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February 2, 2012 9:23 AM Subscribe
My weekly musicfilter: Help me train my ear.
posted by outlandishmarxist to media & arts (10 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
So I know theory and music history fairly well. I understand the basics of the physics of sound. I can read various forms of musical annotation and attempt to reconstruct them on a piano (although I might fail miserably). What I really lack, though, is an ear. I'm terrible at hearing and recognizing intervals, let alone individual tones. And my internal rhythm is fair-to-middling. Help me develop these. Are there freeware programs or online tutorials that might help? (Remember, I don't need to start from the beginning, just from the part where you want to start recognizing intervals and tones and time signatures automatically.)