Knowing the key can save you a lot of head-scratching when transcribing music. Here are some tricks to quickly find the key of a song by ear.
Most beginning transcribers go for melody first, but starting with drums offers many advantages. Learn why and how to transcribe the drum parts like a pro.
Transcription, the art of writing down the music we hear, combines every aspect of ear training. Learn how to start and the best tech tools to help you out.
If you can recognise intervals the next step is to write down the notes you hear. Work through these easy, medium and hard transcription exercises.
Wish you could write down the music you hear? Practice with this free set of solfa transcription exercises in easy, medium and hard levels.
Work through these exercises to be able to transcribe short melodies using the notes of the pentatonic scale and solfa syllables you have internalised.
Can you transcribe music by ear? Use the solfa framework taught in this series and you’ll be able to easily write down music just like in this example.
Learn about basics of rhythm, proper notation for writing rhythm, test your skills, and find additional resources to further strengthen your rhythmic ability.
Working out tunes by ear (“melodic dictation”) doesn’t need to be difficult or scary. These tips will help you conquer your fears and master melodic dictation.