Tech Tuesday: Note Hitter App Review and Giveaway

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Note Hitter

Last week I reviewed an app called ScaleHelper developed by Spectral Efficiency, Ltd. This week I wanted to review a sight-reading app they had developed called Note Hitter. As notes move across the screen, the students will use their instrument and play (or sing) the notes before they hit the wall. When you play the correct note, the note will pop. Once you hit the wall, game over. As you improve the game will become more faster and challenging.

Like ScaleHelper, Note Hitter allows you to create more then one profile. (LOVE!) There is a list of almost instruments to choose from, including voice. Voice has the option to sing in Alto, Baritone, Soprano or Tenor. For fun, I decided to try out voice and though it didn’t take me long to hit the wall, it was quite accurate. Under the piano option you can choose the bass clef or treble clef option. I would love to see a grand staff option in the future. The note options include notes up to 3 octaves, with sharps and flats and the ability to change the metronome speed between 40-250. Increasing the tempo allows for an added challenge. Notes can be shown via major arpeggio, major scale and minor scale, blues scale, pentatonic major and pentatonic minor with notes chosen from 6 types of exercise and all tonics.

Note Hitter is a great app that can be used both as a quick sight-reading tool during lessons or a more challenging sight-reading tool to play over and over progressing over time during lab time or home.

Note Hitter is $1.99. There is also a free “lite” version. The lite version however is limited to 1 octave of C major scale or arpeggio at 50 bpm. (Lite is a good way to test the app before buying it)

The developers of Note Hitters are feeling the love this month and have graciously offered to give away a Note Hitter app to one of my blog readers! YAY!!!

So… for 1 entry leave a comment below. For an extra entry share this review on your blog, Facebook or Twitter and leave a separate comment where you shared.

Deadline to get entries in is before midnight MST on Friday, February 15th.  Happy Valentines!

Disclaimer:  I received a free copy of this app in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own. 


  1. Dianne Chrestopoulos

    I love reading your blog and hope I can win this app – it sounds great! Thanks!

  2. Christy

    Sounds like a good app. I’d love to win it! Thanks!

  3. Lavinia Livingston

    I am always searching for new ways to challenge my students’ sight-reading abilities and this app sounds like a good one. I look forward to trying it out.

  4. Susanne

    My ipad is used in my studio at almost every lesson..gosh, put something on a screen and kids will learn it. Without the advice I have gotten here I would be lost at sea though. I would certainly love to win this app….

  5. Sheila

    Thanks for the helpful reviews! This sounds like a great teaching tool.

  6. Claire Westlake

    I am always looking for new apps for my studio and to share with the DVMTA teachers. Thanks!

  7. Beth Tadeson

    Another great app to try! Honestly, I don’t know what I’d do if someone told me I couldn’t use my iPad or iPhone in lessons anymore. It’s the best tool that I’ve come across in 20+ years of teaching!

  8. Ashley Ricks

    Sounds like another great app I need for my studio!

  9. amy

    Great tool to help students! Thanks!

  10. Joy Morin

    Thanks for reviewing this app! I’m going to check it out right now!

  11. susanmtodd

    Will this be available for Windows soon? It looks like a great app for the studio, and I will tell my iFolks about it, but over half of my studio (including me 🙂 ) is on the Windows side of things. Thanks!

      • susanmtodd

        Thanks, I will check that out!

      • susanmtodd

        I only saw Scale Helper, and was asking about Note Hitter, do you have a link for them as well? I sent an email to the Scale Helper folks and will report back. Thanks!

      • foxxpianostudio

        It’s the same people that developed both apps.

      • foxxpianostudio

        I just looked and it actually shows both apps on the page. But Note Hitter is just the picture not the word… 😉

      • susanmtodd

        I received a speedy reply for both programs, in case anyone else is interested:

        Happy Trails,
        Susan Todd
        We have been monitoring the uptake of Windows based mobile devices and are looking into porting our apps (including ScaleHelper and Note Hitter) to run on them. At the moment we don’t have a specific schedule for release on the Windows platform.


  12. Sue

    Note Hitter sounds unique and fun! I would love to try this app. Thanks so much!

  13. Tammy

    Looks like a great app! I will definitely check it out.

  14. Sue

    I have the light version and would love the full.

  15. Marcia

    OK, so I *want* this!

  16. linda

    I am looking for good apps for my students. This one sounds very promising.

  17. Leilani

    I just came across your blog. So glad I did! I would love to win this app for my students!

  18. Beatriz Aguerrevere

    I’d love to add Note Hitter to my ap’s collection. I always get good ideas reading your blog. Thanks.

  19. Jeanette schulthess

    Note hitter sounds fun and challenging.



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