Jordan Rudess — the keyboardist/Continuum-player/multi-instrumentalist for Grammy-nominated prog rock/metal icons DREAM THEATER, along with his company Wizdom Music and Chilean developer Felipe Peña — will release their latest app, EarWizard via the Apple iTunes store this Thursday, July 11. An ear-training app that improves memory, EarWizard will be available in 8 languages (Spanish, English, Greek, Dutch, Chinese, Italian, Portuguese and German).
EarWizard trains your ear while improving your memory skills by having the player repeat back a sequence of chords which gets longer with each round of play. As you improve your skills, the visuals disappear and you’ll have to depend on your ear. Start off in easy mode with only a few chords on the screen and with practice, you’ll ultimately reach the hardest level where you’ll have seven chords on the screen and be playing against the clock. Whether you’re a novice or a trained musician, EarWizard will surely keep you entertained and challenged. View a clip of Jordan playing EarWizard below.
Says Jordan: “Ear training is the single most important thing that musicians of any level can do. I have a passion for creating effective ways to help people develop their musical ears! EarWizard is a result of my desire to offer a really fun and engaging experience that will challenge and entertain musicians and non musicians alike!”
Details on EarWizard:
* Three levels – Easy, Normal and Hard
* Start with three chords in a key and go up to seven!
* Features fun Jordan videos playing each chord
* Five different diatonic modes-presented in three keys
* Endless Mode for continuous play in any level
* Speed control – Slow to Lightspeed
* Chart that allows you to hear and see the note spelling of all chords in the selected key
* Wizardly video rewards
Jordan Rudess is also the creator of the top-selling synth-app MorphWiz which won first place in the category of “Best Music Creation App” in the 2010 Billboard Music App Awards, “Best Musical App” in the Best App Ever Awards and best “iPhone/iPad/iTouch” app in the Electronic Musician‘s 2011 Editor’s Choice Awards. In addition, Jordan has released the popular music apps SampleWiz, Geo Synthesizer, Tachyon and Space Wiz.