Ear Training – Interval Crash Course

Instructor
Yannick Lambrecht
Workshop
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
6

This workshop dives into the essential skills required for ear training. Our main focus will be on intervals – the building blocks of music.

First, we’ll review basic musical vocabulary – major/minor scales, triads, chromatic scales, and inversions. We’ll explore song associations for all ascending and descending intervals. Next we’ll practice melodic dictations and experiment with different harmonies. Finally, we’ll apply these techniques to various melodies – Ode to Joy (beginner), Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (Intermediate), and the Star-Spangled Banner (advanced).

By the end of this workshop, you’ll have all the tools you need to develop your musical ear!

For software ear trainers, we recommend the following: Keyboard Relative Pitch, Note Relative Pitch, Intervals, Scales, Chords

Course Objectives
  • Review basic musical vocabulary - major/minor scales, triads, chromatic scales, and inversions
  • Explore song associations for all ascending and descending intervals
  • Practice melodic dictations and various ways to harmonize
  • Apply these techniques to melodies: Ode to Joy (beginner), Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Star-Spangled Banner (advanced)
Learning Focus
  • Practice Tips
  • Reharmonization
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