Become a better musician! Master the identification of intervals, chords, scales and rhythms solely by hearing them. Earpeggio is an ear training app which lets you improve your musical hearing.
Earpeggio provides ten different exercises, including:
- Interval identification
- Chord identification
- Chord progressions
- Melody dictation
- Rhythm dictation
Once you are bored with exercising, try taking the tests and see what your limits are. The broad statistics give you meaningful insights on your progress and help you achieve your goals.
- Added more exercise settings
- Bug fixes
- Classkit support
Ratings and Reviews
Crazy that it’s free
These are simple exercises in simple progressions, yet the app is so incredibly helpful I am astounded that they aren’t charging money for it. It starts off extremely easy, so you have to be patient in the beginning if you’ve played an instrument before, but within the first half hour it picks up a bit. I have never done much ear training before despite playing a couple instruments, and the medium-level exercises are challenging for me. I’ve been trying to learn songs by ear for the first time, and this app is a tremendous help. And after completing the “goals” which progress incrementally, there is a practice section to review as often as needed.
Good for training, but very annoying
This app has a lot of great exercises, but it’s very annoying. Its constantly asking me to login, and after I finally capitulated and made an account I had no interest in, now its spamming me to invite my friends. Why, I really must wonder, does it care who I invite. I’m forced to conclude that its harvesting email addresses to sell. This must be the price of “free”. I would rather pay $5 then be nagged as much as this app nags.
Aside from that, it’s good at what it does. My only complaint is that the criteria for graduating a goal is too easy. Especially for interval identification. You only need to get 9 of 10 right to complete a goal, and it’s pretty easy to get there if you get lucky, even without having mastered the intervals being tested. In fact, the tests get probabilistically easier as you go, not harder. Simple example: you start the first test knowing nothing. Then you master Unison vs Major Third, now you’re on to the next test which add Perfect Fifth. It’s going to ask a mix of questions, some of which include material you’ve already mastered, so it’s not even testing the newest material. Fast forward a few more tests and now it’s asking you about 5 intervals and you already know 4 of them. In 10 questions, you have a 10% chance of never even getting tested on the new interval. Compare that to the start when you knew nothing, then every question was a relevant test.
Latest update has bugs
The latest update from last week has a big where notes don’t turn off when doing interval training. Seems to only happen during harmonic intervals. About 10-15% of the time, one of the notes won’t turn off (won’t cease to sound). Makes identifying the next intervals kinda hard when one of the previous notes is still ringing. It will sometimes ring through the next 4 or 5 intervals.
I love this app, but this latest update needs to address that bug!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.