Ear Training Level 1
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Ear Training Level 1

Hear More in The Music You Play
4.5 (1 rating)
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Created by Timothy Wurm
Last updated 4/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Pick out melodies, rhythms, intervals, and patterns in music.
  • Pick out mistakes much more easily in your own piano / instrument playing.
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Requirements
  • How to find notes on the piano
  • The basics of reading sheet music
  • The basics of rhythm such as quarter notes, half notes, and whole notes
Description

Ever want to know what you are actually listening to?  What about pick out mistakes in your own piano / music playing?  This course will train you on what to listen for when playing and hearing music.  Learn how to hear rhythms, melodies, chords, and anything else that makes music what it is. 

Before taking this course, you should know:

  1. How to read music
  2. How to count basic rhythms
  3. The music alphabet

If you are unfamiliar with these topics, take my first course;  Your First Course on Piano which has a 4.6 average all time rating and 31 reviews!

Who is the target audience?
  • The music student who is looking to develop their ears and improve their musicianship abilities.
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Curriculum For This Course
10 Lectures
02:03:25
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10 Lectures 02:03:25

Welcome to the first unit for the course.  In this unit, we will review the most basic concept of picking out rhythms and being able to reproduce them via clapping.  This basic technique is what the rest of the course will be based on.  After this unit, we will use this skill to write down the actual rhythms and write down melodies.  

Preview 11:19

This is part 2 of the unit 1 lecture.  We will continue reviewing clapping back rhythms. 

Preview 11:20

This will test your basic understanding of intervals. 

Intervals
2 questions

This is a training exercise designed to help you get a better grasp on the concepts introduced in unit 1. 

Unit 1 Practice
07:18

This unit will center around intervals.  An interval is the distance between two notes and is the most basic skill you need to pick out a melody of a piece of music.  In this unit, I will give you some tips on how to identify intervals using your ears.  

Unit 2 - Hearing Intervals
11:43

This is part 2 of the lecture involving hearing intervals.

Unit 2 Part 2
11:35

Unit 2 Assignment
05:09

This unit will walk you through how to hear the difference between major, minor, diminished, and augmented chords.  This is a very important skill since pieces of music almost always have chords and harmonies. 

Unit 3 - Hearing Chord Types
16:34

Unit 3 Assignment
15:39

This unit centers on playing back melodies and rhythms you hear.  This skill will train you to reproduce patterns you hear on the piano.  You can use this skill to further your ear training skills. 

Unit 4 - Playing Back What You Hear
17:02

Welcome to the last unit of the course!  This unit will walk you through how to read through a new piece of music by sight.  Being a good sight reading is paramount to developing your listening skills. 

Unit 5 - Sight Reading
15:46
About the Instructor
Timothy Wurm
4.3 Average rating
55 Reviews
4,056 Students
6 Courses
WCU Graduate, Professional Piano and Theory Instructor

I went to West Chester University' School of Music and Performing Arts Center in West Chester Pennsylvania. I also have a Masters in Information Technology from Kaplan University. I have been teaching piano for over five years now and teaching online for over two years. I have developed in that time a method for making high quality instructional videos using various forms of technology.