Freeware Ear Training, Solfeggio Program For Windows And Linux
There are a number of great online programs that offer ear training/solfeggio type of exercises. GNU Solfege allows you to have ear training exercises with you all the time -for FREE and without an active internet connection.
When I first found this software I was ecstatic. We have used a number of software packages in the past for our students, Practica Musica, Mac GAMUT, etc. and they all do a fine job. GNU offers similar experiences, though not as aesthetically pretty, for no cost.
This is the kind of software you need to put onto your school computers and into your school’s computer lab. It costs nothing and all you need is a set of speakers or headphones with the computer to make it work.
This software offers the following features:
- training with melodic and harmonic intervals
- chord identify
- scale identify
- singing practice (limited)
- melodic dictation
- harmonic dictation
- rhythmic dictation
- and more
All in all it’s a pretty nice freeware package.
[tags] music freeware, ear training, solfeggio, music education [/tags]
Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is the creator of many education websites, a lecturer, clinician, trumpeter, and conductor. He is currently the Associate Chair of Music and Director of Bands in the Calderwood School of Arts at Grove City College in PA. He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award and the PA Citation of Excellence. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators and the current Vice-President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He also writes for DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and is the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. Find out more at his website jpisano.com.