PitchBlitz is designed to prepare you for the Pitch Grid Test by improving your relative pitch sense through exercises that enhance your speed and pitch-distance recognition, resulting in better hearing abilities.
At the start of the test, you are presented with a grid with one column, which equates to 1200 cents grid sensitivity. To pass the test, all you need to do is click on the correct row where the played note belongs to. After answering ten questions correctly, the grid sensitivity decreases to 600 cents or two columns. The difficulty then increases, as you need to listen more carefully and figure out the destination note, leading to more extended response times. This pattern of decreasing grid sensitivity continues depending on your performance.
The Pitch Grid Test may seem like an absolute pitch test, but it is a relative pitch test. The last played note is highlighted, serving as your reference tone for the next question. To avoid testing already mastered grid sensitivities, PitchBlitz allows you to choose your starting grid sensitivity. The test stops if you fail to answer the ten questions for a given sensitivity, and your relative pitch score will depend on the last passed grid sensitivity and the maximum duration it took for you to answer a question.
Answering speed is crucial in assessing your relative pitch abilities. In addition, PitchBlitz offers several options that facilitate the learning process, including the ability to select an option that forces you to answer pitch questions in pitch distances. Overall, PitchBlitz is an excellent software application for individuals who wish to improve their relative pitch abilities.
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