Children Ear Training
Children are learning machines. They can pick up just about anything if they start early enough. From the moment they can hear sounds even in the womb! They are learning. So here is a course to teach those very young ears how to hear and understand music in a fun, simple way. And while I was putting it together I also realized that there are quite a few adults out there who have issues with ear training, that this series could really help.
The whole idea behind this course is to teach ear training to children in a manner that is fun, so that they don't even realize they are developing a skill to identify pitches when they hear them in music. This is done by having kids sing the melody then sing the song using numbers, letters and finally solfège. This not only builds up an ability to recognize notes but also improves children's knowledge of the letters of the alphabet, numbers and finally solfège which they may already know from the "Do, Re, Me" song from the "Sound of Music."
But This Course is for Anyone!
This course is also for anyone struggling with ear training. Everyone learns differently and this method takes a completely different approach to other Muse Eek Publishing ear training products. Just learning a melody to a traditional song will not solve the problem of knowing what notes are being played when you hear music. But this course adds in singing these traditional songs by:
Learning the melody singing the letter names.
Learning the melody singing the degrees (which are numbers of course)
Learning the melody singing the solfège.
Singing the melody, then guessing random notes by using letters names, degrees or solfège.
Singing the melody then singing random pitches when prompted using letters names, degrees or solfège.
Other Benefits from This Children Ear Training Course
In addition you also learn the following to further develop your ability your ear training skills:
Singing the harmony with words, letter names, degrees or solfège. This help you hear and sing pitches and know what you are singing while another part is played.
Work on singing the bass part with letter names, degrees or solfège which develops a better sense of key which is crucial for good contextual ear training skills.
What is Found in the Course
The traditional song “Go Tell Aunt Rhody” a simple song with the same melody for both the verse and the chorus is used. This song will be performed in the key of C Major. It contains only five notes: C, D, E, F and G. The three main components to the audio tracks are: Melody sung by voice, Bass played by Electric Bass or voice and Drums. Since students may have different issues with singing this song, many different combinations of the three main components are presented. In order to ingrain a deeper understanding of the melody it will be sung using degrees, note names and solfège. This will instill a natural cognitive recognition of which notes are being sung. By working through a series of tunes in this way one can instantly know when hearing a melody which notes are being sung in relationship to a key center.
Some students may already have experience with one or more of the treatments listed above so they may want to vary the way they practice. This course comes with 4 hours and 45 minutes of audio files in the form of MP3s. These MP3s will teach you to recognize the notes that are played by their unique sound within a key center. But most importantly this is done in a fun way where you are really just singing a melody, guessing a note or are asked to sing a note.
Limiting the Number of Pitches
This course limits the number of notes you are learning to five. This helps a child or older person concentrate on only a few notes in one octave. You will be surprised how quickly you pick up the pitches and how they stay in your memory because you are also reinforcing this by singing the melody every minute or so.
Music is a Language
Remember that learning music is like learning a language. It takes time for your mind to catalog the unique sound of each note and even longer to coordinate your voice in a natural way to the sounds you hear in your head, or coming at you from an external source. Not everyone learns at the same pace, so don’t get upset if you take longer than someone else. This doesn’t make you less of a person or musician; it just means that through this course you have found a weakness in your ability and through practice you will fix this weakness. That is a good life lesson for a child or an adult.
There are 4 hours and 45 minutes of MP3s found in this course:
01 Aunt Rhody Melody
02 Aunt Rhody Melody with Numbers
03 Aunt Rhody Melody with Note Names
04 Aunt Rhody Melody with Solfège
05 Aunt Rhody Bass Part with Numbers
06 Aunt Rhody Bass Part with Note Names
07 Aunt Rhody Bass Part with Solfège
08 Aunt Rhody Soprano Melody without Words
09 Aunt Rhody Alto Melody without Words
10 Aunt Rhody Tenor Melody without Words
11 Aunt Rhody Bass Melody without Words
12 Aunt Rhody Harmony with Note Names
13 Aunt Rhody Harmony with Numbers
14 Aunt Rhody Harmony with Solfège
15 Aunt Rhody Harmony with Words
16 Aunt Rhody Melody Harmony with Note Names
17 Aunt Rhody Melody Harmony with Numbers
18 Aunt Rhody Melody Harmony with Solfège
19 Aunt Rhody Melody Harmony with Words Stereo
20 Aunt Rhody Melody Harmony with Words Stereo No Drums
21 Aunt Rhody Melody Harmony with Words
22 Aunt Rhody Guess Note Names 1
23 Aunt Rhody Guess Note Names 2
24 Aunt Rhody Guess Note Names 3
25 Aunt Rhody Guess Note Names 4
26 Aunt Rhody Guess Note Names 5
27 Aunt Rhody Guess Note Names 6
28 Aunt Rhody Guess Numbers 1
29 Aunt Rhody Guess Numbers 2
30 Aunt Rhody Guess Numbers 3
31 Aunt Rhody Guess Numbers 4
32 Aunt Rhody Guess Numbers 5
33 Aunt Rhody Guess Numbers 6
34 Aunt Rhody Guess Solfège 1
35 Aunt Rhody Guess Solfège 2
36 Aunt Rhody Guess Solfège 3
37 Aunt Rhody Guess Solfège 4
38 Aunt Rhody Guess Solfège 5
39 Aunt Rhody Guess Solfège 6
40 Aunt Rhody Sing By Yourself
41 Aunt Rhody Sing Numbers 1
42 Aunt Rhody Sing Numbers 2
43 Aunt Rhody Sing Numbers 3
44 Aunt Rhody Sing Numbers 4
45 Aunt Rhody Sing Numbers 5
46 Aunt Rhody Sing Numbers 6
47 Aunt Rhody Sing Note Names 1
48 Aunt Rhody Sing Note Names 2
49 Aunt Rhody Sing Note Names 3
50 Aunt Rhody Sing Note Names 4
51 Aunt Rhody Sing Note Names 5
52 Aunt Rhody Sing Note Names 6
53 Aunt Rhody Sing Solfège 1
54 Aunt Rhody Sing Solfège 2
55 Aunt Rhody Sing Solfège 3
56 Aunt Rhody Sing Solfège 4
57 Aunt Rhody Sing Solfège 5
58 Aunt Rhody Sing Solfège 6