Jalmus is a free, open source music education software helping the musicians, specially pianists, to improve their sight-reading. You can train to read music with both exercises on notes or rhythms.

Jalmus also provides some buying guides that will allow you to compare complete features, user reviews and prices of all musical instruments : Keyboards, Guitars and basses, Woodwinds …

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    Jalmus is a free, open source music education software helping the musicians, specially pianists, to improve their sight-reading. You can train to read music with both exercises on notes or rhythms. Jalmus also provides some buying guides that will allow you to compare complete features, user reviews and prices of all musical instruments : Keyboards, Guitars and basses, Woodwinds (...)

  • News


    23 avril 2013 : Jalmus is discontinued I’ve stopped to develop and maintain Jalmus Software. It was a great experience and I hope my little work was useful for some musicians to learn read music. Best Regards, Christophe PS : I’ve just fixed on version 2.3 the rest breve and semibreve inversion on Score Reading 5 septembre 2012 : Version 2.3 Adding Greek translation (thanks to John Lakkas) Minor fixes Fixing bug with speed faster than largo on Rhythm/Score reading (speed is (...)

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    Jalmus is a free, open source music education software helping the musicians, specially pianists, to improve their sight-reading through exercises on notes or rhythms. Note reading You can training to sight-reading on notes, intervals, chords and give your answers by buttons, keys of the computer’s keyboard or MIDI keyboard. Click any screenshot for a larger version. Linux - Note reading in normal game Windows - Note reading in line See it on Youtube Rhythm reading You can (...)

  • Credits - Free music software


    Author Jalmus is a free music education software developed in Java by RICHARD Christophe, first like an applet on Musicorum Web site then like Java application since 2006. Translators P. Jensen Tonajt for danish translation Help us to translate Jalmus. Thanks Thanks to Matthias Pfisterer and Florian Bomers from Java Sound Resources Thanks to Centerkey.com team for Bare Bones Browser Launch for Java Thanks to Izpack team for free Java installer Web site copyright Except where (...)