Q. What is ear training A. Piano Ear Training or Pitch
Exercises are the terms used to describe the method of teaching and learning how
to identify a note and sing in tune with the note or chord that is played.
Q. Why do I need to learn how to pitch a note to the
music? If you
want to learn to sing or play an instrument it is essential to be able to sing the
correct notes in the right place (and at the right time!). Ideally a singer should
be able to recognize the key being played and sing any one of the notes within the
chord or scale without sounding sharp or flat (unless that is the effect you require
for the song!!).
Q. My friend can do this and she hasn't had lessons - but I can't - why is this?
Some people are born with an excellent 'ear' for
music and are
naturally talented, but most singers need to learn and practice the art before it
becomes second nature.
Q. How can I tell if I am on pitch or not? Record yourself singing along to a
song that you know well and listen back to your efforts - are the notes you sing
melodic, are they exactly the same as the singers or do they sound harsh, sharp
or flat? If the latter is the case then you are not singing 'on pitch'. You can
also try recording yourself singing our online scales. If you are singing in key
then the notes you sing will sound like the notes that are played.
Q. What is 'Perfect Pitch?' This is the term used to describe someone who can
sing (or play) the notes (or chords) along with the
reading the sheet music. It is also used to describe the ability to sing any note
on request without hearing the note played by an instrument. Some people are born
with this ability - others need to learn and practice to become competent.
Q. I can't Pitch - am I Tone Deaf? Unlikely - very few people are really 'Tone
Deaf' which is the term used to describe someone who appears to lack the ability
to differentiate between one note (or chord) from another - This is extremely rare!
Most people who think they are 'Tone Deaf' just need to learn how to listen and
practice their pitching skills. It takes some people longer than others but it CAN
Q. How can I learn to pitch correctly? The key to recognizing notes, chords and
intervals is repeated listening and singing back. Ideally you need a teacher to
help you identify how you are progressing but there are exercises provided below
for you to practice although you need an instrument to do them. Alternatively you
can try the online Ear Training programs or download pitch recognition software
Letter from Tommy.
ALSO - you mention you like to make flash games. As a music teacher, I would
love two types of games that you don't have. I would like a game that showed a music
note on a music staff and the student has to type in
the letter name of that note - and more points are awarded for how fast they
answer. The game could be done for Treble, Bass, Tenor, and Alto Clefs. Teaching
children to read notes is very important. I would also love a game where students
identify music instruments by looking at a picture of many instruments (like in
an orchestra) and have to select whatever instrument the game chooses by clicking
on the correct instrument.
This game teaches note reading. online ear training The skill of the musician
is tested as notes are played on a music staff. Players must quickly type the correct
letter to match the note shown on the staff.
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The last game you sent is good. It seems it only uses notes on the lower half
of the music staff. It would be more challenging if the notes appeared on the whole
staff on all lines and spaces.
Also, my students love competition. Is there any way to force the player to choose
faster - and if they don't pick fast enough, they lose points? Also - I know this
is a hard thing to do in flash, but can you make a game that keeps track of the
The flash you sent me wasn't really what I was looking for. I would like a game
where a student sees the note on a music staff, and has to type the correct musical
letter - or choose the correct musical letter from a list. This would increase their
music reading ability.
2nd, I would like a game where a student would see the musical letter (A, B,
C, D, E, F, or G - A#, Bb, etc.) and have to play it on a keyboard.