Music Theory Tutor launches!

Music Theory Tutor launches!

So, what is it anyway? Music Theory Tutor is the evolution of Ear Teacher, an integrated music theory and ear training application that we launched more than a year ago.  Over the past year, we worked hard on building out the music theory component and ended up with,...
Ear training skills: melody playback

Ear training skills: melody playback

This is the third part in the series of posts about ear training skills. Today I’ll talk about melody playback – the ability to play a melody after hearing it. Melody is probably the most recognizable part of music.  When humming a song, people usually hum the...
Ear training skills: interval recognition

Ear training skills: interval recognition

This is the second in the series of posts about ear training skills. Today I’ll talk about interval recognition – the ability to recognize the difference between two pitches. An interval is just a combination of two notes either played together (harmonically) or...
Ear training skills: rhythm recognition

Ear training skills: rhythm recognition

This is the first part of a series of posts dedicated to each of the major ear training concepts. My intention is to briefly describe each skill, identify what it is good for, and give you some advice on how to develop it. Let’s begin with rhythm recognition. Rhythm...
What to look for in an ear training method?

What to look for in an ear training method?

In the previous post, I discussed the various ear training approaches and their benefits and faults.  Now, I’d like to elaborate a bit about some of the criteria I used to evaluate them.  By the way, the criteria below is not just applicable to ear training.  I’ll use...

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