The “1-10” Ear Training Test

Here is an effective way to test and push your ability to hear each note that is being sounded in a chord.

Spend a few minutes each day on this ear training test, pushing yourself to hear more and more each day!

The “1-10” Ear Training Test

You will need a piano for this ear training test.

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Here is how to practice The “1-10” Ear Training Test. Aim to achieve level 10 status.

Ear Training Level 1:

  1. Play 1 note.
  2. Hear and sing that note.
  3. Repeat steps 1-2. Use a different note each time.
  4. Succeed in being able to hear and sing the correct note each time and move on to Level 2.

Ear Training Level 2:

  1. Play 2 notes harmonically (at the same time).
  2. Hear and sing each note, starting with the lowest note to the highest note.
  3. Check if you are hearing and singing the correct notes, by playing the same 2 notes melodically (one at a time), starting with the lowest note to the highest note.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3. Use a different set of 2 notes each time.
  5. Succeed in being able to hear and sing the correct 2 notes each time and move on to Level 3.

Ear Training Level 3:

  1. Play 3 notes harmonically (at the same time).
  2. Hear and sing each note, starting with the lowest note to the highest note.
  3. Check if you are hearing and singing the correct notes, by playing the same 3 notes melodically (one at a time), starting with the lowest note to the highest note.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3. Use a different set of 3 notes each time.
  5. Succeed in being able to hear and sing the correct 3 notes each time and move on to Level 4.

Ear Training Level 4:

  1. Play 4 notes harmonically (at the same time).
  2. Hear and sing each note, starting with the lowest note to the highest note.
  3. Check if you are hearing and singing the correct notes, by playing the same 4 notes melodically (one at a time), starting with the lowest note to the highest note.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3. Use a different set of 4 notes each time.
  5. Succeed in being able to hear and sing the correct 4 notes each time and move on to Level 5.

Ear Training Level 5:

  1. Play 5 notes harmonically (at the same time).
  2. Hear and sing each note, starting with the lowest note to the highest note.
  3. Check if you are hearing and singing the correct notes, by playing the same 5 notes melodically (one at a time), starting with the lowest note to the highest note.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3. Use a different set of 5 notes each time.
  5. Succeed in being able to hear and sing the correct 5 notes each time and move on to Level 6.

Ear Training Level 6:

  1. Play 6 notes harmonically (at the same time).
  2. Hear and sing each note, starting with the lowest note to the highest note.
  3. Check if you are hearing and singing the correct notes, by playing the same 6 notes melodically (one at a time), starting with the lowest note to the highest note.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3. Use a different set of 6 notes each time.
  5. Succeed in being able to hear and sing the correct 6 notes each time and move on to Level 7.

Ear Training Level 7:

  1. Play 7 notes harmonically (at the same time).
  2. Hear and sing each note, starting with the lowest note to the highest note.
  3. Check if you are hearing and singing the correct notes, by playing the same 7 notes melodically (one at a time), starting with the lowest note to the highest note.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3. Use a different set of 7 notes each time.
  5. Succeed in being able to hear and sing the correct 7 notes each time and move on to Level 8.

Ear Training Level 8:

  1. Play 8 notes harmonically (at the same time).
  2. Hear and sing each note, starting with the lowest note to the highest note.
  3. Check if you are hearing and singing the correct notes, by playing the same 8 notes melodically (one at a time), starting with the lowest note to the highest note.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3. Use a different set of 8 notes each time.
  5. Succeed in being able to hear and sing the correct 8 notes each time and move on to Level 9.

Ear Training Level 9:

  1. Play 9 notes harmonically (at the same time).
  2. Hear and sing each note, starting with the lowest note to the highest note.
  3. Check if you are hearing and singing the correct notes, by playing the same 9 notes melodically (one at a time), starting with the lowest note to the highest note.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3. Use a different set of 9 notes each time.
  5. Succeed in being able to hear and sing the correct 9 notes each time and move on to Level 10.

Ear Training Level 10:

  1. Play 10 notes harmonically (at the same time).
  2. Hear and sing each note, starting with the lowest note to the highest note.
  3. Check if you are hearing and singing the correct notes, by playing the same 10 notes melodically (one at a time), starting with the lowest note to the highest note.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3. Use a different set of 10 notes each time.
  5. If you can succeed in being able to hear and sing the correct 10 notes each time you have reached a high level of hearing!

Do this on a daily basis, starting at Ear Training Level 1, and striving to reach Ear Training Level 10 each time. The “1-10” Ear Training Test should only take about 10 minutes.

Take note of your Ear Training Level. Push yourself to reach a higher Ear Training Level each day. Each day, start fresh at level 1.

Your ear will awaken and you will find yourself hearing the notes buried within chords!

Consistency is key with The “1-10” Ear Training Test. You can easily maintain and develop your ear with these ear training mp3’s!