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Let guitarist Dean Brown make you a real music hero! Win points for correctness, speed, and accuracy. Develop your ears with techniques based on how you actually hear music. Instead of abstract exercises, you'll get the essentials you need to be a better player. Learn by playing an addictive game that takes advantage of the iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch interface to give you an experience that doesn't feel like work.WHAT THEY'RE SAYING:"This is it!!! This is the app I've wanted to create but didn't have time (and didn't know how)!!! This is the fun version of so much of the work I do with the kids at the Stax Music Academy in Memphis. I bought it right away. Watch it make the difference in the musicality of every musician who tries it!"~Kirk Whalum (Saxophonist/CEO The Stax Music Academy)"Tapping into the tactile teaching power of the touchscreen, Pickup Tunes makes ear training fun."~Jude Gold (GIT Director, Musicians Institute Los Angeles)"This is the one thing that was missing from the app/music world: a good ear trainer. Well here it is!"~Marcus Miller (Grammy Award Winning Producer/Composer/Bassist)"Pickup Tunes is a great tool for my middle school band and orchestra students and my college students to practice their ear training in a fun way!"~Steve Steinberg (Educator/Saxophonist/Palomar College Big Band Director) "Pick Up Tunes is unique in that it is not only a fun game, but also a serious ear training tool for musicians of all ages and ability levels. It is fun and accessible for the young beginner in music, yet challenging enough for the advanced adult musician. Most importantly..... IT IS A BLAST TO PLAY! 5 stars......Highly recommended!"~Gerry Etkins (Keyboardist/Tonight Show with Jay Leno)HOW TO PLAY:Tune in to Dean's opening groove and tap the play button to set the stage. You can play some music with the notes to try the different instruments. Hit the start button when you are ready. The low note (or reference tone) played 3 times tunes your ears and then a target plays. Match the target notes, melodies, and harmonies by tapping and dragging your note choices into the target.If it's a high score game you're after, start from the beginning and see how far you can go. To practice just use the backstage menu screen to start a game on any level you've unlocked, and try to beat your top score for that level. No matter where you start, the question is... can you reach the final challenge? Pickup Tunes challenges you with four musical stages: the major triad (4 notes), the pentatonic scale (6 notes), the major scale (8 notes), and the full chromatic scale (13 notes). Rack up bonus round points by matching two-note harmonies Master each level to unlock the next one Get a free life every 500 points!Because you're having fun, you'll play more. And the more you play, the better your ears will get.