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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Key Signatures: The Things You Ought to Know

The key signature is one of the first things we see on any piece of written music. Unfortunately, if you haven’t learned how to read them, they don’t make any sense. So read on to find out the things you ought to know about key signatures. What is a key signature? A key signature is a set…

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What makes one scale different from another?

We all know scales as those things we practice up and down on our instruments to improve our technique. But do you know what makes each scale sound different? What makes one scale a major scale and another a phrygian scale? The answer is the intervals. The intervals that separate each note in the scale…

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The Minor Scales: The Things You Ought to Know

Unlike the major scale (which is always the major scale) there are three minor scales that we use and practice. They’re closely related to each other, and when you understand how they work it’s much easier to play all 3 of them! So read on to find out everything you ought to know about the…

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How to start training your ears while you’re listening to music

Most of our ear training practice focuses on dedicated ear training exercises. This is fair enough: these exercises allow us to break music down and focus on training our ears one step at a time. But the end goal of ear training is to be able to recognise notes and chords in real music, not…

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The Major Scale: The Things You Ought to Know

The major scale is without a doubt the most commonly used scale in western music. If you want to be a great musician, there’s no two ways about it: you need to understand the major scale. Below I’ll explain the things you ought to know about the major scale. What is the major scale and…

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Introducing my.eartraininghq.com!

Today is an exciting day here at Ear Training HQ! We’ve been hard at work for the last few months rebuilding the members’ area from the ground up and today it’s finally ready!! You can check it out at my.eartraininghq.com. This new members’ area has been designed to be easier to use in every way to…

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The Diatonic Scale: The Things You Ought to Know

You know the major scale and the minor scale. You hear and play them every day. The diatonic scale is like the parent scale of both of these scales (as well as of the dorian, mixolydian and all the other modes). How does a scale have a parent you ask? Great question! In this article…

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