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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
  • Ear Training
  • Exercises
  • Practice Tips
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Good start point!
When you can use your ear and recognize each chord type and progressions, you feel like you have a new super power!
Fun even though a bit challenging
I enjoyed listening to chord progressions to identify them as in previous music theory exercises, it was more mathematical and following the rules of harmony.
New to me
Very interesting and new to me. Thanks for the introduction. I liked the links to use for practice.
More useful content than first imagined
Although basic, there are lots of pearls of great wisdom here. Yannick throws in useful snippets along with the book list. I’ve already ordered a copy of Csikszentmihalyi’s book on Flow. Sounds great. Thanks for that!
Great workshop!
In this workshop, Yannick clearly shows that you can also work with music without an instrument and how important it is to recognize intervals and chords. Figuring out and following the bass line has always been the first thing I did when figuring out the chords of a piece of music. It is very nice that this is highlighted in this workshop. Very fun and very educational!
Made me aware of how important is to start on the basics. Now I'm singing away as I practice!!
I found the course to be exceptionally well presented, which made the learning experience not only informative but also engaging. Yannick's enthusiasm was infectious, making it not just educational but genuinely enjoyable. Throughout the course, I had several 'aha' moments that expanded my understanding significantly. I've applied some of the concepts I learned, which added a practical dimension to my learning journey. Overall, it was an enriching experience that left me eagerly looking forward to more ear training courses!!!
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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In this workshop, we'll explore ear training with triad inversions. We'll be arpeggiating triads in order to hear the intervals that make up each chord. Then we'll go through song examples to train our ear in a progressive, step-by-step way.

Learn the essential skills required for ear training. We'll explore song associations for all ascending and descending intervals, and review fundamental music vocabulary. Then we’ll work out simple melodies by ear, and find different ways to harmonize those melodies.

Learn how to quickly & easily transpose a lead sheet. Using the Number Chart method, we'll analyze a melody and chords, "convert" them to numbers, and apply the numbers to a new key.

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