How to Master the Tonic

Learning to recognise the tonic is one of the most important steps to master if you want to train your ears and play confidently by ear. So read on to find out the 3 smaller steps that we break the process of learning to recognise the tonic down into. 1. Internalise (memorise) the sound of the…

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Merry Christmas from Ear Training HQ!

I’d like to wish all Ear Training HQ’s members and followers a very Merry Christmas on behalf of the entire ETHQ team!! 2015 has been a year of rebuilding for us – we’ve rebuilt the entire members’ area as well as most of the website, and we’ve made some big changes to how the business…

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Ear Training Techniques: The Things You Ought to Know

There so much ear training information out there that trying to work out which ear training techniques to use can be completely overwhelming. Fortunately, if we really look at what’s going on in all those different techniques we can boil them all down to three fundamental ones. And once we understand those three fundamental ear training techniques it’s much easier…

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How to master ear training in minor keys

      The minor key is used for close to half the music we listen to and play, so ear training that focuses on minor keys is absolutely essential if you want to play confidently by ear. If you want to master ear training in minor keys quickly and easily, there are 2 important…

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Relative Major and Minor Scales: The Things You Ought to Know

Understanding the relationships that occur in music does a huge amount to make us better and more confident musicians (especially when it comes to ear training). One simple and incredibly useful relationship to learn is the relationship between the major and the minor scale. Yet so many musicians know nothing about it! So read on…

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ETHQ Update: Building a more musical world

The Song Room

Our mission here at Ear Training HQ is to enrich the lives of as many people as we can with music. We focus on doing that by helping musicians to train their ears, develop a stronger connection with music and transform their playing as a result. But so many people don’t get the opportunity to…

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The Pentatonic Scale: The Things You Ought to Know

Pentatonic scales are probably the most commonly used scales throughout the world – you’ll find them used extensively in almost every culture’s music. Considering every type of music uses them, it’s not a bad idea to understand a little bit about them. So read on to find out everything you ought to know about pentatonic…

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ETHQ Update: Online Ear Training Exercises

As you will have noticed if you’re an ETHQ member, we recently updated our entire members’ area. The concept behind the new members’ area was to make it easier to navigate for our users and to make it easier for us to update and improve our courses to make it even easier for everyone to continue…

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Audiation: The Things You Ought to Know

Do you sometimes wish you could practice when you don’t have your instrument at hand? If so, it turns out you can! The secret lies in audiation. You may not have ever heard the term before but I guarantee you’ve used it before. So read on to find out the things you ought to know about audiation. What…

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1 Simple Reason You Need to Sing if You Want to be a Great Musician

Talk of singing conjures up a wild array of emotions in people. Some love it like nothing else. Others find the notion terrifying. Regardless of which camp you fall into, there’s a simple truth about singing that is important to understand if you’re a musician: you need to sing if you want to be great. Why…

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