eMedia Music Corp. has released a new version of EarMaster Pro 5 (Mac/Win; $59.95 Street) and EarMaster School 5 (Mac/Win; $129.95) ear training software. Previously Windows-only, this new version allows Mac users to use the software suite for ear training and practical music theory.
EarMaster Pro 5, which is appropriate for musicians and students at all levels, features 651 progressive lessons, including a set of Jazz lessons; 12 exercise areas to train with intervals, chords, scales, rhythms, and melodies; interactive answering methods (MIDI instrument or microphone); switchable on-screen interfaces (staff, multiple-choice, piano, guitar, bass, violin, cello, and so forth); detailed statistics on your progress; and customizable exercises.
EarMaster School 5, on the other hand, is the academic edition of the software. This interactive tool teaches ear training at all skill levels, utilizing the "learn-by-doing" teaching approach. It offers extra features for music teachers and schools, such as the tools to create customized lessons, class and student management, network compatibility, and e-learning features for remote teaching and distance learning.
Both software programs offer 18 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, Hungarian, Serbian, Slovakian, Czech, and Catalan.
Multi-user lab packs, site licenses, and a free 21-day trial version are available at emediamusic.com.