Yannick Lambrecht

This workshop dives into the essential skills required for ear training. Our main focus will be on triads.

First, we’ll review the sound and construction of major and minor chords. We’ll learn how to find the bass note of chords, and identify each interval of the chord. Finally, we’ll apply these techniques to various songs to figure out their chord progressions.

By the end of this workshop, you’ll understand the process of how to approach ear training.

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

Course Objectives
  • Review the sound and construction of major and minor chords
  • Identify each interval of the chord
  • Apply these techniques to songs and figure out their chord progressions
Learning Focus
  • Analysis
  • Exercises
  • Practice Tips
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Simple secrets of ear traing
Loved Yannick’s instruction. The examples to work from were excellent. Would be nice to have a few more examples that we can work on our own. Thank you J&Y!
Amazing course!
Very helpful techniques, skills, and ear training. I enjoyed the course, it was very interesting. I got a lots of knowledge. Thank you professor Yannick Lambrecht for your patience and explanation. I had a lot of fun.
Builds a strong foundation for ear training
If you can't do the simple stuff, you won't be able to do the complicated stuff. This course walks you through the very basics of chord recognition. Playing "Happy Birthday" by ear in every key is a surprisingly good workout. I'm looking forward to building on this course in the future.

Course Lessons

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