Media Coverage

News: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Guest Posts (Easy Ear Training authors writing elsewhere)

News

Noted below is a list of online articles, press releases and other notable mentions of our website and popular ear training apps. Please click on a link below to read the full article.

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2014

SingTrue Review
Ear Training and Improv (Oct 2014)

“Why I am excited about this app? Because I’ve always wanted to take voice lessons. I would really love to learn how to sing better, but there are two main reasons why I haven’t pursued lessons: first because I am super busy, and second because even the thought of singing in front of someone else and having them “judge me” is embarrassing. I love that this app helps me improve my singing while bypassing my obstacles.”
[Read more]

Sing Loud, SingTrue
PreApps (Oct 2014)

“The surprising truth is that anybody can learn to sing well, even those who feel totally unmusical. Voice training just got a whole lot easier and less expensive. Instead of hiring a voice coach, practice by yourself. It’s a lot less embarrassing, and it works around your schedule. SingTrue features over 30 interactive exercises that help you learn to sing easily, confidently and in perfect tune.”
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The SingTrue App – First Steps into the World of Singing
Vocal Blog (Oct 2014)

“I think there are a lot of singers out there in the same boat. They’re getting by okay, and enjoying singing, but with lingering doubts about their tuning and whether they are technically singing well or not. Wouldn’t it be great if there was some objective way to check and see “yes, I can accurately sing notes on pitch every time”?”
[Read more]

New SingTrue iPhone app teaches even the “tone deaf” to sing in tune
Press Release (Oct 2014)

“A new iPhone app called SingTrue™ released today promises to teach anybody to sing in tune accurately and reliably – even if they think they are “tone deaf”. The app has been developed by London-based music education technology company Easy Ear Training, following their successful Tone Deaf Test project which showed that just 2% of people are truly tone deaf.”
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SingTrue – a brilliant new app
Music@Monkton Blog (Oct 2014)

“On the whole, without practice things don’t get better. And if you haven’t sung for the best part of 15 years since being publically humiliated in front of the rest of the class, you won’t have had much practice at pitching notes accurately. Enter SingTrue, launched next week for iPhone/iPad, and in a word, brilliant!”
[Read more]

Ear training – Rèn luyện tai nghe
The Dabbler’s Journey (Sep 2014)

An excellent overview and explanation of ear training by Vietnamese blogger Linh Phương Vũ Ngọc, recommending Easy Ear Training resources to help improve your musical ear.
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Interview with Christopher Sutton, founder of Easy Ear Training
The SendOwl Blog (Aug 2014)

“Christopher started Easy Ear Training because he was convinced that people can learn listening skills. In this interview, he chats to us about selling audio-enhanced ebooks direct from their website, giving away free content and why most people can learn to sing.”
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Tone Deaf Test, An Easy-to-Use Online Test for Tone Deafness
Laughing Squid (Apr 2014)

“Though there are other tests for tone deafness online, they’re typically far more challenging than is necessary to diagnose tone deafness. [...] The cool thing about this test is that it only tests your ability to correctly identify the differences between two musical pitches – which is actually what “tone deafness” is, not how good or bad you are at singing on-key.”
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Are You Tone Deaf?
Neatorama.com (Apr 2014)

“I knew I wasn’t tone deaf because I can play piano and a few other instruments, and I did well in music theory back in school. Still, I took the Tone Deaf Test to make sure, and to see how difficult the test is. If you’re not tone deaf, it’s easy! Simple, for everyone, really.”
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Before You Make A “Let It Go” Cover, Use This Test To Find Out How Tone Deaf You Really Are
Geekosystem (Apr 2014)

“Tone Deaf Test is an online test for tone deafness [which] gauges pitch sensitivity using questions like whether tones are the same, whether they’re going up or down, and whether one is higher or lower than another.”
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Regular Ear Training Feature
Total Guitar (Mar 2014)

Starting from the March 2014 issue, Easy Ear Training will be contributing a dedicated ear training feature to Total Guitar, Europe’s best-selling guitar magazine. Included in both the print and digital editions, the feature will cover essential listening skills for modern guitarists.
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2013

The Largest Ever Ear Training Library Now Available As A Free App For iPhone And iPad
Mi2N (Nov 2013)

“Since its launch in 2010, over 300,000 musicians have visited the EasyEarTraining.com website and the company’s range of iOS apps have reached another 230,000. Today these two worlds merge, as the vast library of ear training resources is brought from the EasyEarTraining.com website to the world of mobile apps.”
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Easy Ear Training’s Crash Course
Take It Away (Oct 2013)

“Many artists prefer and find it easier to learn to play by ear. How can you improve your ears to make sure you are getting the most out of them? Perhaps the Easy Ear Training programme has the answers for you!”
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Innovative New Ear Training Album Teaches Musicians To Play Chords By Ear
Mi2N (Oct 2013)

“Easy Ear Training has developed an innovative method for improving your musical ear – just by listening to music. The “Unravelling Music” method is a simple 3-step process which uses specially-designed music tracks and excerpt clips to demonstrate the musical concepts in real use. This method is used in the newly released “Popular Progressions” album to teach musicians to play chords by ear.”
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Music Learning Resources
dlp Music Education blog (Sep 2013)

“Easy Ear Training is constantly inventing new ways to help tap into your vast natural musical potential.”
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101 Ear Training Tips for the Modern Musician: ebook Review
The Plucky Pianista (July 2013)

“The huge variety of topics and tips can help students stay interested and inspired to continue their ear training journey for a long time. Including so many topics lends itself to creating and shaping well-rounded students from an ear training perspective, which can be invaluable to students’ overall musical development.”
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Great Finds: New Teaching Tools
Piano Addict Blog (July 2013)

“Easy Ear Training Online: This site pulls together many resources for all aspects of ear training including intervals, rhythm, chords, audio mixing, and transcription.”
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101 Ear Training Tips for the Modern Musician eBook review
Foxx Piano Studio Resources (July 2013)

“101 Ear Training Tips for the Modern Musician has a lot of potential in the studio and at home. All the tips included are tips that can be immediately applied and most don’t take a lot of time to do. 101 Ear Training Tips for the Modern Musician is a great addition for those who want to improve their ear in an enjoyable and natural process.”
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Ear Training Tips
LaDona’s Music Studio (July 2013)

“I applaud those who come up with new, fresh ideas that will resonate with today’s students. One such resource is 101 Ear Training Tips by the folks at the London-based Easy Ear Training. It’s an instant download with tips well-organized by topic to improve musicianship in general and ear training in particular.”
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Easy Ear Training Apps on sale
PalmSounds.net (July 2013)

“These pro level apps are on sale today only from Easy Ear Training. They can help any musician to hear more in music and understand what they’re hearing, building skills like playing by ear and improvising. Here are the apps and a little bit about them.”
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Ear Training Basics: Tips, Tools & Resources
TheZOEN.com (June 2013)

“Ear training (like music theory) is often taught in a boring way…if at all. In this age of amazing modern technology there’s no excuse for that. Easy Ear Training is on a mission to ensure that ear training is so easy, fun, and truly effective that every musician will make it a part of their music learning…and reap the powerful musical rewards!”
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An Introduction To Ear Training
GuitarCoachMag.com (June 2013)

“Easy Ear Training, have put together a free manual which covers the different aspects of ear training. You will learn specific techniques and tactics that professional ear-based musicians and singers use. Plus, you’ll gain a detailed overview of recommended drills and ear training activities which will ensure that you develop your musical skills in as little time as possible!”
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Train Your Ear to Recognize Pitch, Intervals, Chords
MakingMusicMag.com (2013)

“[The RelativePitch] app helps you to recognize intervals between notes. It’s great for jazz improvisation especially; if you hit a note, and you need to know (or, rather, feel) where to go next, having a sense of note relationships is indispensable.”
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dlp Music Resources
DLP Music Community Blog (2013)

“It never ceases to amaze how passionate these folks are. They come from near and far but they each have the same burning desire to foster more music making for everyone.”
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Ear Training with Intervals
Leia’s Lessons ~ A music teaching blog (May 2013)

Leia Sharma reviews the “Learning Intervals” eBook: “I discovered [EasyEarTraining.com] a few months ago when I was searching for ear training ideas to use with students. Recently I had a look at their latest e-publication, “Learning Intervals,” and my favorite part was the interval reference songs that incorporate useful references from pop music. They’ve done all the work for us, and you can press the handy play button and listen to the music online. I’ll definitely be using this as a teaching resource!”
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“Teach Ear Training: Do It Correctly!” / “Ear Training: Listen up!”
DLP Music Education Blog (2013)

“Ear training practice is included in every lesson of the course in a fun, interactive way. For material outside of the regular curriculum, I highly recommend what the folks at easyeartraining.com are doing.” — Teach Ear Training : Do It Correctly!
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“Ear training is a vital part of our dlp Music Program, and we also like the programs developed by our friends at Easy Ear Training and Theta Music. Best of all, these types of exercises are fun to do!” — Ear Training : Listen up!
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London A Cappella Festival 2013 Launches with Innovative Companion App for Web and Mobile
Press release (January 2013)

“In conjunction with the London A Cappella Festival, music education company Easy Ear Training has launched an innovative free app that offers much more than just listings of the world-class headline acts which the festival is showcasing. The ‘London A Cappella’ app is designed both for those attending the festival and the broader audience of a cappella fans worldwide. Using audio and video from all the festival performers the app provides a novel blend of entertainment and music education, helping users understand and appreciate the music they hear.”
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Three Amazing Startups! Who I Met @ Bizoogo’s Cofounder Networking Session
Club Workspace Blog (January 2013)

“Easy Ear Training believes that ‘listening is the heart of good muscianship’, and that’s why they’ve developed an app that help budding musicians to train their brain. They have apps for beginners right up to experienced guitarists who’d like to develop their ear for chords.”
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2012

Ten amazing hacks from Music Hack Day London: Now Start A Band
wired.co.uk (November 2012)

“This is clever. Christopher Sutton took the famous Sideburns quote: “This is a chord, this is another, this is a third. Now form a band” as inspiration for his hack. It teaches users four simple guitar chords with YouTube videos, then scans their Facebook profile for songs they like, and transposes those songs so they can be played with those chords. “Forget learning 30+ chords to play your first 10 songs, how about playing dozens of songs you love with just 4 chords?” he says.”
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Music Education Company Easy Ear Training Selected to Join the Accelerator Academy
Press release (September 2012)

“Music education technology company Easy Ear Training, Ltd. has been selected to join the third semester of Accelerator Academy, a business accelerator programme for UK technology companies seeking to increase their growth. Easy Ear Training was selected from over 100 applicants to join ten other early-stage companies for the Academy’s third semester, which begins this week. The 12-week programme provides company founders with expert training on the key skills and techniques for growing a company successfully, along with mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs in the technology industry.”
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2011

Chordelia: Seventh Heaven
Teaching Music Magazine (October 2011)

“Quick, what’s the difference between C7, Cmaj7, Cm7, and Cdim7? This app for the iPhone and iPod Touch teaches users to identify all types of seventh chords by ear.”
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iPhone Music App Review: Chordelia: Seventh Heaven
iosmusicandyou.com (July 2011)

“Ear Training is an essential part of any musician’s training and Chordelia: Seventh Heaven will be a major asset in helping build a solid familiarity with seventh chords. There’s a lot to learn in Chordelia: Seventh Heaven, and after using this app for a while, any individual will walk away with stronger ears and a more complete musicianship.”
[Read more]

Relative Pitch (Easy Ear Training)
guitarrapro.com (August 2011)

“Este es tu coach de Ear Training personal, desde los intervalos más simples hasta acordes complejos, sin duda un “Must-have” en tus Apps.”
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Easy Ear Training
Beyond the Music (May 2011)

“Easy Ear Training is a UK-based software development company that specializes is music education and music training. Not only do they offer apps for musical development, but they offer a lot of really interesting posts on a range of topics.”
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Fun Ear Training Song for Young Students
Music Matters Blog (April 2011)

“I’m always interested in incorporating singing elements into our lessons, but sometimes it’s difficult to know the best approach. When I came across a couple of fun Children’s Ear Training Songs on the Easy Ear Training website, I knew I had to give them a try!”
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Intervals by Ear
Music Matters Blog (February 2011)

“My students have struggled to identify intervals by ear.  I think some of the games I’ve designed have helped some, but my younger students are still really having a hard time.  Do you have any ideas?”
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2010

Apps for Creating and Learning Music
Making Music (November 2010)

“Ear training is an important part of learning music, and Easy Ear Training has created an app that teaches the fundamentals of intervals. Their latest creation, Step and a Half, is a fun game designed to make ear training fun and manageable.”
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RelativePitch in the iPhone App Directory
Easy Ear Training (October 26, 2010)

Our interval training app for iPhone, RelativePitch  recently got a great review in the iPhone App Directory.  The iPhone App Directory is published regularly by Imagine Publishing in the United Kingdom.
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Discover the Mysteries of Music and Life with Easy Ear Training’s New Series
Press Release (September 22, 2010)

“Easy Ear Training, Ltd., provider of the leading online resource for those interested in developing their musical ear, has announced the launch of an innovative new series titled “Music & Life”. The series, which premiered today, will focus on the benefits music plays in child education, therapy and even in the womb.”
[Read more]

AppADay156: Relative Pitch
App-A-Day Podcast (June 11, 2010)

“You hear the pitches and you decide what the interval is”
“Very well done”
“I really like the grade levels and how it gradually trains you”
“It’s one of those apps[...] that I don’t use enough and I really need to”

[Listen to the audio review]

Improve Your Pitch with the Easy Ear Training iPhone Apps
Gear Diary (May 21, 2010)

“So, you’re hacking away at your guitar, and you think, “Yo, I should sing these here lyrics that I just wrote.” And you open your mouth and start wailing away! A sure-fire hit! You’re set for life! And then your dog starts howling and you…”
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Relative Pitch Review!
NCC Sites (May 5, 2010)

“This is an interesting app made by the guys over at EasyEarTraining.com that teaches you to recognize sounds and distinguish the difference between them. Once you start the app you have 2 options to choose from, training or testing. The training explains how to use the app. The first lesson was…”
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Illinois Entertainer
(April, 2010)

“… the Relativepitch App, which was designed to teach musicians how to use their ears to determine pitch, chord phrasings, and other non-punk details. Londoner Chris Sutton originally developed it for himself…”
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Easy Ear Training…is that possible?
Discover, Learn, Play Blog (March 31, 2010)
“By now you all know how much we love technology and anyone who uses it well (especially in our profession). Easy Ear Training is a place for people who are ‘interested or involved in ear training’ to get hints and…”
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Take the Quiz and See How You Do
Piano Lessons Critic Blog (March 18, 2010)

“While I was out and about on the internet checking out neat piano stuff, I came across a site that offers a really fun musical quiz and also a lot of good content! The website is http://www.easyeartraining.com/. Take the Easy Ear Training Quiz…”
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Ear Training Quiz
Music Matters Blog (March 17, 2010)
“As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve been thinking about doing a listening/music appreciation-based practice incentive theme next year. For that reason I was especially interested when I received an e-mail a few weeks ago from EasyEarTraining.com alerting me…”
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Rock & Pop Grooves
Camden New Journal (February 4, 2010)
“Ever been that one person in the band who wishes they were just that much more in tune with everyone else? A new website www.EasyEarTraining.com launching Monday at a secret location in Islington…”
[Read more]
Developer of the iPhone and iTouch Music Top 10 App “RelativePitch”
Launches Learning Portal EasyEarTraining.com
April Klazema, Easy Ear Training Ltd. (February 4, 2010)
“The makers of the iPhone Music Top Ten App RelativePitch today announced the launch of the learning portal www.EasyEarTraining.com, providing a heretofore absent resource for musicians and audio professionals worldwide…”
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Count the Beats: Training Your Ear with RelativePitch
The Unofficial Apple Weblog (January 12, 2010)
“Relative pitch, let alone perfect pitch (some people are born with it, everyone else has to learn!) is an invaluable skill required when it comes to playing an instrument and understanding the music you are hearing…”
[Read more]

2009

More on Ear Training – Thoughts on Relative Pitch for the iPhone
Outside Notes (October 24, 2009)
“Ok. I’ve now had a chance to play with the iPhone application “Relative Pitch”. I cannot say that I’ve gone through the entire app, but I’ve gone through most of it and done enough work to give an informed, unbiased report…”
[Read more]

Guest Posts

Articles by EasyEarTraining.com authors published on other websites.

Meet SingTrue: A New Free App To Help Perfect Your Pitch
ChoirPlace.comChristopher Sutton (Oct 2014)

“Basic vocal pitch control is a fundamental part of being a good singer. In fact it’s generally required to start considering yourself a singer at all! Many people never even get started with singing because they were told (possibly even as a child) that they were “out of tune” or “couldn’t sing”. Those people will never show up to a choir practice again.”
[Read the article]

8 Ways to Start Playing By Ear Today
ScaleTrainer.comChristopher Sutton (Nov 2013)

Most musicians have given playing by ear a shot, but after finding it didn’t come easily and instantly, most give up. Don’t be so quick to assume you can’t do it! There are actually some simple strategies you can use to make learning to play by ear easy and enjoyable.
[Read the article]

Arranging Music: By Ear and Example
The Music Arrangers PageChristopher Sutton (Sep 2013)

A good musical ear is essential for arranging music successfully but it’s all too easy to neglect it while studying arrangement. Here’s one technique you can use to ensure you train your ear effectively as an arranger.
[Read the article]

How to Train Your Ear for Pitch Perfection
Making Music MagazineChristopher Sutton (July 2013)

A good sense of pitch is among the most important skills for any musician to develop. This article covers the what, why and how of pitch ear training.
[Read the article]

Modern Ear Training in Early Music Education
EarTrainingAndImprov.comChristopher Sutton (July 2013)

Christopher discusses the challenges that face early music educators, the most common reasons many young music students to give up on learning music, and how ear training with modern technology can help keep them engaged and enthusiastic about becoming a musician.
[Read the article]

Why Music Education is a Force For Social Good
The Big Society BlogChristopher Sutton (July 2013)

Nexter Easy Ear Training explains why music education is so important and how they are working to transform the music education scene.
[Read the article]

How I Became a ‘Real’ Musician (after a decade of feeling like a fraud)
TheZOEN.com BlogChristopher Sutton (April 2013)

How ear training can be the secret to transforming someone who plays a lot of music… into a true musician.
[Read the article]

Listening for the Future of Musicianship
The Loving & Living Music ProjectChristopher Sutton (July 2012)

As part of the Future of Musicianship project, Christopher writes about the impact of technology on music education, and how listening skills will remain essential—however much the future transforms musicianship.
[Read the article]

Add Music To Your Child’s Life
Play On Education BlogSabrina Peña Young (March 2011)

Find out about all the different ways you can introduce music to your child’s life, and help them develop their aural abilities early on!
[Read the article]

Want To Play It? Hear It First!
Music Lessons For YouChristopher Sutton (March 2010)

Find out about all the different ways you can introduce music to your child’s life, and help them develop their aural abilities early on!
[Read the article]

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