15 Ways to Make Ear Training Fun

Susan Loy-Milletics Musical Skills 0 Comments

  Training your ear to have good relative pitch is essential to basic musicianship.  A musician must have a good ear to play in tune with others, to play with correct intonation and to create music, whether by improvisation or composition.  As with practice, to achieve a good ear, you have to work at it every day.  But for some people, ear training drills are not enjoyable and thus, are avoided.  But it doesn’t have to be boring, there are many ways to make ear training fun. Let go of fears and make ear training fun! I find instrumental students are often embarrassed to play by ear or sing because they are afraid to play wrong notes.  Or they are afraid their voice is terrible.  Maybe you feel the same way – I know I did for a long time.  To get past the fear, it’s simply a matter of bypassing the ego, by making ear training fun.  And, the best way to move from frustrating to the fun is to have a playful attitude and be willing to try different approaches or games. Tips to make ear training fun and increase your creativity! 1. Listen to a favorite song or …