Functional Ear Trainer
Functional Ear Trainer is a critically acclaimed ear training suite containing two programs:
- Functional Ear Trainer - Basic
- Functional Ear Trainer - Advanced
Both programs are different from the traditional ear training programs where you typically have to guess intervals, scales, chords, and rhythms.
Functional Ear Trainer presents an original and very effective way to learn to recognize notes in the context of a key.
Functional Ear Trainer - Basic
The program establishes the key or tonality by playing a chord sequence, followed by a random note. The user has to guess what note was played.
Every note has its own function within the key and wants to resolve to the nearest tonic. The help page describes a method to learn to hear this resolution to the nearest tonic, and so know which note was played.
Functional Ear Trainer - Advanced
Based on the enormous success of Functional Ear Trainer - Basic, the idea was expanded by playing two notes after the key or tonality has been established.
The user has to answer 3 questions:
1) What was the first note?
2) What was the second note?
3) What is the interval both notes form?
The missing link between interval training and note-in-key ear training!
Try to hear how the two notes resolve to the nearest tonic using the method you learned in Functional Ear Trainer - Basic. Then determine the interval between the two notes.
HARDER THAN YOU THINK!