General Ear Training Questions | EasyEarTraining.com

Why does my friend have better ears than me?

It can be annoying when you look at the musicians around you and some have much better ears than you. Is it nature? Or nurture? Were they born “gifted” with amazing musical ears… Or did they work hard to achieve them? In most cases, musicians who...

How do you stay motivated with ear training?

Every musician who sets out to train their ears will at some stage struggle for motivation. By its nature, ear training must be somewhat repetitive: your ears need to hear the same musical elements again and again to truly ingrain their characteristics in your brain....

How can I make time for ear training?

If you have started training your ears but struggle to find time for it, don’t worry – you’re not alone! For many ear training students, music is not their full time occupation, and so musical ear training is something that must be somehow fit in...

How can you get excited about ear training?

One of the things that people sometimes find odd about Easy Ear Training is that we are genuinely passionate about ear training. To somebody who’s had a bad experience of it in the past, this can seem bizarre! Like being excited about tidying the house, or...

Can you teach yourself ear training?

Yes. You do not necessarily need a teacher or a school to train your ears. This is demonstrated by the vast number of musicians who have attained incredible ears over their career, through active and passive ear training, without once being taught it in a classroom....

What problem does ear training solve?

In the big picture, ear training solves the problem of your ear not being sensitive or intelligent when it comes to music. Here at EasyEarTraining.com we often say that ear training is about: Hearing more detail in music Understanding what you hear in music Thinking...

How can I start ear training?

Here is a good process to follow when you first begin ear training. Note: You might also like our step-by-step guide to planning your ear training. Choose your goals First, think about the kind of musician you want to become. The ear training plan for someone who...

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