updated 06:40 pm EDT, Mon March 23, 2009
EarMaster ApS has expanded its line of music training software to include EarMaster Essential 5. The program offers the core features of the Pro variant, but at a lower price. Over 130 progressive lessons are included, with styles ranging from classical music to rock or jazz. Exercises are designed to teach users how to identify and play intervals, chords and rhythms.
The interface can be customized for piano, guitar, bass, violin and cello, among other instruments. Users can connect MIDI compatible instruments directly to the computer, use the microphone, plug in an instrument or use the keyboard and mouse for input.
EarMaster Essential 5 is compatible with Windows and Mac systems and can be purchased for $30 beginning March 24th.