Most people immediately think of intervals and triads when they think of ear training. Quite a few have great problems with this and quickly lose motivation. Yet it is easy to understand that a well-trained ear has nothing but advantages for aspiring musicians. "Ear Domino" offers a playful approach to ear training, for which no previous knowledge is required.
- Playful ear training
- Functional ear training
- Playing without time pressure
- Play in time for bonus points
- Game Center integration
The game is based on the idea of functional ear training, i.e. listening to tones in relation to the fundamental of a key or tonality. Experience shows that beginners find this considerably easier than traditional ear training. Motivation is maintained and the way to more demanding disciplines is smoothed.
- Play the second note
- Play an additional note
- After 3 mistakes the game is over
Idea for the classroom:
What happens when you have a whole group of students play with the app together? I wanted to get an answer to this question. In the music theory class, I briefly explained how the app works and then the students got to play together. Those who thought they knew the solution were allowed to play it.
The score achieved was significantly higher than in the individual rounds. Everyone contributed. Neither the students nor I had expected it to be like this. It was a great collaborative experience.
- August 06, 2022 Initial release