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CD Rom: $ 79.95
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A computer based ear training course and tool for Windows 95, 98 and NT. EarMaster's drill based teaching is a fun and easy way to do ear training with your computer.

For beginners and Professionals You can choose the build-in tutor as your master and let it adjust the difficulty as you do progress, or you can configure each exercise your self in the extremely flexible exercise setup with a wide range of options.

This flexibility makes EarMaster the perfect choice for any musician. Beginners can be guided through by the build-in tutor while music students and professionals can configure the program individually to be just as hard as you want.

Monitor your results

All of your results are recorded in details in a database for later review and printout. You can for example view how well you have identified the minor 7th chord within the past 2 weeks. With a floppy disk you can easily transfer your results to your school or your teachers computer (if EarMaster School is installed on it) and bring new assignments back for homework. Give your answer in the way you prefer Depending on the instrument you play, you can put EarMaster in 3 different instrument modes. You can answer question and make configurations on either a Piano, Guitar or Notesheet on the screen. EarMaster now includes advanced sound-to-MIDI technology allowing you to give your answers with the microphone. If you have a MIDI keyboard attached to your computer you can also use this to give your answers and to remote control EarMaster.

EarMaster offers 10 ear training exercises divided into five subject areas. They have been chosen and developed in cooperation with music teachers from all over the world and loyal users of previous versions of EarMaster. Together they cover all the areas you need to develop and maintain your aural skills.

Interval Exercises

Once you get the hang of intervals, it will be easier to transcribe songs, compose songs or tuning your guitar. It will help you figure out the melody of a song based on the intervals: "Oh, that's just a perfect fourth followed by a minor third".
EarMaster has two exercises that will help you with just that:

Interval identification

EarMaster plays an harmonic or melodic interval, you identify it by its name or transcribe the tones on either the piano, guitar or the notesheet.
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Interval Comparison

EarMaster plays two intervals, you identify which one is the greater.

Scale and Mode Exercise

A scale is the tonal basis of music i.e. a set of tones from which you build melodies and harmonies. With EarMaster you will learn to identify scales (like major, minor, blues, bebop, etc) and church modes (like dorian, phrygian, etc):

Scale Identification
EarMaster plays a scale or mode, you identify it by its name or transcribe the tones on either the piano, guitar or the notesheet.
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Chord Exercises

Knowing chords and harmonies is another important part of song transcription and composition or if you improvise or play by ear. To put harmonies and chords in music requires that you can hear and feel the quality of chords and their function within a given key. EarMaster has three exercises that will help you with just that:

Chord identification and Chord-inversion identification - EarMaster plays an harmonic or melodic chord, you identify it by its name or transcribe the tones on either the piano, guitar or the notesheet.

Chord progression identification - EarMaster plays a chord progression (like II mi7 - V 7 - I maj), you identify it by its name or choose the step and quality for each chord.

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Rhythm Exercises

The demands for a musicians rhythmic abilities are increasing in modern music. A fine sense of rhythmic variations, the ability to feel a tempo and keeping it are important for any musician. It is not enough to be able to read or hear individual note values, you must identify a rhythm as a series of rhythm patterns. EarMaster has three exercises that will teach you to read and hear rhythms:

Rhythm reading - EarMaster shows a rhythm score. You clap the rhythm following the metronome. Clap in your hands in front of the microphone, tap the rhythm on the space bar or play it on your MIDI instrument.

Rhythm imitation - EarMaster plays a rhythm. You clap the rhythm following the metronome. Clap in your hands in front of the microphone, tap the rhythm on the space bar or play it on your MIDI instrument.

Rhythm correction - EarMaster shows a rhythm score and plays the same rhythm with a few changes. You identify which changes were made.

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Melody Exercise

Can you transcribe a tune when you hear it?

Melody dictate - EarMaster plays a melodic phrase. You transcribe it on the staff, on the guitar tablature or on the piano.

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System requirements and languages

 

System requirements Languages
Minimum:
  • Intel 486
  • Windows 95/98/2000/NT/XP
  • 8 Mb Ram
  • 4 Mb hard disk space
  • VGA monitor (640x480)
  • 256 color display
  • Soundcard or external MIDI device

Recommended:

  • Pentium
  • 16 Mb Ram
  • Super VGA (800x600)
  • 32k colors or more
EarMaster 4.0 is currently available in the following languages:
Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish.

The following languages will be available later:
French, German, Italian and Spanish.

All languages are included in trial and registered versions of EarMaster.