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Ear training is the process of developing your ear for music. If you love music, and especially if you play a musical instrument or produce music, ear training can help you to develop a musical ear so that you:
- Hear more in the music you listen to,
- Understand what you’re hearing, and
- Have more creative freedom and control to express yourself through music.
People often assume that to have a good ear for music—meaning to play by ear, to write songs, to have perfect pitch, and so on—you need to be born with the “gift” of music. This is not true!
Musicality is learnable, and even the most impressive and natural-seeming skills can be learned through dedicated ear training exercises.
Free articles about Ear Training
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Melody often gets all the attention in the world of improvisation, but rhythm is equally important! Learn about how to start improvising with rhythm.
The notes you don’t play are just as important as the ones you do! Learn how to use silence in your improvisation to add interest to your solos.
This week, Musical U interviews member Ashley Sherman on her breakthrough moments in music, and how Musical U helped her get there.
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This podcast episode looks at the concept of meter, how it relates to beats and bars, and how to start recognizing it in music.
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Musical U interviews Dr. Jeremy Dittus, founder of one of the leading schools in the United States that uses the hands-on Dalcroze method to teach music.
What is an augmented chord, and how can you pick it out from a crowd? Musical U teaches you how you can listen for and differentiate these special chords.
Learn all about chord progressions, how they’re created, why they matter, and how you can use them to write unforgettable music.