We recently published some news on a great new range of music ICT games. A series of online educational games now fill a gap in a key area of learning music. Keen2learn now offer some learning resources to help students learn music by ear. The good news is the games are fun and each one is developed for anyone even those who can’t read music or have had any training in music theory. You will need to have some understanding of musical notation and be ready to learn the fundamentals of music theory. All of the games start at the beginner level and progress gradually to more difficult levels.
Basic Ear Training: Kickstart your ear training practice with this foundational set of workouts! Basic Ear Training gives you a thorough, well-balanced grounding in the four core areas of musicianship: melody, harmony, rhythm and sound. Regardless of your current level or instrument, this 30-day training program will sharpen your musical ear and mind!
Music is all about sound, and the most valuable asset a musician can have is a well-developed ear. Developed for the student, musician wanting to practice and as a teaching resource for music teachers these games provide a fun way to daily practice routines.
Steve Myers, MD at Theta Music explained “A musician with a good ear can play tunes quickly after hearing them, write down melodies and chords he hears in his head, or imagine a melodic phrase and play it instantly on his instrument. To the uninitiated, these feats appear magical – as if the player has some kind of divine gift. In reality, though, they rest upon a set of specific, concrete skills that can be developed through practice and training.”
Ear training develops and ties together all the skills that allow musicians to play, improvise and compose music by ear. It is the key to becoming not just good, but great. The ear training games on Theta Music Trainer will give you the practice you need without becoming monotonous or academic. Games inject an element of variety and fun into your practice routine and help boost your motivation. Basic musicianship skills are often best developed by working away from your instrument initially, in short bursts of concentrated practice. The games on this site are perfect for developing these skills, and are designed to provide a total workout of your musical ear and mind with as little as 10-15 minutes per day of regular playing.
Each game in the Theta Music Trainer is meant to train you in a specific area of musicianship.