Basic Ear Training (Real College Course Preview)
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Basic Ear Training (Real College Course Preview)

Preview this Real College Ear Training class. Learn to recognize music using only your ear, and learn to play by ear.
5.0 (7 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,096 students enrolled
Created by Kris Maloy
Last updated 6/2013
Price: $30
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of this course, you will be able to recognize musical notes and chords by ear.
  • One hour of training for the price of a practice lesson
  • Get skills from a college professor
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  • No prior skills required

Begin your ear training with this affordable, concise new class from Professor Kris Maloy. Using his 10 years of university teaching experience, he'll teach you to identify chords based on their sound, so you can play your favorite music by ear.

A Better Way to Get Ear Training

Professor Maloy's new system of teaching ear training teaches you how to improve your own skills. Instead of repetitive drills, you can learn to teach yourself. With How to Hear Chords in Music, you can now preview Professor Maloy's system without paying for a full college class.

Who Should Take This Course?

How to Hear Chords in Music is great for students who want a gentle, accessible way to start to ear training.

What Former Students Say

"I thoroughly enjoyed studying with Dr. Kris Maloy because he cared enough to become aware of my personal musical background and found a common ground so that he could find the best ways to explain certain concepts and ideas. I would highly recommend studying any music course with Dr. Kris Maloy and would expect you to have the same positive results and experiences that I had."
--Maggie McClure, singer/songwriter with two albums and placements in film, TV and commercials

"Dr. Maloy has a piercing ability to see through the murky, convoluted mess that is music theory and pull out all of the lowest common denominators – the fundamental building blocks of method. He shares this clairvoyance with students through a practical training that sidesteps the pretense."
--Bryan Mitschell, pro drummer and audio producer, now university faculty

"I found Kris' methods to be sound, informative, and practical. Studying with him gave me the skills, desire and enjoyment to continue working in the field of jazz arranging.  I highly recommend Kris Maloy and his very skilled system of teaching."
--Mark Giammario, pro drummer, now university faculty

"Dr. Maloy has the ability to effectively communicate complicated musical ideas and techniques to musicians of any level.  Dr. Maloy’s familiarity with academic music as well as modern popular music has made his curriculum uniquely relevant. My experience with Dr. Maloy has been extremely enjoyable and enlightening and I would recommend his curriculum to any musician looking to dive deeper into important musical concepts."
--Nick Poss, pro singer/songwriter

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginning music students
  • Performers at all levels
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Curriculum For This Course
13 Lectures
Major and Minor Scales
6 Lectures 36:46
Start by learning how to hear major and minor scales.

If you're unfamiliar with this, hop over to How to Read Music.

Preview 13:21

We're starting our revolutionary practice sessions here.
Practice 1

More practice.
Practice 2

More practice.
Practice 3

More practice.
Practice 4

This session is different. Time to sing! Don't worry about sounding like a rock star. We're training your ears here.
Practice 5
6 Lectures 31:52
We're really learning How to Hear Chords here. Triads are simplest chords you can make.

More practice.
Practice 1

More practice.
Practice 2

More practice.
Practice 3

More practice.
Practice 4

Another singing session! Have fun with this one.
Practice 5
Wrapping Up
1 Lecture 01:16

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About the Instructor
Kris Maloy
4.8 Average rating
14 Reviews
1,682 Students
6 Courses
Professor of Music, Academy of Contemporary Music

With 10 years of experience, Dr. Kris Maloy has taught all major musical skills and has revolutionized learning to play by ear. His Carnegie Hall debut was in 2011. In 2012 he founded Musivu as a way to make college-level music instruction more affordable and accessible for musicians worldwide, ranging from beginners to pros.