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Music Theory

Demo Ear Training: Introduction

 

Ear Training focuses on the aural identification and transcription of music. This skill can be further used as a tool in the performance of – as well as editing and improvising on – already existing music. Indirectly, it can help in harmonising melodies or in the composition of new music.

Ear training is never an end in itself, but serves in the overall development of a musician. It gives essential and fundamental support in this area. Flawlessly identifying ten notes played together, correctly copying a dictation exam, or singing exercises perfectly in tune should never be the aim of ear training. Although useful in practice, these abilities only serve as resources. The actual aim of ear training is to train your inner hearing abilties, and, by practical means, to acquire and expand musical understanding. Ear training promotes ‘musical intelligence’.

Ear Training is divided into 8 levels. On completion of level 8, the theoretical knowledge gained will be sufficient to sit for music conservatorium entrance exams.

In this demo version the following chapters can be viewed:

Level 1

Level 3

 

The lesson plan covers five subjects:

  • Melodic exercises
  • Rhythmic exercises
  • Scales
  • Intervals
  • Chords

The exercises contained in Scales, Intervals and Chords in ear training connect to the theory in Harmony. Click on this button to go to Harmony:

Harmony Chapter

 

The exercises

It is important not only to understand the theory but to practise it. The theory can only be properly understood and applied by constant practise. It is important to practise these exercises – and often. Click on this button for an exercise:

Ear Training exercise

An overview of all the exercises can be found in the Exercises menu. You can navigate further by using the Ear Training exercises menu that will then appear on the left side of the screen.