Ear Training

How to Develop Your Ear to Instrument Connection

I get a lot of emails asking me questions like, "how do I learn songs by ear?", "how do I learn solos by ear?", "how do I play the music I'm hearing in my...

How to Learn Chord Progressions by Ear

One of the freedoms we want to have as musicians is to be able to recognize chord progressions and learn songs by ear. Being shackled by a reliance on sheet music can be draining,...

How to Identify 7th Chord Extensions By Ear

If you want to become an excellent improviser, you need to have a solid ear. You need to have ears trained to hear anything that comes your way and ready to react quickly to...

3 Steps for Training Your Ear to Hear Any Chord

Ear training is of utmost importance for those of us who want to become better jazz improvisers. When it comes down to it, it's our ears that have the ability to compose melodies in...

Ear Training: Master Singing Intervals

Having great ears is an important asset for a jazz musician or any kind of musician to have. That's why working on ear training fundamentals is so important. Working on fundamentals such as intervals,...

Why Ear Training Is Important For Jazz Musicians

When it comes to jazz or any music that revolves around improvisation, having strong ears is of utmost importance. What is improvisation anyway? It's playing in the moment. There is no time to pre-meditate the lines...

Ear Training 101: Hearing 2 Intervals In a Row

For this next test in our Ear Training 101 series, we are going to be turning up the heat a little bit with our interval recognition skills. It's one thing to be able to recognize...

Ear Training 101: Chord Recognition

Last time in our Ear Training 101 series, we talked about interval recognition. We discussed how important ear training is to jazz musicians (and musicians in general) and concluded with an interval recognition test...

Ear Training 101: Recognizing Intervals

One of the most important things for a jazz musician (or any musician) to develop is their ears. Improvisation requires the ability to create melodic and rhythmic ideas on the fly, and in order...

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