Listening Ear Trainer has 2 methods to improve your pitch recognition skills. The Singing Funnel Method lets you sing notes with increasing precision. The Octave Anchor Pitches Method builds a repertoire of notes, which increases with each exercise.
Version: 1.31Listening Ear Trainer offers two systematic methods to improve your pitch recognition skills.
License: Free To Try $9.90
Operating System: Mac OS X
The first method The Singing Funnel Method presents you randomly notes that you have selected for the exercise. Your task is to sing the notes with increasing precision. In the beginning the funnel is wide open: you may be more than 2 notes off and still pass that level.
As you continue the funnel gets smaller and smaller. If you reach an accuracy of a quarter step, then you can identify notes with a precision necessary to distinguish the notes in our 12 half-step scales.
The second method The Octave Anchor Pitches Method does not require you to sing. First you learn to distinguish five notes that are an octave apart. These are the C2, C3, C4, C5 and C6. Then you start adding other notes. The next notes are the G2, G3, G4, and G5.
One by one, you will add notes during the exercises, until you cover all notes. Both methods start with easy to master exercises. Since the computer gives you feedback and keeps track of your progress you get a systematic approach to improve your ability to recognize notes.
The third method, the Interval Overtone Method, trains you to identify Intervals.
Version 1.31: Consolidation Release with new program Pitch Ability Test
Version 1.26: Improved octave detection