Ear Training Software Review: EarMaster Pro 6


  • Published January 24, 2014

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earmaster pro 6Overall Score: 8.9/10

Critical to being a great musician is a well trained ear. In over a decade of playing and teaching music, I’ve seen 2 ways to achieve excellent ears:

1. Practice. (Of course)

2. A quality ear training software.

EarMaster Pro 6 is the best ear training software I’ve used. I should also note it’s for all musicians. This review will give you a full rundown of the software’s features.[/tab]

[tab title=”Features”]Here are just a few of EarMaster Pro 6‘s features:

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[list][list_item size=”large” icon=”icon-ok” hex_color=”#000000″]Over 2,000 Interactive Lessons & Exercises[/list_item]

[list_item size=”large” icon=”icon-ok” hex_color=”#000000″]Ultra Customizable User Experience[/list_item]

[list_item size=”large” icon=”icon-ok” hex_color=”#000000″]Detailed Progress Reports[/list_item]

[list_item size=”large” icon=”icon-ok” hex_color=”#000000″]Beginner to “Very” Advanced Lessons[/list_item]

[list_item size=”large” icon=”icon-ok” hex_color=”#000000″]7 On-Screen Instruments for Visual Memorization[/list_item][/list]

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[list][list_item size=”large” icon=”icon-ok” hex_color=”#000000″]“Adaptive” Questions[/list_item]

[list_item size=”large” icon=”icon-ok” hex_color=”#000000″]Specialized Jazz Course[/list_item]

[list_item size=”large” icon=”icon-ok” hex_color=”#000000″]Forward Grades & Lessons to Students via Cloud[/list_item]

[list_item size=”large” icon=”icon-ok” hex_color=”#000000″]Microphone Ready*[/list_item]

[list_item size=”large” icon=”icon-ok” hex_color=”#000000″]Several Other Great Features![/list_item][/list]

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Check Out the Full List of Features: Here.

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[toggle title=”Can I Try Before I Buy?”]Yes! EarMaster offers a free trial for you to test it out. Try the software and see for yourself how effective it is. I highly suggest  giving it a shot![/toggle]

[toggle title=”If A New Version is Released, Will I Have to Pay Full Price?”]No. EarMaster allows you to purchase the upgraded version at 1/2 price.[/toggle]

[toggle title=”Is There A Helpful Community?”]Yes, EarMaster has a community that covers everything from technical product support to music theory exercises.[/toggle]

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[tab title=”Discounts”]You can get a free trial version of EarMaster Pro 6: Here. I highly recommend trying it out.

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EarMaster Ear Training Software Analysis

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[skill title=”Lesson Variety” percent=”100″]

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[skill title=”Overall” percent=”97″]

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[pricing_row is_price=”true”]$59.99[/pricing_row]

[pricing_row][icon icon=”icon-ok” size=”16px” color=”#000000″] Active Forum[/pricing_row]

[pricing_row][icon icon=”icon-remove” size=”16px” color=”#000000″] Chord Library[/pricing_row]

[pricing_row][icon icon=”icon-ok” size=”16px” color=”#000000″] Guitar/Bass Tuner[/pricing_row]

[pricing_row][icon icon=”icon-ok” size=”16px” color=”#000000″] Multi-User Progress Reports[/pricing_row]

[pricing_row][icon icon=”icon-ok” size=”16px” color=”#000000″] Microphone Ready*[/pricing_row]

[pricing_row][icon icon=”icon-ok” size=”16px” color=”#000000″] Cloud Support[/pricing_row]

[pricing_row][icon icon=”icon-ok” size=”16px” color=”#000000″] Customizable Lessons[/pricing_row]

[pricing_row][icon icon=”icon-remove” size=”16px” color=”#000000″] Scale Library[/pricing_row]

[pricing_row][icon icon=”icon-ok” size=”16px” color=”#000000″] Interval/Chord Training[/pricing_row]

[pricing_row][icon icon=”icon-ok” size=”16px” color=”#000000″]  Free Trial[/pricing_row]

[pricing_row] Feature Rating: 8/10[/pricing_row]

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Click Here to Learn More About EarMaster Over at Amazon

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Ear Training Software: EarMaster Pro 6’s Rhythmic Error Detection Exercises

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For Teachers & Students

Think EarMaster is only for personal use? Think again! The educational version is PACKED with great features for teachers. Some of these include:

[list][list_item size=”large” icon=”icon-ok” hex_color=”#000000″]Personal Profiles for Teachers and Students[/list_item]

[list_item size=”large” icon=”icon-ok” hex_color=”#000000″]Specialized eMail Courses and Results[/list_item]

[list_item size=”large” icon=”icon-ok” hex_color=”#000000″]Forward Grades & Lessons to Students via Cloud or Print Them[/list_item]

[list_item size=”large” icon=”icon-ok” hex_color=”#000000″]View Multiple Student’s Results in the Same Window[/list_item][/list]

14 Ear Training Skills to Master

EarMaster features 14 different activities for you to do. Each activity has a different ear training focus.

Additionally, each exercise within an activity can be fully customized. Fine tune exercises to what you need to practice. The 14 different skill building activities are:

[list][list_item size=”large” icon=”icon-ok” hex_color=”#000000″]Interval Recognition[/list_item]

[list_item size=”large” icon=”icon-ok” hex_color=”#000000″]Interval Comparison[/list_item]

[list_item size=”large” icon=”icon-ok” hex_color=”#000000″]Sight Singing Intervals[/list_item]

[list_item size=”large” icon=”icon-ok” hex_color=”#000000″]Chord Recognition[/list_item]

[list_item size=”large” icon=”icon-ok” hex_color=”#000000″]Chord Inversions[/list_item]

[list_item size=”large” icon=”icon-ok” hex_color=”#000000″]Chord Progressions[/list_item]

[list_item size=”large” icon=”icon-ok” hex_color=”#000000″]Melody Imitation[/list_item]

[list_item size=”large” icon=”icon-ok” hex_color=”#000000″]Melodic Dictation[/list_item]

[list_item size=”large” icon=”icon-ok” hex_color=”#000000″]Melodic Sight Singing[/list_item]

[list_item size=”large” icon=”icon-ok” hex_color=”#000000″]Scale Identification[/list_item]

[list_item size=”large” icon=”icon-ok” hex_color=”#000000″]Rhythm Sight Singing[/list_item]

[list_item size=”large” icon=”icon-ok” hex_color=”#000000″]Rhythm Error Detection[/list_item]

[list_item size=”large” icon=”icon-ok” hex_color=”#000000″]Rhythm Dictation[/list_item]

[list_item size=”large” icon=”icon-ok” hex_color=”#000000″]Rhythm Imitation[/list_item][/list]

 

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Ear Training Software: EarMaster Pro 6’s Chord ID Training

Microphone Ready Lessons*

One feature I particularly like about EarMaster is that each exercise is microphone ready. Speak, sing or clap your answers without ever having to use your keyboard. Use your computer’s microphone or an external mic.

This option’s great as speaking the notes/intervals helps with memorization. The same result is not reached as well by simply typing.

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Room for Improvement…

In today’s tech savvy world, one feature EarMaster lacks is an App. A mobile app to compliment the training program would be an invaluable resource.

Additionally, the lack of chord and scale libraries surprised me. For an ear training software, I feel like these two things should be key.

What Other People are Saying about EarMaster Pro 6

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Conclusion

I believe that in today’s tech savvy world, every music student should have a quality ear training software. I’ve been teaching guitar for many years and few tools have proved as helpful and effective as this one. You should to at least try the free trial of EarMaster. After all, what’ve you got to lose? It’s free!

I hope you found this review of EarMaster ear training software helpful. It’s a product I recommend to all of my students.

Have you tried or do you own EarMaster? What do you think about it? Please leave any comments or questions in the box below. I’ll get back to you within 24 hours, usually much less. Thanks for reading!

posted January 24, 2014

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  1. Great review – contains all the information I would need to decide whether this is for me. You certainly know your subject – and building trust is very important. Well done!

  2. For someone who does not play a guitar but loves music, this review was full of great, insightful information. In fact…If I had the dough I would purchase this product for my grandson who plays the guitar by ear now and constantly surprises me with his finesse. I expect it would make a big difference for him. Would it help with his growing interest in piano too? Thanks for creating this review!

    1. Hello Linda, thank you very much for your kind words. I’m glad you found the review helpful and appreciate the comment. EarMaster would absolutely help him with learning piano as well. In fact, it will help him grow as a musician completely- transferring to any instruments he decides to learn. A good ear training software will train the ear to recognize pitches, intervals, rhythms, etc. These are all aspects of music that apply to any instrument, even singing! Thanks again for the great comment!

  3. Ive been playing the guitar on and off for a few years now and I am tone deaf. This looks like something that could help me

    1. Hi James, thank you for the comment. A good ear training software is the best way to fix being tone deaf! Earmaster is definitely a tool that would benefit you greatly.

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