My New “Go-To” Ear Training App For iPad

I’ve been an Ear Training Enthusiast for many years now. During those years, I’ve tried out many ear training programs developed for PC and MAC computers.

Lately, I’ve been trying out ear training apps for my iPad.

Many of these ear training apps are quite good. But, I’ve never really found one, which I can say I completely enjoy using… Until now.

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Essential Ear Training Exercises

The Ear Training Guide – Essential Ear Training Exercises is a collection of 39 essential ear training exercises that aid in the development of obtaining musical fluency.

If you’ve always wanted to be able to play what you hear and hear it before you play it, then read on!

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Online Ear Training Websites

Online ear training is a cheap way to consistently develop your ears! Many online ear training websites can even do what the best ear training software can do.

If you want to be able to consistently train your ears, online ear training is the way to go.

I’ve saved you many hours and put together a list of 9 awesome online ear training websites!

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Chord Tones And How To Learn To Hear Them

Chord tones are the essential tones in any chord that must be emphasized during your melodic solos, in order to outline the harmonic structure of the song.

If you can hear chord tones effortlessly, your ability to improvise over any set of chord changes magnifies… and you won’t be relying on the rhythm section to play those chord changes for you in order to sound good!

Harness the advantage of hearing chord tones by practicing with these 72 ear training mp3 tracks.

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Chord Changes You Must Practice

Learning to hear chord changes, through chordal ear training is one of the best ways to musically develop your ear.

With chordal ear training, you will not only learn to how hear chord qualities, but will also learn how to hear chord changes, how each chord functions in a chord progression, and melodies that go with each chord.

This particular ear training method focuses on your intuitive first, by teaching you how to feel where each chord is going.

After you have determined the chord changes, your intellect then determines the actual names of each chord and their actual function (ie: ii, V, I).

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How To Apply Ear Training

Here is an ear training question that also happens to be a common question that is asked by many of my students:

Hi Posido,

A little advice please.. I’ve been using your MP3s to and from work everyday for about 2 months. I’ve got to the stage where I’m pretty much 100% unless I’m distracted or lose concentration… The question is, what do I do now??

I’m a keyboard player and would like this new skill to help me pick out melodies accurately by ear, and also to help me hear the root note of the next chord. However, I’m stuck in my age old trial and error method. Any ideas??

Thanks,
Steve

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Chord Triads And How To Hear The Foundation Of All Chords

Almost all complex chords can be built from a combination of one or more basic chord triads.

Hear chord triads and you can unlock the key to hearing and recognizing any complex chord!

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Ear Training Software That’s Perfect For Your Laptop

Sometimes when you’re traveling, and you need to get your musical ear training fix, there isn’t an internet connection to be found.

And sometimes you’ll just want to practice more than just hearing musical intervals on your MP3 player.

Be sure to not leave home without these two ear training software installed to your laptop!

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Scale Modes And How To Practice Hearing Them

There are several built in modes for every scale.

Modes are often applied in music to illicit a specific mood, simplify a melody over complicated or fast moving chord changes that share a similar set of notes, or imply certain chords and harmony.

Once you understand the basic idea of scale modes, how they are created, and the chords that go along with each mode of a scale, all you have to do is get the sound of scale modes into your mind so you can apply them to your music.

Keep reading and learn how to create scales modes and how to practice hearing scale modes anywhere!

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Can You Hear The Notes In Chords?

A year ago, I introduced an ear training test that measures your ability to hear every single note that is being sounded in a chord.

This same test can be used an effective way to practice ear training.

Find out the maximum amount of notes you are able to hear in a chord and learn how to increase that number.

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