Well, it’s hard to believe it, but it’s now one year since we launched EasyEarTraining.com! With the goal of becoming the online hub for all things ear training and aural skills development, we’ve been busy over the last year publishing free articles and tutorials and developing new tools to help you become a better musician.

I wanted to take this opportunity to look back at what’s been going on over the course of the year. If you’re new to the site you might discover some things you didn’t know about, and if you’ve been with us for a while – well, join me in indulging in some premature nostalgia…

For information on a free eBook giveaway, big discounts on ear training apps and all that’s to come in 2011, you can skip ahead.

Site launch

We kicked off the year introducing the site and (in the inaugural post) outlining our mission:

“Here at Easy Ear Training we’re devoted to finding new ways to make ear training easy, effective and fun.”

We delved into what ear training is and isn’t, and our authors began exploring different topics in ear training, from pitch and harmony, to tempo, frequencies, and the different ways you can effectively develop your ears.

Our first quiz was launched, to help you know where to start with ear training and identify areas you might like to improve. To close our first week we held a launch event in London, where a bunch of musicians and music researchers got some hands-on practice with our tutorials and ear training tools.

Series

A big part of what we’ve been up to over the course of the year is developing six ear training series, each in a different area of ear training. You can find out more on our Series page – and with nearly 40 articles by 5 different authors you’re sure to find something to catch your interest!

  • Train your ears to hear frequencies and octave bands
  • Ear training for reverb, distortion, wah-wah, echo and more audio FX!
  • Learn how to buy and set up equipment for the best sound quality for ear training
  • Learn to recognise intervals, scales, chords and more with solfege and ear training
  • Music, ear training and aural skills development for babies, children and all ages
  • Discover new sounds, bands, genres and music to stretch your musical horizons

Articles

Aside from our series, we’ve published dozens of articles on different topics in ear training. We’ve just introduced a new