Tag Archives: ear training

PitchGridTest 1.00

Type: Freeware
Cost: $0
Size: 65.46 MB
Release date: Oct 24 2018
Platform: Win2000,WinXP,Win7 x32,Win7 x64,Windows 8,Windows 10,WinServer,WinOther,WinVista,WinVista x64
Publisher’s Site:  http://www.AlgorithmsAndDatastructures.com
Publisher’s Product Page:  https://www.pitch-grid-test.com
Country: Switzerland


PitchGridTest

The Pitch Grid Test is a relative pitch test that evaluates your ability to discriminate pitch-distances. For the test, the notes are laid out in form of a grid: There are 4 rows of octaves starting from C2 to C5. The number of columns depends on the selected the grid sensitivity. E.g. 100 cents correspond to 12 columns (chromatic scale); 33 cents correspond to 36 columns. In this way pitch-distances beyond half-step precision get assessed.

The test starts with a grid sensitivity of 1200 cents. That is the grid consists of only 1 column. That means: to pass the test you only have to click in the correct row, in which the played note was played. After you have passed 10 questions, the test continues with a grid sensitivity of 600 cents. Meaning the grid consists now of 2 columns.

Each time you have answered 10 questions the grid sensitivity decreases and the number of clickable columns increases. Therefore the difficulty increases you must listen more carefully to figure out the destination note – and thus leads to longer answer times.

The Pitch Grid Test may look like an absolute pitch test. However, it is a relative pitch test. The last played tone is highlighted on the grid and marks your reference tone for the next question.

Since you do not want to test grid sensitivities that you have already mastered, the Pitch Grid Test allows you to select the starting grid sensitivity for the test.

If you fail to answer the ten questions for a given grid sensitivity, then the test stops. Your relative pitch score is then calculated from the last past grid sensitivity and the maximum time you needed to answer a question.

To assess your relative pitch abilities, the answering-speed is crucial. Therefore, the answering time is also incorporated in the relative pitch indicator.

Guitar and Bass 1.2.1

Type: Freeware
Cost: $0
Size: 5.65 MB
Release date: Jul 27 2015
Platform: Win2000,WinXP,Win7 x32,Win7 x64,Windows 8,WinServer,WinOther,WinVista,WinVista x64
Publisher’s Site:  http://www.gfsoftware.com
Publisher’s Product Page:  http://www.guitar-and-bass-software.com
Country: Paraguay


Guitar and Bass

Guitar and bass is a FREE software for fretted instruments, such as Guitar, Bass, Banjo, and Mandolin. (New instruments and tunings can be added too).

You’ll get everything a musician need, including: Scale/chords/intervals references and exercises. A Tablature viewer and editor. Ear training exercises. And practice tools.

Features:
– It’s FREE !
– Supports various instruments, tunings. Guitar (6, 7 string), Bass (4, 5 string), Banjo (4, 5 string), and Mandolin are supported by default.
– New instruments, tunings, chords and scales can be added easily.
– Complete scale/chords/keys reference.
– Tab editor with a Tab library function. Quickly browse all your tabs.
– Theory exercises.
– Ear training exercises: Chords, scales, keys, intervals, and fretboard notes. Great for any musician!
– Fretboard notes exercises: Learn the notes on the fretboard.
– Advanced metronome.
– Jam band: Quickly write a chord progression and play over it with this tool.
– Audio samples from real guitars used.

SamePitchPlease 1.0

Type: Demo
Cost: $9.90
Size: 49.97 MB
Release date: May 20 2016
Platform: Win2000,WinXP,Win7 x32,Win7 x64,Windows 8,Windows 10,WinServer,WinOther,WinVista,WinVista x64
Publisher’s Site:  http://www.AlgorithmsAndDatastructures.com
Publisher’s Product Page:  http://www.samepitchplease.com/index.html
Country: Switzerland


SamePitchPlease

Ear training is very important to understanding music. Keeping the tonic of a piece in the mind helps to better analyze a piece while listening. Unlike other programs (e. g. Listening-Singing-Teacher), that use a growing melody to improve your musical memory, SamePitchPlease concentrates on learning to keep a single note in your mind. The goal is to learn to produce the same pitch after a longer period of silence with precision

If you can produce a specific pitch without the help of a reference tone, then you probably have absolute pitch. Probably, because Absolute Pitch described in Wikipedia requires many other skills beside the production of a pitch without a reference. However, this point can be viewed as the most important of absolute pitch. Therefore, a mean to measure your Pitch Ability was developed. In this way you can scientifically express your Pitch Ability. Your Pitch Ability is the number of seconds for which you are still able to reproduce a heard pitch within a precision of 50 cents after number of seconds silence. SamePitchPlease helps you to train and improve this ability.