Ear training is my thing. What can I say, I love it.

A car nut thinks everyone should be into cars and so as an ear training nut I would naturally think it’s great for everyone.

However, a car nut doesn’t have much reason for you to like cars apart from something along the lines of “cars are cool”.

I’m a little bit different to that. I can think of a whole bunch of reasons why ear training is great for you (as long as you like playing music). It doesn’t matter whether you play jazz, rock, classical music, the blues or anything else.

So I’ve written a series of posts that explains those reasons to you in the hope that it might encourage you to give it a shot and see for yourself how much of an impact it can have on your playing.

The series is made up of 5 posts:

  1. The problem with the way you’ve learned to play music
  2. What is ear training?
  3. What’s the single biggest difference ear training will make to your playing?
  4. How long does it take to train your ears?
  5. How to get started with ear training

I hope that as you read through these posts you’ll start to see just how great the impact ear training will have on your playing and what you’ll be missing out on if you ignore it.

So why not get started?!

Find out the problem with the way you’ve learned to play music.

If you find this series helpful or interesting please share the love!

Do you have a question or comment? Leave it here!

    4 replies to "5 Things Every Musician Needs to Know About Ear Training"

    • Phil

      What’s the distinction between Your courses?…how DO I know which to take?Do they all do the same thing?

      • Scott Edwards

        Hi Phil,

        They each do different things. You can read in more detail on the page for each course but in a nutshell: 80/20 Ear Training focuses on developing relative pitch. It uses targeted listening and singing exercises (over 400 of them). Hear. Sing. Win. focuses on improving your ability to clearly hear each note in music and sing it accurately. You’ll improve your musicality greatly as you improve your hearing/singing together. And Play & Train is all about ear training with your instrument in your hands. You’ll work on everything – hearing, relative pitch and playing – with the exercises in it. But it doesn’t go into the same depth as the other two do.

        If you’d like to chat more about what course would be most appropriate for you, please get in touch: scott@eartraininghq.com

    • Misael

      I am looking to be the best singer i can be, i already do vocal workouts everyday and work hard to improve, very determined.

      That being said, i am curious by what ear training can do for me, i am wondering the effectiveness it can have.

      BUT, i constantly spend on learning more about singing, so am on a tight budget right now.

      So i need to be sure that if i buy Ear Training HQ ill have great results too.

      In other words, is Hear.Sing.Win more effective for singing than ET-HQ?

      I can see the price is certainly a big difference, with that type of money i rather spend on more vocal technique to be honest, so its tough.

      • Scott Edwards

        Hi Misael, thanks for getting in touch!

        Hear. Sing. Win. is more focused specifically on improving your singing. You’ll improve your ability to sing faster melodic passages, as well as your ability to hear each individual note in chords which will help you to sing harmony lines and choral parts.

        Our core ear training material focuses instead on recognising what you hear. For a singer this will help you with sight singing especially, but it doesn’t focus so much on developing your singing technique.

        If you have any more questions please send them through!

        Warm regards,


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