Tag Archives: Ear Training

Aural Skills: Yes, They Really Matter!

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  I won’t say I told you so, but… I was reading a post on one of my favorite music […]


The Big Secret about Ear Training

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Ear training is a subject that makes people either shrug their shoulders or shudder. The many different approaches breed confusion […]


Do You Know This Harp Chord?

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There is one particular chord that my students and I grapple with frequently. It is used more often in harp […]


Three Reasons Why Singing Will Improve Your Playing

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If you can sing it, you can play it. Well, maybe not quite, but it is true that singing is […]


What does it mean to be in tune? Part 1: The Science

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What does it mean to be in tune? You can be in tune with your friend, your spouse, the times […]


Seven Ways to Improve your Aural Skills THIS WEEK in 5 minutes a day

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What are aural skills? The study of Aural Skills, also called ear training, is the study of pitch, scales, chords, […]


Sightreading – the MASTER System

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Sightreading, a word that can cause the palms of even experienced musicians to sweat. Perhaps that’s because it is the […]


Five Minutes a Day Can Grow Your Musicianship

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Musicianship: knowledge, skill, and artistic sensitivity in performing music. (from Dicitionary.com) It’s easy to play any musical instrument: all you […]


The Why of Key Signatures

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At some point in every music student’s life comes the moment when she must learn all the key signatures. And […]


The “Why” of Note Reading

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  If you are a monster sightreader and have perfect pitch, don’t read this article! Everyone else, read on… After […]