Better Ears - Music & Ear Training
By appsolute GmbH
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»Better Ears« is an educational music and ear training program, which helps you grow your musical skills and enhance your hearing capabilities. There are 13 different exercises included, starting from interval recognition all the way to chord progressions - perfect for beginners and music-masters alike!
YOU DECIDE HOW TO TRAIN!
With »Better Ears« you can decide for yourself what your training routine should look like. There are no rules you have to follow, you decide when to start and how often to practice.
13 DIFFERENT EXERCISES INCLUDED
»Better Ears« includes 13 different exercises:
• Interval recognition
• Scale recognition
• Chord recognition
• Chord progressions
• Pitch recognition
• Melodic dictation
• Tempo recognition
• Key Signature recognition
• Music reading
• Interval music reading
• Scale music reading
• Chord music reading
• Melody music reading
CUSTOM CHORDS, SCALES AND CHORD PROGRESSIONS
The new editor for Chords, Scales and Chord Progressions allows you to add your own items.
MORE THAN 100 DIFFERENT INSTRUMENTS
Choose your training sound from more than 100 different instruments, either using the integrated »Better Ears« sound generator or Apples native DLS SoftSynth.
KEYBOARD AND FRETBOARD
»Better Ears« comes with a virtual keyboard and virtual guitar fretboard. You can key notes on either.
ANSWER WITH YOUR VOCALS OR WITH A REAL INSTRUMENT
The integrated pitch detection allows you to answer the questions with your voice or a real instrument (e.g. piano or guitar). Simply play the individual tones on your instrument or sing them when the microphone button lights red.
FOUR PRESET LEVELS
»Better Ears« ships with four preset levels:
UNLIMITED CUSTOM LEVELS
Additionally you can create your own levels, letting you train to your own specific needs. Put yourself in "Training Camp" to learn church modes, or concentrate on those two pesky intervals that constantly cause you problems.
SYNC ALL OF YOUR DEVICES
With »Better Ears« you can keep your Mac and your iOS devices in sync. You can choose what to sync: Your own levels, your statistics, your settings or all of this.
»Better Ears« supports routing sound through an external MIDI device, allowing you to use your existing MIDI master keyboard or sound module. You can even control »Better Ears« using a connected keyboard.
For every exercise »Better Ears« knows all your current stats, including how often you have answered each question correctly or incorrectly.
»Better Ears« shows the relevant Wikipedia article for the current exercise. If a relevant article is not available online, another topically-appropriate article will be shown instead.
What's New in Version 2.1
• 2 new exercises:
- Melodic dictation
- Melody music reading
• Touch Bar support
• Enter notes with a real instrument or your vocals using the microphone
• Improved learning success: Exercises you are often failing to answer are now presented more often than the ones you are already good at
• Some new settings and other small improvements
• macOS 10.12 compatible
• Minor Bugfixes