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Ear Training Fundamentals

How to play music by ear for complete beginners
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 1h 29m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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In this course, we are going to learn the absolute basics of ear-training, pitch recognition, as well as how to finds chords and melodies. We will be discussing how to recognize and name groups of notes on the piano by using “relative pitch” as well as the basic concepts behind harmony, tonality, and musical keys.
Each class will have the same format:
•Introduce a new concept in ear training
•Give examples/exercises of how to listen, understand and achieve this concept
•Take a guided quiz based on what you have learned
What makes this class somewhat unique is that we will start at the absolute beginning, and once you understand the concepts of higher and lower sounds, we then explore very simple pitch recognition (note naming) quizzes and tutorials.
This is the perfect course for someone who want to learn how to play by ear, but feels overwhelmed by the fast pace of many “play music by ear” courses.

You will learn

✓ How to play music by ear
✓ How to figure out notes on the piano using only your ears
✓ How to tell the differance between major and minor chords
✓ How to liseten and play a melody by ear


• The are no prerequisites

This course is for

• Beginning musicians
• Students who want to lay music by ear
• Singer Songwriters
Music Teacher, Performer and App Developer
Michael Emenau – Is the creator of the award winning children’s music education /ear training APP “EASY MUSIC”. Since its release in 2016 EASY MUSIC (140,000+ paid downloads) has been selected as:
· “iTunes Editor’s Choice “Best New APP” (iTunes/App Store Worldwide)
· “Top 10 Apps of 2016” (iTunes/App Store Worldwide, all categories)
· “Parents Choice -Silver Award”
· “Tech with Kids – Best APP”
· “Must Buy” – Good APP Guide
Michael has extensive experience as a piano, drum and vibraphone teacher, as well as, a content developer and blogger for NY based electronic music school DubSpot.
He has worked professionally as a musician, composer, producer, and arranger for 25+ years, playing such diverse genres as, Jazz, Rock, Salsa, Electronica, Country, Hindustani, Baroque, Klezmer and Orchestral music. During this time he has recorded on over 150 CD’s, composed music for 7 films, toured internationally, and lived on 3 continents. As a recording artist he has released a series of highly acclaimed solo CD’s on the boutique record labels Hearts of Space, Daikini, Lucky Bear and Six Degree’s records.
Currently Michael is part of the world-touring ensemble “The Triplets of Belleville” with Oscar nominated composer Benôit Charest. He also is leading his own touring group “SUSSEX”, which blends Americana, Roots, and ragtime music.

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Platform: Udemy
Video: 1h 29m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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