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3 Highly Effective Ear Training Exercises You Can Do All By Yourself (Premium)

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Ear Training, Jazz Advice and Tips, Premium Only

We’ve presented tons of exercises on how to practice ear training, but many require that you have someone to train with. So what do you do when you don’t have a partner?

When you have no one to practice ear training with there’s just as many exercises you can do and better yet, you can really take the time to iron out your personal weak spots. Here’s a few of my go-to exercises that are super simple and super effective.

Exercise #1: Interval pre-hearing

I love this exercise, in fact, I think it’s even more valuable for learning your intervals than if you had a partner! With a partner, you get into such a guess-and-check mindset, feeling rushed and often forget that the point is to absorb the sounds you’re hearing on a deeper and deeper level.

By ourselves, we can take our time, relax, and let the sounds echo endlessly, which is why practicing your ear training all by yourself can be incredibly beneficial as a jazz musician.

To do the Interval Pre-Hearing Exercise:

  1. Choose any interval and direction to focus on, for example, let’s choose a ...

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