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Online Ear Training: Four Star Sight Reading and Ear Tests


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  new 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. To access all features of the online resource, including the sample questions below, please choose Chrome as your Internet browser.  Install Chrome on your desktop or install Chrome from your IOS or Android device.

ear training preparatory levels

Sample exercise


Friendly, introductory levels, including:

Melody Playback

Pitch Direction Identification

Pitch Pattern Identification

Triad Quality Identification

Rhythm Identification

Rhythm Clapback

ear training levels 1–4

Sample exercise


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 

Chord Progression Identification
(Levels 5-8 only)

ear training levels 4–8

Sample exercise

LEVELS 9 and 10

Continue your learning, including:

Melody Playback and 

Interval Quality Identification

Chord Quality Identification

Chord Progression Identification

Rhythm Clapback and Melody Playback 


Purchase Four Star® Online Ear Training

Purchase a Four Star® book today to access online ear training.


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If you have already redeemed your book code or purchased Four Star® Online Ear Training, click begin.

Note: Your online ear training resource can be found in "My Digital Learning" when you login to your rcmusic.ca account. 


Play audio filesPlay high-quality audio files with each question

Helpful hintsHelpful hints and tips help you succeed

Interactive keyboardAn interactive keyboard helps you visualize

Record your playingRecord your playing and rate yourself out of four stars

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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, www.audio-masters.com
Performer: Christopher Foley