How often we hear from adults, successful men that they have no hearing at all or that they have Van Gogh's ear for music. But whether really the ear for music is exclusively inherited quality or it after all can be developed even not at the most early age?
Ear for music – exclusively human ability to perceive, reproduce and compose musical compositions. Many people consider that if they are not able to sing correctly or cannot learn to play musical instruments, so they have no ear for music. Whether this is true? Let's look into it.
Whether it is possible to develop in general ear for music if the person has no congenital talent?
It appears, the ear for music, as well as any other ability of the person, is exposed to development and a training. Work of hearing consists in storing of certain musical structures and investment with their semantic loading. That is "existence" of ear for music this use of a certain knowledge in practice plus the developed acoustical memory.
The lack of ear for music in most cases says only that the person has no knowledge of the main aspects of music education. At any age it is possible to learn to sing and play a musical instrument. Age features of development of hearing only that at earlier age it is much easier to develop in itself musical abilities, than in more mature. In principle, it concerns not only music education and development of ear for music as all of us know, children, whether it be skating or driving the bicycle, than adults study any interesting occupation quicker. But it is possible to develop ear for music at any age, everything depends on your diligence, desire and patience.
How to develop ear for music?
The technique of development of ear for music includes improvement several types of hearing. To develop ear for music, to learn beautifully to sing and hear structure of musical melodies it is necessary to develop such types of hearing as rhythmic, melodic and internal.
- The feeling of a rhythm and rate of a melody is hearing rhythmic. For development of rhythmic hearing spell verses to the sound of music, dance and sing under well familiar plain song.
- Melodic hearing is a perception and understanding of structure of a melody, its organization, this understanding of the movement of music.
- Internal hearing is an ability to represent in consciousness, in thoughts musical compositions, to hear them internally and to reproduce on memory. For development of melodic and internal hearing it is necessary to be engaged in such subject matter as solfeggio. Record to the musical teacher in this case is necessary. The solfeggio includes singing of melodies, intervals, frets, scales and chords. Also you learn to remember sounding of melodies, to define aurally intervals and rhythmic compositions and to write notes aurally – the teacher plays a melody, and you try to sort it on notes.
If you have no opportunity to register to the professional teacher of music education, then for development of ear for music it is possible to use the specialized websites, for example, of muz-urok or earmaster, or programs for development of ear for music – Noteris, Ukhogryz, etc.
And the main thing as to develop ear for music will not turn out in one-two days, follows you systematically (every day!) to be engaged in it within, at least, one year. Listen to beautiful qualitative melodies, try to repeat the same music notes after professional performers, listen, remember and you reproduce music. Any hearing is exposed to improvement and development. The ability to hear and reproduce musical compositions depends only on your desire and working capacity.