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Description

Built on the success of the original 'StaffWars', StaffWars Live offers game play designed to aid students in instrumental practice. Choose your instrument, key signature, scale and note range, then play the notes that appear on the staff with your instrument to destroy them before they damage you clef. Notes get faster with every ten correct and you get three lives.
Press the "Settings" button to change your instrument, scale, key signature and adjustable note range. All notes are in the instruments' written pitch (i.e. Clarinet in C major would be concert Bb Major)
All your scores are saved when exiting the game, so you can track your improvement. Scales include Major, Major Blues, Minor Blues, Chromatic
Need to practice transposition? StaffWars Live has got you covered. All notes are in the instruments’ written pitch, so you can be a french horn player and select ‘Trumpet' to practice transposing to Bb.

Note range = from 3 Spaces Below to 3 Spaces Above Clef
Start speed adjustable.

***NOTE*** - Make sure your instrument is in tune prior to playing StaffWars Live. Always play with good attacks and good tone. Game sounds may trigger the pitch detection so it is a good idea to turn your iPhone\iPad volume down while playing with the sound turn on.

 $0.99 in iOS App Store

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Jan 29, 2016 (almost 3 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 3 months, on average.

Oct 03
2018
(Current)
Version 1.45

OS 12 Support
Redesigned screen layout for iPhone X family of phones
Remember to swipe up during game play for options.

Sep 10
2018
Version 1.42

There has been some confusion with Tenor Clef and using cello and bassoon.
So there are now dedicated instruments to select in settings.
Added:
Bsn-Tenor
Cello-Tenor
Glockensiel

Aug 22
2018
Version 1.41

Tenor Clef added.
-- Use "Tenor Clef" as the instrument in 'Settings'
Bug Fixes

Aug 11
2018
Version 1.40

Thanks for everyone's continued support and suggestions!!

- Pitch Detection Improvements
- New played pitch display shows note you are currently playing. (Transposed)
- You now 'Swipe Up\Down' to show\hide options during game play, includes Pitch Detection Adjustment, Speed Adjustment, Played Pitch Display
- Updated UI
- AudioKit 4.3
- Swift 4.1

Jan 16
2018
Version 1.33

Thanks for all the feedback!
Added ability to change speed manually.

Dec 11
2017
Version 1.32

Game functionality improvements.

Bug Fixes from 1.30\1.31 introduction
- Tapping screen during gameplay no longer triggers correct answer
- In some cases using the pitch slider throws off the pitch detection by an octave.
- Rewrote Core Data for iOS 10+ compatibility (Highscores will be reset with this update)
- Sharing scores fixed

Reminder - Double tapping pitch slider returns the value to 0
Please contact us with suggestions or problems. Thanks for your continued support!!

Dec 04
2017
Version 1.31

Thanks for using StaffWars Live!

New instrument options for beginning strings
“Beg Violin”, “Beg Viola” & “Beg Cello” added

Only open strings are available in the range selection screen, regardless of Key or Scale.

Nov 13
2017
Version 1.30

Thanks for all the support with StaffWars Live.
This version updates coding with Swift 4 and AudioKit 4
Pitch Detection improvements.
iPhone X Support
Requires iOS 10.3 or above.

Mar 02
2016
Version 1.2

- New Pitch Detection Adjustment Slider - You now have the ability to adjust the pitch detection. A slider on the game screen will variably adjust the pitch detection up to a semitone (half-step) sharp or flat. Double tapping the slider will reset the pitch detection adjustment to none. This will be helpful to those whose embouchures are still developing or in the case where a piano is not perfectly in tune.

- Intro walkthrough now accessible through main menu.

- Bug Fixes

Feb 10
2016
Version 1.1

- Improved pitch tracking - particularly flute
- Instruments listed in modified score order
- Soprano ukulele added
- Game sounds included
- Swipe to share high scores via email, text, or social media

***NOTE*** Depending on the volume of your device, game sounds may trigger correct pitch detection.

Jan 29
2016
Version 1.0

Previous 3 versions
12

Total Ratings

5
8
4
2
3
1
2
0
1
1
150

Total Ratings

5
100
4
19
3
6
2
1
1
17