1. Sing it back
Singing is probably the most powerful way to improve your harmonic hearing. Whether or not you’re a star singer, you should try singing out the notes of an interval after you hear it – this really helps your brain internalise the sound.
Here’s the step-by-step:
- Play the harmonic interval (with your instrument, recording, or app!)
- Listen closely and try to ‘pick apart’ the sound into its two notes
- Sing back the two notes, one after the other
The reason this is so powerful is that it