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Interval Ear Training Exercises

Here are some listening exercises to help you practice interval recognition.

You can listen to the tracks on this page or download them to practice with on your computer or mobile device. Just right-click an exercise and choose “Save As” or use the download link at the bottom of each set of exercises (Download this exercise).

  • First:
    • Use the “Training” tracks to listen carefully to each type of interval and tune your ear in to the different sounds.
    • Each time an interval is played, it is then announced so you know what you’re hearing.
  • Then:
    • Listen to the corresponding “Test” tracks, which include a short pause after each interval.
    • During the pause, try to identify the interval you just heard.
    • You’ll hear the correct answer so you know if you got it right and have the chance to hear the interval again.

The exercises are in a suggested order for gradually learning all the intervals of the octave, roughly corresponding to the lessons from the RelativePitch app, but you should feel free to change the order based on your progress learning the intervals.

Before you start, you might like to read:

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“How to Learn Intervals”

There are three main methods to learning intervals. The exercises on this page will help with one of them, but it’s worth reading up on all three to find the approach which will work best for you. Find out about each of them in “How to Learn Intervals”.

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Intervals Topic Page

On our intervals topic page you’ll discover a wide variety of resources to support your interval ear training, including helpful articles, tutorials, interactive apps and games, and frequently asked questions about intervals. Learn more about intervals.

Interval Exercises

1. Same note or Different notes?

Intervals: Unison, Tone

2. Semitone and Tone

Intervals: Unison, Semitone, Tone

3. Tone and Octave

Intervals: Tone, Octave

4. Recap

Intervals: Unison, Semitone, Tone, Octave

5. Major and Minor Thirds

Intervals: Minor Third, Major Third

More…

For a full set of interval exercises, visit Musical U.

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Interval Ear Training Help

Interval ear training is rewarding – but can also be challenging and even overwhelming!

If you need some assistance, read this article: “Interval Ear Training Help”.

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