»Better Ears Beginner« is the free version of »Better Ears«, an educational music and ear training program. »Better Ears« helps you grow your musical skills and enhance your hearing capabilities. There are ten different exercises included, starting from interval recognition all the way to chord progressions - perfect for beginners and music-masters alike!

Better Ears supports Retina Displays.

»Better Ears Beginner« has all the features of »Better Ears«, but is limited to one level and one instrument.

You decide how to train!

With »Better Ears« you can decide for yourself what your training routine should look like. There are no rules you have to follow, you decide when to start and how often to practice.

10 different exercises included

Better Ears includes 10 different exercises:
  • Interval recognition
  • Scale recognition
  • Chord recognition
  • Chord progressions
  • Pitch recognition
  • Tempo recognition
  • Key Signature recognition
  • Interval music reading
  • Scale music reading
  • Chord music reading

    More than 100 different instruments*

    Choose your training sound from more than 100 different instruments, either using the integrated »Better Ears« sound generator or Apples native DLS SoftSynth.

    Keyboard and Fretboard

    »Better Ears« comes with a virtual keyboard and virtual guitar fretboard. You can key notes on either.

    Four preset levels*

    »Better Ears« ships with four preset levels:
  • Beginner
  • Easy
  • Normal
  • Professional

    Unlimited custom levels*

    Additionally you can can create your own levels, letting you train to your own specific needs. Put yourself in "Training Camp" to learn church modes, or concentrate on those two pesky intervals that constantly cause you problems.

    MIDI Support

    »Better Ears« supports routing sound through an external MIDI device, allowing you to use your existing MIDI master keyboard or sound module. You can even control »Better Ears« using a connected keyboard.


    For every exercise »Better Ears« knows all your current stats, including how often you have answered each question correctly or incorrectly.

    Wikipedia integration

    »Better Ears« shows the relevant Wikipedia article for the current exercise. If a relevant article is not available online, another topically-appropriate article will be shown instead.

  • Only available in the full version of »Better Ears«

  • Better Ears Beginner (de.appsolute.better-ears-free-mac) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is Better Ears Beginner 1.0.

    Operating System: Mac

    Default Install Path: /Applications/Better Ears

    Minimum OS version: 10.7

    Copyright: Copyright (c) 2013 appsolute GmbH. All rights reserved.