Listening Ear Trainer software offers two methods to enhance users' pitch recognition abilities. The Singing Funnel Method enables users to practice singing increasingly accurate notes, while the Octave Anchor Pitches Method reinforces the repertoire of notes, growing with each exercise, to improve recognition skills.
The first method, The Singing Funnel Method, is centered around randomly selected notes. During this exercise, you'll need to sing the notes with increasing precision as the funnel gets smaller and smaller. In the beginning, you can be up to 2 notes off and still pass the level. Once you reach an accuracy of a quarter step, you'll be able to identify notes with the precision necessary to distinguish notes in the 12 half-step scales.
The second method, The Octave Anchor Pitches Method, requires no singing. You'll begin by learning to distinguish five notes that are an octave apart, including C2, C3, C4, C5, and C6. From there, you'll add other notes one by one until you've covered them all, starting with G2, G3, G4, and G5.
In both methods, you'll begin with easy to master exercises, and the computer will give you feedback and track your progress to provide you with a systematic approach to improving your ability to recognize notes.
Additionally, the software offers a third method, the Interval Overtone Method, designed to train you to identify intervals. Overall, Listening Ear Trainer is a useful tool for anyone looking to improve their pitch recognition skills.
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