Perfect Ear 2 – the ‘Ear’ training app for musicians
Oct 31, 2013 10:04 PM –
Perfect Ear 2 succeeds Perfect Ear Pro, which we’ve reviewed some time ago, as an ‘ear’ training app for musicians both amateur and professional. It’s loaded with more exercises than before. Create your own scales and chords, rhythm training exercises, plus more. If you’re a musician read on!
Price: Free, In-app Purchases for Premium Content
Tested on: Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Pros & Cons:
- Loaded with ear training exercises, plus those you can customize!
- Improved user interface for both phones & tablets; in portrait or landscape modes!
- Includes Theory Articles or help/history/explanation content behind the music!
- Not intended for complete novice learners.
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Perfect Ear 2 is the sequel app aimed at aspiring musicians to help train their ears using a host of various lessons. The list categories includes:
- Interval Comparison
- Interval Identification
- Scale Identification
- Chord Identification
- Chord Inversions
- Interval Singing
- Rhythm Reading (Rhythm Writing coming soon)
- Pitch Training
- Scales Dictionary
- (Circle Of Fifths coming soon)
- Theory Articles
The app is not intended for those fresh to learning music as it assumes you generally know how to play an instrument already; be it piano or guitar. Thus you must already have the understanding of notes, chords, how to read music, intervals, scale, etc. The app simply expands on these understandings to help you hear the differentiation with any instrument.
You start by choosing any one of these categories. By default in the freebie there are well over twenty tests- and nearly one hundred tests in the Premium version, and each have ten quizzes to phonically take. After pressing the ‘Start’ button tones will play and you correctly answer the multiple choice question. Whether you answer correctly or incorrectly you are shown the results, can listen to the different tones, then move to the next. At the end of the round you are given your score summary and can either move onto the next or retry. You can customize your own exercises if you desire. Lastly, I like that this version includes Theory Articles to give novices like myself a better written understanding of written music and the exercises performed.
If you sing, this may be an interesting app as well featuring an Interval Singing function for fine tuning your singing chops. It contains a mini chromatic tuner similar to the APTuner app, the app plays a note and when it hears the correct tune you can score & advance to the next tune. In the Rhythm Reading section of the app you tap the screen according to the note of the swinging Metronome. These are just the tip of the iceberg of features and content contained within the app. If you desire more there’s more to be had in the Premium Content section of the Settings menu. For a buck each you can purchase category packs or opt for the full exercise pack for just a few bucks- I recommend the latter.
The new user interface is very slick and minimal and works well if your are on a smaller phone in portrait or landscape mode or larger tablet. The interface can be slide, everything is properly spaced and operates buttery smooth.
Perfect Ear 2 – Lessons
Perfect Ear 2 – Correct Answer
Perfect Ear 2 – Metronome
Perfect Ear 2 – Score
Perfect Ear 2 – Interface
Perfect Ear 2 – Interval Comparisons
Perfect Ear 2 – Upgrade to Premium Content
Perfect Ear 2 – Settings
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