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Easy Ear Training Interview ear training

Easy Ear Training is one of the web’s finest resources dedicated to ear training. They recently asked to interview me for their wonderful site. They asked detailed questions about the ear training and general musicianship topics that will be most helpful to students and I did my best to...

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Ear Training 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 now might actually crippling your musical efforts in the long term? And even be damaging your...

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Ear Training with the Radio ear training

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. To do this I just listen to the radio or a CD. Like the breathing I would like to know some specifics...

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Ear Training in Daily Piano Practice ear training

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 imagine, it is very boring. Any suggestions would be great! Thanks in advance and your work is excellent.

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Ear Training for Non-Singers ear training

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? (Those few times that I’ve heard that inner ear communication with myself, it was awesome!)

P.S....

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Ear Training and Singing ear training

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 between major, minor, recognizing the key, the rhythms, etc. I do however struggle when my teacher plays...

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Atonal Dictation ear training

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 an almost random series of notes… Thanks for your help in advance.

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Brahms 51 Exercises piano technique

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 it breaks the rule of avoiding the thumb on black keys.

The reason is that it’s not a finger...

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