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The Ear Training Method

Do you want great ears? The kind of hearing that allows you to pick out chords, chord-tones, and progressions? Do you wish transcribing were easy and that learning from recordings became your norm because it just made sense?

We all know that ear training is essential for any serious musician. But if you’re like most musicians, you still haven’t figured the best way to train your ear and you lack the skill level you wish you had.

Perhaps you’ve tried to develop your ear, but weren’t seeing the results you wanted. Or maybe you didn’t know exactly how to practice or where to begin. We’ve all been there and it’s beyond frustrating.

It’s time to stop thinking about music and start hearing it once and for all.

Don’t spend another practice session struggling in frustration or another performance lost and isolated from your fellow musicians. Learn to connect to the sound of music on a deeper level.

Imagine listening to the radio and knowing what each chord or interval is in a matter of seconds…

Picture yourself walking on stage confident that you have the skills to hear any sound that hits your ears…

With the tools you’ll learn in this course, you can make this a reality.

The Ear Training Method is an in-depth ear training course that’s designed to quickly improve your ear so you can start achieving your musical potential.

The Ear Training Method

The entire course is self-contained. You don’t need anything, or anyone, to train your ears. Simply Press Play and Improve!

The Ear Training Method makes improving your ears easier than ever before, guiding you the entire way. With over 300 tailor made audio lessons that guide you step by step through the process of training your ear, you’ll be able to improve wherever you are.

Because learning to hear shouldn’t be a mystery and it shouldn’t be limited to a classroom or a practice room.

Practice on the way to work, test your ears as you lay in bed, and improve your musicianship in your free time.

The private ear training lessons you can listen to…anywhere…

Ear training on the go

With over 300 detailed audio tracks, you’ll:

  • Take your interval knowledge from recognition to instant recall
  • Iron out the gaps in your hearing, the weak spots you’ve always known about
  • Learn to hear the details of complex chord voicings
  • Develop an ear training practice that you can continue for a lifetime

All this ear training work you can do anywhere, any time, making you a better musician and jazz improviser every single day.

Get The Ear Training Method now for $99

  • 90 page “Program Notes” – This is a simple guide to the audio, making sure that you go through the course in the right order and get the most out of it.
  • 300 audio tracks – Ear Traning practice tracks you can take with you anywhere you go.
  • Step-by-Step Guidance – All the subtle details, directions, and tips you need to master the information and improve FAST

Here’s how it works:

  1. The $99 is a one-time purchase using PayPal or credit card
  2. You’ll create a new Jazzadvice account, or if you’ve purchased from us before, use your email and password you used previously
  3. That’s it! Log in, and you’ll have lifetime access to download your course, as well as any online materials or updates. Note that this is a digital course and nothing will be shipped to you.

Click the button below to get The Ear Training Method

(This course is also available as part of our Fundamental Courses and Premium Bundle. Click Here For Details)

What makes the Ear Training Method so effective?

It’s all in the details. We’ve painstakingly crafted each audio lesson in this course to give you the tools you need to rapidly improve your ears.

The Ear Training Method uses a unique 3 step system for training your ears that builds a solid foundation up from intervals and triads to 7th chords and complex chord voicings.

With this course you’ll develop musical skills for the real world.

You can learn music theory from a book, but training your ear requires sound. That’s why with this method you’ll not only learn the information, you’ll hear it, sing it, and be tested on your progress each step of the way.

And if you miss something? Simply go back and review the lessons at your own pace. We’ll be there every step of the way, coaching you from the beginning all the way through the end.

The Ear Training Method Lessons

The Ear Training Method is split into 3 comprehensive volumes, with over 300 audio lessons. To see a complete track listing of the course click here.

All three volumes are included in your purchase.

Volume 1: Master your intervals

Intervals are the building blocks for every melody, chord and bass line that you’ll encounter as a musician. From the symphonies of Beethoven to the solos of Miles Davis, intervals are the key ingredient. You’ve probably done some interval ear training before, but in this course, you’ll master them once and for all.

Ear Training Method Volume 1

Over the course of twelve expansive lessons containing 120 audio tracks you’ll get to know your intervals on a deeper level than ever before. You’ll get beyond having to think about them, and get to the point where you just know them!

And we’ll even take you beyond mastering each individual interval, teaching you to hear as many intervals in a row as you like using the simple yet effective note-pairing technique. Using this one little trick will catapult your ability to hear and sing many intervals in a row.

Volume 2: Master chord structures

In Volume 2, you’ll finally clear up the confusion surrounding chords. You’ll not only learn to identify the quality of basic chord structures, you’ll truly understand each chord type inside out.

Ear Training Method Vol 2

You’ll learn the crucial skills you need to start learning songs by ear:

  • Hearing bass notes
  • Picking out melody notes on top of chords
  • Identifying chord quality and type

You’ll build the necessary foundation needed to hear anything you wish.

Volume 3: Master Upper Structures and Voicings

In Volume 3, you’ll build on what you’ve learned in the previous two volumes, diving into the upper structures of chords, altered notes, and hearing complex chord voicings.

Ear Training Method Vol 3

All the difficulty surrounding these advanced concepts will be broken down and explained so you finally get a firm aural and conceptual grasp on it.

Progressing through these 3 volumes, you’ll stretch your ear more than ever and finally attain the strong foundation needed for jazz musicians.

Get The Ear Training Method now for $99

  • 90 page “Program Notes” – This is a simple guide to the audio, making sure that you go through the course in the right order and get the most out of it.
  • 300 audio tracks – Ear Traning practice tracks you can take with you anywhere you go.
  • Step-by-Step Guidance – All the subtle details, directions, and tips you need to master the information and improve FAST

Here’s how it works:

  1. The $99 is a one-time purchase using PayPal or credit card
  2. You’ll create a new Jazzadvice account, or if you’ve purchased from us before, use your email and password you used previously
  3. That’s it! Log in, and you’ll have lifetime access to download your course, as well as any online materials or updates. Note that this is a digital course and nothing will be shipped to you.

Click the button below to get The Ear Training Method

(This course is also available as part of our Fundamental Courses and Premium Bundle. Click Here For Details)

So what makes The Ear Training Method so different and unique?

This method uses quite a few unique techniques that set it apart from what you may be used to finding in other courses.

You’ll learn the fundamentals on a much deeper level through “ingrain” exercises

The goal of ear training is to be able to hear all the elements of music as if they were a friend’s voice. For instance, you know who it is when your friend calls you on the phone and you don’t have to stop and say, “I’m sorry, who is this?”

You just know who it is. And that’s exactly how it should be for intervals, chords, or anything else you want to hear in music.

To become absolutely masterful at anything related to ear training, the ear has to hear the information repeated many times until a “click” moment happens and it learns to recognize that information without a doubt.

That’s why we have a concept called “ingrain” which drills whatever it is you’re learning at the time, over and over all over the piano until you can hear it instantly, in all registers, at any speed, with zero effort, just like a friend’s voice.

The work is automated for you

In most ear training courses, they tell you what to do but don’t automate the work for you. They expect you to go off and sit by the piano and play this stuff for hours. What a waste of time!

When we built this course, we created it with our commute to work in mind. We wanted to make use of the time we were already wasting. We wanted to be able to just press play on the smart phone and have the information spoon-fed to us.

No piano necessary. No two person exercises where we had to depend on a ear training partner. Just us and the tracks.

And we wanted each track to naturally build upon the previous track. In this way, we could just listen and absorb, strengthening our ear every single day with minimum effort.

That is how The Ear Training Method came about.

You’ll strengthen everything you’re hearing with singing exercises

This course makes you sing everything. With the unique way it’s setup, it cues your singing and checks to make sure you’re singing accurately. Why singing? Because if you can sing it right, then you’re hearing right.

It’s like having a private ear training coach that you can access at any time.

You’ll build strong reference points using contrast exercises

One of the best ways our ear can learn is through contrast. By using this principle and strategically grouping similar sounds together, we’ve created exercises that teach you how to differentiate between things that are commonly mistaken.

No more mixing up a perfect 4th for a 5th, or stressing out between the various dominant alterations.

All these little details are sorted out and worked on.

You’ll get ears you can actually use

This course focuses on the ear training that you actually need to apply in the real-world, and many courses touch in intervals and chords, but there’s more to it than that.

First there’s the degree to which you learn this information. You need it to be automatic, zero effort, no thought required type of information,

And second, you need some information that other ear training just doesn’t cover. You need to hear chord-tone colors and chord voicings. Whether you’re a jazz musician or not, these topics are crucial to how we hear music.

Music is organized sound and adding topics like these to your ear training is essential to hearing that organization when it comes to jazz or any more complex music.

It’s time to unleash the power of your ear…

Get The Ear Training Method now for $99

  • 90 page “Program Notes” – This is a simple guide to the audio, making sure that you go through the course in the right order and get the most out of it.
  • 300 audio tracks – Ear Traning practice tracks you can take with you anywhere you go.
  • Step-by-Step Guidance – All the subtle details, directions, and tips you need to master the information and improve FAST

Here’s how it works:

  1. The $99 is a one-time purchase using PayPal or credit card
  2. You’ll create a new Jazzadvice account, or if you’ve purchased from us before, use your email and password you used previously
  3. That’s it! Log in, and you’ll have lifetime access to download your course, as well as any online materials or updates. Note that this is a digital course and nothing will be shipped to you.

Click the button below to get The Ear Training Method

(This course is also available as part of our Fundamental Courses and Premium Bundle. Click Here For Details)

Bravo for producing such a well thought out ear training method. My favorite time to practice is while I’m walking my dogs at night when no one is around to hear me singing the intervals. Occasionally my dogs do stop and give me quizzical look when I hit a wrong note but I’m improving.”

– Brad

“Thank thanks… I was in the process of creating something but finding your method blew me away! So much better than I could have ever imagined! It’s just a miracle to find you right when I needed this! Works great! Thanks guys, awesome, just what I needed.”

– Nico van der Kuip

“This is great!! I have tried lots of different ear training methods over the years. Finally, one that goes small step by step and is logically set out. Other methods have big holes that are just too difficult to master on you own. This method helps along every step from very basic intervals right up to complex chords. I love it! Thanks guys.”

– James

“I’m very happy with ‘Ear Training Method’ from Jazzadvice.com. The format makes it easy to use. I’ve loaded it up on an iPod, then I put my selection on repeat, and go about my day! I’ve tried several other ear training programs, which are all good, but this one is the most accessible. I also like the concept of ‘ingraining.’ It makes sense to me as a learning tool for this important aspect of jazz performance.”

– Anne Saffer

“I am a music student attending a university program and was referred to jazzadvice.com. I quickly realized this site to be a gold mine of much needed theory, advice, insight and much much more. Working through this ear training program is improving my musicianship skills and building my confidence. The thorough approach leaves nothing out; I whole-heartedly recommend this program! Thank you for all your excellent Jazzadvice!”

– Tracy G

“I really like the layout and the ease with which I can practice on the go. This is exactly what I was looking for to help stretch my ears and my skills, and to have it laid out in an easy-to-follow format at such a reasonable price is incredibly useful. One of the things that sets this method apart from others I’ve tried is the ingrain section of each lesson. I have found that most other ear training courses encourage immediately singing and differentiating intervals or chords without giving ample time for the sound itself to permeate the inner ear and the mind. Being able to do them “on-the-go” is invaluable, as there are so many demands in the modern world that being able to practice during time that would otherwise be “wasted” allows me to keep moving forward even during my busiest times. I also enjoy the pace of the singing tracks. Even in busy environments such as a bus or a train I am able to practice hearing the intervals in my inner ear. I am hearing the music in my mind more clearly now than I ever have before. I also find the checkpoints incredibly useful. I am able to use them as a quick assessment of how instinctual my listening has become. I am trying to turn my ear into a reflex understanding of music, and having these tracks allows me to determine whether I am guessing, thinking, or hearing.”

– Fletcher Planert

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What payment methods do you accept?
A: You can easily pay by credit card or Paypal.

Q: How do I access my course?
A: Once you buy the course, you simply log in to your account. Your “Dashboard” gives you easy access to all your courses, downloads, and membership benefits.

Q: Is there a discount if I buy all the Courses?
A: Yes! If you purchase all four Fundamental Courses together, you can save 10% and get a whole year of premium for $1. Click here for details about this Jazzadvice Course discount.

Q: Is The ETM based on intervals or functional/contextual ear training?
A: Some people think learning intervals is a waste of time and say to instead focus on the sound of each chord-tone within a key. We’ve found that both skills are necessary and useful skills, not replacements for one another.

In The Ear Training Method, you’ll master both interval ear training and functional ear training. And you may find one more beneficial than the other, but in terms of training your ear, they both will be tools in your musical toolbox that help and improve what you can hear and play.

Q: How do interval and functional ear training differ and help you?
A: Intervals help immensely when learning root motion of a tune and they also provide an alternate perspective to melodic content which helps in playing and composing. That’s right, we don’t want to be limited to a specific role or a certain style of music. Your ear training should make you a better player, performer, and even listener!

Chord-tones in context, what many call functional/contextual ear training, are indispensable in terms of melodic improvisation, transcribing, and more. When you learn to hear the “color” of each chord-tone within a given harmonic context, you will hear and play on the next level, allowing you to make melodic and harmonic decisions based upon what you desire to express.

Q: What format is the course in?
A: Courses are downloadable from your Dashboard in Zip format. The Zip file contains MP3s (audio) and PDF (eBook).

Q: Are the audio tracks for playing along with?
A: No. The audio tracks in the Ear Training Method help you to practice hear ing the intricate elements of music.

Q: Who is this method for?
A: We’re not going to lie. This method isn’t for everyone. If  you’re looking for a quick short cut, an escape from daily practice, or a way to fake it on stage without building the necessary skills, then you should look elsewhere.

The Ear Training Method is for musicians who have a great desire to improve and are serious about spending the necessary time to train their ears from the ground up.

This course can be used by people of all levels because it breaks down super complex concepts into little pieces, so even beginners can follow along and build their skills. If you’ve been frustrated with your practice and you want a rapid and methodical way to achieve results, then The Ear Training Method is for you.

Q: I’m not a jazz musician. Can I still use this course?
A: The Ear Training Method benefits musicians of all styles. The truth is…the ability to hear and identify the elements of music isn’t limited to jazz – it’s an essential skill for anyone practicing or performing music. Whether you’re a performer, a composer, a music teacher, or an aspiring improviser you need to train your ears to perform at your peak.

In this method we’ve included exercises that will not only build and reinforce the fundamentals of training your ear, but will push your limits to the advanced harmonies and complex chords structures of modern music. Whichever style of music you play, the bottom line is the same: if you want to reach your potential as a musician, you need to have great ears.

Q: Is there a money back guarantee or a refund if I don’t like it?
A: No. We do not give refunds or money back guarantees. We’ve spent years developing and refining each course. If you’re lazy or think you know everything already, just don’t buy the course, because it takes a ton of work – a consistent effort, desire, and an open mind. If you genuinely wish to get better and enjoy the process of doing so, then you’ll really enjoy this course and get a lot out of it. It’s simple: if you follow the plan and put in the practice time, you will improve.

Q: Is this course easy enough for beginners?
A: Yes. The Ear Training Method can be used by musicians of all levels, but it helps if you have some basic chord and improvisational knowledge. If you’re the kind of person that’s willing to google the things they don’t understand, then you’ll be fine.

Q: Does Premium come with this Course?
A: No. The four Fundamental Courses, including this one, are standalone, completely separate from your premium membership. If you’re interested in purchasing both The Fundamental Courses and Premium, make sure to check out The Courses and Premium Bundle.

Q: I’m an intermediate or advanced player. Will this course be good for me?
A: Yes. The exercises and knowledge presented in this course is a lifetime of practice. There’s always a higher level to achieve and more complex variations you can create. Being more advanced will allow you to figure out your own ways and exercises to add to your ear training practice.

Q: Which course should I start with?
A: You can start with any course and they can all be used at the same time because they compliment each other. For more info, check out our suggested order of study.

Q: What instrument(s) is this course for?
A: All instruments can use this course.

We’re here to help…

We made this course to give you the necessary fundamentals needed as a jazz musician. If you have any questions at all about the course, we’re more than happy to answer them.