Jalmus – Java based software for musicians

JAva Lecture MUSicale (Jalmus) is free, open source software to train sight reading through exercises on notes and rhythms.

This software will be beneficial for all types of musicians but, in particular, is targeted at budding pianists.

A MIDI keyboard is required to use all the features of Jalmus. New lessons can be generated using xml files.

Features include:

  • Note reading – training for sight-reading on notes, intervals and chords.
  • Rhythm reading – learn rhythm figures and training to read these rhythms in random exercises.
  • Score reading exercise.
  • Lessons: An octave on treble clef, all notes on treble clef, an octave on bass clef, all notes on bass clef, all notes in piano staff, bass notes on bass clef, treble notes on treble clef, intervals – third and fifth, tonality – A major, tonality – E flat major, all tonality with sharps, and all tonality with flats.
  • Exercises: Normal game, line game, and learning game.
  • “Route” keyboard sound to an external midi device.
  • Works with any acoustic instrument by using Prodipe Solo.
  • Multilingual software supporting English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Danish, Turkish, Finnish, Polish, and Korean.

Website: www.jalmus.net
Developer: Christophe Richard
License: GNU GPL v2


Jalmus is written in Java. Learn Java with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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