Better Ears for Mac - Ear Training and Music Theory

Better Ears helps you grow your musical skills and enhance your hearing capabilities. There are already ten different exercises included, starting from interval recognition all the way to chord progressions - perfect for beginners and music-masters alike!

10 different exercises

Better Ears includes 10 different exercises for ear training and music theory:

  • Interval recognition
  • Scale recognition
  • Chord recognition
  • Chord progressions
  • Pitch recognition
  • Tempo recognition
  • Key Signature recognition
  • Interval music reading
  • Scale music reading
  • Chord music reading

Extensive Statistics

For every exercise Better Ears knows all your current stats, including how often you have answered each question correctly or incorrectly. This makes it easy to recognize which exercises are the most difficult for you. The statistic also allows you to notice the progress you are making in ear training. When using the Better Ears sync mode you can see statistics of all your devices at a glance.

Wikipedia integration

Better Ears shows the relevant Wikipedia article for the current exercise. If a relevant article is not available online, another topically-appropriate article will be shown instead. This way you can get deeper knowledge about Intervals, Scales, Chords, Chord Progression, Pitch, Tempi, and Key Signatures.

More than 100 instruments

Choose your training sound from more than 100 different instruments, either using the integrated Better Ears sound generator or Apples native DLS SoftSynth. You can choose between instruments like Rock Organ, Church Organ, Acoustic Bass, Fretless Bass, Violin, Cello, Acoustic Piano, Electric Piano, Piccolo Pipe, Flute, Marimba, Xylophone and many, many more.

Keyboard & Fretboard

Better Ears comes with a virtual keyboard and virtual guitar fretboard. You can key notes on either. So piano and guitar players feel like at home. In training mode all answers are displayd right on the keyboard / fretboard view to you.

Unlimited custom levels

You can can create an unlimited amount of levels, letting you train to your own specific needs. Put yourself in "Ear Training Camp" to learn church modes, or concentrate on those two pesky intervals that constantly cause you problems
To make it easier to start, Better Ears includes four presets, each with a different level of difficulty.

MIDI Support

Better Ears supports routing sound through an external MIDI device, allowing you to use your existing MIDI master keyboard or sound module. You can even control Better Ears using a connected keyboard.

Optimized for Retina Displays

Better Ears is optimized for the new Retina display. Users of the new Retina MacBooks enjoy the very sharp and detailed presentation.
Furthermore Apples full screen mode is supported – this gives you full concentration for the essential: your ear training and music theory exercises!

Sync all of your devices

With Better Ears you can keep your Mac and your iOS devices in sync. You can choose what to sync: Your own levels, your statistics, your settings or all of this. By using our syncing feature you have also access to your global ear training statistics.

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