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  • 4.0 stars

    "OK, but there are free alternatives"

    March 8, 2005  |   By blmlwd


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    For interval work, try some free alternatives, such as, or Big Ears ( which are more comprehensive, and free. The rhythmic dictation option with "Dolce" has problems. The most serious of this is that it will play a three-beat rhythm, then ask you what the time signature is, plus the rhythm. I typed in 3/4, but it said I was wrong, because it was actually three beats of rhythm plus one beat of rest! ??????? Without a click-track, how was I supposed to hear that rest? It also does not properly beam eighth notes, and this is an important omission. I think Dolce is obviously a low-level program, but then they shouldn't be charging money for it. Maybe $5. I notice it offers a site license, but I think this program (certainly the rhythmic component) will just frustrate your students.

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