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Most efficient way to improve ear skills..? (Read 1088 times)

Offline salim

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Most efficient way to improve ear skills..?
« on: February 21, 2016, 11:26:32 AM »
Well, I usually learn music from Anime and games using sheets, but those are transcriptions made by other people.. So I want to make my own 'version' now instead of playing another person's. I heard learning by 'hunting' for the keys isn't really a good way to improve, and I want to be good enough (eventually) to hit the right key straight away when I hear a tune or something.. so what would you guys recommend? Would learning thing like scales be helpful for me? Thanks in advance ^^


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Re: Most efficient way to improve ear skills..?
«Reply #1 on: February 22, 2016, 11:47:30 PM »
How familiar are you with scales, cords, and stuff like that? That would be the best place to start. As for developing ear skills practice being able to recognize intervals. If you hear a c/c# played, it's pretty easily recognizable. Just work on intervals as much as you can, because to be able to recognize them like second nature takes a LOT of practice. Try playing a note, such as c then, look at another note and imagine what it will sound like, then press it and see if you were right. This is where you would start.
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Re: Most efficient way to improve ear skills..?
«Reply #2 on: February 23, 2016, 10:21:38 PM »
If you wanna improve interval recognition, theres this free app on the apple app store called "pitch improver" the plays random intervals and makes you guess them. You can do it on their website, pitchimprover.com too.

From what i hear, scale degrees are the way to go, though, and id be interested to know how to impove scale degree recognition, too.

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Re: Most efficient way to improve ear skills..?
«Reply #3 on: March 06, 2016, 07:51:55 PM »
Alright, thanks guys ^^

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Re: Most efficient way to improve ear skills..?
«Reply #4 on: March 15, 2016, 01:00:30 AM »
Hi! If you hum/sing the tune it would really help. I didn't sing before, but when I started it helped me identify the pitch of the tunes I needed to play. Practice singing it in C major scale then in intervals. 

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Re: Most efficient way to improve ear skills..?
«Reply #5 on: March 15, 2016, 02:03:25 PM »
How familiar are you with scales, cords, and stuff like that?

cords?  like you know anything about it..



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Re: Most efficient way to improve ear skills..?
«Reply #6 on: March 15, 2016, 04:33:16 PM »
cords?  like you know anything about it..
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