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Relative - Absolute Solfege Ear Trainer

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This is an ear training app made by a musician for musicians. Whether you play jazz, pop, classical, or any other style, the relative-Do solfege approach is basically the only effective relative pitch approach that allows you to play anything you hear by ear. Interval training, while helpful in a way, is way too slow to apply extensively in a practical manner.

The method of recognizing the 12 solfege syllables: do, di/ra, re, ri/me, mi, fa, fi/se, so, si/le, la, li/te, ti based on their characteristic sound against a tonal/key center is widely taught in conservatories.

Short of having perfect pitch, this is basically the only way to keep up in improvisations and jam sessions. This training won't be easy. As anyone teaching this method will tell you, it will usually take at least months or even years of hard work, but once you succeed, you'll just be able to play anything by ear. This app aims to provide a graduated training ramp up that will hopefully make the process easier.

This app can also help practice absolute pitch by using the pitch name input mode instead of relative-do solfege syllables.

· Play reference cadence in any key to train in any key, major or minor
· Ramp up starting with one note and work up to eight notes together or played in series
· Customizable settings to train specific scale degrees or octaves
· Streak counter to track progress
· Practice using solfege syllables, scale degree numbers, or pitch names