Ear Training App (EarBeater) to help finish the year out!

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Want to help your students get ready for their end of the year assessments in their ear training skills? How about helping them learn the skills to recognize different intervals, chords, and scales? How about just becoming a better musician yourself?

EarBeater Small IconEarBeater is the app you need then! This is an essential app for any musician and an even better app for the music teacher!

EarBeater allows you to study, practice, and test yourself on being able to identify intervals, chords, and scales. The extensive set of over 200 exercises covers almost variation possible ways to train your ears! In case you do have a different combination of exercise that you want to cover though, it is dead simple to create your own exercise covering something a bit different. These are all covered…

– Interval size comparison
– Interval recognition
– Chord recognition
– Chord inversions
– Scale recognition

I love the clean, straightforward, interface for the app. Finding your way around is a cinch. Exploring all the options is simple and easy to pick from basic intervals and chord recognition to the more difficult like harmonic recognition and inversions of chords. There are scales and modes galore – so many scales that I’m pretty sure you will not need all of the different types even!

Once you start practice you will be taken through 20 different examples depending on what you are practicing. Questions like – “Which interval is bigger?”, “Which is the Maj 2nd?” and “Which scale is Major?” If you get it correct you will simply be told that you were correct and then you move on to the next one. If you got it wrong then you be told so but then you will be shown both intervals and they will be labeled so you can see what you did wrong. At the bottom is a repeat option – I”m pretty sure you will be using THAT option frequently!

Imagine using this app a few times a week in class, how much better would your kids be by the end of the year? Display it using AirPlay and present from anyplace in your class, allowing you to stand in the percussion section for instance.

Here are a few screen shots from the app…

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One thought on “Ear Training App (EarBeater) to help finish the year out!

  1. I really enjoyed this article. I have been a music teacher for many years and know how hard it can be to prepare for the aural part. I recommend to my students to use the AURALBOOK app. It’s really easy to use and has helped all my students pass their exams. It gives you live feedback so it’s like I’m with my students even when I’m not! And it’s free!

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