How To Avoid One of The Most Common Ear Training Mistakes (How to Tone Hole Ep. 13)

Many music students make the same mistake: they confuse the first three notes of the scale (do-re-mi) with the notes of the first CHORD of the scale (do-mi-so). In this video, take away three simple exercises and some strategies for overcoming this common pitfall and solidifying the foundations of an unshakeable ear.


How to Easily Hear Melodies Made of Steps (How to Tone Hole Ep. 12)

Learn how to instantly hear and understand melodies that move up and down by step, so called “conjunct motion” or “step-wise motion”. Almost all melodies you’re going to encounter consist of a large proportion of step-wise motion, and being able to track the simple ups and downs is a key skill in ear training. In this video, you’ll learn two simple improvisation techniques to get your ear tuned into to step-wise motion. Then you’ll get an exercise to increase your awareness of the first five notes in the major scale (the major pentachord) in easy, medium, and hard variations. Finally, follow along as I play Tone Hole in training mode and then play a practice level that reinforces everything else in the video! Remember to play with your ears!

How to Find “do” in Music (How to Tone Hole ep. 11)

Part Three of a Series: Four progressive exercises to solidify your ability to hear “do” in any musical situation. Your ability to hear all the tones in the major scale hangs on your ability to hear and then identify the sound of “do”: the “one”, the “tonic”, the “sun” in the musical solar system. In this final episode of three on the topic, you’ll learn an easy exercise, a medium exercise, a difficult one, and an OUCH! level exercise where you sing a pattern that keys your ear to the sound of “do”. As you practice these exercises, you’ll notice “do” popping out at your ear in music you listen to, play, and learn. This video also connects the vocalizing exercises to ways to use Tone Hole levels (“How Close Is Fa”) to challenge your mastery of hearing “do”! Remember to play with your ears!

How to Find “do” in Music (How to Tone Hole ep. 9)

Learn how to find the main note in any piece of music using these easy, medium, and hard techniques… some played inside Tone Hole (the musical tone matching game) and some practiced outside in the real world! Hear how half-steps and whole-steps combine to give you the feeling of “do”!

How to Train to Win at Ear Training Games (How to Tone Hole ep. 8)

Learn how to practice conjuring tones out of your imagination in the latest update of Tone Hole (v. 1.0.7) by practicing singing within “training mode”. This is a way of using the Tone Hole game to prompt you to sing notes connected to your current game level to solidfy the connection between your musical imagination and your knowing mind! What!? Also see how to connect with the developer directly within the game and watch tutorials within the game, too! Download Tone Hole for iPhone and iPad Instagram: #musicgames #musicgame #musicgamer #solfege #solfège #solfége #eartraining #eartrainingexercises #eartrainingtips #eartrainingchallenge #kodaly #musicpedagogy #musiceducation #solfegesingalong #solfasingalong #melodicmnemonic