Ear Training

Ear Training is a skill that will help you to identify specific basic components of music, such as melody, pitch, and intervals via hearing alone. Thus, the best way to train your ears is to simply sing or play an instrument since you become familiar with how specific notes should sound. For this reason, the voice lessons in this application use carefully selected notes that will not only train your ears, but also provide you with the muscle memory you’ll need to sing many of the common patterns in Western music. To gain this skill, you need only practice the included lessons.

However, if you have purchased the “Ear Training for Singers” add-on, you will have access to a new selection of programs that are theoretically more complete than the voice lessons and can significantly expand your musicianship. To access these programs, expand the Ear Training for Singers section and tap on any of the programs under it. The ear training programs are fundamentally different than the voice training programs in that they are not meant to be practiced as integral units. You can pick any exercise you want from any of the ear training programs, and practice it on its own. You can even use some of these exercises for warmup and cool-down.

We recommend completing Breathing Essentials and Beginner Program 1 before attempting the exercises under Ear Training for Singers. When you’re practicing the ear training exercises, you can use any sound you find comfortable or any of the sounds from the voice training lessons.

6 thoughts on “Ear Training”

  1. Do you have a program that, when I sing a note, the note appears on either treble or bass staff (depending on the actual note sung) so that I can tell what note it is that is sung? I can match a note played on a piano, but I’m only following the instrument then and, without the instrument, I’d like to know what I am singing specifically.

    1. Currently there are two ways to do that: 1. You can use the automatic range detection feature to show you what notes you’re singing on the piano. 2. You can turn off the sound in a long lesson and use the pitch staff (the top portion) to see exactly what notes you’re singing without the piano accompaniment.

  2. Do you guys think you can input the blues scale on to training? I would like to profficiently practice it

    1. Yes, absolutely. I’ll make sure it’s added for our next release. Thanks for your suggestion.

  3. I think this app is great because it’s the only method that’s worked for me to improve my musical ear! I was wondering if you were going to expand the ear training exercises? It would be great to have exercises that contrasted intervals (major/minors, or close intervals like +2 /+3).

  4. Oh, by the way, you never added a blues scale. You added a minor pentatonic scale. Blues scales are hexatonic. The bluesiest note of all is the one that is missing.

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