Software that teaches You to Chant Torah and Haftorah
Description: TropeTrainer with tremendous improvement in voice quality
Choose between chanting or speaking of Hebrew text
Instrumental accompaniment with your choice of over 100 instruments. Select accompaniment with chanting, no accompaniment, or just instrumental
Improved speech synthesis with higher quality of voices
Optional Download Audio* to your iPod or other MP3 players using iTunes
Chanting Torah and Haftarah is a great challenge for both Bar Mitzvah student and adults learning cantillation. TropeTrainer software is a unique program that makes learning fun and easy. You'll love using the TropeTrainer software because you learn at your own pace, with features customized to suit your learning level . The full set of tutorials and exercises get you chanting with ease. All the Torah portions and their associated Haftarot are presented, taught and chanted in your choice of trope melody, in Ashkenazic or Sephardic pronunciation. Choose any musical key, a wide range of singing speeds, voice selection, and much much more. You'll be amazed how much time and effort you'll save! Just take a look at these features you'll find in the TropeTrainer package:
Play a word, phrase, verse or entire reading. (View main TropeTrainer screen.)
Adjust the speed and pitch of singing to match your voice and level of proficiency.
Select the pronounciation (Ashkenazic or Sephardic) that you wish to hear.
Select a melody (niggun) style. Various styles standard to many Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform synagogues - from Ashkenazic and Sephardic traditions - are included.
View an English translation of each verse and a transliteration of every word with your pronunciation selection and see musical notes in your selected melody.
Display texts in your choice of Chumash, Torah (Stam), or Tikkun style.
Learn from portion itself, or learn from tutorials for beginners and reviewers alike that demonstrate the important aspects of tropes and cantillation.
Use the more than 35,000 exercise examples from actual Torah and Haftarah phrases and verses to get almost unlimited practice. (Exercises are organized by groups of tropes.)
Identify reading stops for full, triennial,holiday and weekday readings.
Optionally show colored highlights that identify common trope phrases and optionally show colored tropes that distinguish lord and servant tropes.
Distinguish Sh va-na and Sh va-nach, Qamatz-gadol and Qamatz-katon to aid in proper pronunciation.
Use the Reading Selector to automatically display combined and separate Torah portions based on year and location. Special holiday Maftir and Haftarah readings are automatically displayed. Readings can also be selected from a "perpetual" Jewish Holiday calendar showing all days when Torah is read. Bar Mitzvah planning couldn't be easier!
"Singing"trope charts are included for those with previous cantillation experience.
Windows XP/Vista/7 or Mac OS X (10.4 or above), with a sound card and speakers