Ear Training

Turn your ears into fine-tuned, music-analyzing machines.
In this Master Class, Michael Mayo walks you through the exercises and tools you need to develop your ear and improve your musical hearing.



for all ability levels

Learn how to listen

  • Bridge the gap between what you hear and what you play
  • Identify the theory behind a song with only your ears
  • No singing experience needed
  • Comes with unlimited access to all lessons on Pickup Music

Step-by-step Instruction

4 modules

HD video tutorials with downloadable audio practice tracks, interval training audio, and PDF class notes


4-6 week commitment

Learn at your own pace. Most students take three weeks to complete this class.


Connect your ear to your instrument

Learn to identify chord progressions, intervals, and bass movements in your favorite music.

Just the start

Unlimited access to all classes

Develop your skills with lessons for every step of your guitar learning journey.

An immersive online class

Unlock a new appreciation for music.

Join internationally-acclaimed vocalist Michael Mayo as you sing through essential exercises to quickly train your ear. This is normally one of the first classes music students take in college. 

Part II.

Module 1: Scale Degrees

First, you'll get to know the seven notes of the major scale like the back of your hand.

Part III.

Module 2: Diatonic Triads

Then it's time to learn how to sing and identify diatonic triads.

Part IV.

Module 3: Intervals

After that, Michael walks you through how to recognize and identify all 12 intervals. 

Part V.

Module 4: Putting It All together

To cap off the class, you'll learn how to sing the major pentatonic scale, bass notes, and improvised melodies.

Hear why students love this class

Learn what makes Michael Mayo's Master Class so popular

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Sam R.

Pickup Music has been an awesome resource thus far. I love the lessons from young players who are at the forefront of contemporary music. The Master Classes are definitely my favorite as they have a clear plan of study and a logical progression behind them.

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Cole C.

I usually wouldn’t take the time to write, but Pickup is worth taking a few seconds. I can’t say enough positive things about the content and how enjoyable it is to use. I’ve recommended the service to my friends already.

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Luca N.

Since joining, I've been using the Master Classes a lot, and they've pushed me further than I ever thought I would go in music as a whole. I really love Pickup Music, I would 100% recommend it :)

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Learn at your own pace

Learn through a step-by-step curriculum

This class is suitable for instrumentalists and singers of all levels and ages. The curriculum was crafted by our team of master's-level and pro touring musicians to give you the best possible pathway for training your ears.

Michael Mayo


Michael Mayo

Michael Mayo is an acclaimed jazz and R&B vocalist based in New York City. After graduating from the New England Conservatory of Music, Michael attended the acclaimed Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance, where he learned from Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and Luciana Souza.


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  • Artist Toolkit 
  • Jam Tracks
  • Members-only forum
  • Enter in the Emerging Artist Fund