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Ear Training

Is your musical brain “wired” backwards?

Our brains naturally navigate towards what we assume is the easiest way to accomplish any given task. But what if what might seem easiest right...

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Ear Training with the Radio

Question: For singing I do breathing exercises before bed. I believe in practising breathing and listening together because the listening helps to open the right spaces and even adjusts posture....

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Ear Training in Daily Piano Practice

Question: Hello! What are your suggestions for how I could ear train during my daily piano regimen? Currently, I am simply memorizing the c4-c5 C major range on the piano, but as you could...

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Ear Training for Non-Singers

Question: Actually I am a dance student, but I know my inner ear could use training – just to be a better listener.

What kind of inner ear training exercises might I practice to start?...

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Ear Training and Singing

Question: Good day Albert,

I am currently practicing for my Grade 8 UNISA examination. I am not struggling with all the ear training exercises. As a matter of fact, I can easily distinguish...

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Atonal Dictation

Question: An atonal dictation question is part of the exam I’m preparing for. Do you have any advice on how to prepare for it?

I really don’t know how I’m supposed to write down...

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Brahms 51 Exercises

Question: Any fingering suggestions for Exercise 1a and 1b?

– Mike (Dallas, Texas, USA)

Albert’s reply: This exercise is designed to be played with a consistent fingering, even though...

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