Ear Training Practice

These exercises will improve your musical ability by developing a more intuitive understanding of what you hear. For best results, practice a little bit every day:

  • Intervals: In this exercise, you will hear two notes in sequence. Your goal is to identify the interval between the two notes.
  • Chords: In this exercise, you will hear a chord. Your goal is to identify the type of chord that you heard.
  • Scales: In this exercise, you will hear a scale. Your goal is to identify the name of the scale that you heard.
  • Chord Progressions: In this exercise, you will hear a chord progression. Your goal is to identify each chord that you heard.
  • Perfect Pitch: In this exercise, you will hear a single note. Your goal is to identify the name of the note.
  • Scale Degrees (functional): In this exercise, you will hear a short chord progression followed by a single note. You must identify the scale degree of that note relative to the key established by the chord progression. This is also known as "functional ear training".
  • Intervals in Context (functional): This exercise combines the "Intervals" and "Scale Degrees" exercises. In this exercise, you will hear a short chord progression followed by two notes. You must identify the major scale degrees of the two notes relative to the key established by the chord progression as well as the interval between the two notes.
  • Melodic Dictation: In this exercise, you will hear a short chord progression followed by a short melody. You must identify the major scale degree of each note in the melody.

For Teachers

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  • More exercises -- music theory exercises like chord building and key signature identification

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