»Better Ears Beginner«, is the free version of »Better Ears«, an educational Music Theory and Ear Training app, 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 - »Better Ears Beginner« has all the features of »Better Ears«, but is limited to one level and does not offer custom exercises.
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.
6 DIFFERENT INSTRUMENTS
Choose your training sound out of six different instruments. Better Ears comes with Acoustic Grand piano, Bright Acoustic Piano, Electric Grand Piano, Drawbar Organ, Nylon Acoustic Guitar and Steel Acoustic Guitar.
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 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.
Improvements and Bugfixes
A problem with bluetooth headphones has been corrected
Pitch detection via the microphone has been improved
Ratings and Reviews
Perfect Pitch is Possible!
In the late 80s, I had a fantastic music teacher. This man clearly had the gift of perfect pitch and demonstrated it on a daily basis. The teacher was born with this gift, and it undoubtedly propelled his musical abilities. The teacher believed that only a few people were born this way, but that anyone could learn to develop a strong relative pitch. I was dubious, as I really struggled at the start of the course. After 2 years, however, I found myself to be dramatically improved in detecting relative pitch. Fast forward to 2009; I first found this free APP. The data collected during pitch training was significant- at first I struggled mightily. After only a few weeks, I noted my scores were rising above 50%! I now believe that perfect pitch can be acquired, through hard training and disciplined study- and Karajan is a tool that can expedite the whole process exponentially! I love the fact that there is a lite version available for free, and would enthusiastically endorse this APP to anyone who requires critical listening skills (heads up teachers of students who struggle with reading fluency). Suggestions for improvement include allowing a more choice in tones. Also, content could be elevated automatically as one increases in skill. Lastly, content could be delivered in a game format, enticing a wider mass appeal. Overall, 5/5 stars!
Tried them all this one is Champion!
First of all don't listen to people who rate this app 1 star, this app deserves no less than 4 star reviews it has been well thought out and is a great app for beginning ear training. It is a quality app with exactly what I need. I have tried many ear training apps before finding this one. I love this app and I hope you will too. Some things to keep in mind: the interface is nice and neat, however, the button to start an exercise is not intuitive. It took me 5 minutes of play to figure out how to start an exercise. Push the >> (next button) to start an exercise, push > (play button) to repeat the sound. The rest is intuitive.
As far as unlocking all levels is concerned... I am a beginner and level 1 is challenging enough for me. Personally unlocking all levels wouldn't help me since I have a lot to learn from level 1. I appreciate the developers designing this app with great care and concern for beginners like me. Not only have I found a great app for my needs but I don't feel overwhelmed when using it.
A must have for all musicians
I wish this program was around when I was in school studying music theory! We used to sit in pairs around a piano and play intervals for each other, or by ourselves with our eyes closed guessing what we had just played.
By the time I got to college, we were using Practica Musica. A program that was installed on the computers in the lab, but involved sitting at a computer during lab hours. Not to different from Karajan.
I've only tried the free version, but it has so much already. I'm enjoying brushing up on my music theory on the train to work. Or waiting at the doctors office, etc. I'm sure the paid version gets into more advanced intervals, chords, scales, etc.
Even if you've never studied music theory, you should get this free program. It will help any musician looking to figure out songs or help you jam with others. There is a reason they make music students learn this stuff, and it's awesome to see it done on such a fresh, new platform.
- appsolute GmbH
- 70.8 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, French, German
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2008-2017 appsolute GmbH
- In-App Purchases
- Unlock all functions $9.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.