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Instructor
Yannick Lambrecht
Workshop
Beginner
Intermediate
01:52:54

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

First, we’ll review the sound of major and minor chords. We’ll learn how to arpeggiate triads so we can hear the intervals that make up each chord. We’ll cover 2 chord, 3 chord, and 4 chord examples. Finally, we’ll go through song examples to train our ear in a progressive, step-by-step way.

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 of major and minor chords
  • Arpeggiate triads to identify the intervals that make up each chord
  • Practice this technique with 2 chord, 3 chord, and 4 chord examples
  • Apply these techniques to songs to train our ear in a progressive, step-by-step way
Learning Focus
  • Analysis
  • Ear Training
  • Exercises
  • Practice Tips
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More to triad chords than I thought in the beginning
These courses are giving me increased appreciation of PWJ because of the variety of lessons offered. After learning to listen for intervals, etc., described in this course I find myself listening for them in music and sounds from other unrelated sources, such as the radio and TV and even nature.
I have never payd attention to which inversion is used, and it is great and also funny!
The more you practice, the more you want to practice it in more complicated cases!
Excellent ear training!
Perfect for a well rounded musical education!
The fundamentals of hearing chords.
I found this course very interesting and useful. Hearing and identifying triads is a great step toward hearing and identifying more complex harmonies.

Course Lessons

1
Ear Training With Triads 2 – Lesson 1
27:14

One Chord Identification

2
Ear Training With Triads 2 – Lesson 2
21:11

Two Chord Identification

3
Ear Training With Triads 2 – Lesson 3
33:44

Three Chord Identification

4
Ear Training With Triads 2 – Lesson 4
30:45

Four Chord Identifiation

Featured Reviews

View PWJ member reviews of this course!

More to triad chords than I thought in the beginning
These courses are giving me increased appreciation of PWJ because of the variety of lessons offered. After learning to listen for intervals, etc., described in this course I find myself listening for them in music and sounds from other unrelated sources, such as the radio and TV and even nature.
I have never payd attention to which inversion is used, and it is great and also funny!
The more you practice, the more you want to practice it in more complicated cases!
Excellent ear training!
Perfect for a well rounded musical education!
The fundamentals of hearing chords.
I found this course very interesting and useful. Hearing and identifying triads is a great step toward hearing and identifying more complex harmonies.
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