Downloads and Help

The downloads provide a stand-alone application for audio examples and drills in Music for Ear Training. Saving the application to your computer hard drive provides an option for study without an Internet connection, using the internal sounds of your computer. High-resolution audio for online listening can be accessed from the main menu.

Download Macintosh application (compatible with Mac OS X, including Mountain Lion)

Download Windows application (Setting compatibility mode may be necessary with some systems. Please see below.)

  • Download and decompress the zip file. The enclosed folder can be placed in any convenient location on your hard drive. Do not remove items from inside the folder, or the application may not work. All necessary application files are contained in the folder.
  • Click on the “MusicET” icon inside the folder to run the application.
Updated instructions for Windows users:

The application has been found to run well on Windows 10, with no special settings.

Windows 8 users should set compatibility to “Windows XP service pack 3.”

For other Windows systems, please note the following:

The application will run properly in normal system mode on some Windows machines, but not others. Setting compatibility mode to Windows 95 has solved the problem in all known cases. If you receive an error message when you try to launch the application, log into Windows as an administrator and follow these steps:

  1. Locate and open the “MusicETwin” folder.
  2. Right-click on the “MusicET” application icon and click on the “Compatibility” tab.
  3. Place a checkmark in the check box for “Run this program in compatibility mode for.”
  4. Select “Windows 95” in the pull-down menu.
  5. Click on the “Apply” button.
  6. Click on the “Okay” button.
  7. Double-click on the “MusicET” application file again.

To report any problem, please send an email explaining the difficulty. Thank you!

Access to the premium website

Students that already own an older edition of the Workbook can purchase access to the new premium website here.

This is ideal for anyone that owns an older printed edition or an electronic “e-book” version. Compatible with web browsers on most computers and mobile tablets, the new website features high-quality streaming audio for all musical examples.

How are the online materials and downloadable application different?

The Unit 1 online drills have the capability to save scores, so that you can maintain a record of your progress. Both cover the same essential material on intervals, chords and scales, but the online interface is somewhat different from that in the download application. Students are encouraged to explore both. Either will work in completing the printed worksheets in your Workbook, but the web version may provide the nicest sounding audio.

The examples in Units 2-25 are the same in essential content. The web audio uses high-quality digital samples of real instruments while the application for download relies on the computer’s internal sound.

The new Unit 26, with Music Literature examples in 20-Century musical textures is only available in web audio at the present time.