Functional Ear Trainer

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About this app

Ear training can be easy and fun! With a right approach.

Have you (or one of your friends) ever wanted to learn to transcribe or play music by ear?

It is so important for a musician to know what you are hearing. A good musical ear helps when you are composing, improvising, transcribing melodies, or playing with others.

Most likely you have already tried different programs to learn to recognize intervals or even to acquire perfect pitch. However, although such programs develop your ear, but can you actually play any melody you hear as soon as you listen to it?

Imagine you could understand music… It is like when somebody is talking to you, you not only hear pleasant sounds, but you recognize words and their meaning.

One day I came across Alain Benbassat's program called “Functional Ear Trainer” and have been using it ever since. It is based on Alain's ear training method to learn to recognize tones.

The main difference between the Functional Ear Trainer and other methods is that it teaches you to distinguish between tones in the context of a particular musical key. You begin to recognize the role (or function) of each tone in this key, which is incredibly similar to its role in other keys of the same scale.

And it is *guaranteed* anyone can gradually develop this skill. It does not matter:
– who you are – an absolute beginner in music or a virtuoso professional musician;
– how old you are – a 3 yo kid or a 90+ adult;
– what musical instrument you play (you don't even have to play one).

The only requirement is to practice for 10 minutes a day.

I was so excited about this ear trainer that I have developed an Android app based on the Alain Benbassat method. I hope you will find it useful.

Download this app right now, and have fun with your ear training!
Updated on
24 Jul 2022

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4.8
16.6K reviews
powerowl2120
30 June 2022
Simple and easy to learn method, coupled with an in app reminder notification setting is really good for keeping on your basic ear training. I'm sure it gets more complex but I haven't gotten that far yet. Though I wish I could import my own sound or earn points to buy new sounds through practice or watching ads or something. Not a big fan of the piano sound
5 people found this review helpful
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Kaizen9 Apps
30 June 2022
Thank you for your review and suggestions!
Trevor Callis
15 July 2022
This method has worked better than others for me. Tying the interval to how it walks down the scale especially if you try to match it vocally helps alot. It still takes a long time to learn especially once you get to less familiar intervals. Make it a habit and reap the benefits over the long-term.
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Kaizen9 Apps
24 July 2022
Thank you very much for your review, Trevor!
Brenda Rooney
9 August 2022
This is a lot of fun. Often have felt kinda left behind with my ear training and not knowing what I'm hearing but this is helping me sort it all out. One suggestion though. It would help if when I'm on a "random octave" I could turn on the piano as an optional teaching tool. Could definitely help me discern the specific notes I'm hearing. I recommend this music nerd fun 🤓👍🎶
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Kaizen9 Apps
22 August 2022
Thank you for your review and suggestion, Brenda! Enjoy your ear training! :)

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