Ear Training with Matt Brown

Skill Building Guitar Course from Matt Brown

Matt Brown provides instruction and exercise to facilitate ear training.

5 Lessons

Complete course with step-by-step lessons and practice examples.


Course filmed with 6 cameras for the perfect angles.

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Ear training is a skill that can be built to identify chords, their quality, intervals and rhythmic structure. This skill is invaluable for those wishing to learn songs, and compose music by ear.


Chord Qualities

Matt Brown introduces his new series on ear training. He covers basic chord qualities for the first training session.

39:01 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

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Introduction to Intervals

Matt Brown offers up a lesson on how intervals are notated and their spacial relationships on the neck of the guitar.

48:58 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty


Hearing Intervals

In lesson three of his ear training series, Matt Brown explains how to identify melodic intervals by ear.

52:34 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty


Harmonic Intervals

In lesson four, Matt Brown demonstrates listening techniques for identifying harmonically stacked intervals.

33:46 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty



Matt Brown discusses and demonstrates how to identify common chord progressions by ear.

30:09 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

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  • Dayton, OH
  • Playing since 1996
  • 165 lessons at JamPlay
Matt Brown began playing the guitar at the age of 11. "It was a rule in my family to learn and play an instrument for at least two years. I had been introduced to a lot of great music at the time by friends and their older siblings. I was really into bands like Nirvana, Alice In Chains, and Smashing Pumpkins, so the decision to pick up the guitar came pretty easily."

Matt's musical training has always followed a very structured path. He began studying the guitar with Dayton, Ohio guitar great Danny Voris. I began learning scales, chords, and basic songs like any other guitarist. After breaking his left wrist after playing for only a year, Matt began to study music theory in great detail. I wanted to keep going with my lessons, but I obviously couldn't play at all. Danny basically gave me the equivalent of a freshman year music theory course in the span of two months. These months proved to have a huge impact on Brown's approach to the instrument.

Brown continued his music education at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. He completed a degree in Classical Guitar Performance in 2002. While at Capital, he also studied jazz guitar and recording techniques in great detail. "I've never had any desire to perform jazz music. Its lack of relevance to modern culture has always turned me off. However, nothing will improve your chops more than studying this music."

Matt Brown currently resides in Dayton, Ohio. He teaches lessons locally as well as at Capital University's Community Music School. Matt's recent projects include writing and recording with his new, as of yet nameless band as well as the formation of a cover band called The Dirty Cunnies.
Reviews & Feedback 92/100 with 50 ratings

It was the first time I really understood what "cadence" meant.


Very good intro to ear training. Just what I needed. I plan to complete the entire course.