Ear Training with Nursery Rhymes

My new ear training series will use nursery rhymes to help get the sound of the major scale in your head in a more clear way.

The idea is that because most people know these tunes so well already it will be easier to get how the solfege substitutions are working. I also think it makes sense to use simple melodies for this kind of thing to keep your focus on the sound of the intervals rather than being distracted by funky rhythms and the like.

Additionally; I think using these nursery rhyme tunes could make this an ideal introduction of ear training to children.

I’ll be updating this post with these tracks as I complete them. I’m not sure how many I’m going to do in all but I have decided to start with “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” (ie “Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol”) …


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