Is there any ear training app or software out there that also varies the tone quality? Every software/app I know fixes this, most often a piano (or guitar) sound, but are there any programs that also vary the tone quality (to even play very exotic sounding tones)?

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  • I am a bit unclear what you are asking. Are you looking for an ear training app that uses instruments with different timbre? – Ansel Chang Apr 12 '17 at 14:28
  • It should just modify the timbre, for example play two tones with differing timbre and then ask you to identify the interval. In all programs I know the timbre is always the same. Just having the sound of different instruments would be a start in the right direction. For example consider this program: justinguitar.com/en/ET-999-TheJustinguitarEarTrainer.php here everything is either played in piano or guitar style, but what if this is switched in every task, and with even more timbres than just those too! Do you get what I mean? – StefanH Apr 12 '17 at 16:26
  • Yes, thanks for clarifying. Just wondering - what is the purpose of needing different timbres? – Ansel Chang Apr 12 '17 at 20:22
  • Because novices have to learn to concentrate on frequency related tone alone. Much beginners coming not from musical backgrounds might have difficulty with that, it an abstraction step, quite natural for the musician (like identifiying octaves) but at least not obvious for someone who starts from zero. For example notes on the low E-string sound different than their counterparts on the A-string on a guitar in standard tuning, so imagine yourself explaining a total newbie how to tune and just focus on tone alone when tuning when obviously the strings sound different. – StefanH Apr 12 '17 at 20:48