People have different interpretations of what “ear training” involves, depending on their musical background. For example, a classical violinist probably has a different idea about ear training to a self-taught rock guitar player.

Here at Easy Ear Training we take a very broad definition:

Ear training is anything you do to improve your ear for music.

How does ear training work?

There are three stages to ear training:

  1. Hearing more clearly
  2. Attaching names to what you’re hearing
  3. Knowing how to use that in your music

Let’s look at each of these in more detail…

1. Hear more – and hear more clearly

As you work on any area of ear training, you are teaching your ears to listen for particular things in sound. This might be musical elements such as intervals, chords, scales, etc. or it could be aspects of the audio (such as frequencies, audio effects, how a song is mixed, etc.).

You normally get to know the elements