Test and improve your sight-reading skills for free with ToneGym: learn to recognise notes, chords and intervals on sheet music

ToneGym sight-reading trainer
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Sight-reading is an important musical discipline, particularly if you regularly play with other musicians and need to be able to learn pieces quickly.

Now ToneGym has released a free online sight-reading trainer so that you can improve skills and get better at reading sheet music.

You can choose to practise sight-reading notes, intervals, chords and inversions in the treble, alto and bass clefs. There are various difficulty levels and training modes, and you can compare your scores against other users’.

Your performance is tracked so that you can see how you’re improving (or not), with in-depth stats showing you what you need to work on. There are weekly sight-reading contests, too.

You can start your training on the ToneGym website; you’ll need to create an account if you want to keep going, and a paid-for Pro account is required if you want to unlock full functionality.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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