What is MusicalEar?
MusicalEar is built on real music, over 200 compositions made
especially for MusicalEar, with a specific pedagogic idea in
You can create your own development path through the vast
material in MusicalEar. Therefore, no matter if you are
traditionally schooled or have always played by ear, and feel a
need for ear training and putting into words what you hear and do -
MusicalEar is for you.
You can start training by entering the Songs section and picking
any of the genres of pop/rock, jazz, latin, song, folk music and
Or you decide to enter the material via Melody/Interval/Fourth,
or Rhytm/Straightfeel/Triplets, or Harmony/Chord progressions,
cadence/Primary and Secondary Triads.
Or you might want to enter the material through Exercises to
target Choir Singing Exercises, or Sight Reading, or Chord
Progressions? Or basic Tonailty Exercises? The possibilities are
vast and you can develop your ear in many different ways with
MusicalEar and design your own develoment path through the
material, depending on your own needs and wants.
See short videos on how MusicalEar works here.
The main elements in MusicalEar revolve around the notation of
melody, rhythm and harmony. But this tool is more than
that: You get general music theory, musical harmony and
arranging, deepened music listening, style and genre knowledge,
easier analysing exercises and composing.
MusicalEar also contains examples of further literature studies
as well as online references.
When working with MusicalEar you come across a great number of
music terms and concepts of music theory as well as different ways
of working with voice leading and arranging. Here the built-in
dictionary, Theory & Terms, comes in handy.
Further more you find in MusicalEar, grouped for different
levels, a large number of detached ear training exercises in
melody, rhythm and harmony without any direct connection to a
All the music in MusicalEar is composed by Björn Roslund and
Carl-Axel Andersson, lecturers of Music Theory at Malmö Academy of
Music, Lund University, Sweden.
You can use MusicalEar in Universal Mode (pdf based), Sibelius
Mode or Finale Mode.
In Finale Mode, you need the music notation software Finale to
play and notate the music in MusicalEar.
In Sibelius Mode, you need the music notation software Sibelius
to play and notate the music in MusicalEar.
You can either use their free demo versions, or to get access to
all Finale and Sibelius features, download Finale 2012, the free
Finale NotePad or Sibelius 6 or 7.
To download Finale and/or find out more about them: check
To download Sibelius and/or find out more about them: check out