Punkademic Ear Training & Aural Skills Part 1: Rhythms TUTORIAL

Punkademic Ear Training and Aural Skills Part 1: Rhythms TUTORIAL

Punkademic Ear Training & Aural Skills Part 1: Rhythms TUTORIAL

Are you a music maker, performer, composer, or aspiring songwriter looking to up your game? This is the place to start.

Ear Training and Aural Skills is the practice of learning to play music by ear, learning to notate music by ear, and learning to understand music on a deeper level just by hearing it. In this class we are going to learn techniques for listening, analyzing, and notating music (writing it down) just by listening. Perfect Pitch is not required.

If you don’t know me, I’ve published a lot of music theory classes here. Those classes have been really successful, and the number one request I’ve been getting from students is to make an Ear Training sequence of classes. So here it is! This series will have 6 parts:

  • Part 1: Rhythms
  • Part 2: Diatonic Intervals
  • Part 3: Melodies
  • Part 4: Diatonic Harmony
  • Part 5: Chromatic Melodies
  • Part 6: Chromatic Harmony

Each of these classes comes with about 4 hours of training, and a LOT of things to practice with. And of course, access to me with any questions you have at any time.

Here is a list of some of the topics we will cover:

  • Why Do we Care about Ear Training?
  • The Myth of Perfect Pitch
  • Relative Pitch
  • “True Pitch”
  • Using a Tuner and Metronome
  • Dictation Practice Quizzes
  • Notating Rhythms in 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4
  • Working with Pitch
  • Adding in Rests and Ties
  • Adding in 16th Notes
  • Notating Rhythms in 3/8, 6/8, and 9/8
  • Adding in Triplets
  • A whole lot of things to practice with!
  • And Much, Much, More!

My Promise to You:

I am a full-time Music composer and Educator. If you have any questions please post them in the class or send me a direct message.

What makes me qualified to teach you?

In addition to being a composer and educator,  I also have a Ph.D. in music, I am a university music professor, and have a long list of awards for teaching.

But more importantly: I use this stuff every day. I write music professionally, I am an active guitarist, and I stay on top of all the latest techniques, workflows, and styles. As you will see in this class, I just love this stuff. And I love teaching it.

You will not have another opportunity to learn Ear Training in a more comprehensive way than this.

Let’s get started! 


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