You can play a note on your instrument to answer a flashcard, even if your instrument does not sound at concert pitch. For instance, if you play a C on a trumpet in B-flat, the note that comes out would be the pitch of a B-flat on the piano, not a C. Flashnote Derby can take this into account so that your playing is correctly understood.
To set up Flashnote Derby to work with a transposing instrument:
- Tap the settings icon at the top of the screen.
- From the list of settings, tap Answer Method.
- If the answer method is not currently set to Listen mode, select it now.
- Below the Listen icon, you will see the instrument that is currently selected for flashcard answering. If this is not your instrument, tap on the instrument name.
- Scroll down through the long list of instruments and select the one you are using. If you don’t see your instrument, you might be able to select a different instrument that has the same transposition. Or, I might be able to add support for your instrument. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help with this step.
- Tap on the main note-choosing area to the left to dismiss the settings panel. Flashnote Derby will now correctly interpret the notes you play to answer flashcards.