Ear Training & Aural Skills, Part 1: Rhythms
What you'll learn
- Students will be able to notate music by ear after finishing this class.
- Students will develop a deeper understanding of notated rhythms.
- Students will develop skills for listening, repeating, and writing music down completely by ear.
- What is Perfect Pitch?
- What is Relative Pitch?
- Identifying rhythms in 4/4
- Identifying rhythms with rests and ties
- Identifying and notating rhythms with 16th notes
- Notating rhythms with triplets
- Identifying rhythms in 6/8, 9/8, and 3/8
- Students in this class will be expected to know the basics of music notation and music theory.
100% Answer Rate! Every single question posted to this class is answered within 24 hours by the instructor.
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
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. I will respond within 24 hours. And if you find this class isn't for you, I am more than happy for you to take advantage of the 30-day money-back guarantee. No questions asked.
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!
See you in lesson 1.
Jason (but call me Jay...)
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who wants to understand music at the deepest of levels should take this course.
- Students who are taking (or plan to take) a college music theory course will greatly benefit from this class.
- Students who have taken my Music Theory Comprehensive course that want to reinforce those skills through playing, singing, and dictation should take this course.
** J. is the #1 best selling music teacher on Udemy. He is the author of the #1 best selling music theory course on Udemy, "Music Theory Comprehensive" (12 parts), and Music Theory for Electronic Musicians (3 parts), which have been purchased by more than 70,000 students in 11 languages in 196 countries.**
** He is a PhD in music, and a best selling music producer. He brings this authenticity to all of his Udemy courses. **
Jason Allen (better known as J. Anthony Allen) has worn the hats of composer, producer, songwriter, engineer, sound designer, DJ, remix artist, multi-media artist, performer, inventor, and entrepreneur. Allen is a versatile creator whose diverse project experience ranges from works written for the Minnesota Orchestra to pieces developed for film, TV, and radio. An innovator in the field of electronic performance, Allen performs on a set of “glove” controllers, which he has designed, built, and programmed by himself. When he’s not working as a solo artist, Allen is a serial collaborator. His primary collaborative vehicle is the group Ballet Mech, for which Allen is one of three producers.
J. Anthony Allen teaches at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, MN, where he runs the Music, Media, and Management program. He is also an Ableton Live Certified Trainer, co-founder, owner and CEO of Slam Academy, a multimedia educational space in downtown Minneapolis, the CTO of Ion Concert Media, and sole owner and producer of music education courses under the umbrella of Punkademic Courses. Recently, Allen founded Hackademica – an innovative net-label for new music.
J. has a PhD in music composition, 2 Master’s degrees in music composition and electronic music, and a bachelor's degree in guitar performance. Through his academic travels, Dr. Allen has received numerous awards along the way.
If you run into him on the street, he prefers to be addressed as J. (as in, Jay.)