One of the most important aspects of developing jazz guitar skills, though it’s the one we often ignore in the practice room, is ear training.
While many of us know that we should work more on developing our aural skills, we sometimes don’t know where to begin when working on harmony, melody, intervals and rhythmic ear training exercises in our practice routine.
To help get your ears to the next level, EarMaster ApS has brought out their EarMaster Pro 6 software, a program designed to get you to the next level of listening skills in a fun, educational and personalized manner.
EarMaster Pro 6 Overview
Designed with customization and a step-by-step approach to ear training in mind, this program provides a detailed and educational experience for the jazz guitarist who is looking to take their listening skills to the next level.
By focusing on intervals, melody, harmony and the often ignored rhythmic side of aural skills training, EarMaster Pro 6 covers all of the bases when it comes to addressing the various elements needed to develop a well-rounded approach to ear training in the woodshed.
Some of the most beneficial elements of the program come in the design of the software itself and the level of customization it allows. By allowing people to select their desired instrument (including right and left-handed guitars), pick their language of choice and customize their given vocal range for the singing exercises, EarMaster Pro 6 ensures that students get the most personalized experience possible from the program.
There is a customized jazz ear training course that students can embark upon, focused on training rhythms, melody, intervals and harmony, all items that can get you to the next level in your musical development sooner than later.
By allowing jazz students to focus on their desired genre, this program not only gives you a well-rounded general ear training training format, but one specified to the tastes of jazz guitarists in particular, making it stand out against its competitors.
EarMaster Pro 6 ScreenShots
To help you get a closer view of what the program offers, here are a number of screenshots that take you through the various options and ins and outs of EarMaster Pro 6.
Interval exercises available for the guitar fretboard and piano keyboard.
Scale ear training with the bass clef and guitar fretboard.
Develop your rhythmic skills with in-depth rhythm exercises.
Melody playback or sing back exercises for keyboard, voice or guitar.
Learn intervals in your own language, including German seen here.
Specific jazz ear training exercises again in any language, including German and many more.
EarMaster Pro 6 Summary
Overall, EarMaster Pro 6 will be a welcomed addition to the practice regime of any jazz guitarist. Its comprehensive, customizable, and often challenging exercises provide an educational, fun and worth-while experience in the woodshed.