Fun Ear Training Activities?
December 6, 2008 10:39 AM Subscribe
Looking for tons of fun and challenging activities/drills/games for high school music theory and ear-training.
posted by Alabaster to Education (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking to spice up a high-school level music theory class with some fun ear-training exercises and games.
I learned ear training by rote drilling -- this kind of stuff is fun for me, so I've never sought out more engaging exercises.
But it's a chore for my students and they're not progressing the way I'd like. Think back to your music theory classes -- what activities engaged and motivated you, and encouraged you to keep trying for more challenging levels?
I'm looking for group activities, competitive games, exercises, etc. -- preferably ones with some degree of timing / urgency (I'm thinking of theatre games like zip-zap-zop).
Topics covered: Intervals, scales, scale degrees, triads/7th chords, inversions, chord progressions, etc. Also activities for non-ear stuff -- memorization of chords, keys, etc.