Functional Ear Training (FET)
Ear Training is an important part of developing musicianship and appreciation of music in general.
Here are two free software programmes for you to download and use. The user is challenged to identify the note(s) within the context of a key. They are kindly provided by Alain Benbassat, who describes this approach (and his programmes) as 'Functional Ear Training'.
If you want to learn more about developing your ears through 'contextual' ear training and have a ready reference on hand to check, pick up a Farley's Pocket Tone. They're durable, accurate and double as a key ring. Also, we're now including the SendMeMusic Ear Training Tip Sheet, packed with helpful ideas and concepts that work, with every Pocket Tone sold.
Pocket Tones: Electronic Chromatic Pitch Pipe in C