Although the career of a musician might seem to depend more on talent and other innate qualities, practice and education are also a must for any accomplished artist. Training one’s ears, in particular, is a necessity for any serious attempt at mastering the musical notes and TuneCrack is a program that allows its users to do just this.
Match sounds and improve aural skills
Specifically, the game-like tool provides users with numerous lessons playing sounds of various frequencies that users must match to score points. This setup ensures artists are not overburdened by the trainer and lessons succeed in enhancing one’s aural training.
A notable feature is the method in which lessons are constructed, as users are allowed plenty of time to listen to the first tone, abstract and extract the reference pitch and then compare it to the second sound; a few seconds of delay allow one adequate time to prepare for next round of training.
Keep scores to perfect results
Scores are kept of all attempts made at any particular lesson, as the application features numerous entries to fully test one’s hearing. Statistics are saved from all the recorded scores and trend line graphs are automatically populated, features that ensure musicians can track the progress made.
Several auxiliary options serve to enhance users’ overall performance when employing the tool, such as the ability to view the frequency of the sounds played, as well as the option to export statistics for further use.
A valuable tool consisting of precision listening exercises to train a musician’s ear
To sum up, TuneCrack is a practical aid for anyone in the business of playing musical instruments, or generally working with notes. The program allows one to perfect his aural skills, as multiple sounds of various frequencies are played and must be matched in tonality by the users.
- OpenAL (included with the download)
- Intel core Duo processor
- 1 GB of RAM
LIMITATIONS IN THE UNREGISTERED VERSION
- Limited to a few lessons