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Ear Training

Ear Training

Ear training and the ability to read music at sight are essential aspects of well-rounded musicianship. These skills form the foundation for how we hear, play, or sing music. This is why The Royal Conservatory includes ear-training tests with every examination.

The Four Star® Online Ear Training will help you improve your practical ear training skills. It also maps perfectly to Four Star® Sight Reading and Ear Tests books to provide you with outstanding preparation for examinations.

The Royal Conservatory’s Four Star® Online Ear Training provides activities with feedback and hints to help you succeed in developing your aural skills. It includes acoustic musical examples for a high-quality listening experience and an onscreen keyboard for additional support.

Now you can practice your ear training through an engaging, interactive, multimedia approach any time and anywhere you have an Internet connection.

Four Star® Online Ear Training is available for purchase as a stand-alone resource, or is included in the purchase of a Four Star® Sight Reading and Ear Tests book. Available from Preparatory A and B to Level 10.


  • Over 5000 ear training exercises
  • High-quality audio recorded on an acoustic piano
  • Helpful hints and tips help you succeed
  • An interactive keyboard helps you visualize
  • Record your playing and rate yourself out of four stars

What's in Each Level

Friendly, introductory level exercises, including:
• Melody Playback
• Pitch Direction Identification
• Pitch Pattern Identification
• Triad Quality Identification
• Rhythm Identification
• Rhythm Clapback

Build on your skills with:

  • Rhythm Identification
  • Rhythm Clapback
  • Meter Identification
  • Scale and Interval Identification
  • Interval Quality Identification
  • Melody Identification
  • Melody Playback
  • Triad Quality Identification
  • Chord Quality Identification
  • Scale degree identification
  • Triad degree identification
  • Triad quality and degree 
  • identification
  • Chord Progression Identification
  • (Levels 5-8 only)

Continue your learning, including:

  • Melody Playback and 
  • Harmonization
  • Interval Quality Identification
  • Chord Quality Identification
  • Chord Progression Identification
  • Rhythm Clapback and Melody Playback 

Ready to Start Training?

Redeem my Four Star code

Access Four Star Online Ear Training with the code that comes with your Four Star Sight Reading and Ear Test Books.

Subscribe to Entire Library 

Enjoy access to all twelve levels (Preparatory A to Level 10) of online ear training with our monthly subscription plan of $4.99/month.  

Four Star Sight Reading and Ear Test books

Visit our online bookstore to purchase your books.

For returning users, your online ear training resource can be found in "My Courses, Learning and Resources" when you login to your MyRCM account.


For their dedicated efforts in the content development of Four Star® Ear Training, The Royal Conservatory extends its sincere thanks to Brenda Braaten and Crystal Wiksyk.

In addition, The Royal Conservatory acknowledges the invaluable contribution of composers Jason Gray and Forrest Kinney.

Four Star® Ear Training Recording Team
Recording, editing, and mastering: Anton Kwiatkowski, Performer: Christopher Foley