Review by J. Vazquez for eMedia Earmaster 5
Ear Master has two components that have sold me to the product. Besides the conventional ear-training excercises, there is an area dedicated to jazz ear training. For those of us who improvise, wish to improvise and just wish to improve…the excercises allow you to “hear changes”. Also there is a section that allows you to isolate any area that is giving you problems (ex>sus 2 versus sus 4 chords harmonically) and constantly have excercises given to you to really learn and eventually HEAR the change. I highly recommend this to any musician.
Review by L. Friedman for eMedia Earmaster 5
I like the flexibility of this training software — the ability to create my own exercises. I use the Tutor to narrow down issues and then construct my own exercises to further focus drills. Of the software I tried this one also has a fairly complete results report. I think this is important because it allows you to overcome your own sense of where weaknesses are when your own sense is incorrect.
The only issue I’ve found is with some of the rhythm drills that depend on the platform on which the software is running to be properly responsive. I find the responsiveness too unpredictable and therefor some of the drills like the rhythm imitation less useful. I do not think this is the fault of EM 5 or any other training software that tries to drill rhythmic input. It’s more a platform issue.
Another very positive thing about this software is that I have found the Support to be outstanding. I’ve received responses to every single question or comment I’ve made within a day (I’m in the Pacific Coast USA timezone and they are in Denmark) even before I purchased it.
Well worth it.
Review by Shalla DeGuzman for eMedia Earmaster 5
I’m just learning Music Theory so this is a little more complex than what I’m looking for right now.
I like the exercises and know they will help me when I’m ready, but I wish they’d make these softwares more fun. Yes, I am an adult but, why can’t I choose the look of my tutor? The one here looks so somber, really old and depressing.
And since it is a software and it’s in our technology, why can’t the tutor talk. I like that better, the tutor speaking, telling you the lesson (like a real teacher in a class). Music Ace Deluxe and Harmonic Vision Music Ace do that and it makes learning more fun.
Anyway, there’s a trial version for this, see if it works for you.
Review by alzimer for eMedia Earmaster 5
didn’t realize how tone deaf i was until i excercised on this video. guessing won’t help. it’s going to take a while to train my recognition of note intervals.
Review by James T. Metcalf for eMedia Earmaster 5
Ear Master 5 is a good program for increasing music knowledge skills. Mastery of the material in Ear Master 5 is equivelent to a 4 unit music theory class-and a lot less expensive!
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