PitchTrainer! presents two musical games - PitchMatch and Tone Scramble - to test and train your sense of musical pitch. These games were designed by researchers at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in NY. Whether you play a musical instrument or not, you should be able to improve your sense of pitch with PitchTrainer!
The PitchMatch and Tone Scramble games track your progress in real-time using a progress bar. Your current and best previous score is also displayed so that you can try to improve.
PitchTrainer! offers players an opportunity to participate in research on pitch perception.
PitchTrainer! players who are interested in learning more and participating in related research studies may contact us at our website: www.absolutepitchstudy.com/pitchtrainer.html
If you enroll in our research study, the app will also allow you to participate as a research subject.
-compatible with iOS 7
Ratings and Reviews
Stick with it, enjoy the results
I’ve been playing guitar for a long time, but have never had particularly good ears. I recently committed to changing that and stumbled upon this App. Quick explanation: A pitch is played, you then get a few seconds to find the pitch on a dial; 10 points for exact matches, 5 points for nearly exact and 2 points for close enough. Thirty pitches per round for a total of 300 possible points. The app maintains your highest score until it is surpassed. Week one: high score was 119 with an average roughly 85; week two: high 134, avg 120; week three: high 189, avg 155; week four (this week): 224 high, avg 180. My pitch recognition is exponentially improving and I’m now having rounds where I don’t score any zeros. Most importantly, when I find the pitch I know it and when I haven’t I know it, the latter is usually a result of elapsing time and/or lost pitch in my head (can’t hear it anymore). So excited about what’s happening, how this will translate to my instrument remains to be seen, but I can’t imagine it won’t help.
Wish list for the app: indication of where the correct pitch was on wrong answers; a results report of number of 0, 2, 5 and 10 scores gained; and a historical graph of progress maybe.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.