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 with ear training or not yet sure what it even is…
Here are some recommendations to help you dive in – whatever stage you’ve reached in your ear training journey so far!
1: New to music—or unsure of your ears
2: Learn about ear training
Once you’ve checked your ears, it’s time to get up to speed with ear training.
Probably the biggest mistake we see musicians make is skipping this step!
If instead you simply pick an app or exercises and dive straight in, you’re likely to get bored and frustrated before too long.
Start your ear training right with our free Beginners Ear Training Course.
3: Plan your training
Now that you have a good grasp of how ear training will fit into your musical life, it’s time to plan your training.
Again: don’t skip this stage! If you don’t set clear goals and decide how you’re going to reach them, your ear training practice will be aimless and ineffective.
There are several important steps to take here:
- Know your destination
- Know where you are now
- Plan your route
- Choose your transport
You can learn more about each of these steps in How To Plan Your Training.
Oh, and make sure the goals you set are MAGIC!
4: Find resources to support your training
With clear goals and a route planned out, you’ll need to find good teaching resources which support your ear training progress. As discussed in the links from Stage 3 above, you should choose resources which best suit your style of learning.
5: Starting a new topic
As you progress in your ear training you’ll find the time comes to explore new topics and expand your ears further. Perhaps you’ve started out with intervals and now it’s time for chords. Or perhaps your audio frequency ear training has led you naturally to wonder more about audio effects and mixing.
At Another Stage?
Still need a hand? You can get help directly from the Easy Ear Training team and other ear training musicians in our ear training forums.
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