This version improves note animations, overall sound quality and fixes some minor layout issues.
Mozart for Viola is a great app for musicians of all ages and backgrounds to help improve their music reading skills in an entertaining casual game. The brand-new Viola version shares many of the features of Mozart 2 Pro and includes the Viola, Letters and Solfège instruments.
During the game notes are streamed from the right side of the screen. They have to be named in the order of their appearance with the current input instrument (i.e. Viola). Once a note gets too close to the clef on the left side of the screen it disappears in a cloud of vapor and the player loses one life. For each note named in time the player gets one point or more depending on level. The further the game progresses the more notes will appear in this steady stream and their range will widen to potentially include many ledger lines above and below the staff. Once a player has depleted all her lives the game is over and she might receive a high score.
Players have many options to customize the game and target specific areas in their reading progress. Options like setting a key signature, studying specific positions or starting out with half speed. All 4 strings can be detuned (scordatura) and left-handed stringing is supported as well. For the more advanced the start level can be adjusted to include a wider range of notes and note indicators can be set to plain display, scale degrees, note names and tone syllables. The new note info view in Mozart for Viola displays instrument pitches in music notation as an aid to look up notes one might have missed during the game and missed note highlighting points out the location of those notes that got away.
Designed for the beginning musician as well as the student and professional, Mozart is an excellent tool towards better reading in 12 minor and major keys, practicing Solfège, unfamiliar keys, clefs or just to have fun while learning. It is a great way to spend those couple of minutes in-between with a casual game that is fun and educating.
• Letters (C, D, E), Solfège (Do, Re, Mi)
• Very intuitive interface
• All major and minor keys
• Customizable clef
• Adjustable tuning
• Adjustable start level
• Supports movable and fixed Do
• 235 instrument sounds
• Missed note highlighting
• Support for left-handed players
• Training mode for range practice
• Adjustable scale indicator display
• Half-speed mode for beginners
• Extensive documentation
• Top ten list
You may want to consider the Mozart 2 Pro app (http://apple.co/1SfVVoc) which is also available on the App Store. Mozart 2 Pro includes the Viola plus 8 additional instruments and offers several other features like Do Over and MIDI support for class-compliant devices. Not sure which version to get? Check out our feature comparison at: http://bit.ly/1TCGLGS.
The full Mozart documentation is available here: http://rogame.com/d/ios/mozart.html
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- March 24, 2016 Initial release
- June 30, 2016 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $4.99
- July 09, 2016 Price increase: $4.99 -> $7.99
- November 16, 2016 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $1.99
- November 22, 2016 Price increase: $1.99 -> $7.99
- November 28, 2016 New version 1.0.5
- June 14, 2019 New version 1.1.2