EarMaster ApS has announced the release of a major update for its award-winning music theory and ear training software EarMaster 7.

EastMater Rhythm Clapping

Version 7.1 for Windows and Mac and adds dozens of new features and under-the-hood improvements.

Clap rhythms into a microphone

Upon overwhelming popular demand, microphone input for rhythm clapping exercises has finally been added to EarMaster 7! Users can now complete their rhythmic sight-reading and rhythm clap-back exercises by clapping their hands in front of a microphone. The software, thanks to its exclusive audio detection algorithms, will analyze the recorded claps and give the user a detailed feedback on his performance.

445 new classical music scores

EarMaster’s Score Library now includes over 445 scores for Classical music, including works by Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Monteverdi and many more. These scores have been added in collaboration with the French Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) and their excellent music library project NEUMA.
These scores can be used for any melodic ear training, sight-singing or rhythmic training exercise in EarMaster 7. For example, users can train to sight-sing 4-part Bach chorales by singing their voice while being accompanied by the other 3 voices. The software will analyze the user’s sung notes in real-time and give a detailed evaluation of the user’s pitch and rhythmic accuracy.

”I needed a way to get students to practice sight singing regularly and on their own, and EarMaster has been very effective for that purpose. The program does a much better job of detecting and accurately evaluating singing than did the other software I had been using previously […].” – Daniel Goldberg, Assistant Professor in Residence of Music Theory, University of Connecticut, USA

Czech translation available

With EarMaster 7.1, EarMaster now also becomes available in Czech, bringing the total number of available languages to 9: English, German, French, Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Danish, Portuguese, and Czech.

MusicXML import now supports dynamics

EarMaster now imports and interprets both the general sound dynamics values and the individual note dynamics values included in MusicXML files. This enables a smoother, more musical and nuanced playback of scores.

EarMaster 7.1 is a free update for all EarMaster 7 users. EarMaster 5 or EarMaster 6 licensees can upgrade to the new version at 50% off for 30 EUR/$30 USD (regular 59.95 EUR, including VAT / $59.95 USD + tax).

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