Musician, composer, and educator Andy Wasserman discusses the Lydian Chromatic Concept, a theory that will forever change how you think about tonal music.
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.
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We talk to Piano Cub’s David Asher Brown about how to maintain a strong commitment to your musical practice – especially in self-directed learning!
We look at three more common uses for the word “tone” in our second part of this series about the multipurpose music term.
We interview Keenan McKenzie to learn about the creative process behind his traditional yet fresh take on swing music and his advice for aspiring musicians.
Learn how you can develop your voice and improve your singing with Jeremy Fisher of acclaimed vocal education website Vocal Process.