F.A.Q.

Absolute Pitch Trainer

How will I benefit from using this program?

You will benefit by developing a skill called Absolute Pitch, also known as Perfect Pitch. With this skill set, you will be able to recognize the notes that you are hearing. Armed with Absolute Pitch, you will be able to do things that previously could not be done. For example, you will be able to write down a melody you hear in notes, otherwise known as melodic dictation. You will also be able to determine a tunes key on the fly. And last but not least, you will be able to play by ear as naturally as you sing – without thinking about progression or other music theory arithmetic.

How quickly can I expect to see results?

You will start noticing results right away. Absolute Pitch Trainer tracks your progress so that you always see yourself improving. The learning curve is very individual. For most people, the process is not linear. In other words, there are slopes and valleys along the way. The key with learning Absolute Pitch is regular practice and patience. In time you will be able to name any notes you hear.

Do I have to have any prior music training to use the program?

Absolute Pitch Trainer is very simple to use; you do not need any prior training. There are no settings or configurations, it’s ready to use out of the box. The program starts you out with a very basic level of difficulty, and as your ear gets better, you get promoted to the next level automatically. You can also promote or demote yourself manually.

Are color tone mnemonics supported?

Absolute Pitch Trainer uses Alexander Scriabins color tones system for each note of the chromatic scale. This feature of the program is very easy to enable with an ON/OFF switch. When enabled. you will see a large color area associated with each note played.

May I use my instrument to interface with the program?

Absolute Pitch Trainer supports MIDI via USB, which means that you can use your MIDI device with the program for input. You can also use the built in graphical piano control or the graphical guitar control for input. As a matter of fact, there are two versions of Absolute Pitch Trainer available, for piano, and for guitar. Make sure to get the right version for you.

Is there a left handed view for the guitar?

Yes there is. With the guitar version of Absolute Pitch Trainer, users can toggle between right handed and left handed guitar fretboard views.

Chord Trainer

How will I benefit from using this program?

You will learn the sound and names of most chords used in music, including their inversions. You will learn to play these chords from classical sheet music notation as well as jazz notation.

How quickly can I expect to see results?

You will start noticing results right away. Chord Trainer tracks your progress so that you always see yourself improving. The learning curve is individual, but with regular practice, you will achieve playing chords from classical sheet music notation as well as from jazz notation. You will also be able to name different chord types. The more you do it, the better you will become at it.

Do I have to have any prior music training to use the program?

Chord Trainer is easy and intuitive to use. There are also built in Wikipedia style reference pages that illustrate how different chord types are constructed. The main thing you have to know prior to using Chord Trainer is that chords are at least three notes played simultaneously and form the basis of harmony.

May I use my instrument to interface with the program?

Chord Trainer supports MIDI via USB, which means that you can use your MIDI device with the program for input — and this method is highly recommended. You can also use the built in graphical piano control or a multiple choice of answers for input.

Can the program be customized so that I may target my weak spots?

Chord Trainer allows for very granular customization. You can select your chord root range, chords types, number of inversions, classical sheet music notation or jazz notation. You can select from over twenty playback instruments, including an option for random playback. You can have the chords sound in unison, or separately. You’ll find even more things to customize once you start using Chord Trainer.

Ear Trainer

How will I benefit from using this program?

You will benefit by developing your musical ear, which is essential to learning to play a musical instrument. In particular, you will learn to recognize notes, intervals, chords, scales, and tempo. You will be developing Absolute Pitch and Relative Pitch.

How quickly can I expect to see results?

You will start noticing results right away. Ear Trainer tracks your progress so that you always see yourself improving. The learning curve is very individual. For most people, the process is not linear. In other words, there are slopes and valleys along the way. The key with ear training is regular practice and patience.

Do I have to have any prior music training to use the program?

Ear Trainer is easy and intuitive to use. There are also built in Wikipedia style reference pages to help you get your head around the things you may not know, like where the notes are located on the note staff and piano keyboard, or how different chords are constructed. The main thing you have to know prior to using Ear Trainer is that all music is constructed from notes, intervals, and chords. And that for musicians it is essential to know what you are hearing, especially when it comes to intervals and chords.

May I use my instrument to interface with the program?

Ear Trainer supports MIDI via USB, which means that you can use your MIDI device with the program for input. You can also use the built in graphical piano control or a multiple choice of answers for input.

Can the program be customized so that I may target my weak spots?

Ear Trainer allows for very granular customization. You can select your note range, interval types, chords types and number of inversions, scales types, and tempo types. You can select from over twenty playback instruments, including an option for random playback. You can have the intervals and chords sound in unison, or separately. You’ll find even more things to customize once you start using Ear Trainer.

Music Theory Trainer

How will I benefit from using this program?

You will learn to read and play notes, intervals, and chords on the note stave. You will greatly improve your musical ear. You will cover a wide range of essentials like note lengths and rests, key signatures, scales, tempo, and a variety of sheet music symbols and terms.

How quickly can I expect to see results?

You will start noticing results right away. Music Theory Trainer tracks your progress so that you always see yourself improving. This application covers a lot of ground, but like with most things, the more you do it, the better you will become at it.

Do I have to have any prior music training to use the program?

Music Theory Trainer is easy and intuitive to use. There are also built in Wikipedia style reference pages that illustrate all the content that you will be training on. For example, the reference pages illustrate where the notes are located on the piano keyboard and note stave, how intervals and chords are constructed, how scales are constructed, different note lengths and rests, tempo types and their beats per minute, the wheel of fifths, sheet music symbols, and vocabulary.

May I use my instrument to interface with the program?

Music Theory Trainer supports MIDI via USB, which means that you can use your MIDI device with the program for input — and this method is highly recommended. You can also use the built in graphical piano control or a multiple choice of answers for input.

Can the program be customized so that I may target my weak spots?

Music Theory Trainer allows for very granular customization. You can choose from preset difficulty levels, or design your own. As a user, you have total control of all aspects of your training, including note range, note stave rendering, interval types, chords types, scale types, tempo, amount of questions, amount of time to answer, pause or continue after error, playback instrument, and a plethora of additional options.

Note Trainer

How will I benefit from using this program?

You will learn to read and play notes, intervals, and chords on the note stave.

How quickly can I expect to see results?

You will start noticing results right away. Note Trainer tracks your progress so that you always see yourself improving. The more you do it, the better you will become at it. Note Trainer is a great starting point for beginning to learn playing from sheet music.

Do I have to have any prior music training to use the program?

Note Trainer is easy and intuitive to use. There are also built in Wikipedia style reference pages that illustrate all the content that you will be training on. Namely, the reference pages illustrate where the notes are located on the piano keyboard and note stave, and how intervals and chords are constructed. Anyone who understands the overall concept of sheet music is ready to use Note Trainer to learn to play by notes.

May I use my instrument to interface with the program?

Note Trainer supports MIDI via USB, which means that you can use your MIDI device with the program for input – and this method is highly recommended. You can also use the built in graphical piano control or a multiple choice of answers for input.

Can this program help me learn to Sight Read?

Absolutely. Using the Note Trainer is a great starting point for learning to read sheet music. Before you can develop the ability to Sight Read entire scores, you will need to be comfortable with playing the notes on the note stave, and Note Trainer is aimed at teaching you this important skill.

Solfege Singing Trainer

How will I benefit from using this program?

Aside from increasing your vocal range and tone quality, you will also strongly develop your musical ear with relative and absolute pitch ability.

Can this program help me learn to Sight Read?

Absolutely. By using Solfege Singing Trainer, you will develop the ability to hear the note in your head before you actually sing it. The ability to hear the notes before you play them is key to Sight Reading.

How can this program help me expand my vocal range?

With regular usage, your vocal range will definitely be expanded. Solfege Singing Trainer will probe your vocal range by asking you to sing the lowest and highest note that you can. Once your current range is determined, you will sing the notes within that range, and in time your vocal cords will grow stronger, at which point an extra note will be added. This may be done automatically, or manually.

Will I benefit from this program if I am not a singer?

Yes, all musicians will greatly benefit, no matter if you are a singer, an instrumentalist, or both. You will greatly develop your inner ear. In order to sing the notes correctly, you first have to hear those notes correctly in your mind.

How quickly can I expect to see results?

You will start noticing results right away. Solfege Singing Trainer tracks your progress so that you always see yourself improving. The learning curve is very individual and depends on several factors, including a person’s vocal range. Be that as it may, with regular usage, this program works for everyone, and in time you will be able to perfectly sing all the notes within your vocal range.