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Music theory made easy and fun! EarMaster is a great tool for ear training, sight-singing and rhythm at all skill levels, from beginner to very advanced. The app includes all you need to build up your music theory skills and become a better musician. Try it, it's not only fun to use but also very efficient: some of the best music schools use EarMaster.

"EarMaster is a pretty impressive beast" - MusicAppBlog.com

"Easily the best ear training app I have tried. Incredibly comprehensive yet fantastically usable with nice easy progressions and feedback at every step of the way. Best of all - it's great fun!!" - Dylan1981 in the App Store

"I've tried almost every ear training app on iPad and EarMaster is the best. Yes, it's a bit more expensive than other apps but there is a reason for that. There is no other ear training app on iOS with this many features." - Rob & Nay in the App Store

Nominated at NAMM TEC AWARDS 2017 and the Music Teacher Awards for Excellence 2019.

- Interval Identification (Customized Exercise)
- Chord Identification (Customized Exercise)
- First 20+ lessons of Beginners Course

BEGINNER'S COURSE - Acquire all the core music theory skills with hundreds of progressive exercises on rhythm, notation, pitch, chords, scales, and more.

COMPLETE EAR TRAINING - Train with intervals, chords, chord inversions, scales, harmonic progressions, melodies, rhythm, and more.

LEARN TO SIGHT-SING - Sing on-screen scores into the microphone of your iPad and get immediate feedback on your pitch and time accuracy.

RHYTHM TRAINING - Tap! tap! tap! Sight-read, dictate and tap back rhythms LIVE - including swing rhythms! Get instant feedback on your performance.

CUSTOMIZE EVERYTHING - Take control of the app and configure your own exercises. Hundreds of options available: voicing, key, pitch range, cadences, time limits, etc.

JAZZ WORKSHOPS - Additional exercises for advanced users with jazz chords and progressions, swing rhythms, Jazz sight-singing and melody sing-back exercises based on Jazz classics such as "After You've Gone", "Ja-Da", "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby", "St. Louis Blues", and many more.

DETAILED STATS - Follow your progress day by day to spot your strengths and weaknesses.

AND MUCH, MUCH MORE – Learn to sing and transcribe music by ear. Learn to use solfege. Plug a microphone or a MIDI controller into your iPad to answer the exercises. And even more to explore on your own in the app :)

WORKS WITH EARMASTER CLOUD - If your school or choir is using EarMaster Cloud, you can connect the app with your account and complete your home assignments with the app.

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BEGINNER'S COURSE (First 20+ lessons are FREE)
Over 200 lessons for beginners, covering the basics of music theory, ear training and sight-singing.

• Interval Identification
• Interval Comparison
• Interval Singing
• Chord Identification
• Chord Inversions
• Chord Progressions
• Scale Identification
• Rhythmic Sight-Reading
• Rhythm Imitation
• Rhythm Error Detection
• Rhythmic Dictation
• Melodic Dictation
• Melody Imitation
• Melodic Sight-Singing

• Jazz Chords
• Jazz Chord progressions
• Jazz Rhythmic Sight-Reading
• Jazz Rhythm Imitation
• Jazz Rhythm Error Detection
• Jazz Rhythmic Dictation
• Jazz Melodic Dictation
• Jazz Melody Imitation
• Jazz Sight-Singing

• Interval Identification (FREE)
• Interval Comparison
• Interval Singing
• Chord Identification (FREE)
• Chord Inversions
• Chord Progressions
• Scale Identification
• Rhythmic Sight-Reading
• Rhythm Imitation
• Rhythm Error Detection
• Rhythmic Dictation
• Melodic Dictation
• Melody Imitation
• Melodic Sight-Singing

What’s New

Version 1.0.18

[New Features]
+ In continuous call-response mode, sound effects are now automatically disabled.
+ Melodic Dictation: rests are no longer part of the evaluation because they imply a wrong note duration which already led to a penalty. This however also means that additional or missing trailing rests no longer count either (it was a problem in e.g. Jazz Workshops lesson 1.4)
+ Melodic Dictation with pitch-only melodies: if you enter more tones than expected, you are now subtracted a half correct pitch for that.
+ Real-time exercises (sing-back, clap-back and sight-reading): a question can now be repeated and answered an unlimited number of times, but only the first answer counts in the results. Additional attempts are for practicing and self-evaluation only.
+ Chord Identification: with input of individual tones on the Piano, Guitar and Functional Keyboard, EarMaster is now much better at picking the right accidentals.
+ Interval Comparison now transcribes questions without using double accidentals.
+ Melodic Dictation: the staff now gets a larger portion of the screen.

[New Languages]
+ Russian (except Jazz Workshops)
+ Polish

[Bug fixes]
- Melody Sing-back in continuous call-answer mode: After repeating the same question and then automatically moving on to a new question, some extra tones were played.
- Melodic Dictation: after a sequence of certain lessons, the app could enter into an error state with error messages about accidentals.
- The "Auto New Question" threshold setting was not working correctly.
- Melodic Dictation: when a melody from the score library is defined in C with accidentals, e.g. Blues Scale, EarMaster used to guess the wrong accidentals. The problem was seen in e.g. Jazz Workshops - Melodic Dictation - Lesson 1.1, question 2, which is using the C blues scale. The tone defined as Gb was inserted via the Piano as F#.
- Quarter note rest could be cut at the bottom in some cases.
- Double rests in auto-generated rhythms with certain configurations are now always correct.
- Remote control by MIDI-In has been disabled, as there is no interface to configure and disable it
- With longer notes and at lower tempo, the duration of pauses between notes could exceed length of a 16th note, which could be confusing in Rhythm Dictation exercises.
- Interval Singing: when answering wrong, it did not show the name of the interval that you gave as the answer.
- Interval Singing: "Unison" is no longer shown as "Unison (up)" (changed for both question and answer).
- Rhythm Clap-back in continuous call-response mode: when moving on to the next question, the first clap was sometimes played twice quickly after each other.
- Tapping a note to tie it to another one made it remain gray.
- Deleting a tied note caused the next inserted note to be tied too.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

jxclark ,

Excellent ear training app

I am really enjoying this app. It has helped me identify some gaps I have and provided me with a more deliberate way to improve my ear. I like the variety of options: intervals (melodic up and down, harmonic), chord identification, chord progressions, rhythm, melodic dictation, etc.

This app provides me two major benefits:
1. It will (hopefully) turn my pretty good ear into a great ear.
2. It is helping me get some structured ideas of how to teach ear training to my piano students. (Something I have struggled with for a long time)

It has definitely been worth the cost so far. Once I master the General Workshop exercises I will definitely be buying the Jazz Workshop.

Developer Response ,

Thanks a lot for your positive feedback! If you have feature requests or questions about the app, don't hesitate to get in touch - we're here to help. You'll find a feedback option in the app's preferences. Cheers, Quentin from EarMaster.

Jazzaspire ,

Excellent but could use blog

I’d welcome a jazz blog wherein one could gather a feeling of how long it typically takes to master various jazz ear training exercises. Admittedly it takes me forever to master jazz chords and clap back rhythm exercises. Just wondering how others experience theses ear training jazz exercises. David

Norm Chaser ,

Great ET app

I would give this five stars if, on the teacher’s end, EM allowed tonic six-four chords, especially at cadences. I suppose it would also be nice to have a couple more options: 1) the ability to specify all inversions for user-defined chord progressions, and 2) a module that allowed students to identify soprano and bass factors in chord progressions. Other than those concerns, it’s a 5 in my book!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback. These are already high-priority entries on our to-do list, so they will eventually make their way to the App :)


EarMaster ApS
292.7 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.


English, Czech, Danish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016-2019 EarMaster ApS
In-App Purchases
  1. Bundle of all 219 lessons in the Beginner's Course $5.99
  2. Bundle of all 14 General workshops $14.99
  3. Bundle of all customized exercises $11.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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