General Ear Training

Articles about General Ear Training:

How to do an Ear Training Audit

How to do an Ear Training Audit

It’s an inescapable fact that great musicians have great ears. Unfortunately most musicians don’t have very good ears – and they’re understandably a bit embarrassed about that. In some cases it’s because they’ve never discovered ear...
Metal Vocab 101: Learn to speak metalhead

Metal Vocab 101: Learn to speak metalhead

The term “heavy metal” or simply “metal” very often tends to conjure up images of hairy overweight bikers rocking out to Metallica. Another common misconception is that all metal music is incomprehensible angry music, screaming satanic lyrics. In fact metal is a very...
Do you have a roadmap for your ears?

Do you have a roadmap for your ears?

It’s vital to have a plan for your musical training. As the old saying goes, “failing to plan is planning to fail”. This is one of the 3 Major Pitfalls that trip musicians up: to dive in and start training without really having a clear plan of what...
5 Surprising Ways to Become More Musical

5 Surprising Ways to Become More Musical

Have you ever struggled with wondering if you truly have what it takes to become a great musician? If you’ve asked how to become better at music you’ve probably heard the same advice time and time again: practice your instrument, learn classic repertoire,...
How to Handle Criticism as a Musician

How to Handle Criticism as a Musician

If you’ve wanted to take up singing, learn an instrument or write your own music, you might have found yourself reluctant to pursue it due to the possibility of having to handle criticism. Maybe it’s time to reconsider your reluctance, as you are definitely not...
Musical U: Find Your Tribe

Musical U: Find Your Tribe

This post is written by Stella Bautista, Community Conductor at Musical U. Confused… Frustrated… Lonely…Perhaps these are the three adjectives you have in mind when it comes to working on your musical training online. Surely, there are hundreds or...
10 Easy Ways to Become More Musical

10 Easy Ways to Become More Musical

Many people wish they were more musical. However either they don’t believe that they can be, or they don’t know where to start. The truth is that everyone has musical potential, and with the right steps it can be easy and fun to develop your musical skills...
Ear Training Q&A: Your Questions Answered

Ear Training Q&A: Your Questions Answered

Easy Ear Training students are always welcome to ask for help with their practice, whether as part of our ear training Crash Course or in our community forums. Here are just some of the questions we’ve had over the last month. Do any of their problems seem...
Open Your Ears to Electro-Swing

Open Your Ears to Electro-Swing

After last week’s Open Your Ears post on acid-jazz, I thought we would look at another example of fusing dance styles together. Electro-swing really does do what it says on the can: electronic music mixed with swing jazz. The result is a fresh dance style that...
Open Your Ears to Acid Jazz

Open Your Ears to Acid Jazz

I often look down the genre column of my iTunes music library, and I’m sometimes surprised by the labels which pop up. One which keeps cropping up lately is “acid jazz”. Although I know which of my music carries the label, it seemed to encompass such...
Start Ear Training

Start Ear Training

With hundreds of Easy Ear Training articles, tutorials and other resources to choose from it can be hard to know just where to start. We have something for every musician, whether pop, rock, folk, electronic or classical, new to music or a seasoned pro, experienced...
The Best Ear Training Method

The Best Ear Training Method

Here is a question that comes up a lot among musicians: “What is the best method for practicing ear training?” It’s understandable. All of us who study music want to learn as efficiently as possible, maximise our ear training results and become...
Add some MAGIC to your ear training goals

Add some MAGIC to your ear training goals

If you want real results from your ear training you need to make sure your training is leading towards the musical goals you truly care about. Most musicians fail in their ear training practice because they have either started training without setting any real goals,...
You Can Start Making Music At Any Age

You Can Start Making Music At Any Age

No musician starts out as a rock star. Yet sometimes, when we think about picking up that dusty guitar again or learning how to play piano as an adult, it can seem daunting.We watch our teenage son get his first set of drums or our granddaughter sing in her church...
The Top 10 Reasons to do Ear Training

The Top 10 Reasons to do Ear Training

Ear training is something that musicians tend to either: Do, reluctantly Because e.g. their music course or instrument exams require it. or Ignore completely Thinking it’s completely separate from instrument learning, associated with music theory, or for expert...
Open Your Ears to Modern Electronic Opera

Open Your Ears to Modern Electronic Opera

When they think about opera, many folks envision Bugs Bunny wearing a Viking hat singing loudly to Wagner or remember sitting bored in a concert hall as a robust soprano belts out some serious Italian. For many reasons, opera has gotten a pretty bad rap in the last...

Ear Training Series Spotlight

With over 150 articles here at EasyEarTraining.com it would be easy to miss out on some that might be useful for your aural skills training. Today we’re going to take a look at the 9 Training Series we have here on the site, and what each of them can offer you...
Music & Life: Turn Down the Volume!

Music & Life: Turn Down the Volume!

Ears still reeling from the latest Godsmack, Black Eyed Peas, or Lady Gaga concert? Jam out to your fave artists Disturbed, Audioslave, Rihanna, and Kanye West 24/7 on your iPod? Do you love your music LOUD? Keep it up and you might end up as deaf as your Granny by...
Music & Life: Music, Health, and Aging

Music & Life: Music, Health, and Aging

Ear training doesn’t have to start when you are in elementary school or college. Music activities like ear training benefit you no matter what your age, from eight months to eighty. This article provides useful information for: Older adults who want to discover...
Future Technologies for Ear Training

Future Technologies for Ear Training

Cutting edge ear training technology today transforms your laptop, iPhone, iPad, and other electronic gadgets into mobile music devices. Anyone who wants to improve their pitch, rhythm, voice, and ears need only download an app or push a button. The latest music...

Ear Training – On The Go!

There’s never been a better time to take up ear training. More than ever before, it’s possible to train your ears when you’re on the go – giving you one less excuse for not practicing, and helping develop your ears even faster. Now you can use...
A Few Words of Encouragement

A Few Words of Encouragement

Alright, we’ve covered quite a bit of ground in the last three articles and by now you might feel a little overwhelmed by the enormity of ear training. So, let’s go back over the highlights of what has been covered so far. Ear training requires a focused attention...
How to Approach Ear Training

How to Approach Ear Training

My ear training classes in college were far from perfect, to say the least. Everyone sat at their own computer/keyboard station in the piano lab. We put our ear training CD into the computer, took out the complimentary workbook, and proceeded to work out various...
Ear Training and How We Learn

Ear Training and How We Learn

We never really think about how we learn. In a way it’s something we take for granted. However, it’s important to at least have a general understanding of the learning process so that you are not working against yourself, making the task harder than it needs to be....
What is ‘Ear Training’?

What is ‘Ear Training’?

Want to bring new life to your music? Effortlessly hear exactly what’s being played, and get the sounds in your head out into the world? Ear training is the key! If you’re a studio engineer or a classically-trained musician, you almost certainly know a bit...

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