***** Highly addictive piano game. *****
A fun way to develop a better musical ear!
Great for experienced musicians and beginners.
Music students love this app.
Melody Ear Training can help improve:
• Interval recognition
• Sense of pitch
• Transcription skills
• Improvising skills
• Self esteem
How to Play:
• Tap "play" to hear the melody
• To hear the melody again, tap "replay"
• Use the piano to play the melody yourself
• Play often to improve your score!
MIDI In – Plug in your MIDI keyboard to enhance the experience! (Core MIDI compatible)
MIDI Out – If you have another music app that can run in "background mode" and accepts virtual Core MIDI (such as NLog MIDI Synth) you can play Melody Ear Training using the sounds of that app.
Tips for the Beginners:
Start with "2 Notes" for the melody length, set the difficulty to "Diatonic", and choose the key of "C". Use the range control to set the keyboard to a small range such as "C, D" or "C, D, E".
Keep practicing, and as you progress you'll want to make the range larger.
Tips for the Pros:
Turn off "Feedback" and turn on "Autoplay" to play continuously without ever missing a beat. Crank up the tempo to see how fast you can go!
Length – 2 to 6 notes
Tempo – 60 to 320 BPM
Difficulty – Diatonic, Shuffle Keys, Chromatic
Keyboard Range – Starting at 2 notes in a major scale (ex. “C, D”) and up to 12 notes in a major scale (ex. “C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C, D, E, F, G”) with the ability to change octaves.
Feedback – Turn off to stop messages. Set to "Wrong" if you only want messages for incorrect melodies.
Autoplay – Turn on to always play the next melody immediately. Turn off if you want to play the keyboard freely between melodies.
Key Labels – Turn off to remove note names on white keys.
About the Difficulty Settings:
"Diatonic" uses notes from a major scale. This setting is recommended.
"Shuffle Keys" uses notes from a random key each time.
"Chromatic" mode is basically "extreme mode" where any combination of notes is possible. As a result, strange intervals like the Augmented 2nd (ex. F to G#) are possible.
About the Score:
Melody Ear Training is all about self progression. Tap the score to reset at any time. The game goes on forever and the music never ends!
Can you guess the next note? Download the app to find out!
• Updated feedback option to only display messages for incorrect melodies. Simply set "Feedback" to "Wrong" :)
• Updated audio settings allow the piano to be played when a song is playing elsewhere.
Ratings and Reviews
With great elegance and configurability, the app is a nice tool for learning to hear notes better. I love how this app can serve me as a beginner and with the right settings can challenge or stump my wife, who has a much more developed ear.
I'll be recommending this app to kids and adults. One small tip: on the screen after submitting be your answer, show both my answer AND the corrected answer, so I can mess around more and try to hear the difference between my answer and the truth.
Simplest and Most Fun
I never write reviews but this app has been a lot of fun and is a pleasure to use. When they say "highly addictive piano game" they mean it, so watch out. I didn't believe them at first, and then my afternoon disappeared.
Awesome app i love it!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.