10 Best Ear Training

Updated on: May 2021

Best Ear Training in 2021


The Musician's Guide to Aural Skills: Ear-Training (Third Edition) (The Musician's Guide Series)

The Musician's Guide to Aural Skills: Ear-Training (Third Edition) (The Musician's Guide Series)
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Music for Ear Training (with Premium Website Printed Access Card)

Music for Ear Training (with Premium Website Printed Access Card)
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Intervallic Ear Training for Musicians: Book & 2 CDs (Advance Music)

Intervallic Ear Training for Musicians: Book & 2 CDs (Advance Music)
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Ear Training for the Contemporary Musician

Ear Training for the Contemporary Musician
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Ear Training: For Beginners

Ear Training: For Beginners
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Solfege, Ear Training, Rhythm, Dictation, and Music Theory: A Comprehensive Course

Solfege, Ear Training, Rhythm, Dictation, and Music Theory: A Comprehensive Course
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
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Ear Training: A Technique for Listening, Revised Edition

Ear Training: A Technique for Listening, Revised Edition
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021

Beginning Ear Training (Ear Training: Exercises)

Beginning Ear Training (Ear Training: Exercises)
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The Real Easy Ear Training Book (The Real Easy Series)

The Real Easy Ear Training Book (The Real Easy Series)
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
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Complete Ear Trainer

Complete Ear Trainer
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • 150+ progressive drills arranged over 4 levels / 28 chapters.
  • Easy mode: 50+ progressive drills arranged over 12 chapters especially designed for beginners
  • 11 drill types, 24 intervals, 36 chord types, chord inversions, 28 scale types, melodic dictations, chord progressions
  • Play a selection of 21 drills in arcade mode
  • 5 octaves of actual recorded grand piano sounds, 7 additional sound banks (vintage piano, Rhodes piano, electric guitar, harpsichord, concert harp, strings and pizzicato strings)
  • In each chapter, a theory card will introduce you to the concepts you will need to know
  • Designed like a video game: earn 3 stars in each drill of a chapter to unlock the next one. Or will you be able to obtain perfect 5-star scores?
  • Amazon GameCircle: unlock achievements and see how you rank against other players worldwide
  • Don't want to follow the preestablished path of progression? Create and save your own custom drills and rehearse them at your own convenience.
  • Never lose any progress: cloud sync across your various devices

Internal Chord Voice #3 with Melodic Movement

Internal chord voicings with a distinct melodic line can support ear training.

This is an F major chord.
E string: \_________________________________| This string is not played
B string: |____|____ _|______|_____|_____|___4_ | Note: F - hold with the fourth finger
G string: |____|_____ |______I_____|___3_|_____| Note: C - hold with the third finger
D string: |____|_____ |____1_|_____|_____|_____| Note: F - hold with the first finger
A string: |____|______|_____ |_____ |_____|_____|. This string is silenced.
E string: |____|____ _ |______|_____|___2_|_____| A note - hold with the second finger
..............nut.....fret.........fret.......fret.......fret.......fret

After the above chord, move to the chord below.

This is an F major 7th chord.
E string: \_________________________________| This string is not played
B string: |____|____ _|______|_____|___4__|____ | Note: E - hold with the fourth finger
G string: |____|_____ |______I_____|___3_|_____| Note: C - hold with the third finger
D string: |____|_____ |____1_|_____|_____|_____| Note: F - hold with the first finger
A string: |____|______|_____ |_____ |_____|_____|. This string is silenced.
E string: |____|____ _ |______|_____|___2_|_____| A note - hold with the second finger
..............nut.....fret.........fret.......fret.......fret.......fret

This is an F dominant 7th chord or F7 chord.
E string: \_________________________________| This string is not played
B string: |____|____ _|______|___2_|______|____ | Note: D# - hold with the second finger
G string: |____|_____ |______I_____|___4_|_____| Note: C - hold with the fourth finger
D string: |____|_____ |____1_|_____|_____|_____| Note: F - hold with the first finger
A string: |____|______|_____ |_____ |_____|_____|. This string is silenced.
E string: |____|____ _ |______|_____|___3_|_____| A note - hold with the third finger
..............nut.....fret.........fret.......fret.......fret.......fret

This is an F6th chord.
This is an F major 6th chord.
E string: \_________________________________| This string is not played
B string: |____|____ _|____2_|_____|______|____ | Note: D - hold with the fourth finger
G string: |____|_____ |______I_____|___3_|_____| Note: C - hold with the third finger
D string: |____|_____ |____1_|_____|_____|_____| Note: F - hold with the second finger
A string: |____|______|_____ |_____ |_____|_____|. This string is silenced.
E string: |____|____ _ |______|_____|___2_|_____| A note - hold with the second finger
..............nut.....fret.........fret.......fret.......fret.......fret

If the melodic line was lowered one more fret you would have an F+5 chord, but the amount of stretch required is sufficient that you may not want to add that into the progression. Again this chord format can be moved up and partially down the neck of the guitar. As you move this particular progression up the neck it is actually a little easier to finger because the frets are closer together down the neck. Internal chords with melodic voices provide a great way to hear the possibilities of ways that chords support and enhance melody. Practice this chord progression in a descending and ascending melodic direction.