Functional Ear Trainer – Basic [DISCONTINUED]

Functional Ear Trainer – Basic is the original ear training tool developed in 2002. It has been replaced by Functional Ear Trainer v2, but it’s still available for download.


screenshot Functional Ear Trainer Basic

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System Requirements

Functional Ear Trainer is only available as a Microsoft Windows executable.

  • Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista/Windows7
  • Minimum 64MB of RAM
  • Minimum 10MB free disk space
  • Soundcard or MIDI device


Functional  Ear Trainer – Basic can be downloaded and used for free:

(file type: ZIP, size: approx. 1.5 MB)

No ads. No banners. No spyware. No viruses. Just honest software.

Release Notes

Version 1.3 – 4 November 2010:

  • Change: new chord voicings for the I-IV-V-I cadence
  • Change: when you choose “one octave”, the tone is played an octave higher to better fall within the range of the new cadence chords

Version 1.2 – 27 January 2008:

  • Bug fix: when the program was playing the question, it was possible to click the answer buttons. Now the buttons are disabled until the end of the question.
  • Change: scale degrees above the answer buttons are now in Arabic numbers instead of Roman numbers.
  • Change: when “One octave” is selected, the notes are now played an octave higher
  • Change: “Scale Degrees” has been added to the View menu
  • Change: removed the image of “The Scream” from Edvard Munch from the About window due to copyright reasons.
  • Change: new installation program

2 December 2003:

  • Change: renamed Functional Ear Trainer to Functional Ear Trainer – Basic to make a difference with the new Advanced version.

Version 1.1 – 2 December 2002:

  • Change: changed the V chord of the 1-4-5-1 cadence to major (was minor)

Version 1.0 – 26 November 2002:

  • First release.