What’s the point of scale ear training?
Scales are a highly unpopular topic with most instrument learners, and this tends to have a knock-on impact on ear training, so that scale ear training is neglected.
This is highly unfortunate, as scale degree ear training is one of the best ways to develop your relative pitch and truly understand the musical role of each note you play.
Find out more about scale ear training in the article below:
Triads are the basic form of chords, and can be combined to create harmonies and harmonic progressions.
Learning to distinguish between different types of chords is immensely beneficial for improvising and hearing backing harmonies.
Develop your ears for improvisation and it can provide a musical ‘sketch’ to start with when scoring a Halloween video clip. Then refine and hone it to match the film perfectly.
Discover some of the classic song writing tricks used by the greats with this selection of fun Halloween-themed songs by John Anealio. Listen and learn!
Want to improve your transcribing skills?
Recognizing the distinct sound of different intervals and being able to sing them back accurately in solfege will go a long way with developing transcribing skills.
Learn how in this free lesson!
You hear diminished chords throughout pop, rock, jazz, hip hop, heavy metal, and even American country music.
Learn more about this often mysterious chord and how it adds depth and color to our music.
Learning to identify major and minor keys is an essential skill for musicians.
Once you know the key of a song you’re free to play it by ear or improvise over it. Keys come in two “flavors”, major and minor and so it’s valuable to learn to identify major and minor keys by ear.
There’s no other musical genre quite like the blues.
Steeped in lyrical emotion and sultry melodies, it’s easy to understand why blues music has had such a deep and lasting impact on music.
Dive in to explore what makes the blues!
Having trouble identifying genres by ear?
The rhythms used in music can give a lot of clues about what genre it is.
Read this article and learn how to use rhythm to open the ears to different styles. https://www.musical-u.com/learn/rhythm-tips-for-identifying-music-genres-by-ear/
What is the best method of ear training?
This a common question among musicians.
It’s understandable. All of us who study music want to learn as efficiently as possible, maximise our ear training results and become better musicians—a.s.a.p.!
In this free article we answer this burning question.