Absolute Pitch Trainer is software that is designed specifically to help users develop the skill of Absolute Pitch, also know as Perfect Pitch. No matter what you call it, Absolute Pitch or Perfect Pitch, the ability to recognise notes by ear is fundamental to all musicians, just as learning the alphabet is fundamental to anyone who reads and writes.
Absolute Pitch is essentially a mapping between the sound you hear in your mind, and the corresponding note on the instrument. All great composers had Absolute Pitch, including Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Beethoven. Contrary to popular belief, Absolute Pitch is not a talent that a person is born with. It can be developed over time if done with the right methodology. Absolute Pitch Trainer embodies that methodology. Absolute Pitch Trainer software uses a specialized algorithm which gradually builds your Absolute Pitch skill level to 100%. Users start out with learning one note, which is played an equal amount of times across all octaves of the piano keyboard. The software constantly gauges your progress, and adds a second note when you are ready for it. This process gradually continues until the entire 12 notes of the chromatic scale are added, and being played across all octaves of the piano. Or, you can tell the software how many notes to play.
Studies have shown that colour tone can be used as a mnemonic device to memorize musical tone. Absolute Pitch Trainer has a feature called colour hint, which when enabled, displays respective colours for each note played.
You can interface with Absolute Pitch Trainer by using the built in virtual keyboard by pointing and clicking on the right note with your mouse. Alternatively, you can also use your MIDI keyboard by plugging it into your computer via the USB port. Pressing the keys on your MIDI keyboard will register with the software, just the same as if you were using the built in virtual keyboard.
Updated on Sep 13 2016