Whether you're playing your instrument, composing, arranging, improvising, or transcribing, the ability to quickly and effectively recognize chord progressions is a necessity for the serious musician. Harmonic Ear Training details a step-by-step "vertical" (from the root up) and "horizontal" (using the song's key as a reference point) approach to hearing chord changes and progressions. By engaging in a variety of solfege exercises and voice-leading demonstrations, as well as weekly assignments that involve transcribing contemporary music examples, students will learn to internalize the music and identify chords and progressions with ease and confidence. Put your theory background into practice, and learn the practical techniques and ear training exercises that will work for you in your musical life every day.
What Is the Course Like?
Each week, you'll complete interactive online lessons, animated demos, and engage in ear training activities that will improve your listening skills and enhance your ability to recognize chord progressions. Your instructor will give you direct feedback on each assignment, and because all assignments are posted, you will also have the opportunity to review your classmates' work and learn from them. You can contribute to ongoing threads on the discussion board, which connect you to your classmates and instructor on a daily basis. If you need help on anything, you can chat with your instructor during office-hours each week.
By the end of this course, you will:
Use a step-by-step approach to identify all types of chords and progressions quickly and easily.
Gain a solid foundation in ear training to enhance all your musical pursuits.
Apply practical techniques and exercises to improve your performing, composing, arranging, transcribing or improvising skills.