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TropeTrainer™ Mobile

By Kinnor Software

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.

Description

You get text for the entire Torah, all Haftarah readings traditionally connected to every Shabbat and Holiday, and the five Megillot displayed in our easy-to-read Hebrew fonts. Audio for blessings and trope charts is included. We do NOT include audio for any of the readings. Get audio for exactly the readings you want via in-app purchase: from one Shabbat or Holiday (US$7.99 each), all Torah and Haftarah readings (US$59.99), up to all 66 Torah, Haftarah and Megillah readings at a great discount (US$79.99).

Owners of desktop Mac or PC TropeTrainer™ software Version 5 Deluxe qualify to buy audio for US$0.99 for “All readings”; Standard owners for “All Torah and Haftarah readings”; Megillah edition owners for “All Megillot” audio.

Tutorials, music score and printing are not part of this app.

#1 selling TropeTrainer™ software is “The Best Way to Learn Chanting Torah, Haftarah and Megillot.” With over a decade in the desktop software market, TropeTrainer is the gold standard for Bar/Bat Mitzvah teachers, cantors, rabbis and Jewish educators.

Get the same TropeTrainer clarity, accuracy and flexibility on your iPhone and iPad with Kinnor Software’s TropeTrainer™ Mobile app.

State-of-the-art Hebrew speech synthesis* lets you hear every word with the ultimate in chanting accuracy and flexibility. (In-app purchase needed to hear audio.) Double-tap a word to hear it, select a word and play the rest of the verse, aliyah or entire reading. A cursor follows the audio so you can easily find your place in the Hebrew and side-by-side English translation.

Trope Combination charts let you see, hear and learn the 70+ combinations of tropes found in each type of reading.

Blessings before & after Torah, Haftarah and Megillah readings are included.

Great for Bar/Bat Mitzvah study. Required by B'nei Mitzvah teachers worldwide; speeds & improves their students’ studies.

Used and recommended by teachers of special-needs students.


Features:

> Innovative Reading List gives fast, easy access to any reading. Scroll through a list of upcoming readings by date, or select your reading through TropeTrainer’s comprehensive Jewish calendar

> Jump directly to any aliyah or chapter

> Switch among three views: Chumash (vowels & chanting symbols), Torah script, and two column Tikkun with both styles

> Turn on colored highlighting of the three most common trope groups’ phrases

> The app automatically calculates correct reading options for each year (combined & separate sedras, special maftirs, Haftarah & Holiday readings), and shows you only the verses for the year you want.

> Annual & Triennial Cycle Torah readings

> Create Custom Readings with only the verses your congregation uses for each aliyah or Haftarah reading

> Recent reading list shows the last 16 readings you opened.

> Shva Na/Shva Nach, Qamats Katan/Qamats Gadol & Munach Legarmeh are clearly marked.

> Adjust the chanting speed, pitch, accent, and vocal range so you don’t struggle to match a pre-recorded voice.

> Select from over 30 Torah chanting melodies including several selections for the special High Holidays melodies, plus two dozen Haftarah melodies.

> Shabbat audio includes the standard morning and afternoon Torah readings, plus the verses for special maftir and Haftarah readings read with that sedra following Ashkenazi, Sephardi, Lubavitch, Frankfurt and Italian customs. (In-app purchase required to hear the chanting.)

Combined or separate Torah readings, special readings, annual or triennial cycle, the Torah schedule in the Diaspora and in Israel, complicated Holiday readings for both full and intermediate Holiday days, even custom sets of verses. TropeTrainer Mobile automatically shows you the texts you need, and puts the end-of-aliyah and end-of-reading melodies where they belong, not just where someone recorded them.

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TropeTrainer is a trademark of Kinnor Software, Inc.

*Powered by DECtalk text-to-speech synthesis. DECtalk is a trademark of SpeechFX, Inc.

What's New in Version 1.14

Improved compatibility with TropeTrainer(tm) software Version 6.

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Customer Reviews

Absolute Best in Class Interactive Tikkun

This is an exceptional program. It is incredibly clear, precise and flexible. It provides visual and audio in multiple formats and perspectives. It can display: the Stam text seen in Torah; the classic masoritic text with trope and nikkud; and the english translation. The classic text is thoughtfully designed to assist your pronunciation in multiple ways, clearly identifying for example, which type of kamatz or shva is required, but alsomuch more. If you enjoy color blocking the trope phrases or signs as a memory aide, you can do that too. You can also get interactive audio in the SATB voice of your choice - and choose among multiple melodies (Binder, Jacobson, Moroccan, Yerushalmi, Chabad...). You can replay the audio by word, group, pasuk, or the entire Aliyah. If you do not recognize a trope or are unsure, there is an entire section that demonstrates the trope melodies, and provides multiple interactive exercises using phrases from the text.
There is a lifetime of learning here - both for adult leyners and for aspiring bnei mitzvah. Despite the relatively high cost for an APP I recommend it enthusiastically & unreservedly. The only thing better is their desktop product - and that is several times the price.
Note for Context: prior to this I have never given 5 stars to any APP - and expect it will be a long time until I do so again.

Useful

I have the computer version. I do wish that you could sync customizations between app and desktop. I *care* about which color
Is which!
Only 4 stars because it crashes continually as soon as I've switched between the trope page and the custom text page a couple of time. But, since there isn't a way to see and hear the trope names sung from the text page, I keep my phone on the trip page and the Torah text on my iPad. That works extremely well.

I was initially put off ...

With the idea of synthesized voices, but a friend recommended it to me and I bought it. I'm not sorry. My bar mitzvah was in 1960, and I recall the pain of learning the Torah and haftarah even though I no longer remember the parasha. This past summer I read a haftarah for the first time since 1960, preparing with trope trainer, and it was, in comparison, as easy as a knife through butter. I'm working on my second haftarah with trop trainer now (lech Le ha). I'm sold!

TropeTrainer™ Mobile
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $24.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.14
  • Size: 53.6 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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