Slow Down Music

Do you want to slow down music so you can transcribe and analyze whats going on?

Sometimes slowing down music makes it easier to hear the subtle details that make the music sound the way it does. This awareness opens your ear to hearing new possibilities.

This is the fastest and easiest tool for slowing down music for transcribing!

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Master Your Ear

EarMaster is probably the most comprehensive interactive ear training software that’s available for both MAC and PC.

Are you tired of having an inadequate set of ears? Master your ear’s ability to hear chords, scales, and intervals!

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Measure Your Pitch Perception

Here’s another hearing test created by music and neuroimaging researcher Jake Mandell. This test is called the Adaptive Pitch Test and it measures your ability to hear highs and lows between two tones.

This test measures your pitch perception abilities by adapting to your responses: The better you are, the closer and closer the stimuli will become.

How keen do you think your ears are to hearing the difference between tones?

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How Tonedeaf Are You?

Music and neuroimaging researcher Jake Mandell created a unique Flash driven application that measures your level of tonedeafness by playing musical phrases back to back.

Your goal is to listen to both musical phrases and determine if the two musical phrases are played the same or different.

If you’ve struggled with ear training the past, or still have difficulty seeing progress with your ear training, this simple test may provide some insight to your obstacles.

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Hear Notes In Chords

The Oscillation Technique is an effective ear training technique for learning how to hear every note being sounded in a chord.

Application of this ear training technique, for a few minutes a day, is all that is necessary in order to start noticing your ear’s ability to hear the notes within a chord.

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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!

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Hear Functional Chords

Functional Chords are generally found in standard and pop music.

When there is a great deal of predictability in the chord progression of the music that you are listening to, chances are, you are listening to music that is Functional.

Become aware of the essential characteristics of Functional Chords and your ear will be able to quickly pick out and hear chord progressions. This skill also teaches you how to hear what chords are coming next!

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Scales of Slash Chords

In a recent article Hear Slash Chords, the concept of creating Slash Chords was explained.

Here is a list of the same 12 Basic Slash Chords described in that article and their respective scales that fit nicely!

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Hear Slash Chords

Triads may sound like basic chords. But when placed over a bass note, more colorful chords can become implied, expanding your harmonic palette.

Learn to hear Slash Chords and focus on the notes that can open up your music to new harmonic territories!

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Whole-Tone Chords

Chords created from a Whole-Tone Scale bear an unmistakable sound.

Because of the symmetrical nature of the Whole-Tone Scale (created entirely from whole steps), Dominant 7 #5 chords are often associated with this scale.

Adopting this sound to your vocabulary may be tricky at first. Apply this ear training exercise into your daily practice routine and you will start to hear unique melodies to express yourself with.

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