There are many confusions which arise when musicians begin ear training. Let’s clear up some of the most common misconceptions and bust some of those myths…

1. Ear training is boring

Ear training sometimes gets a bad rap because it gets lumped in with music theory and taught in an old-fashioned dry way: full of jargon, and far removed from actual enjoyment of music.

This is the tradition—but it is by no means necessary! There are plenty of ways to make ear training fun and interesting such as:

  • Use ear training games to make practice exciting and varied
  • Practice with a friend, challenging each other and enjoying learning together
  • Use your normal music practice as the basis for your ear training