Interval ear training exercises and how to do them:
Have you ever wondered why some musicians are able to play a piece of music by simply listening to it? It might seem impressive but it’s a skill that anybody can learn. And the best place to start is with the primary building block of all music, which is the musical interval. To be able to follow along with this interval ear training video, I do recommend that you learn all the interval names. And the correct distances that go together with them. Also I recommend that you have basic chord knowledge so that you know what a triad is. But in any case chords will be in a later chapter, so don’t worry about them now.
About ear training in general:
It is definitely not the most exciting thing in music. And even on short term you might not notice any results. But believe me that ear training will help you become a better composer, songwriter or musician.
Once you become more skilled at this, I guarantee that it will be easier to write music or play along with other people on the spot. It will free up your mind and let you focus on things that really matter. Which is the intention of the music and what you want to do with it!
So don’t hesitate. Start practicing today!
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Below are the timestamps for the video in case you want to skip to a certain part or want to revisit a step.
00:00 – Intro
00:29 – Why ear training is important
01:23 – First exercise
02:13 – Trick for singing large intervals
03:28 – Second exercise
04:11 – How to memorize intervals
04:33 – Third exercise
05:29 – Fourth exercie
05:58 – Extra tips