Get acquainted with the Lydian mode and the Lydian Chromatic Concept – and learn why the Lydian scale, rather than the major, is the true “base” scale.
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
How can we use neuroscience as a tool for memorizing and mastering music? Learn about the magic number and its applications in efficient learning.
We interview our own Andrew Bishko on his varied and fascinating career – which spans decades spent exploring, performing, creating, and teaching music.
Musical U interviews Jimmy Rotheram on improving academics through music education – and how he implemented his ideas at a poorly-performing school.
Open your ears to the beautiful complexity of polyrhythms, and learn how you can internalize these rhythms and put them to use in your own songwriting.
What is the meaning of the word “tone” in music? Turns out, there’s many! Get acquainted with three of its possible uses.
Musical U interviews saxophonist and music educator Donna Schwartz on the unique philosophy she brings to her teaching style.
Have you wondered what makes each scale different? Discover the “flavor” and feeling that each type of scale can produce.
Learn to understand and internalize complicated rhythms and melodies by breaking them down into building blocks of 2’s and 3’s!
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.
Seasoned singer, arranger, and choir director Ben Parry talks ear training, approaching singing, and the unique requirements of a capella.