Tool for Tones

October 13, 2010, 09:50 PM posted in General Discussion

I've looked around and can't find a good tool to practice tones.

The funny thing is, I've seen one in a bar in Budapest (or something similiar)! It was a karaoke machine that tells you how close you are to a note and gives you points for singing New York, New York on key.

Now if some wise programmer folk were to adapt that karaoke thing to make a simple downloadable app that checked and visually SHOWED you if you were doing tones right, I bet they could make a pretty penny.

AND If you could download your cPod vocab or lessons into it, I bet that would add a nice new market advantage to the cPod Toolkit. (do I need a hint, hint here?)


You wanna cash in, I wanna learn tones!

Just let me know when the beta is ready.


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October 13, 2010, 10:25 PM

free 14 day trial

but then I think you knew that

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October 14, 2010, 08:36 AM

@RJBerki - Wow, thanks. I had no idea something like this existed, and didn't find anything through the search engines.

However, the website won't let me register for some reason and

I can't find any screenshots of the application.

Does it do complete sentences?

Can you import cPod lessons?

Do you recommend it?

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October 15, 2010, 12:10 AM

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October 15, 2010, 07:09 PM

Yes, I invented the aichinese software only a short while after they'd already developed it and published it... :P

I was thinking about a downloadable application, to enhance the ChinesePod site, but it's got enough extras on it, I might pay for their service.