In the big picture, ear training solves the problem of your ear not being sensitive or intelligent when it comes to music. Here at we often say that ear training is about:

  1. Hearing more detail in music
  2. Understanding what you hear in music

Thinking about it in these terms, the problems that ear training solves are that:

1. You don’t hear much detail in music

To put it another way: music sounds like a bit of a blur, or a mess, to you. You may not even be aware this is the case until you do a bit of ear training and experience the alternative!

Just like a child who is short-sighted may not realise that they could see more clearly until a parent or teacher notices they’re having trouble, a musician may not realise how much musical detail they are missing out on until they hear somebody else commenting on something they simply can’t hear, or haven’t noticed in music.

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