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Ear Training Starts Here - Identify The Notes

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16 Lessons (48m)
    • 1. Welcome!

    • 2. What going on here?

    • 3. The C Major Scale and Tonal Music

    • 4. Get to know C & D

    • 5. Practice: Identinfy C & D

    • 6. Get to know C, D & E

    • 7. Practice: Identinfy C, D & E

    • 8. Get to know F

    • 9. Practice: Identinfy C, D, E & F

    • 10. Get to know G

    • 11. Practice: Identinfy C, D, E, F & G

    • 12. Get to know A

    • 13. Practice: Identinfy C, D, E, F, G & A

    • 14. Get to know B

    • 15. Practice: Identinfy C, D, E, F, G, A & B

    • 16. Congratulation! what to the next?

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About This Class


Evreyone enjoys listening to music, but what about enjoy plus understand what you hear?

Ear Training Starts Here is a course that teach you the super importnat (and fun!) skill for evrey musican:


if you'r saying: sounds nice, but I have the hearing of a deaf person...

than I'm here to tell you that you also can hear and start recognize the notes!

It's NOT something you are born with.

It's NOT relate to Perfect Pitch.

IT'S A SKILL EVREYONE CAN LEARN (and should! espciecaly musicns).

This course will help you to start understand the musical language by identifying the notes.

The course is contain lesoons and easy to follow exercises, this course is excellent for beginners.

The course is focused on training your ear recognizing the notes C D E F G A B - those are the white keys of the piano (also known as the C major sclae).

This is not a course about music theory or writing the notes,

no previous knowledge is required.


Meet Your Teacher

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Gal Peiser


Music Producer based in Tel -Aviv.

Graduated of the Jerusalem Music Academy in piano and composition.

For the past 10 years, produced and composed music for theater and pop artists.

Making music and teaching music is my passion.

I work as a music teacher with an emphasis on music theory, production, composition, and piano.

I`m excited to share my knowledge and insights and hope to see you in my classes.

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1. Welcome!: welcome to your training starts here. In this course, you will learn the super important skill off recognizing the notes that you hear. My name is Galp, either on the pianist, music producer and the teacher for the past 15 years, and I'll be leading you through that course. When you'll finish this course, you'll take your musical hearing an important step forward. You will be able to recognize musical notes when you hear it inside musical context. Is it hard to believe it's much easier than you might think? And with some guidelines and exercises that you'll find in this course, you'll see it's very possible this course is not about developing perfect pitch, which is the ability to recognize notes without context. This course is about relative pitch, the ability to recognize notes when you compare them to other notes inside the music. The idea Students for Discourse is a musician, singer, guitar or piano player, songwriter, music producer or a D. J. You don't need to have any advanced knowledge, and you don't need to reach ive music. This course is not about reading sheet music or music theory, so if you find it's interesting, I'm exciting to invite you to join me to this journey off developing your musical hearing. Let's go 2. What going on here?: Okay, So the way it's going to happen in this course is that we're going to learn each one off the notes, separate in a separate lesson, and then we're going to practice each note how to hear it, and we're gonna have some background about the note. What it's meaning, how it's related to the other notes. That's not about music theory, just about understanding the musical and construct off notes. After we learned about the notes, we move on to the practice where we're going to practice, how to have to hear that note, and then we move on to the next note. So if in any part of the course you feel that I'm moving too fast or that you have to practice more, you can just go back and practice the note that you're still don't feel comfortable with. Okay, it's important to say that this skill is something that you developed after a lot of times that you hear the notes again and again and you do the same practices that now we're going to do in this course again and again. But this course will give you an excellent start point, an excellent way to hear it and understand it. You know, I think about myself that when I was young position when I started playing and composing and producing, if I had this kind, of course, someone just to explain me how to listen to the notes inside, a context that would save me so much time that I can't even tell you. So I hope that you love it and let's move on. 3. The C Major Scale and Tonal Music: Okay, so we all know the C major scale from kindergarden and from school. Right? And our course will be focused on recognizing those notes. Actually, those are the white keys of the piano. Okay. And why is it so important to recognize those notes? Because so much music was written in this language off the white keys off the piano. OK, Most of the music, actually most off them Folk songs and traditional songs and even pop songs and classical music is written in this key. So this is so important to know it and Teoh, and to recognize it and to be able to recognize the notes. Now, what you're going to learn in the following lectures is that each one of those keys has it kind of the meaning. Okay, Each note has its own flavor or taste. Okay. And I'll expand about it in the following a lectures. When you hit in the scale of C major, the scale starts and end on the note, see, And that's our tonic. Okay, that z the scale. Get it, get its name from the tonic from the ground off the scale from the place where the scales starts, on from the place where the scarce. Okay, so this waas some basic information and now we're ready to move on to our ear training, so let's go. 4. Get to know C & D: Okay, So welcome to our first lecture, and here we're gonna learn how to know C and D. So C is the first note, and the is the second note that is C and that is the okay. Now I'm going toe play each note for you a few times, so you can just take this atmosphere off the note that it's see again. And that is the you know. Okay, so of course the D is a step hired and see right? Because here is see on here is the step higher on DSI, of course, is a step lower. So the has distended insee to fall to see. Or maybe you can look at it like that sees like the ground and the easa step above the ground. Can you feel it? See? And that is the step above the ground. Okay, See? And the so in the next lecture lecture. When we start to practice how to identify between CND, I want you to try to think on it like two steps off a letter like the two first steps off a letter where C is the bottom steps where we feel at ground and these when When you're a just going a step higher, maybe you can try to sit with me. The notes try to sing it with me one time C and B the and again see being. And now just seeing just the ground floor. And now, just the one step in the letter. And again, just the ground floor seeing see soon in just one step off the letter. Okay, so this is what you have to keep in mind The next lesson when we start to practice it. 5. Practice: Identinfy C & D: Okay. So I hope you're ready. Because now we're start to practice. So that is that you see on that is deep sea See Okay which know that my playing three times now it was see again. Which note is this? It was C T C. C. Again. Which note is this? It was of course again. See? Which note is this? It was the they which notice this It was a gun. See? Which note is this? It will see again seeing which note is this? It was the they Which note is this? The again they on? Which note is this? A again. It's C C C c. Okay, now let's try it on Lee with one note and not without repeating the note. Three times. Which note is this? That is C. Which note is this? That it's see again which notice this That is see again? Which note is this? That is the right one step of the letter which noticed this back to see right? Like ground floor. Which note is this? They once that c brown floor de right now, just try to say the name of the note. The moment you know it I'll say the moment after you see, See, they they I'll give you another moment. The si si be see the see See the they day they see. Okay, if this practice was good for you, and I guess that it was because it's super simple, right on Lee to identify between two notes when it see and when it's deep, then you can move on to the next lecture and please try to pay attention when the note is just staying on the same level. Right when I'm repeating on the same note thing, you don't have anything to identify just to repeat on the same note. And that's super important thing to pay attention to because sometimes the human or the melody can just stay on the same note, and it's important just to know when it happens. Okay, so let's move on to the next lecture 6. Get to know C, D & E: Okay, So now when we're feel comfortable with C and B way can add the third note, which is e. Okay, so let's get deals. Steps in the letter until we arriving. Get eat. So we have C way have tea and we have e e. Try to Cindy with May, please. That's not a singing lesson, but it is important for developing your ears to try to sing, and you don't have to sing Nice. It's not a singing contest. It's not American Idol or something. Okay, just try to sing the note E. Okay, let's do it again. See the E? Okay, So when we're trying to identify E with thinking off the third step, Okay, So see the third step. And when we're going back from E back to ground, so it's see right, Let's try to sing it one time again and back up. Okay, So when you identify, see, try to think of it like the third step off escape 7. Practice: Identinfy C, D & E: Now it's time to practice. So I'm playing. See the and E and I'll repeat each note three times So we'll have to time Teoh, Make it like ring and try toe. Identify it. Let's start with just cnd with full warm up So that is See on that is the try to identify it. Which note am I playing now? That is C which know that my playing now that is the which noticed This doesn't see again Try to hear the direction off the melody Am I going down with my playing or up If I'm going down So it's probably that the goes down to see or maybe soon E will go down to D And if I'm going up so it can be just see going to D and then the going to eat right? So I'm just with CND for the moment that will see again See which one is this? That is D again, baby. And which one is this? That's e the third step off the letter A um which one is this? That's be again, baby. On that C way twenties they that was the Which one is this? Wait one is this. Wait. 20 stays back to see right now. We're going to play each note on Lee one time. Try to identify it. I will give you a few seconds to try to identify again. Try to think if the note is going maybe a step up in the letter or step down. We don't have a lot of choices right now. I remind you, it's just with see the end, E. That's it. Okay, let's try. I'm starting with C. Okay. That it's see. So say it out loud. See? See? They see ground, Flo. See they Okay, they Hey, day. See, they e That's the third floor or the third scale. The third stage of the scale. Yeah, day. Okay, they Hey, that's easy with my hand, right? Because you can see the direction off their note. He see that's the ground floor. The bottom floor. They see. Okay, they see. Okay, So I hope you got it. That it wasn't too hard. We already got three notes, CD and eat. You can repeat on this exercise just to take the video backward and try to repeat the exercise. If it's still you, feel it is a little shaky. And when you feel ready, move on with me to the next lesson. 8. Get to know F: Okay, so the note f is the fourth step off our letter and just played one time. So we have seen the f That's our highest point at the moment. And if we're going back So we're going from F two Teoh to CEO. Okay, now F okay. See? Note. Half has the tendency to come to the note. E uh, we're not getting bigger here to music theory, but between the note f and he and E, we have an interval off semi tone or half step. Can you hear that? Tendency off half to come to to go down to me if you try to remember it. And to think of it that way, it may be a little easy to identify F. 9. Practice: Identinfy C, D, E & F: Okay, so just a short review. That is the note C C. That is the no. D That is the note e on a semi tone above you remember the note F semi tone below the note again getting on again. And if I'm jumping from C to F C. Can you hear it? Let's do the way back way back to ground floor. Now let me start by playing and soon I'll add f. Don't worry about it, but let me start by reviewing C d and e. So which notice this that. See, Which note is this? That's big, uh, deep C d that c. That's the e surprise surprise you can see by my eyebrows, right? It went up because that's f our new note. So that's F. And who is this one? That's e. Can you hear that? It's super close to F on the semi tone on the half step. That's E. Which one is This is this. He will now go up or down. Listen closely. It went up because it's F. Which one is this? He a gun. They know right back to ground floor to see in right f very good and Let's go back down e the sea. Okay. Okay. Now let's play just one note without repeated three times and try to identify it. Okay? Twenties this. See Right, De, uh, back to see Right. The only one. Step right. E de, uh, back to see Which one is this? Which floor of the building? That's it? Because that's the on that. See if I can go three steps down. Um, Bom bom That it must be eat because e d. C. Right. Which one is this? That's again on this one. F right back to eat day. You again s e de on back to see to the ground. See, That's deep, right? Okay. Gets if Did you hear that? They jumped between the NDF being I went before to be on, then moved to F. I skipped over Eat. So this is if right. Hey, day. See? Very good. Okay. So I hope this practice was useful. You can also take it a backward and try to repeat it if you need the exercise. And when you feel ready, let's move on to the next note 10. Get to know G: this lecture is about the note G g e is the fifth step off the letter G dio Now G is a note that also has an interesting quality because the note G is actually the forest point that you can get from sea without starting to coming back. Okay, if you're looking going it like it like a bowl or like an like a spiral. So when after you arrived to G, it's starting to coming back to the note, see? But when you're arriving in Geo, it's the first point that you can get Gene. And because of this G has this tendency may be to be a little shaky and want to go back to see G's. Can you hear it? If you were, If you can. Just when you try to recognize Jean, try to think of it like an unstable place that you want to go back to Seo. Okay, maybe this philosophy is a little complex, but when you start practice it, you'll see that it feels that way that do you feel like it? Want to come back to see? Okay, so just to make sure that we understand, just let's just sing the notes until g and try to sing with me e g and back D i E d c. That's right. Okay, so when you're feeling ready, let's move on to their practice. 11. Practice: Identinfy C, D, E, F & G: Okay, let's start a practice. That is the note. See, that is the no de that is the note. E his effort and that is Jeep. Let's do it back. G yes, e the sea Now try to identify. I'm starting with the lowers notes. See Right de right. See? Again? That's right. D a gun. That's right. That's e only one step above the right. That's again. That's again. That's me Back to the ground floor to see. See the only one Step E on Lee. Another step. Thats f right. That's another step above E. That's e only one step below f e and only one step above E. On. That is G. What happened here? That see, right? Did you hear it? What? We've talked about this tendency of G just to fall down to see seeing and its feels very natural. See? Right, that is G. Okay. Did you hear that? Skip that leap from CTG start to recognize when the note is going just by steps and when it leaps to higher or lower note. If you noticed Until now, I just went mostly by steps between notes. But from now I also start to leap from a from time to time between the notes. Okay, so not just moving in step way. That's just step motions. I also try to make you sensible to the jumps to the lips. So if this is Jeep G thesis, see the ground floor and back toe G right back to see the ground floor. Which one is this? See the ground floor through this right? Do the fifth, the fifth off the scale and that's see again. That's G right. And that's G again on that. See again the ground floor. That's G very good. Thats f only one step below Gene, right? This is G again and that See the ground floor G ago. If g I see who is this one? That's e because it's the third step they see right? Yeah, I got thats f on the one step above e de See g again and a being see. I know it may become a little harder because there are already five notes, but hey, only two more to go. Okay. And if you can already start, identify maybe in 70 80 98% off. Accurate the notes that you hear from C D, E, F and G. You're in a very good place because I guess it's better than you than you had before, right when you couldn't I couldn't identify. So we have two more and notes to learn, and then we have the old scale. They'll c major scale, and you can identify it quite good. Okay, let's move on. 12. Get to know A: So this lecture is about the note? A So get just to get our ears set. Three d A is sixth note off the C major scale on. And if I'm going back, g Okay, so once again just to going from sea to a c g a going back a g f c. Please try to sing with me one time g and the six note and going back A g uh, you don't have to be a great singer, OK? It's not this kind affair off lesson. You just have to try to to be able to sing the note that you hear if you can send it, then you're in a good position to to begin to hear it. Well, okay, so that is See, uh, that is the Did he see again? That is a Can you hear the sleep from Sittwe again? We're not getting he here into music theory, But that leap is an interval that we call the sixth just because it's sleep over six kids, okay, or six notes and the sixth, the sixth note or the interval of six is the largest interval that we had so far because we just arrived to these two this note. So if you hear me in the next lesson in the exercise in the practice part, if you hear this kind of a big leap, you can guess that it's maybe 1/6 and it may be moved today. A. It can also be 50 if it moved to the note G that I'm now playing G. That is, see a okay, but try to hear the difference between those leap the leap to the A C G K G. It's not very different, but it has a different quality, and you'll get used to it. Okay, so let's move on to the practice. 13. Practice: Identinfy C, D, E, F, G & A: Okay, Lets start to practice. So let's sing it one time G a a g f Okay. Again. I'm starting just from the lower part of the scale from C D and E, and then I'll gently move up. Okay, so which notice this That see, Right? Let's d right. That's e right back to D. Let's e again. Oh, that is the See who is this fellow? I skipped over D. So this is e right be e A and G. Did you hear that? They just moved by. Step up the letter. Okay, So I'm just saying the name of the notes up the letter g f because I moved one Step down back to G. This is a right our highest polling at the moment. A a back to ground floor to see. That's right. Hey, you got how our highest find Jeanne the Did you expect two years. See? But I tricked you. Had moved back to eat, right? Uh, ding See? Okay. Right. Our highest find. That's G one note below our highest point. Do Okay. See, um G again. That was hard with this. That's a D. Because it has this tendency to go from the to see the That's right. That's if hey, that's g the fifth that has the tendency to go to sea. That's right Day back to see that is F, uh, once that the Bob F de and and that see our home. Okay, so that was a practice from sea to a I hope this is OK, and it's not too in a rush or too fast. But, hey, this is an online course you can get. Just go backward and just to repeat it if you need the practice. Okay. And when you feel ready, join me on the last note, which is B. 14. Get to know B: Okay, so this is our less note our seventh note off the C major scale and this is the note B B. I'll play all the scale until be being meet. Now the note B also has a special quality because if I'm not finishing the scale that I just playing by not finishing, I mean that I didn't arrive to see again. Can you hear the active? We didn't talk about the actor. The actor is the same tone C c actually an octave higher. Okay. And octuplets form the word eight and eight notes or eighties higher C c. That's a doctor, OK, but we're not talking about it. I just I go back c f g a b, but if I'm not closing it to the active, I'm not arriving to see Can you feel it like it's stay up, hang in the air like something that has to be resolved and it didn't happen, c thank you very much, right. Okay, so you can think of the note B as something that has to lead or that has two point into the night c an octave higher a again. This is not a music theory lesson But the note B is also has the name leaving tone. Leading tone is the note that lead to say Okay, so when you think off the seventh stone off the scale, think of it as a leading tone. It's something that has the tendency to point up. Okay, one more time. Let's play escaped for me. It wants to go to sing. Okay, so that's what you have to keep in mind in this practice when you try to recognize actually all the seven notes of the scale. Okay, let's move on. 15. Practice: Identinfy C, D, E, F, G, A & B: Okay, so now we're going to practice all the seven notes of the scale. Okay, Don't get panic. We're going to do it very easily and very slowly. And you know, I'm gonorrhea. I remind you that you can always go backward and try to practice it again. Okay, so that is, See, that is the it's e f. That is Jeep is a speak. And then he see again an octave higher. And that is see again, that is See again? Okay, now, enough with the jokes. That is C and it is be the leading tone B c be See. See, now it's your turn. Try to identify the notes. See the, uh, see that if g d a 10 tire being see, that's our home. But just in another place, right? It sounds like our home like our ground, but in the sky or something. See? See, it's just a knocked off the same note. That's G again. G, that is it e they, uh, see back to the ground. See, that's the same. No doctor. Higher being, um, being singing. Who is this fellow? That is G again. G ah be It wants to go to the surprise. Which is this one? Be See? That's right. A de Ah e de Yeah. Hey, G being seeing. See? Okay, guys, congratulations. I think that if you got this far you're hearing must got a little better, if not a lot better. And of course, that is something that you have to practice and to keep doing it, and it will get better and better with each time. Okay, so I'll see you in the summary lecture. 16. Congratulation! what to the next?: uh, c g d a Jew. The one more time c de g p a Do believing down. Okay, guys, thank you very much. And I want to congratulate you for finishing that course off your training. And that is actually a basic and introduction course for a more advanced course that I'll giving here soon. I hope you enjoyed it. And it was useful for you. I would be very appreciated if you can raid it with five stars and to write some nice review about it. I very hope to see you in my next courses. Okay. So again, practice, practice, practice, and you can repeat in this cores. And I'll hope to see you soon. Bye bye.