Release notes

Overview of Earz adjustments / improvements:

2022-01-14 (version 5.2.4):
App:
• Replay function in Quiz module restored;
• Playback symbol in Tones module now works correctly;
• Fixed error in displaying notes in Intervals module;
• Improved the player login procedure.

2022-01-07 (version 5.2.3, iOS and web only):
App:
Fixed bug that caused errors on older iOS versions.

2021-12-16 (version 5.2.1):
App:
• Improved functioning of theory items scales, intervals and chords;
• Bug removed from melody module;
• Improved YouTube playback in the start screen;
• Xylophone selection now also works well in English and Spanish.

2021-11-17:
Teachers’ page:
• Intervals now possible in all keys;
• Celesta moved to key instruments.
App:
• Wiki-link triangle restored ;
• James Bond quiz added.

2021-10-12 (version 5.1.0):
App:
• Added to standard games: intervals-, chords- and scales-dictations;
• Improved display of report and wiki;
• In Melody and other dictations now also double cross and double flat available.
Teachers’ page (+ app):
• Intervals and chords: now also possible to play ‘consecutively + simultaneously’;
• It is now also possible to formulate your own questions for the ‘standard’ modules;
• For Quiz questions, it is now possible to indicate that the student can postpone answering.

2021-09-30 (version 5.0.11)
App:
• last level of a game can now also be repeated
• grades between levels are now displayed correctly
• improvements 5.0.10 also in Android version.

2021-09-20 (version 5.0.10)
Teachers’ page:
• Student Tracking System: number of players per selection (game, date etc.) is displayed.
App (not Android):
• login screen: password optionally visible/invisible

2021-09-06 (version 5.0.9)
Teachers’ page:
• Improvements made to the Student Tracking System
• New in Quiz module: multiple choice with multiple answers possible
App:
• Bug in Rhythm module fixed.

2021-08-23
App:
• Melody module: moving notes with the mouse improved.

2021-08-12 (version 5.0.6)
Teachers’ page:
• Now possible to make metronome and keyboard invisible in the app
• Now possible to allow ‘unsanctioned’ more frequent listening (adjustable per game)
• Students can now be placed in more than one class.
App:
• Point counting adjusted
• Small bugs fixed in modules Theory, Melody and Rhythm.

2021-06-25
App:
• Instruments: replaced violin and piano examples
• Quiz ‘We are the Champions’ added

2021-06-18 (version 5.0.3/Android 5.0.5)
App:
• Reading notes: score depending on time now correct
• Test: now intro screens can be seen
• Quiz: fixed order elements improved
• Own password player creation repaired
Teachers’ page:
Selecting on game in Student Tracking System possible again.

2021-06-01
Changed Terms of use article 2

2021-05-9 (Version 5.0.2)
App:
Minor version 5 bugs fixed.

2021-05-14 (Version 5.0.1)
App:
• Bugrepair Quiz
• Bugrepair Theory (German)
• Renewed ending message as game = test
• New: Player can hear sound clip again in pause mode.

2021-05-05 (Version 5.0.0)
App:
• Renewed game design
• Survey option
• Fixed some bugs
Teachers’ page:
• Extension of the overview of the Student Tracking System
• Survey option

2021-04-07
Teachers’ page:
• Expansion of score overview per class/game.
• Changed name ‘Earz library’ into ‘Earz-o-lib’.

2021-03-26 (version 4.3.2)
App:
Bugs fixed in Rhythm, Scales, Chords and Intervals.

2021-03-10 (version 4.3.0)
Teachers’ page:
• Library ‘Earz games’ adapted to language.
• Theory module: chords extended with inversions.
App:
• Bugs solved in Note Reading (multiple choice) and Practice mode (to another level).
• Theory: Display of ‘keys’ now respond to chosen key of player.
• Transpose function added (in settings screen).
• Warning ‘practice’ now more frequent/clearer.

2021-02-15 (version 4.2.10*)
App/Teacher’s Page:
• Intervals: now also possible to choose to omit the ‘prefix’ (e.g. ‘perfect’).
Student Tracking System:
• Each level of the game now indicates which modules are used.
App:
• The student can click on the game in the scores and then see results per level.
* not for Android

2021-02-09 (version 4.2.9)
App/Teacher’s Page:
• End message of a game can now be provided with layout.
• In the end message, a link can now be made to another game (in the app).
• Every level of a game now has a (adjustable) weighting for the grade.
• Improved note reading: with fixed accidentals, it is now also possible to use notes that do not belong to the scale.
Student Tracking System:
• Now possible to see class averages per game (and level).
• Overview per class of which players are online yes/no.
App:
• Reading notes: keyboard extended with extra C (do)

2021-02-02
App/Teacher’s Page:
• New administration setting: added possibility of grading other than 1-10 to settings (8).
• Teachers can now set a ‘weighting’ of the results for the overall grade per level in their own games (default=100%).

2021-01-22 (4.2.7)
App/Teacher’s Page:
Improvement in rhythm module;
Teacher’s page:
New administration setting: it is now possible to indicate grades with letters (instead of numbers).

2021-01-15 (4.2.6)
App/Teacher’s page:
New administration setting : possibility to let students log in with mail address and (own) password only.
Teachers page:
• when deleting a game you remain in the concerning folder;
• from within a game you can now go directly (by means of a button) to the parent folder;
• sorting by grade in the Student Tracking System has been improved;
• Teacher can no longer be removed from Student Tracking System.
App:
Problems with multiple choice in rhythm and melody module solved.

2021-01-08 (4.2.4)
App/Teacher’s page:
• Quiz: multiple choice questions now possible with ‘own’ pictures.
• Rhythm and Melody can now also be set as multiple choice questions.
• Quiz: possible answering time has been extended to 5 minutes.
App:
• Melody: answer-button is available without having to move a note first.
• Theory: intervals are now displayed more clearly (one after the other).
• Quiz: if the beginning/end item is ‘fixed’ it does not appear in the student’s choices.
Teacher’s page:
• Improved navigation in your own games folder.

2020-12-16
App/Teachers page:
• New module: Effects

2020-12-08 version 4.2.0
Teachers page:
• New privacy setting for students
App:
• Some bugs fixed
Teachers page/app:
• New in Tones: possible to see the images right away
• New rhythm-figure in Rhythm (12/8): 8th dot, 16th,16th,16th

2020-11-10
Teachers page:
• Instruments: ukelele and oud added

2020-11-03 version 4.1.7
App/Teachers page:
• Melody: also 16th (semiquaver) notes possible and tempo minimum 20 bpm.
• Note reading: also split point possible for G/alt or G/tenor key

2020-10-21
App/Teachers page:
• Instruments: new clarinet examples.
• Rhythm: now also 2 or 3 2/4 measures possible.

2020-10-19
Teachers page:
Every organization now has an administrator (with special management rights).
General:
Privacy statement now complies with GDPR standards.

2020-10-02 version 4.1.6 (web: 4.1.5)
App/Teachers page:
• Note reading: now also possible to show only requested notes on the keyboard.
• Intervals, chords and scales: keynote not only variable/fixed, but free choice.
• Quiz: for ‘in order’ questions now also possible to add wrong answers.
• Quiz: now possible to add long (text) answers.

2020-09-10
Teachers page:
From now on, logging in is only possible with a personal password.

2020-08-24 version 4.1.3
App/Teachers page:
• Instruments: bass drum added (former ‘bass drum’ changed into ‘orchestral bass drum’)
• Rhythm: improved accents in x/8 beat
App:
• Added ‘practice’ warning
• End of a game now indicates score + rating
Earz Solo:
• Registration screen added

2020-07-10 version 4.1.1
App/Teachers page:
• Quiz can now (in random question order) contain an unlimited number of questions
• Open quiz questions can be provided with ‘weighing’

2020-06-08 version 4.1.0
App/ Teachers page:
• Intervals, Chords and Scales:
– now also provided with dictation option
– now also ‘text + image’ as display option
• Note reading: now also possible to disable the visibility of the note.
Teachers page:
• Students Tracking System: now possible to sort by date/grade (per student)
• Students Tracking System: now indicates if a grade is invisible to the student in the app
• Preview: now including start message

2020-05-20
Teachers page/app:
Rhythm module: note figures added in 12/8 beat: quarter/16th/16th and 16th/16h/quarter

2020-05-15 version 4.0.15 
App:
• Theory: note examples are now automatically adjusted to key and ‘doremi’ setting
• Rhythm module:
– the note- material is immediately visible
– the app automatically jumps to the next count.
Bugrepair:
• improved handling of rests in rhythm-module
Teachers page:
– In the note reading module you can now also choose for the ‘grand staff’ (i.e. that the player sees both F and G keys).
– Games can now be labelled with a colour
– Improved Livescore

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