Aural Comprehension: Three Skills

Sight Singing, Playing by Ear, Dictation

Sight Singing is the process of looking at written music and being able to hear the notes in your “mind’s ear” or to sing them out loud.

Playing By Ear is the process of listening to music and translating what you hear into performance on your instrument.

Dictation is the process of listening to music and translating what you hear into notes on the written page, independently of what instrument you play.

All three are learn-able skills that can be progressively developed with a little bit of know-how and lots of study-practice. The Piano-ology approach will touch upon each one as appropriate as we study them in the context of scales, chords, chord progressions, and much more.

LEARN MORE… How to Listen

About Frank J Peter

A uniquely burdened and blessed citizen of the world thinking and acting out loud!
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