As well as using the online Music Aptitude Training Tests, there are some great CDs and DVDs available to help you practice your ear training. Here’s a selection of useful resources:
No matter what instrument or type of music you play or sing, this six-CD course in musicianship, theory and ear training will develop your skills, help you create and improvise solos and expand your musical consciousness. Through a progressive series of interactive exercises, Matt Glaser teaches you to play or sing anything you hear. Over weeks and months of studying these lessons, you’ll develop the ability to recognize pitches, intervals and phrases, transcribe instrumental solos and repeat complex rhythms and meters.
An excellent workshop from the assistant chair of the Ear Training Department at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, this DVD is a vital intro to the topic for songwriters and performers looking to improve their listening skills and become better musicians.
You’ll learn to:
*Recognise chord progressions quickly and confidently.
*Incorporate them into your writing and performing.
*Listen to music more analytically.
*Apply this knowledge to all of your projects.
The Complete Guide for All Musicians. This book and double CD pack takes you step by step through MI’s well-known Ear Training course. Complete lessons and analysis include: basic pitch matching · singing major and minor scales · identifying intervals · transcribing melodies and rhythm · identifying chords and progressions · seventh chords and the blues · modal interchange, chromaticism, modulation · and more! Learn to hear and to visualize on your instrument. Take your playing from good to great! Over 2 hours of practice exercises – with complete answers in the back.
400 Aural Training Exercises From The Masters
This is a great resource for students that pass the MAT and are selected for the second stage as very often you will be asked aural tests that are singing and clapping-based. You should practice these tests with your teacher as a DVD/CD is not included.