Note recognition and interval training is essential to learning and reading music. Many apps and programs out there teach it, but few do it in a way that makes sense and provides a suitable learning curve.
This app, dedicated to teaching interval differentiation and ear training for musicians, provides a very gradual learning curve that will allow even the most tone-deaf of individuals (me) to start succeeding in just a few minutes.
It starts out by teaching what a small intervals (such as a minor and major second) sound like. Then you drill, selecting which interval is being played. The next lesson is to identify the interval played backwards, then identify the interval when the two notes are played simultaneously. Once you have second intervals down, it moves up to thirds.
From this simplest level of ear training, the app progresses on an increasing level, to teach interval comparison up to thirteenth, then interval identification, chord identification, chord inversions, scales and notes relative to chords.
As you progress through the exercises statistics are collected, so you can see your progress and track what you might need to work on more than others.
The questions in the exercises are randomly generated, so you can do them over and over again as many times as you need to continue to hone your skills.
This app gets a ton of well deserved praise from its users. I highly recommend it for any musician.
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.