Pitch Ear Trainer Help
Thank you for choosing Pitch Ear Trainer. We hope that you will have the desired success in learning a perfect pitch with the help of this free program. Straight away we want to say that this program can best be used concomitantly with an appropriate course. In the Internet you can find numerous free courses and ideas on how to acquire a perfect pitch. So use this program to assist you in learning and practicing.
In this help document we do not explain how to train the perfect pitch (see above). In this document below is explained what you can do with the program Pitch Ear Trainer and how to use it.
Here you can set for all exercises and modes whether all notes are to be used for practice or just one particular section. If you set the checkbox Customize tone range you can select the lowest and highest note of this range. If you have set your new tone range, then the corresponding keys on the piano at the bottom are shown in a gray color.
Custom tone list:
If the settings of the tonal range are too inaccurate for you, you can add several tones to the tone list. First, check the box next to Use only tones of the tone list. In the list Available you can see the notes that you can insert into the tone list. (Depending on the tone range)
Now double-click on the desired tone and it will appear in the Selected list. If you start an exercise, then only these tones are used.
To remove a selected tone from the list Selected, double-click on it and it will be removed.
If you want a different instrument that plays the notes, then you can use this list to select another instrument.
You need the piano to enter the solutions. If you are asked to say what note just was played, then click on the corresponding key on the piano with the mouse. If you click on the piano, you hear the note on which you have just clicked.
Top right you see the statistics of your answers. You can delete the statistics at any time by clicking Reset. The session statistics show you the results you have achieved since the start of the program. The total statistics keeps track of all your results.
A positive deviation means that you have specified a tone higher than it was. A negative deviation means the contrary.
Here you can choose between three different practice modes:
Mode 1: Single Tones
If you select this mode, you will be played a random note each time you click on Play Tone, which you have to guess with the piano at the bottom. Depending on whether you have set a tone range, only tones of this tone range are used. If you have added tones to the tone list, then only these tones are used.
Mode 2: Dictation (All tones)
If you use this mode, then you will be played tones in a given time interval. The time interval in seconds can be set using the field Pause. The number of notes of the dictation can be set using the field Number. You can begin the dictation by clicking on Start Dictation. If the note has been played, you have the pre-determined time, to enter the tone you just heard using the piano keys at the bottom. If you don’t give an answer in this time you will be charged a wrong answer for this tone. Depending on whether you have set a tone range, only tones in this range are used. If you have added tones to the tone list, then only these tones are used.
Mode 3: Dictation (Several tones)
Also in this mode you will be played tones in a certain time interval. Duration of the pause and the number of tones of the dictation can be set at Mode Settings. The difference to mode 2 is that in this mode, all the tones or the tones that you have set as tone range will be used. However, you give an answer in this mode only if the played tone is in the tone list.
So, first set the tone range or leave this open if you want to use all the notes. Now add to the tone list those tones which you have to answer if they are played back. To train for example the tone C, add the tone C to the tone list. Now start the dictation. You will now be played all the notes. If you hear the tone C, you must click on the piano. If you miss to click on the piano when the note C is played, then you will be charged a wrong answer. If you suspect C, but this is wrong, then you will also be charged a wrong answer.
That's it. If you have any questions or problems, you can, as always, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope you enjoy practicing.
About reports of success, we would be pleased.