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What is Ear training?

This practical approach to ear training will help you build your confidence as a performer by teaching
you how to notate basic rhythms and better identify the Intervals......

Ear training is the process of connecting music theory (notes, intervals, chords, scales, melodies, etc.) with the sounds we hear. In other words, studying ear training is building a bridge between the language of music and the sounds that are designated by that language.

The more we train our ear to recognize this connection, the better we get at playing music, because we learn to understand what we play and to anticipate musical structures.

Who needs ear training?
The short answer is all musicians. 
Both beginners and professionals need to keep their ear in shape in order to know what they (and others for that matter) are playing and to anticipate what they are about to play. This is called improving one's relative pitch. This is why ear training is a mandatory course in about 99.9% of all music schools, conservatories and general music courses around the world.

Ear training in music education
The main focus of ear training being the development of aural skills, the training sessions mainly involve identifying sounds by ear and naming them, transcribing them, playing them back, singing them or, at more advanced levels, improvising upon them according to harmonic rules. 
In many music schools, ear training includes the use of solfege syllables (movable-Do system), which puts recognition skills  into a tonal context. Singing is also widely spread, as there is a direct connection between hearing correctly and singing accurately (e.g.most singers with poor pitch accuracy have simply bad aural skills).
You will notice immediate and dramatic advancements with:

  • Your pitch skills
  • Your composition skills
  • Your improvisation abilities
  • Your transposing skills
  • Your ability to play by ear
  • Your music language skills
  • Your performance level, and
  • Your enjoyment of music

Fees R650pm [4 times per month - Once per week)
includes Material.




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  • Account Holder: Da Capo Music Academy SA
  • Bank: Nedbank
  • Account: 1136616373
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