Ear Training for Beginners
Developing your ear is a fundamental skill that will help you bridge the gap between what you hear and what you play. This Master Class will train you to identify the basic theory behind a song with nothing more than your ears. This is normally one of the first classes music students take in college.
Ear training isn’t something you leave in the practice room! Once you develop this skill, the world of music will open up for you. You’ll recognize chord progressions, intervals, and bass movements in your favorite music. This class provides you with the exact exercises and tools that you need to train your ears and unlock a new appreciation for music.
Join internationally-acclaimed vocalist Michael Mayo as you sing through must-know exercises to quickly improve your ear.
What you’ll learn
This Master Class will teach you how to identify and sing basic scales, intervals, triads, and chord progressions using only sound as a reference. This is an incredibly-valuable skill that will enhance your overall musical prowess and professionalism.
In Module 1, you’ll get to know the seven notes of the major scale like the back of your hand.
In Module 2, you’ll learn how to sing and identify diatonic triads through three exercises with included audio practice tracks.
In Module 3, we’ll break out of the key of C major. This is where you’ll learn how to recognize and identify all 12 intervals. We’ll also provide you with a handy list of popular songs you can use to familiarize yourself with each interval.
In Module 4, we’ll put it all together and recap everything you’ve covered. Then, we’ll take things one step further by learning how to sing the major pentatonic scale, bass notes, and improvised melodies.
Each module builds on the last. Throughout the class, Michael will walk you through the exact exercises that he uses to mentor and teach his students. These are the same techniques that are taught at top-tier colleges and conservatories across the US.
Meet your instructor
Michael Mayo is an acclaimed jazz and R&B vocalist based in New York City. After graduating from the New England Conservatory of Music, Michael attended the acclaimed Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance, where he learned from Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and Luciana Souza.
You might have heard him perform with Moonchild, Kneebody, Gretchen Parlato, and Theo Bleckmann (among many others.) Michael is an expert educator with a knack for making singing and ear training approachable and easy to learn.
- Four modules with 20+ minute lesson videos
- Downloadable audio practice tracks
- 30 minutes of interval training audio
- World-class instruction by an industry expert
Who is this class for?
This class is suitable for instrumentalists and singers of all levels and ages. If you find yourself wondering which note or chord someone is playing when you listen to music - this class if for you. If you want to be more comfortable in jam sessions with other musicians - this class is for you. If you want to get better at writing and arranging your own music - this class is for you.
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