Ear Training - Education in Listening
As you have been able to see from reading this site, every sound produced from a human being is born and exists thanks to the ear. When the ear is trained, a good singer is able to express many different musical qualities. Leaving aside the technical aspect, which is too complex and more relevant for musicians rather than singers, it is good to have at least the basic foundational aspects in order to learn to be a full musician. Some of there include:
- Learn to recognize and repeat a note
- Learn to recognize a note and to reproduce it at an interval of a third or a fifth
- Learn to recognize a chord or harmony and to reproduce an assonant note
- Learn to recognize and follow a rhythm
These elements are present throughout the teaching process and are necessary in order to gain a minimum ability for self-study.
The ear is not an independent organ, rather it works in strict relationship with the brain and the voice.
It can be trained simply and selectively through care for the type of music it hears during the day. It will learn automatically to recognize new shades and to "listen" to the sound of your voice, learning by itself when something is off or out of place.