Pitch improver - ear training
By Anton Naumovets
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Pitch improver is a set of excercises that will help you learn to play by ear. In every excercise you will start with the easiest tasks which will get more complex as your ear improves.
Pitch improver is designed to work on your weak sides. If you mix up two chords or intervals, the program will drill you with these particular types.
The excercises are:
-Repeating melodies (20 levels)
-Intervals recognition (11 levels)
-Perfect pitch (11 levels)
-Chord types (12 levels)
-Chord progressions (16 levels)
Some advice on training.
Practice everyday, but not for a long time, 20 minutes should be enough.
Melodic dictation will help you to hear melodic movements, while chord progressions excercise will let you recognize harmonic movements in songs. Don't forget the interval recognition excercise, it will find out the intervals you recognize worse than others and help you focus on them.
What's New in Version 1.02
Fixed bug with level selection in two chords/intervals/tones mode, fixed key saving
One of the best ear training apps
This is one of the best ear training apps for iOS, despite its limitations. The best feature is that it will drill you on intervals you guessed wrong until you get it right. Other similar apps are pretty random on the intervals, whereas this one targets your weaknesses.
I would recommend a few features that this app needs. There is way too much reverb on the sounds. That makes learning intervals tougher, since you want clean sounds when learning. There should be an option to choose the intervals on a guitar fretboard, instead of just piano. There should be an option to automatically go to the next interval if guessed correctly. It's annoying to constantly hit "next." Also, there should be a speed setting. It's best to learn intervals at different speeds.
Best yet, still young
This is the 5th ear trainer I've tried and so far the one I've found most helpful. Mostly I've been doing interval training on it. What I like about it is that it will drill you on specific intervals that you confuse. In consequence, I feel like I'm really making progress. It's also possible to "poke around" before committing an answer. I find that option helpful, especially since I don't really know the keyboard well so often I'll just hit the wrong key, even when I've recognized the interval correctly.
On the downside, it doesn't have many settings, but I ascribe that to its being, I think, still fairly new. I think this developer has a handle on how this stuff is learned and I look forward to further development of this app.
The only reason why I didn't give it a 5 is because on my 5s, it doesn't show the entire keyboard or have a way for you to change between octives. I feel that's part of the callenge when trying to develope perfect pitch.
- Category: Education
- Updated: May 31, 2013
- Version: 1.02
- Size: 8.0 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Anton Naumovets
- © Anton Naumovets
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.