SoundCheck™, powered by MatchMySound™, provides instant ratings and feedback for pitch, rhythm, and intonation, and is available for use with any Noteflight Score. Noteflight Learn accounts can add SoundCheck as an add-on for only $3 per user, per year. You can easily create a SoundCheck score from any score in Noteflight and SoundCheck will then assess your recorded performance and give you feedback. Here is how it works:
Assessment and Feedback
SoundCheck provides scores for pitch and rhythm, as well as total length played. The overall score is a weighted average of the pitch and rhythm scores from only the section that was recorded. You can set any score goal you would like, and it defaults to 80%:
The performance feedback is displayed as a full graph or a simple graph, with individual messages to indicate rhythm, pitch, and intonation errors. Simply hover over any section of the line to see the error message. The Full Graph mode uses red-yellow-green to indicate pitch errors, and the height of the line indicates rhythm errors. When the line goes up it means the performance was ahead, and the line going down means the performance was behind:
In Simple Graph mode, the feedback line is always straight and the red-yellow-green colors will indicate either a pitch or rhythm error, with the error message displaying when you hover over the color:
SoundCheck will default to Full Graph mode but you can always switch to Simple Graph for any assessment.
SoundCheck Scores in Noteflight have their own header of controls. Here is a brief overview of each:
Play- Listen to the piece with the reference audio, or the recorded audio after your assessment is complete.
Rewind- Reset cursor to the beginning or to your marked section.
Record- Record a performance for assessment. (unlocks after choosing a part to record in)
Video- Turns video feature on and off
Parts- Select the individual part you would like to assess. Note: While you may view and hear the entire score, you may only use SoundCheck with one part at a time.
Tempo- Adjust the tempo of the piece.
Tracks- Provides Playback Options for hearing the demo audio or the metronome, and Recording Options for hearing the metronome or the full audio backing track, plus the options to use the metronome, have SoundCheck follow you, and hiding the cursor.
Mark Section- Allows you to mark a section of the piece for assessment and have only that section scored.
Tuner- On screen tuner to check intonation before recording.
Additional options can be found under More and a couple of more options are provided after recording your performance for assessment.
Details- Information about the piece of music.
Simple Graph- Provides a more simple straight line with only red-yellow-green to indicate feedback.
Download- Downloads the audio recording as an MP3 file.
Full Screen- Enters full-screen mode.
Stars- Shows your rating out of 5 stars. Select the stars to see the full scores.
Save- Be sure to save your attempt each time so your assessment and recording is saved.
Feel free to also watch this short overview video about SoundCheck!
Read more on how to Create and Assign SoundCheck Scores in Noteflight Learn.