Yepp. It works. Im quite amazed to be honest. 60%of my brain. 40% of the method. I always wanted to learn this skill, but i didnt like the methods until this one. Alain is really smart with splitting the octave in 2. I managed to score 100% easily on major octave many scales, in like 5 days. 10 minutes a day. I saw that singing the notes helps strongly, i guess it remains stuck in memory easier.
Highly Recommended I noticed the progress immediately. Educational music apps (or any educational app for that matter) tend to be boring and slow-progressing. (That is to say that the learner has to spend a lot of time on it to notice any improvement on their part.) This app helped a lot more than I was expecting it to and I actually really enjoy using it. I was surprised at how quickly I noticed a difference. Also, all the purchases are optional and aren't prompted, and it's how apps like this are able to stay in business.
Very useful for a beginner like me I've been using this for awhile and getting better, although slowly. My only problem is the difficulty ramps up too fast. First octave of C- major was fine. Next step was random octaves and it was too difficult. It would be nice to be able to create practice scales an octave up or down. Also, if you can increase the occurrence of notes that you are having trouble, then training would go faster.
Fun and flexible What makes this app most amazing is how many configurable options there are. I'm a very slow learner, so I need to ramp things up gradually. With other ear training programs, I quickly become overwhelmed, and I'm scoring at near-random on the exercises. This app will let me pick exactly which notes to practice, and it even gives me information on WHICH notes to practice. I'm never bored or overwhelmed, and always feel I'm making progress.
This app is a better teacher at ear training than those expensive music classes I took! I HIGHLY recommend this app and I sincerely applaud and thank the developer(s) for this piece of work. Suggestion tho, is there a way I can transfer the app to my SD card? My phone won't allow it to move locations (phone-->SD). It would be more convenient and be a space-saver if the app could move.
After trying several ear-training apps, this is the one I come back to consistently. It's satisfying to see real, measurable progress. More than that, after a lifetime of wanting to play music by ear, it seems almost miraculous to see myself really learning to recognize intervals and notes. I got stuck for a while on sharps and flats, but by that time I had seen enough progress that I didn't hesitate to pay for the ability to customize the practice exercises so I could add some more fine-grained challenges. I can't hear a pop song and play the melody immediately by ear yet, but the amount of time it takes me to work it out is shrinking every day I use this app. I'm so thankful....
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A simplified tutorial (English version).