What is Better Ears?
BetterEars, originally known as "Karajan Eartrainer", was the first ear training app in the AppStore. Over time, new features were added. Due to the free design of the exercises, BetterEars is suitable for every level of EarTraining. Better Ears helps you grow your musical skills and enhance your hearing capabilities. It is perfect for beginners and music-masters alike! Better Ears is available for iOS, Android and macOS.
13 different exercises and editor for custom excercises
Better Ears has a built-in editor* for creating your own chords, scales and chord progressions. It also contains 13 different exercises from the different areas of music theory & ear training.
• Interval recognition
• Scale recognition
• Chord recognition
• Chord progressions
• Pitch recognition
• Melodic dictation
• Tempo recognition
• Key Signature recognition
• Single notes music reading
• Interval music reading
• Scale music reading
• Chord music reading
• Melody music reading
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.
Midi- and Microphone 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.
The integrated pitch detection through the microphone* allows you to answer the questions with your voice or a real instrument (e.g. piano or guitar). Simply play the individual tones on your instrument or sing them when the microphone button lights red.
Exercise with 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. By the way: With "B-Flat" we also offer a simple app to practice reading music.
Choose your training sound
Choose your training sound from six different instruments. Better Ears comes with Acoustic Grand piano, Bright Acoustic Piano, Electric Grand Piano, Drawbar Organ, Nylon Acoustic Guitar and Steel Acoustic Guitar.
On the Mac you have more than 100 instruments with Apples native DLS SoftSynth available.
If your Mac, iPhone or Android device is attached to a MIDI device (e.g. a MIDI keyboard) you additionally have access to all instruments on your external device. This provides you a wide range of instruments to choose from.
Create your own 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.
Soundfont Support - Install more sounds
By supporting the Soundfont format, Better Ears can be enhanced with additional sounds. To find suitable sounds, you can either choose from the suggestions of the integrated sound browser or from sound files on your local hard disk.
Practice days can become long. Good to know that Better Ears supports Dark Mode. You can use it for a great viewing experience especially in low-light environments.
* only in macOS and iOS version