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Perfect Ear - Music Theory, Ear & Rhythm Training

Perfect Ear - Music Theory, Ear & Rhythm Training

Crazy Ootka Software AB

A music school in your pocket: solfège, ear training, rhythm training exercises.

4.7 Ratings 74K+ Reviews 5M+ Downloads

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  • img Community
    Singers don't play an instrument, so they focus 99% of their time on learning to sing rather than mastering the hearing. But this results in hitting a skill wall since if you can't recognize tones, you'll have a hard time getting better. You can easily train your ear so you recognize a note the moment you hear it.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    I started learning to read sheet music in elementary school, but I didn't feel like I really got good at understanding the sheet music until I started ear training. I love that Perfect Ear has over 100 exercises for everything from rhythm to being able to read notes and have perfect pitch.
    img by John
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    This is an app I wish I had when I was in band growing up. As a clarinetist, playing came pretty easy to me but it still would have been nice to have this app. Alas, in the 1980s cell phones and apps were only a dream.
    img by Stefan
    5 months ago
  • Sep 11, 2021

    By Walt Howard
    This app has almost everything I want for ear training. One thing it lacks is a generic chord progression trainer where for example I can have it train modern music chord progressions, i.e. mostly diatonic, all the chords of a major key, occasionally throwing in a borrowed chord like V of V or flat III.. There are some critical reviews about this for minor user interface issues. That's ridiculous. This is ear training not eye training. Not programmer training.
  • So far so good! Jan 8, 2021

    By traveler2
    I love that I have access to so many categories. This app gives you lessons on Ascending and descending notes, identifying triads, chords, and various intervals by ear. I do wish there was more explanation as to how to notate different intervals. There’s not much info before you start the lesson. I’ve had some education, so the sections I’ve gone through have been easy enough to figure out. However, when I start getting into unknown territory, I have a feeling it’s going to be guessing games to understand the lessons. The other thing that could improve the app is identification of number tones in the scale... Ex. The app plays a scale and asks you to identify the root note. There are a few holes, but overall, it does what it says it does!
  • Sep 11, 2021

    By bigo
    Good app. Not sure if I am becoming a better musician but I would rather play their interval training exercising then watching ig stories in the bathroom. I wish there was some sort of chord training but all the features that are implemented are great thus the 5 stars.
  • Jul 1, 2021

    By Lorenzo Agostino
    The tool would be great if only the exercises were truly random. Unfortunately when you take a test with say 5 possible intervals to guess, the first time you truly have to choose from the 5 possibilities, but the second time only between the remaining 4 and so on. So by the 4th or 5th time you don't have to listen, you already know the answer. Then it starts over. For the statistics to make sense, all 5 possibilities should be proposed every time without excluding a previous interval.
  • Love it! Jun 24, 2019

    By Aleks8
    Update (6/24): Love all the existing features and really looking forward to the fretboard trainer! This is quickly turning into one of my favorite apps ever. Original: I’ve been looking for an app like this for a while now. Was never really fully happy with any of the other apps as I felt that they lacked all the types of exercises that I was looking for. Keep up the great work. :)
  • Aug 20, 2021

    By robot koto1
    Best ear/rhythm/pitch singing training app! Can't think of a more useful learning tool. I especially love the feature where you doing be the pitch it demonstrates and tells you how off you are by the cents! Amazing. I use it everyday now. Very affordable. For the value, you'll forget you even spent the money.
  • Best I’ve Found, But Not Great Jul 29, 2021

    By Cuteapp
    This is the best rhythm training and rhythm sight reading trainer I’ve found on the App Store. Better still because the devs haven’t gotten greedy and tried to subscriptionize - it’s a verb now - the app. But! Difficulty is exaggerated by 1. Distortions in notation when measures visually compressed. Notes and rests displayed over bar lines; and 2. The measure progress/tracking bar gets out of sync with actual time progress. Visual and audio cues to where we are in the measure don’t agree. For the price, it’s very good. I'd’ve paid an extra buck or two for it to be great.
  • Sep 11, 2021

    By Walt Howard
    This app has almost everything I want for ear training. One thing it lacks is a generic chord progression trainer where for example I can have it train modern music chord progressions, i.e. mostly diatonic, all the chords of a major key, occasionally throwing in a borrowed chord like V of V or flat III.. There are some critical reviews about this for minor user interface issues. That's ridiculous. This is ear training not eye training. Not programmer training.
  • So far so good! Jan 8, 2021

    By traveler2
    I love that I have access to so many categories. This app gives you lessons on Ascending and descending notes, identifying triads, chords, and various intervals by ear. I do wish there was more explanation as to how to notate different intervals. There’s not much info before you start the lesson. I’ve had some education, so the sections I’ve gone through have been easy enough to figure out. However, when I start getting into unknown territory, I have a feeling it’s going to be guessing games to understand the lessons. The other thing that could improve the app is identification of number tones in the scale... Ex. The app plays a scale and asks you to identify the root note. There are a few holes, but overall, it does what it says it does!
  • Sep 11, 2021

    By bigo
    Good app. Not sure if I am becoming a better musician but I would rather play their interval training exercising then watching ig stories in the bathroom. I wish there was some sort of chord training but all the features that are implemented are great thus the 5 stars.
  • Jul 1, 2021

    By Lorenzo Agostino
    The tool would be great if only the exercises were truly random. Unfortunately when you take a test with say 5 possible intervals to guess, the first time you truly have to choose from the 5 possibilities, but the second time only between the remaining 4 and so on. So by the 4th or 5th time you don't have to listen, you already know the answer. Then it starts over. For the statistics to make sense, all 5 possibilities should be proposed every time without excluding a previous interval.
  • Love it! Jun 24, 2019

    By Aleks8
    Update (6/24): Love all the existing features and really looking forward to the fretboard trainer! This is quickly turning into one of my favorite apps ever. Original: I’ve been looking for an app like this for a while now. Was never really fully happy with any of the other apps as I felt that they lacked all the types of exercises that I was looking for. Keep up the great work. :)
  • Aug 20, 2021

    By robot koto1
    Best ear/rhythm/pitch singing training app! Can't think of a more useful learning tool. I especially love the feature where you doing be the pitch it demonstrates and tells you how off you are by the cents! Amazing. I use it everyday now. Very affordable. For the value, you'll forget you even spent the money.
  • Best I’ve Found, But Not Great Jul 29, 2021

    By Cuteapp
    This is the best rhythm training and rhythm sight reading trainer I’ve found on the App Store. Better still because the devs haven’t gotten greedy and tried to subscriptionize - it’s a verb now - the app. But! Difficulty is exaggerated by 1. Distortions in notation when measures visually compressed. Notes and rests displayed over bar lines; and 2. The measure progress/tracking bar gets out of sync with actual time progress. Visual and audio cues to where we are in the measure don’t agree. For the price, it’s very good. I'd’ve paid an extra buck or two for it to be great.
  • Jun 27, 2021

    By martha tracy
    I have been into music for as long as I can remember but I never learned theory. This app has taught me SO MUCH! I really appreciate the recent updates, especially the guided lessons. I liked the free version enough that I gladly paid the very low onetime fee to unlock additional lessons. This is a terrific app for improving music theory skills! My ONE complaint is the rhythm exam being 4 bars. I can barely remember and repeat a two bar rhythm. I feel set up for failure with 4 bars.
  • One of the greatest music education apps available Mar 12, 2020

    By Willowsax
    This app covers a broad range of music education needs including singing with pitch accuracy feedback, tapping rhythms while reading them with accuracy feedback. This is an absolute bargain for the value it offers. You can use this alone or a teacher could use it with students. I love this app
  • Jun 27, 2021

    By James Holton
    Soooo... I might have been pretty tone deaf, but I am seeing improvement when I take the time to use the app every day. I like the daily exercises it picks based on what you have been working on recently. The exercises for dictation can be a bit clunky at times, but otherwise, it does what it advertises: trains your ear.
  • Interval singing: great idea in theory ... Oct 27, 2020

    By Irlandesaaa
    But in practice, the app was really buggy in this mode. More than half the time the app would answer the question before I had even made a sound, and tell me that I had gotten the question wrong. Also, on a number of the questions where the app did function correctly, in that it”heard” me and identified what note I sang, it would use the incorrect enharmonic equivalent of the desired note, i.e. after asking me to sing a minor third above B-flat, identifying the pitch I sang as a C-sharp instead of the D-flat that would have been correct. I was looking for something to use with my high school students, but it’s hard enough helping them to understand spelling intervals… This app could potentially confuse them more, unfortunately.
  • Great potential Dec 17, 2020

    By Voice Science
    This app has some fantastic functionality which gives it great potential as a learning tool. But it really needs someone with advanced training in music theory, singing, and education to work on the actual content. I unfortunately can’t recommend this to my voice or theory students until the errors and omissions are fixed!
  • Tapping Aug 9, 2020

    By MassGTess
    The tapping back is VERY CONFUSING!!! Is there a way for you, the developer, to make it clear where or when one is supposed to match the rhythm?? Totally weird the way you have it; also, I bought the upgrade and I can’t access certain features which were supposed to be included. Help?
  • img Community
    Singers don't play an instrument, so they focus 99% of their time on learning to sing rather than mastering the hearing. But this results in hitting a skill wall since if you can't recognize tones, you'll have a hard time getting better. You can easily train your ear so you recognize a note the moment you hear it.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    I started learning to read sheet music in elementary school, but I didn't feel like I really got good at understanding the sheet music until I started ear training. I love that Perfect Ear has over 100 exercises for everything from rhythm to being able to read notes and have perfect pitch.
    img by John
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    This is an app I wish I had when I was in band growing up. As a clarinetist, playing came pretty easy to me but it still would have been nice to have this app. Alas, in the 1980s cell phones and apps were only a dream.
    img by Stefan
    5 months ago

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  • Sep 11, 2021

    By Walt Howard
    This app has almost everything I want for ear training. One thing it lacks is a generic chord progression trainer where for example I can have it train modern music chord progressions, i.e. mostly diatonic, all the chords of a major key, occasionally throwing in a borrowed chord like V of V or flat III.. There are some critical reviews about this for minor user interface issues. That's ridiculous. This is ear training not eye training. Not programmer training.
  • Sep 11, 2021

    By bigo
    Good app. Not sure if I am becoming a better musician but I would rather play their interval training exercising then watching ig stories in the bathroom. I wish there was some sort of chord training but all the features that are implemented are great thus the 5 stars.
  • Love it! Jun 24, 2019

    By Aleks8
    Update (6/24): Love all the existing features and really looking forward to the fretboard trainer! This is quickly turning into one of my favorite apps ever. Original: I’ve been looking for an app like this for a while now. Was never really fully happy with any of the other apps as I felt that they lacked all the types of exercises that I was looking for. Keep up the great work. :)
  • Aug 20, 2021

    By robot koto1
    Best ear/rhythm/pitch singing training app! Can't think of a more useful learning tool. I especially love the feature where you doing be the pitch it demonstrates and tells you how off you are by the cents! Amazing. I use it everyday now. Very affordable. For the value, you'll forget you even spent the money.
  • Jun 27, 2021

    By martha tracy
    I have been into music for as long as I can remember but I never learned theory. This app has taught me SO MUCH! I really appreciate the recent updates, especially the guided lessons. I liked the free version enough that I gladly paid the very low onetime fee to unlock additional lessons. This is a terrific app for improving music theory skills! My ONE complaint is the rhythm exam being 4 bars. I can barely remember and repeat a two bar rhythm. I feel set up for failure with 4 bars.
  • One of the greatest music education apps available Mar 12, 2020

    By Willowsax
    This app covers a broad range of music education needs including singing with pitch accuracy feedback, tapping rhythms while reading them with accuracy feedback. This is an absolute bargain for the value it offers. You can use this alone or a teacher could use it with students. I love this app
  • Jun 27, 2021

    By James Holton
    Soooo... I might have been pretty tone deaf, but I am seeing improvement when I take the time to use the app every day. I like the daily exercises it picks based on what you have been working on recently. The exercises for dictation can be a bit clunky at times, but otherwise, it does what it advertises: trains your ear.
  • So grateful! Nov 17, 2020

    By jakrybear
    This app brings me lots of joy and makes practice less of a chore. Thank you for providing this app! I love the pay structure where you can purchase just what you need and you can slowly buy things instead of having to buy it all at once. I could not be more pleased :) Thanks again!
  • Jun 29, 2021

    By tim Pilney
    Love the concept l, been enjoying using it but after about 10 exercises my ears feel fatigued from the metronome (with the phone volume as low as can go). If there was a way to have a metronome volume gain in the setting that would be huge. And/or if there was an option to assign in your own metronome like how ableton/daws allows. Regardless though very well designed app!
  • Awesome ! Jul 31, 2021

    By sunshineandsnow
    I cannot believe how incredibly useful this app is for on the go and anywhere training - it’s easy to use, has great content and was written by a trained musician who wants to make music training accessible and meaningful instead of unattainable and elitist. Check out the explanations too - the best app ever !
  • So far so good! Jan 8, 2021

    By traveler2
    I love that I have access to so many categories. This app gives you lessons on Ascending and descending notes, identifying triads, chords, and various intervals by ear. I do wish there was more explanation as to how to notate different intervals. There’s not much info before you start the lesson. I’ve had some education, so the sections I’ve gone through have been easy enough to figure out. However, when I start getting into unknown territory, I have a feeling it’s going to be guessing games to understand the lessons. The other thing that could improve the app is identification of number tones in the scale... Ex. The app plays a scale and asks you to identify the root note. There are a few holes, but overall, it does what it says it does!
  • Best I’ve Found, But Not Great Jul 29, 2021

    By Cuteapp
    This is the best rhythm training and rhythm sight reading trainer I’ve found on the App Store. Better still because the devs haven’t gotten greedy and tried to subscriptionize - it’s a verb now - the app. But! Difficulty is exaggerated by 1. Distortions in notation when measures visually compressed. Notes and rests displayed over bar lines; and 2. The measure progress/tracking bar gets out of sync with actual time progress. Visual and audio cues to where we are in the measure don’t agree. For the price, it’s very good. I'd’ve paid an extra buck or two for it to be great.
  • Jul 19, 2021

    By Syntax Zombie
    I really love this app. I have shown a marked improvement in both ear training and music theory since I started this app. (I paid for the premium service also, because it was more than worth the 3 dollars extra.) However, I think some work needs to be done with the rhythmic exercises. It seems to go from very manageable and easy to impossible and time consuming. There's nothing really in the middle. Also with this last update, there were some glitches with the interface. I still love the app.
  • Jun 26, 2021

    By Zander Weatherford
    Excellent app except for the lack of account or cloud save. You have to buy the in-app purchases for every phone! And if you don't manually export and import your data, you'll have to start all over. Aside from these issues, it's really helpful.
  • Jul 5, 2021

    By C Olson
    I just got this today and I'm trying the exercises. One problem that I have with tapping the rhythm is that there is no lead in. No matter what you do you fail because there is no way to hit start and then instantly move into perfect rhythm.
  • Jul 5, 2021

    By Sof Gdggd
    Good beginner music theory training to recognise intervals and note values. By default it gives a little keyboard you can play to check your have recognised correctly; you can see that as either cheating or an intermediate step in learning. The exercises are random, which can produce odd results, like a note with two ties. Should encourage learning basics of sight reading or even transcribing.
  • Jun 27, 2021

    By Ryan Bredeson
    It's a great app. Only problem I have is when I get to the chord identification, the piano gets a little too low and it's hard to identify the quality. Perhaps moving up in the range would be better! Otherwise, this is great!
  • Aug 10, 2021

    By eli blueSialia
    Really enjoying it! I like the fact that we can build so many progressions I only miss being able to build a Lydian chord (1 3 #4 5) -there is an option for Sus chords but not sure they're the same since one is in the major scale and the other in lydian I would only request please more exercises for modes n.n Thanks 🙏💙
  • Payment Error Feb 12, 2020

    By ThisNicknameisalreadytacken
    I really enjoy the app but when I attempted to purchase the custom editor pack the game refused to acknowledge that I bought it. Please fix it because I really enjoy the app!
  • Jul 1, 2021

    By Lorenzo Agostino
    The tool would be great if only the exercises were truly random. Unfortunately when you take a test with say 5 possible intervals to guess, the first time you truly have to choose from the 5 possibilities, but the second time only between the remaining 4 and so on. So by the 4th or 5th time you don't have to listen, you already know the answer. Then it starts over. For the statistics to make sense, all 5 possibilities should be proposed every time without excluding a previous interval.
  • Good but not perfect Jul 17, 2021

    By Stealyoface69
    It’s almost exactly what I was looking for, but there’s small things missing. Like with the rhythm input, you listen for the rhythm then write out the notes to fit what was played. It works fine until they add dotted notes and don’t give you the option to add a dot to the notes you can choose from. Then it becomes impossible to get the correct answer.
  • Jul 15, 2021

    By Desiree Abernathy
    I'm not a fan of the excercises that involve typing the notes on the piano. The octaves aren't taken into account, and they keyboard given doesn't correspond with the notes in the exercises, so it gets confusing as a non-piano person when the highest note in the drill is the lowest note you can select
  • Interval singing: great idea in theory ... Oct 27, 2020

    By Irlandesaaa
    But in practice, the app was really buggy in this mode. More than half the time the app would answer the question before I had even made a sound, and tell me that I had gotten the question wrong. Also, on a number of the questions where the app did function correctly, in that it”heard” me and identified what note I sang, it would use the incorrect enharmonic equivalent of the desired note, i.e. after asking me to sing a minor third above B-flat, identifying the pitch I sang as a C-sharp instead of the D-flat that would have been correct. I was looking for something to use with my high school students, but it’s hard enough helping them to understand spelling intervals… This app could potentially confuse them more, unfortunately.
  • Great potential Dec 17, 2020

    By Voice Science
    This app has some fantastic functionality which gives it great potential as a learning tool. But it really needs someone with advanced training in music theory, singing, and education to work on the actual content. I unfortunately can’t recommend this to my voice or theory students until the errors and omissions are fixed!
  • Tapping Aug 9, 2020

    By MassGTess
    The tapping back is VERY CONFUSING!!! Is there a way for you, the developer, to make it clear where or when one is supposed to match the rhythm?? Totally weird the way you have it; also, I bought the upgrade and I can’t access certain features which were supposed to be included. Help?

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