Mastering the art of learning music by ear on any instrument.
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Welcome to Ear Training and Aural Skills, Part 1!
100% Answer Rate! Every single question posted to this class is answered within 24 hours by the instructor.
Are you a music maker, performer, composer, or aspiring songwriter looking to up your game? This is the place to start.
Ear Training and Aural Skills is the practice of learning to play music by ear, learning to notate music by ear, and learning to understand music on a deeper level just by hearing it. In this class we are going to learn techniques for listening, analyzing, and notating music (writing it down) just by listening. Perfect Pitch is not required.
If you don't know me, I've published a lot of music theory classes here. Those classes have been really successful, and the number one request I've been getting from students is to make an Ear Training sequence of classes. So here it is! This series will have 6 parts:
Part 1: Rhythms
Part 2: Diatonic Intervals
Part 3: Melodies
Part 4: Diatonic Harmony
Part 5: Chromatic Melodies
Part 6: Chromatic Harmony
Each of these classes comes with about 4 hours of training, and a LOT of things to practice with. And of course, access to me with any questions you have at any time.
Here is a list of some of the topics we will cover:
Why Do We Care about Ear Training?
The Myth of Perfect Pitch
Using a Tuner and Metronome
Dictation Practice Quizzes
Notating Rhythms in 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4
Working with Pitch
Adding in Rests and Ties
Adding in 16th Notes
Notating Rhythms in 3/8, 6/8, and 9/8
Adding in Triplets
A whole lot of things to practice with!
And Much, Much, More!
My Promise to You:
I am a full-time Music composer and Educator. If you have any questions please post them in the class or send me a direct message. I will respond within 24 hours. And if you find this class isn't for you, I am more than happy for you to take advantage of the 30-day money-back guarantee. No questions asked.
What makes me qualified to teach you?
In addition to being a composer and educator, I also have a Ph.D. in music, I am a university music professor, and have a long list of awards for teaching.
But more importantly: I use this stuff every day. I write music professionally, I am an active guitarist, and I stay on top of all the latest techniques, workflows, and styles. As you will see in this class, I just love this stuff. And I love teaching it.
You will not have another opportunity to learn Ear Training in a more comprehensive way than this.
Let's get started!
See you in lesson 1.
Jason (but call me Jay...)
This course is also part of a bundle! Get the College Music Theory: First Semester Bundle and get all 7 parts of the course!
Dr. Allen is a professional musician, top-rated online instructor, and university professor. In 2017 the Star Tribune featured him as a "Mover and a Shaker," and he is recognized by the Grammy Foundation for his music education classes. He currently teaches at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, MN, and online.
Praise for Courses by Jason Allen:
"It seems like every little detail is being covered in an extremely simple fashion. The learning process becomes relaxed and allows the complex concepts to get obsorbed easily. My only regret is not taking this course earlier." - M. Shah
"Great for everyone without any knowledge so far. I bought all three parts... It's the best investment in leveling up my skills so far.." - Z. Palce
"Excellent explanations! No more or less than what is needed." - A. Tóth
"VERY COOL. I've waiting for years to see a good video course, now I don't have to wait anymore. Thank You!" - Jeffrey Koury