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Ear Training & Aural Skills, Part 2: Intervals

teacher avatar Jason Allen, PhD, Ableton Certified Trainer

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Lessons in This Class

99 Lessons (5h 32m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:30
    • 2. What is Ear Training?

      2:43
    • 3. Why Intervals?

      4:07
    • 4. Tools We Will Use

      2:58
    • 5. Practice Makes Perfect

      2:57
    • 6. An Example To Get Us Started....

      4:58
    • 7. Memorization

      3:35
    • 8. Colors & Synesthesia

      4:36
    • 9. Numbers

      2:47
    • 10. People

      2:48
    • 11. Textures

      3:40
    • 12. Familiar Melodies

      4:21
    • 13. How To Use These

      2:47
    • 14. Minor second: Jaws Theme, White Christmas

      3:46
    • 15. Major Second: Happy Birthday

      1:05
    • 16. Minor Third: Greensleeves, Hey Jude

      2:26
    • 17. Major Third: When the Saints Go Marching In, Sing Low Sweet Chariot

      1:15
    • 18. Perfect Fourth: Amazing Grace, O Come All Ye Faithful

      2:41
    • 19. Tritone: The Simpsons Theme Intro

      3:13
    • 20. Perfect Fifth: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, The Flintstones Theme

      2:59
    • 21. Minor Sixth: The Entertainer, Love Story

      4:08
    • 22. Major Sixth: My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean, Nobody knows the Trouble I've Seen

      2:11
    • 23. Minor Seventh: Somewhere (West Side Story)

      2:37
    • 24. Major Seventh: Immigrant Song

      2:15
    • 25. Some Cool Sites To Help

      2:29
    • 26. Our Goal Here is to Get These in Your Head

      3:12
    • 27. Practice

      4:43
    • 28. Answers

      2:42
    • 29. Practice

      4:14
    • 30. Answers

      1:30
    • 31. More To Practice

      2:27
    • 32. Practice

      5:31
    • 33. Answers

      2:10
    • 34. Practice

      4:05
    • 35. Answers

      2:59
    • 36. More To Practice

      1:35
    • 37. Practice

      7:20
    • 38. Answers

      2:59
    • 39. Practice

      4:06
    • 40. Answers

      1:43
    • 41. More To Practice

      1:20
    • 42. What Makes These Different

      5:32
    • 43. Practice

      4:47
    • 44. Answers

      1:39
    • 45. Practice

      3:36
    • 46. Answers

      1:57
    • 47. More To Practice

      1:11
    • 48. Practice

      7:27
    • 49. Answers

      2:48
    • 50. Practice

      5:57
    • 51. Answers

      1:37
    • 52. More To Practice

      1:38
    • 53. Lets Talk About Major 6ths

      2:53
    • 54. Practice

      6:26
    • 55. Answers

      1:26
    • 56. Practice

      3:57
    • 57. Answers

      1:33
    • 58. MoreTo Practice

      1:03
    • 59. Lets Talk Major 7

      4:21
    • 60. Practice

      4:21
    • 61. Answers

      1:33
    • 62. Practice

      7:18
    • 63. Answers

      3:19
    • 64. More To Practice

      1:21
    • 65. Connecting The Dots

      4:18
    • 66. Hearing IntervalsIn Context

      2:53
    • 67. Answers

      1:41
    • 68. A Little PepTalk

      3:09
    • 69. Let's Think This Through

      2:46
    • 70. Practice

      6:43
    • 71. Answers

      2:33
    • 72. Practice

      6:05
    • 73. Answers

      1:54
    • 74. More To Practice

      1:21
    • 75. Let's Think This Through

      3:22
    • 76. Practice

      6:05
    • 77. Answers

      1:48
    • 78. Practice

      6:17
    • 79. Answers

      1:41
    • 80. More To Practice

      1:02
    • 81. Let's Think This Through

      2:28
    • 82. Practice

      6:17
    • 83. Answers

      3:34
    • 84. Practice

      6:46
    • 85. Answers

      2:48
    • 86. More To Practice

      1:01
    • 87. Let's Think This Through

      4:35
    • 88. Practice

      6:15
    • 89. Answers

      2:20
    • 90. Practice

      8:28
    • 91. Answers

      2:35
    • 92. More To Practice

      2:13
    • 93. Let's Think This Through

      3:31
    • 94. Practice

      6:49
    • 95. Answers

      2:05
    • 96. More To Practice

      2:07
    • 97. Harmonic Intervals

      5:09
    • 98. What Next?

      2:34
    • 99. SkillshareFinalLectureV2

      0:36
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About This Class

100% Answer Rate! Every single question posted to this class is answered within 24 hours by the instructor.

Are you a music maker, performer, composer, or aspiring songwriter looking to up your game? This is the place to start.

Ear Training and Aural Skills is the practice of learning to play music by ear, learning to notate music by ear, and learning to understand music on a deeper level just by hearing it. In this class we are going to learn techniques for listening, analyzing, and notating music (writing it down) just by listening. Perfect Pitch is not required.

If you don't know me, I've published a lot of music theory classes here. Those classes have been really successful, and the number one request I've been getting from students is to make an Ear Training sequence of classes. So here it is! This series will have 6 parts:

  • Part 1: Rhythms
  • Part 2: Intervals (This one!)
  • Part 3: Melodies
  • Part 4: Diatonic Harmony
  • Part 5: Chromatic Melodies
  • Part 6: Chromatic Harmony

Each of these classes comes with about 4 hours of training, and a LOT of things to practice with. And of course, access to me with any questions you have at any time.


Here is a list of some of the topics we will cover in this class (Part 2, Intervals):

  • Why Do We Care about Ear Training? 

  • Methods of Interval Recognition

  • Using Colors, Numbers, People, and Textures

  • Using Familiar Melodies

  • Identifying Major intervals

  • Identifying Minor intervals

  • Notating a Melody by Ear

  • Identifying Melodic and Harmonic Intervals

  • Commonly Confused Interval Groups

  • And Much, Much, More!

My Promise to You:

I am a full-time Music composer and Educator. If you have any questions please post them in the class or send me a direct message. I will respond within 24 hours. And if you find this class isn't for you, I am more than happy for you to take advantage of the 30-day money-back guarantee. No questions asked.

What makes me qualified to teach you?

In addition to being a composer and educator,  I also have a Ph.D. in music, am a university music professor, and have a long list of awards for teaching.

But more importantly: I use this stuff every day. I write music professionally, I am an active guitarist, and I stay on top of all the latest techniques, workflows, and styles. As you will see in this class, I just love this stuff. And I love teaching it.

You will not have another opportunity to learn Ear Training in a more comprehensive way than this.

Let's get started! 

See you in lesson 1.

All best,

Jason (but call me Jay...)

Meet Your Teacher

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Jason Allen

PhD, Ableton Certified Trainer

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J. Anthony Allen has worn the hats of composer, producer, songwriter, engineer, sound designer, DJ, remix artist, multi-media artist, performer, inventor, and entrepreneur. Allen is a versatile creator whose diverse project experience ranges from works written for the Minnesota Orchestra to pieces developed for film, TV, and radio. An innovator in the field of electronic performance, Allen performs on a set of “glove” controllers, which he has designed, built, and programmed by himself. When he’s not working as a solo artist, Allen is a serial collaborator. His primary collaborative vehicle is the group Ballet Mech, for which Allen is one of three producers.

In 2014, Allen was a semi-finalist for the Grammy Foundation’s Music Educator of the Year.

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