Articles about Audio Ear Training:
Sound, soundwaves, frequencies… these are often very hard concepts for musicians to get their head around, normally explained using a very complicated and scientific language. Surely I’m not the only person who imagines the sound as circles starting small and … Continue reading →
In the past the only way to get “Golden Ears” was with expensive courses or formal college education. Now any musician can get the golden ears they deserve. Continue reading →
Learn the equipment and techniques which gave Claire and the Potatoes the distinctive throwback sound of their new album in this interview with Marc Sirdoreus. Continue reading →
Next time you take on a collaborative mixing project, keep these tips in mind to explore the full range of musical possibilities and find the perfect mix. Continue reading →
Do some audio frequency ear training and you’ll find it easier to mix percussion, choose the perfect drum kits for your tracks, and adjust their EQ in the mix. Continue reading →
March 8th marks International Women’s Day, a century-old global celebration of women’s political, social, and economic achievements, and an opportunity to combat domestic violence, poverty, and other crucial issues that face women today. To help celebrate IWD we invited Sabrina … Continue reading →
A muddy sound can absolutely ruin a mix. But with the right kind of audio ear training and some tips and tricks, you can take your mix from average to awesome. Continue reading →
- This is part 17 of 17 in the Learn to play by ear series.
A different perspective on playing by ear this week: music production. We welcome guest expert Mark Spacey of music production site dancemidisamples.com! When you produce music for a living, you always have to keep the grand design in mind. The … Continue reading →
What makes a Halloween film score creepy?Turn down the volume on your favorite Halloween horror film and suddenly the movie goes from scary to silly. Why is that blonde running around a haunted house anyway – and didn’t anyone notice … Continue reading →
Want to learn how to make free sound effects using the tools in your home studio? Look no further! Find out here and train your ears for sound effects. Continue reading →
We’ve been keeping our eyes and ears open for interesting ear training links for you! Here’s what we found recently. As always, let us know if you have any to add! Jump to: The most famous opening chord ever? Four … Continue reading →
- This is part 19 of 24 in the Music & Life series.
Kids love spooky sounds! Work on their ear training skills and help them identify different timbres, pitch, and dynamics this Halloween. Enjoy making your own Foley sounds, play sound charades, and scare your Halloween party guests. You’ll also find lots … Continue reading →
Creating a zany science fiction retro feel in your music involves more than hiring a handful of cyborgs to man your Nord Modulator. Using the right synthesizers, Halloween sound effects, and melodic material can make your music sound straight out … Continue reading →
The “Mosquito” is a magical high-pitched sound that only youngsters can hear. We bust the top 5 myths which surround this famous and mysterious sound. Continue reading →
- This is part 6 of 9 in the Hearing Effects series.
Bonus Question answer Last time around, our bonus question was this: Where was the first echo (or delay) effect first manufactured? If you have been following the Hearing Effects series so far, then you’ll know by now that nothing has … Continue reading →
- This is part 4 of 9 in the Hearing Effects series.
Missed the start of the series? Catch up here. Ahh, it’s time for all things filth! Overdrive, distortion, fuzz, soft clipping, hard clipping, and limitless other descriptions to describe one of the most dramatic sound effects ever! If dynamics effects … Continue reading →
- This is part 11 of 11 in the Frequency Fundamentals series.
If you’ve been following the Frequency Fundamentals series, hopefully you’ve already had a go at the first two quizzes (1, 2), designed to test your knowledge of frequencies and harmonics. If not – now’s the time! This new quiz is … Continue reading →
- This is part 4 of 4 in the Wired for Sound series.
So far we’ve covered playback sources, discussed options for amps and speakers, and looked at ways to judge improvements to your setup by listening. This week we’re focusing on the more compact alternative to a room full of hi-fi gear: … Continue reading →
- This is part 10 of 11 in the Frequency Fundamentals series.
Following on from the previous quiz on Percussion Frequencies, we’re opening up a new quiz today: covering Frequency Bands and Harmonics. Once you’ve got to grips with the starting material in the Frequency Fundamentals course, you should find you’re getting … Continue reading →
- This is part 9 of 11 in the Frequency Fundamentals series.
If you’ve been working on the Frequency Fundamentals series here at EasyEarTraining.com, you may be looking for a way to practice the skills it teaches. Fotios has created a special quiz for the first half of the series, covering drums … Continue reading →
- This is part 1 of 4 in the Wired for Sound series.
You don’t need a fancy Hi-Fi system to have fun ear training, but good sound reproduction can inspire your creativity, reveal unheard detail in a familiar recording and is less tiring for extended listening sessions. In this series of articles … Continue reading →
- This is part 8 of 11 in the Frequency Fundamentals series.
Missed the rest of the series? Click here to start at the beginning. Up to this point in the series we’ve focused on characterising each sound with a single frequency representing its pitch. In today’s article we’ll consider the other … Continue reading →
What if Axl and Slash had hung out with Fats Domino? Or Metallica met Miles Davis? A new music processor called The Swinger is looking to find out, by adding a swing to any song you throw at it. Get … Continue reading →
Before you put the blame on your lack of singing skills to quitting high school choir, you might want to check out your hearing. Years of drumming, jamming in a rock band, or working as a sound tech can wreak … Continue reading →
Enjoy singing your favorite tune at the top of your lungs in the privacy of your own car? Having such wonderful self-confidence in a less-than-stellar vocal performance can be exhilarating, but developing accurate pitch is an essential part of ear … Continue reading →
It’s important to find time for ear training – regular practice is essential to develop and maintain your skills. Setting aside time for focused training is vital, but there are a lot of other ways to keep your training progressing… … Continue reading →
If you don’t play the drums, it can be hard to understand what’s going on when listening to a drum part, beyond just ‘drum, drum, cymbal’! We’ve created a new quiz here at EasyEarTraining.com to help you get to grips … Continue reading →
A great drum beat is the foundation of popular music, but a surprising number of music lovers can’t tell a snare from a hi-hat. Train your ears for drum sounds. Continue reading →
Greetings Ear Trainers! My name is Nick and I am a musician and broadcast engineer. My personal musical odyssey began at 14 when I started playing the guitar. It wasn’t long before a hobby became an obsession and I joined … Continue reading →
Here’s an excellent post from the home-recording site, Hometracked, on how to avoid that ‘amateur sound’ when recording music: 10 Hallmarks of Amateur Recordings Anyone who’s tried recording music themselves will know the frustration – you spend hours working away … Continue reading →
Hello to all of you, my name is Fotios Koulakos. I am a mastering engineer currently residing and working in Canton, Ohio, U.S.A. If you permit me a moment of your time, I will share a little bit about my … Continue reading →