TuningEar works by letting you hear two notes. It's up to you to decide whether they are in tune or not.

When you start the application you will be presented with a screen with 5 buttons:

The buttons at the top are for playing the notes. Press a button to hear the note, press again the make it stop playing. For instruments that slowly fade out over time, the note will stop playing automatically.

The buttons at the bottom row are for your answer. If you think that „note A” and „note B” are in tune, press the „In Tune” button. If you think they are out of tune, select the appropriate button at the side.

The excercise mode switch turns excercise mode on and off. When it's on, you can select whether note B is in or out of tune by tapping on the answer buttons. Of course you still use the note buttons to actually hear the notes.


In the tab bar below you can select the Settings icon to go to the Settings of the application:

The „Tuning” options lets you specify what tuning system you want to use while training. „Just intonation” is most natural, while the "equal temperament" setting resembles more the tuning of a piano.

The „difficulty” setting specifies how much the notes A and B are out of tune, if they are.

By enabling the „Use Intervals” option, you can select which note should be use for note A. For note B you can select which intervals are chosen. When this option is turned off note A and B are always A4.

For both notes you can also specify the instrument, this need not be the same.

© Remco Poelstra 2013