Listening is the most important skill in music, and this app will help you to listen better.

Ear Trainer is an educational tool designed for musicians, music students and anyone interested in improving ones musical ear. It has over 260 individual exercises that are conveniently placed into nine different areas of study. It is also possible to create custom exercises so that you can practice exactly what you need.

No need to be an expert, Ear Trainer is suitable for all users from beginner to very advanced. No matter what level your musical hearing skills are, Ear Trainer will help to hone them.

* Built-in Exercises *

- Interval Comparison (48 different exercises)
- Interval Identification (30 different exercises)
- Chord Identification (48 different exercises)
- Chord Inversions (24 different exercises)
- Chord Progressions (25 different exercises)
- Scales (24 different exercises)
- Note relative to chord (18 different exercises)
- Relative Pitch (12 different exercises)
- Melody Exercises (38 different exercises)

Each exercise has a short description of its purpose and optional preview. A virtual piano keyboard and note view in each exercise helps you visually understand and analyze the notes that have been played. To aid your progression you can compare the different options after answering. (You can even play the virtual piano if you like!)

As you work through the exercises, statistics are collected so that you can see your progress.

The questions in the exercises are randomly generated so you can do them over and over again as many times as you like to continue to hone your skills.

* Custom Exercises *

Users can create their own custom exercises to match their desired areas of study and/or skill level. The following areas are available for custom exercises:

- Interval Comparison
- Interval Identification
- Chord Identification
- Chord inversion
- Chord Progression
- Scale Identification
- Note after chord

* Share Custom Exercises *

Custom exercises can be shared with friends and class mates through Email, AirDrop and iMessage.

What our users says:

***** Must Have!!!
This is the best Ear Trainer of all I tried in App Store, everything works just perfectly. If you are interested in improving your musical hearing you must have it.
***** Amazing
I have been using this app every day for just about a year now and the result are simply amazing.
**** I'm in my second third semester as a music major and I have to say, this is a great app for any music major, or anyone looking for ear training. I like that I'm able to switch between different instruments, it makes hearing the notes on the instrument you're use to a bit easier for me.
**** Excellent outil
J'ai testé des nombreux programmes d'entraînement et de reconnaissance musicale sur iPhone et celui-ci est de loin le plus complet et le plus intéressant.
***** Complimenti! Grande versatilità e facilità d'uso. Ottima per principianti, ma anche per chi vuole approfondire la conoscenza dell'armonia. La uso sempre con i miei allievi.
***** I love those chord progressions
I was hoping that someone would make an ear training app that did chord progression but I didn't think anyone would, then you did

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What’s New

Version 4.2

- Support for multitasking on iPad
- Support for dark mode

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

OrangeKyo ,


This app is amazing. First time I feel my ears are actually getting trained. There are loads of exercises at different difficulty levels so you can work your way up comfortably at your own pace. Plus custom exercises so you can train exactly what you want to practice. The included glossary and links are helpful for the beginner music student. And the option to play along with your own instrument via the microphone is an awesome surprise feature. The app has a very simple interface, but it feels very polished and the details make me feel it was written by an experienced music teacher. A must buy!

Jbzz01 ,

Can’t Say Enough Good Things!

As the title says, I can’t say enough good things about this app. I started using this app completely new to ear training. I used it just about every day for a year or so, and now I can recognize intervals, chords (and their inversions), progressions, etc., instantly. You definitely have to be willing to put in some time with the app, as it takes a lot of practice to train your ear, but the results are worth it.

One suggestion for future updates might be a way to include chord inversions in the progressions section.

Thanks for a great app!

jvz773 ,

This snob likes it!

I'm critical when it comes to music training apps. In fairness, I've only been using this one for a week or two, but so far I'm quite pleased. I use this with headphones and the quality of the piano sound that generates the tones is quite good (I've tried some apps where the tone is so unpleasant that I don't want to use it). This app is pretty simple and straightforward. Easy to use. Customizable. I like it.

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