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Music theory made easy and fun! Thousands of lessons on ear training, sight-singing and rhythm for all skill levels, from beginner to very advanced. The app includes all you need to build up your music theory skills and become a better musician. Try it, it's not only fun to use but also very efficient: some of the best music schools use EarMaster.

"EarMaster is a pretty impressive beast" - MusicAppBlog.com

"Easily the best ear training app I have tried. Incredibly comprehensive yet fantastically usable with nice easy progressions and feedback at every step of the way. Best of all - it's great fun!!" - Dylan1981 in the App Store

"I've tried almost every ear training app on iPad and EarMaster is the best. Yes, it's a bit more expensive than other apps but there is a reason for that. There is no other ear training app on iOS with this many features." - Rob & Nay in the App Store

Nominated at NAMM TEC AWARDS 2017 in the 'Best Educational Tool' category

- Interval Identification (Customized Exercise)
- Chord Identification (Customized Exercise)
- First 20+ lessons of Beginners Course

BEGINNER'S COURSE - Acquire all the core music theory skills with hundreds of progressive exercises on rhythm, notation, pitch, chords, scales, and more.

COMPLETE EAR TRAINING - Train with intervals, chords, chord inversions, scales, harmonic progressions, melodies, rhythm, and more.

LEARN TO SIGHT-SING - Sing on-screen scores into the microphone of your iPad and get immediate feedback on your pitch and time accuracy.

RHYTHM TRAINING - Tap! tap! tap! Sight-read, dictate and tap back rhythms LIVE - including swing rhythms! Get instant feedback on your performance.

CUSTOMIZE EVERYTHING - Take control of the app and configure your own exercises. Hundreds of options available: voicing, key, pitch range, cadences, time limits, etc.

JAZZ WORKSHOPS - Additional exercises for advanced users with jazz chords and progressions, swing rhythms, Jazz sight-singing and melody sing-back exercises based on Jazz classics such as "After You've Gone", "Ja-Da", "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby", "St. Louis Blues", and many more.

DETAILED STATS - Follow your progress day by day to spot your strengths and weaknesses.

AND MUCH, MUCH MORE – Learn to sing and transcribe music by ear. Learn to use solfege. Plug a microphone or a MIDI controller into your iPad to answer the exercises. And even more to explore on your own in the app :)

WORKS WITH EARMASTER CLOUD - If your school or choir is using EarMaster Cloud, you can connect the app with your account and complete your home assignments with the app.

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Or drop us a line to get support, send feedback, or just say hello: support@earmaster.com
Available In-App Purchases:

BEGINNER'S COURSE (First 20+ lessons are FREE)
Over 200 lessons for beginners, covering the basics of music theory, ear training and sight-singing.

• Interval Identification
• Interval Comparison
• Interval Singing
• Chord Identification
• Chord Inversions
• Chord Progressions
• Scale Identification
• Rhythmic Sight-Reading
• Rhythm Imitation
• Rhythm Error Detection
• Rhythmic Dictation
• Melodic Dictation
• Melody Imitation
• Melodic Sight-Singing

• Jazz Chords
• Jazz Chord progressions
• Jazz Rhythmic Sight-Reading
• Jazz Rhythm Imitation
• Jazz Rhythm Error Detection
• Jazz Rhythmic Dictation
• Jazz Melodic Dictation
• Jazz Melody Imitation
• Jazz Sight-Singing

• Interval Identification (FREE)
• Interval Comparison
• Interval Singing
• Chord Identification (FREE)
• Chord Inversions
• Chord Progressions
• Scale Identification
• Rhythmic Sight-Reading
• Rhythm Imitation
• Rhythm Error Detection
• Rhythmic Dictation
• Melodic Dictation
• Melody Imitation
• Melodic Sight-Singing

What’s New

Version 1.0.16

We've got a lot of good things again for you guys! Here's what we've been cooking up these past weeks:

New features
* New 'Latency Compensation' setting in Preferences: if you experience latency when tapping rhythms, you can now make EarMaster compensate for this. You can also activate the 'Silent Input' option in Exercise Options if the clap sounds are also delayed.
* The 'Play Tonic' options '123454321' and 'Ascending Scale' now play the actual scale that the question is based on (before it was always the major scale).
* Melodic exercises with melodies generated from Church Modes: Playing root harmonies before the question ('I-IV-V-I Cadence' and 'Root Chord') now uses minor when the mode is minor (e.g. Dorian)
* In Customized Exercise Setup, pressing 'Play' on a 'Play Tonic of key' type now plays minor/major depending on the selected scale (for melodic exercises)
* Scale Identification: The "Random order" execution now defaults to always play the tonic as first tone (all existing lessons and customized exercises keep old behavior)
* MIDI out: When not using the default SoundFont for percussions sounds, you can now choose the full range of General MIDI instruments (0..127) (e.g. for metronome)

* MIDI input when the exercise is paused (e.g. when showing lesson intro) no longer shows the message "Exercise is paused"
* Turning on 'Evaluate note length' forced the Piano to be shown even though it is not a valid option, making it impossible to use clap exercises with the 'Evaluate note length' option.
* Solved an error when moving on to a next lesson that was an instruction lesson
* Melody Singback with 'Continous call-response' and using MIDI or on-screen instruments to answer: when holding a tone after the end of a bar, the input and progress of call-answer would lock up.
* Imitation exercises (Melodic + Rhythmic) with 'Continous call-response' enabled: could stop receiving input after having completed one lesson.
* Scale Identification with the chromatic scale played in random order did not work
* Chord Progression exercises with 'Silent input' enabled: When answered you could only hear your own answer once, and the multiple choice buttons did not play at all.
* In Chord Progression exercises, MIDI input now also works when 'Silent input' is active.
* Sight-reading exercises with 'Auto begin record' enabled: played a metronome click when showing the lesson introduction.
* Exercise options: If 'Auto new question' was enabled when entering a lesson, then 'Auto begin record' would remain disabled even if 'Auto new question' was disabled again.
* Solved an error message shown in some lessons of the RCM course (e.g. 4.16)
* iPad home screen: the position of the spinning wheel on the Begin button has been adjusted

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
48 Ratings
48 Ratings
James:2 ,


This app helps me with my voice practice and things like that.
One problem, it glitches when I do clapback. Please fix this.
Otherwise, it is perfect! Try it out today!

Developer Response ,

Hi, Thanks a lot for your feedback. Could you please make a quick video showing the problem you mentioned about the clapping exercises? You can send it to support@earmaster.com. Cheers, Quentin from EarMaster

Jazzaspire ,

Excellent but could use blog

I’d welcome a jazz blog wherein one could gather a feeling of how long it typically takes to master various jazz ear training exercises. Admittedly it takes me forever to master jazz chords and clap back rhythm exercises. Just wondering how others experience theses ear training jazz exercises. David

jxclark ,

Excellent ear training app

I am really enjoying this app. It has helped me identify some gaps I have and provided me with a more deliberate way to improve my ear. I like the variety of options: intervals (melodic up and down, harmonic), chord identification, chord progressions, rhythm, melodic dictation, etc.

This app provides me two major benefits:
1. It will (hopefully) turn my pretty good ear into a great ear.
2. It is helping me get some structured ideas of how to teach ear training to my piano students. (Something I have struggled with for a long time)

It has definitely been worth the cost so far. Once I master the General Workshop exercises I will definitely be buying the Jazz Workshop.

Developer Response ,

Thanks a lot for your positive feedback! If you have feature requests or questions about the app, don't hesitate to get in touch - we're here to help. You'll find a feedback option in the app's preferences. Cheers, Quentin from EarMaster.


EarMaster ApS
284.2 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, Danish, French, German, Italian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016-2018 EarMaster ApS
In-App Purchases
  1. Bundle of all 219 lessons in the Beginner's Course $5.99
  2. Bundle of all 14 General workshops $14.99
  3. Bundle of all customized exercises $11.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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