New York, New York – byte3 LLC today is pleased to announce the release of Sight Reader version 2.0 for iPad. Sight Reader is a comprehensive learning tool, providing an immersive and interactive learning experience for music students.

Major new features include:
* All new iOS 7 redesign
* Vastly improved audio analysis with pitch detection by Spectral Efficeincy LLC
* Added Percussion and Bass instruments
* All new Pitch Matching category for Voice
* Real Time analysis for Flashcards and the tuner
* Fingering Charts now added to Lessons
* Level Setting to set how critical/strict the analysis is of your playing
* Superimposed, colred notes show your playing vs the score with pitch and rhythm offset
* More detailed report card analyzing your pitch and rhythm separately
* Ability to replay a randomly generated exercise
* App remembers your last grade for each exercise
* Multiple metronome sounds available with accents for downbeats

In addition, nearly every lesson, exercise and challenge has been improved to be more beginner friendly while still maintaining enough challenging content for intermediate to advanced sight readers. Sight Reader is available on iPads running version 5 and higher, and is available in the App Store now.

Sight Reader is the most complete training program for learning to read music. Students of over 20 instruments can focus on specific categories to isolate weaknesses, train on never before seen exercises, and get detailed performance results on their pitch and rhythm.

Check Out What Users Are Saying:
“Absolutely THE best app to learn to read music. I downloaded many, and all do their bit, but this app trumps them all. By a long shot. I have made amazing progress in one month of using the app. Well done developers!”

“For anyone who wants to learn how to read music, this app is a challenging and fun step-by-step which engages all different levels…just chose your instrument and start the lessons…loving it!”

Music Teachers and Music Students Rejoice! We now support 21 instruments, each with hundreds of static, random, and customizable exercises.

Sight Reader is an incredibly powerful tool to help you aggressively challenge yourself and push you towards becoming a better sight reader. With Sight Reader, you not only get tons of non-repeating material, (thus preventing you from memorization) but will also Listen To You Play and give you feedback on your performance! No extra equipment is needed – just open the app and start playing Your Instrument! Sight Reader contains several categories of music exercises to drill you on specific aspects of music notation:

* Beginning interactive lessons for each instrument teaching you the notes on your instrument and on the staff
* Listen to every exercise
* Challenges (non repeating material) to test you on each lesson

* Tailored to each instrument
* Broken down into small subsets of notes for beginners up to fully chromatic instrument specific ranges
* Timed gameplay, with automatic card switching when it hears the correct note

Pitch Matching (Voice Category):
* Hear a note, then sing it back
* Replay the note with the touch of a button
* Automatically changes when you sing it correctly

Rhythm Only:
* The pitch never changes so you focus only on rhythms
* Broken down into levels that get progressively add more subdivisions
* Non repeating, so you get a new exercise each time

Notes Only:
* Choose from one of many fixed rhythms (quarters, or 8th triplets etc.) so you practice only your pitches
* Tailored for each instrument
* Non repeating, so you get a new exercise each time
* Play in key or atonally

Beginner Songs:
* Easy songs to get you started with your reading
* Playable in all 12 keys

* Exercises that allow you to familiarize yourself with seeing and playing specific intervals
* Two ways to practice: Same interval (e.g. major 3rd) anywhere in range, and fixed note where you play all intervals from the same starting note
* Non repeating, so you get a new exercise each time

* New category with several triad and 7th chord arpeggios. Choose either a Diatonic or Chromatic exercise, then choose your range – The exercise will loop each arpeggio while going up the scale, or chromatically for the range you selected

* Huge library of scales formatted for your instrument
* Playable in all 12 keys

Currently Sight Reader supports the following instruments:
* Voice (S/A/T/B)
* Guitar
* Piano
* Bass
* Percussion
* Flute
* Trumpet
* Violin
* Viola
* Cello
* Clarinet
* Soprano Sax
* Alto Sax
* Tenor Sax
* Baritone Sax
* Oboe
* English Horn
* French Horn
* Bassoon
* Trombone
* Tuba
* And more instruments and content to be added

Teachers – incorporate Sight Reader into your private lessons! Students – make Sight Reader a part of your daily practice routine. Other features include:

* Play in all 12 keys
* Listen to an example of each exercise
* Listen back to your performance
* Customize your exercise Length, Tempo and Key
* Live Tuner
* Visual and Audio Metronome

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 5.1 or later
* 42.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Sight Reader 2.0.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

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byte3 LLC is a private company founded in early 2012 by Mike Lerner and Eric Schweitzer. Sight Reader v1.0 was released in October 2012 and has been used by thousands of users around the world. Sight Reader is a free application with over 200 in-app purchases, and an endless supply of new content. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2012-2014 byte3 LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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