“An affordable online Ear Training course with participation flexibility”
Three Trimesters: January – April | May – Aug | Sept – Dec
Saturday, 10am-11am & 11am-12pm: ONLINE only.
Teacher: Marc Mommaas
Materials accompanied by Auralia assignments (Ear training software – discounted software registration through NYJW)
All sessions are recorded (to revisit materials and following classes at your own time if you can’t make Saturday mornings.)
This online ear training course is designed to develop our musical perception skills to function at the same level as our instrumental and vocal abilities, thereby achieving a more balanced, dynamic musicianship. Staple musical elements include: melodic and harmonic intervals, modes and scales, triad and seventh arpeggios and chords, chord progressions and core voice leading principles. The curriculum will be a mix of formal and informal creative ear training techniques taught in Classical and Jazz Universities and Conservatories. It includes a comprehensive step by step outline supported with handouts and audio examples.
Above all, it will be enriching and a lot of fun. Connecting to sound away from your instrument is a fantastic vehicle toward developing and opening up your personal sound. Taking away the limitations you might feel on your instrument enables your ears to open up and purely focus on identification of sound. Ear training never stops. We strive to hear chord changes with more transparency enabling us to react faster in our story line development, and we always search for opportunity’s to refine our sound pallet with more shades and nuances.
“Includes a google drive with pdf’s – powerful eartraining software with discounted pricing – all sessions are recorded for students to review (year access)”
Optional to this course is the addition of Auralia, an online ear training curriculum platform that is high end and which you can use as a member for a full year. Exercises will be made available on that platform which enables the student to work at home with a structured plan and specific goals in mind.
All sessions are RECORDED. The links of the recordings will be posted in the google drive for review. Students have full access to all the links for an entire year.
The google drive includes pdf’s developed by Marc Mommaas and comprises of ear training techniques developed over decades of eartraining experience in collaboration with specialists Armen Donelian and Richard Boukas who are great friends of our NYJW community.
Level is not important. You will get exposed to all the ins and outs step by step in a nurturing environment.
Schedule and Cost: 2024
Winter/Spring: January 13 through April 13, 2024: 12 sessions: $435
level 2: triads in inversion, fourth chords, modes in melodic minor, chord progressions, A/B form – includes theory.
Summer: May 4 through August 17, 2024: 12 session: $435
level 3: upper extensions, extended progression, fourth and quartal voices – includes analysis.
Fall: September 7 through November 13, 2024: 12 session: $435
level 1: modes, intervals, triads and 7th chords – from the ground up: 11am
Sessions are recorded and accessible for enrolled students only, so you will not miss a beat! Students that can not attend in real time through the entirety of the course are eligible for two 30min private sessions with the teacher. We recommend to setup 30m before the start the of the course and 30m in the end of the course as an evaluation.
Membership AURALIA through our school: $35 for a full year membership.
The second course will be offered at a 10% discount (composition/counterpoint/theory/protools).