PitchBlitz prepares for the Pitch Grid Test. The Pitch Grid Test measures your ability to distinguish pitch distances. The test uses a grid to organize the notes. There are four rows of octaves that range from C2 through C5. The grid sensitivity determines the number of columns. E.g. 100 cents equals 12 columns (chromatic scale); 33cs equals 36 columns. This allows pitch-distances to be trained beyond half-step precision. The grid sensitivity is 1200 cents. This is because the grid only has one column. To pass the test, you must click in the correct row in which the played note was played. After you have answered 10 questions, the test will continue with a grid sensitivity level of 600 cents. The grid now has 2 columns. The grid sensitivity decreases as you answer more questions. In turn, the number of clickable columns increases. This increases the difficulty - you have to listen more carefully to find the destination note. This leads to longer answer times.
The Pitch Grid Test might seem like an absolute pitch test. It is actually a relative pitch test. The grid highlights the last played tone and serves as your reference tone for the next question. The Pitch Grid Test allows for you to choose the grid sensitivity to which you want to test grid sensitivities you already know. The test will stop if you don't answer all ten questions about a given grid sensitivity. The relative pitch score is calculated using the grid sensitivity you used to answer the question the most recently. The answering speed is critical to assess your relative pitch ability. PitchBlitz offers many options to help you learn. You can choose an option that forces pitch questions to be answered in pitch distances. This is the most important feature of PitchBlitz. This means that the grid is disabled and you must answer the question in the distance bar. You can also choose octaves individually. This allows you to train your listening skills in a more restricted environment. You might start by focusing your learning on the C4 to C5 range. Next, you will focus on the C5-C6 range. Then you combine both ranges and train in the C4-C6 range. Another option is to learn how to master the notation space. Learn to read pitch distances and add pitch distances to a given reference. PitchBlitz also includes a timeline that allows you to track the progress over time.