Have you heard something like this: "That girl is amazing! She can play anything she hears without music." Translated, what this really means is "she can 'hear' the intervals accurately and knows her instrument well enough to replicate those intervals." YOU can practice this skill, too!
Whom this would benefit: Any music student, especially voice students and instrumentalists learning music by ear.
A musical interval describes the difference between two pitches. Singing's for the Birds is our program that teaches beginner principles about singing intervals, along with bird songs that use those intervals. Another resource to test your ability to hear intervals would be listening games.
Tip: If you maintain a music notebook or flashcards, record your progress every time you play. As time goes by, you'll see an improvement in your ability to hear intervals.
Our favorite listening games and tools are listed in order, from simplest to most complex.
- Earmaster's Interval Song Examples - tool where you can create a customized chart of popular songs and their intervals
- The Melody Master's Interval Training Game
- Ricci Adams' Interval Ear Training
- Music Intervals Tutor, Test 1
- Music Intervals Tutor, Test 2
- While we have played all of the games, many include random generation, and therefore we cannot guarantee the accuracy of their content.
- We cannot take responsibility for any advertising content on any of these pages, which may be objectionable to either you or your family.
- These free resources may be removed from the web at any point. If any of the links no longer work, kindly click Contact Us and send an message indicating what is not functioning.