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RCM Online Ear Training

Ear Training

Ear training and the ability to sight read music 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 RCM Online Ear Training tool will help you improve your practical ear training skills. It can be used in conjunction with the Four Star® Sight Reading and Ear Tests books to provide you with outstanding preparation for examinations.

The online tool includes activities with feedback and hints to help you succeed in developing your aural skills. It also 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 anytime and anywhere you have an Internet connection.

All levels of the RCM Online Ear Training tool (Preparatory A and B to Level 10) are available through a monthly subscription. If you have an access code, it can redeemed for 6 months of free access. The code can be used twice. 


  • 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?

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 $5.99/month.  


Redeem my Four Star® code

Access the RCM Online Ear Training tool for 6 months with your code redemption. Your code can be used twice. 


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.
See terms and conditions.


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