A good ear is the key to musicianship and it all starts with intervals. This is why we made EarMan. EarMan is an affordable, no-nonsense application that can help anyone improve their skills with a structured curriculum and fully customizable practice sessions. Completing a training session in EarMan takes about 1-2 minutes, only a fraction of a typical tutored lesson. All sessions are graded immediately and results are made available in the results section of the application.

Beginners need not worry about the terminology of ear training, intervals and the such. Before any session, the answer buttons (and mostly there are only two at first) can be used to play back an interval so one can memorize it.

There are two basic training modes in EarMan, the Quick Session and the Curriculum. Quick Sessions offer a way for “spot learning”. Interval set, range and playback direction are configured on the fly. These sessions are available at any time and can be used to practice just in between or to prepare for the next Curriculum session.

EarMan's Curriculum is a structured lesson plan of 105 sessions that begins with one interval set in a narrow range. Once a Curriculum session is completed with a grade of 80% or higher the next interval set is introduced, eventually the range is widened and the playback mode advanced.

A major key concept in EarMan is that of the interval set. Taking sevenths as an example, a session will first test you on major and minor sevenths. Eventually however unisons and octaves will be introduced as well and finally complementary intervals.

Range is another topic EarMan focusses on. Intervals smaller than an octave are typically easier to identify than wider ones. Therefore EarMan lets you customize Quick Sessions in regards to range and introduces wider ranges gradually in the Curriculum.

EarMan also features subliminal hint technology that can greatly accelerate the learning process. The video on our website demonstrates this feature.

Much thought went into the design of this application. There are high resolution playback samples, a calm interface designed to keep you focussed on the sound, interval songs to help memorize the base intervals, but above all EarMan is meant to be a constant companion.

- Structured Training Program with 105 Sessions
- Fully Configurable Quick Sessions
- High Quality Samples
- Music Notation
- Silent Mode (for Practicing Intervals Visually)
- Interval Songs as Mnemonic Aid
- Calm Interface
- Incorporation of Complementary Intervals
- Selectable Playback Range and Direction
- Automatic Grading of Sessions
- Subliminal Hint Technology
- Dropbox Sync Support
- Detailed Reports

For more screenshots and several videos of the application in action, please visit the website indicated below.

What's New

Version 1.6.7

• This version fixes a couple of minor issues and improves support for OS 10.12.

Ratings and Reviews

Buggy, crashes, but so close


I've played with various ear training software, and found this one had the right idea. Unlike others, it didn't just train singular intervals of minor and major, but instead mixed in the other intervals people commonly confused them with. So, while you were training in major and minor 3rds, it would mix in unison and 6ths. This worked great and dramatically improved my ear.

But, after months of using this I just can't take it anymore. The program crashes about every 15-30 minutes. The notes buttons can cause the sounds to overlap if you hit them too fast, and by "too fast" I mean at a normal pace. Completing each exercise makes the software wait longer and longer as it's writing my data. Then, the latest release erased all of my progress and is now stuck at the first exercise. I got very good at 2nds as I tried to see if it would pass and even after getting 96% it still wouldn't advance to the next level. It doesn't even save the progress or scores anymore.

At this point it's basically a crippled simple quiz program and not a full ear trainer because of this latest "no advance possible" bug or it's inability to save my score.

Effectively this program was a good idea, easy to use, but due to poor quality assurance and bad programming practices it's just not worth the money.

Great app


This is a great and reasonably priced ear training app. It really helps you to learn through repetion, because it will not allow you to advance in the curriculum without getting 80% or better. It also covers a much broader area of octaves, clefs, etc...that you can customize. I purchased this and Dolce Ear training, I reviewed it, too. Have some complaints about it, but all-in-all, I feel they are both worth having.



This app crashed within 5 minutes of running it.


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Rated 4+
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