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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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Available In-App Purchases:

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

4.2 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Snipups ,

Near perfect

This is definitely the best ear training app that I have used. The exercises are excellent. The accuracy of the pitch detection is great. It would be absolutely perfect if the course content was structured in a similar way to Memrise. And if there were options to train in different temperaments. Even if the only alternative were just intonation. I am, however, quite happy with it as is.

Ian Montgomery ,

Just what I need

I can sight read well (I play descant, treble, tenor and bass recorders in three amateur bands) but I haven’t been able to play by ear or sing. This app is great because I can progress at my own pace and I find it enjoyable. I’ve been using it for maybe 6 months and am making steady progress. Incidentally, I’m 70 years old so one is never too old to learn. Many thanks.

Rushhouraddict ,

Great musical ear training!

This is a great app to train your ear in order to become a good musician. There are a few things missing but very good and it works well. It’s really making a difference

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much for your review. We're glad you like the app. Please feel welcome to send your feature requests and suggestions to feedback@earmaster.com (or via the "Feedback" button in the App's prefs). The App is in constant evolution, and we add new features and improvements regularly. Best regards, Quentin /EarMaster ApS


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 $9.99
  2. Bundle of all 14 General workshops $22.99
  3. Bundle of all customized exercises $17.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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