focus on learning just a handful of notes. If you are weak on those high notes with ledger lines, choose those. Or, go for it, specify the entire range of the guitar.
  3. You can also choose to focus on just the notes in the spaces of the staff or those on the lines.
  4. If you want to raise the bar even more, choose how many key signatures you want the game to fire at you.
  5. If you want to be taken to the limits of your sanity, you can choose the style of note name. Choose from the standard letter names, scale degrees, over half a dozen systems of solfège, the German system, and pitch class integers (even I had to look that one up).
  6. If you enjoy having games beat you senseless, turn on the Challenge Mode.

This new version works on all Windows and Mac desktops and laptops.
But, it may not display well on some tablets and phones.

By the way, you can download these apps optimized for iPads and iPhones.
These apps are from a great website for music theory lessons: