This guide gives you an introduction to what you’ll need for making music with software, as well as tips on arranging, mixing, effects, and more.
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
Seasoned singer, arranger, and choir director Ben Parry talks ear training, approaching singing, and the unique requirements of a capella.
Don’t know your 4/4 from your 2/2? Start here! We take you through some basic time signatures, and show you how to listen for them.
Is the Truck Driver’s Gear Shift – a dramatic key change upwards near the end of a song – a cheap trick or a songwriter’s best friend? The answer is…
This episode gives an overview on how you can use everything you’ve learned during this month’s episodes to get started in learning improv.
Learn how to structure your music, engage audiences, and bring out your musicality by using phrasing in your improvisation.
Dive right into improvisation with the major scale, and learn how to create memorable musical statements with just seven notes.
Break free of scale-based improvisation with our harmony and chord tone-based approach to creating unforgettable licks on the fly!
Are you a classically-trained musician looking to improvise? Learn how to inject spontaneity into your music with melody, harmony, rhythm, and more.
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.