Start your artistic journey with MI Online’s Ear Training Fundamentals course. Throughout this online course, you will constantly and consistently train your ear to identify pitch, major scales, melodies, and much more.
|Time Commitment: 10 weeks, 3-4 hours/week|
|Skill Level: Beginner|
|Next Start Date: Monday October 2, 2017|
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Learn and master the very basic elements of ear training, including:
- Pitch: Matching Pitch, Indefinite vs. Definite Pitch
- The major scale and the intervals within the major scale, beginning with tonic
- Chromaticism, movement by half steps
- Triads: Construction of all Four Triads; Triads Diatonic from the Major Scale
- Diatonic Harmony
- Basic Chord Progressions
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
Anyone who wants to learn how to train their ears! No previous knowledge required.
WHAT GEAR WILL I NEED?
- A computer (PC/Mac) with at least 4GB RAM
- We recommend that you connect to an Internet Line with an average speed of 10Mbps or better, and to use an Ethernet cable instead of Wi-Fi
- The ability to make basic recordings of yourself
- The ability to connect with the instructor via video chat applications
- Pencil, staff paper
- A keyboard or principal instrument may be useful but is not a prerequisite
- We recommend using Chrome or Safari internet browsers on iOS, MacOS, Windows or Android
- Full access to install software on the computer you are using
How do I try a free lesson?
Go to the course page you’re interested in and click on the “Try a free lesson” button to sign up.
How do I enroll in a course?
No need to apply. Simply click “Enroll” on our course pages and create your MI Online profile. Once your payment is complete, consider yourself enrolled! All that’s left to do is put a reminder in your calendar of the course start date. We’ll email you a course date reminder and important info to get you started.
Do you offer courses in other languages?
Not yet but we’re working on it – stay tuned!
Can I take the course using my mobile phone or tablet?
Yes! You should, however, be aware that the Live Lecture chat box feature is not available for mobile devices. You can watch and hear your instructor but you won’t be able to ask him questions.
How many students are there in each course?
We have a maximum of 20 students per class for each of our courses. Our small class sizes helps create a collaborative, intimate space so that you’ll get the most out of your learning experience with your instructor and classmates.
How do MI Online courses work?
All our courses are 10 weeks. Each week you’ll watch pre-recorded video lessons. You’ll also receive an assignment, which is due before your scheduled Live Lecture with your Instructor. Your Live Lectures are your virtual classrooms and your opportunity to engage with, and learn directly from, your Course Instructor.
How long is the course accessible for?
You can access your course material for up to 6 months after your course ends.
What happens if I miss a Live Lecture?
We understand that our students come from all over the world and learn on different time zones. All our lectures are available for replay 48 to 72 hours after the schedule Live Lecture, so you can view any lectures you missed.
Which payment methods do you accept?
We support payments from Visa, MasterCard, American Express and PayPal.
Can I pay for the course using a Payment Plan?
Yes, you can purchase all our courses in three monthly installments using your credit card.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR ALL MUSICIANS
Ear Training Fundamentals is an introduction to ear training techniques, covering the most basic of ear training concepts and skills. In order to develop these skills, musicians “train” their ears to hear key centers, intervals, chord progressions, melodies, and the like. In this course, you will learn how to recognize (and match) specific pitches, as well as identify major scale melodies, melodic intervals, harmonic intervals, chromaticism, triads, diatonic harmony, and basic rhythms. Learn music fundamentals in 10 weeks with a rich and dynamic content mix of online video lessons, weekly live lectures, multimedia quizzes, and more.