FREE Performance Ear Training Video by Donovan Mixon
What if you could
spend less TIME Learning
Music and get to
Making Music Sooner?
I’M Donovan Mixon, Musician & Educator
I’ve helped hundreds of students move closer to their musical dreams.
After forty years as a professional musician and educator (Berklee College of Music in Boston, University of Bologna in Italy, Istanbul Bilgi University in Turkey) I completely understand what it feels like to confront sight singing melodies without knowing where or even how to begin.
Here’s why this method is for You…
have you ever?
I know the stone-cold challenge of being asked to read or transpose music on sight or on the fly
got lost and can’t find your way back?
…or the panic of getting lost in an arrangement without the ears to find your way back.
Couldn’t get past the first notes of a lick
I’ve felt the heat of trying to learn a lick in the moment but couldn’t get past the first couple of notes.
jumped in the middle of a song in the wrong key
…or jumping into the middle of a song only to discover I was playing in a different key or was lost before I even knew it.
stuck to playing the same old 10 – 20 tunes?
You haven’t learned new music for a long time because your process involves a lot of guesswork.
tried lead sheets but can’t read music
You don’t read music very well so a lead sheet would be of little use and anyway, your ear couldn’t tell you what’s right.
felt stuck & Bored but still love to play
Playing with your buds is fun even if you’ve been performing the same 15 tunes for the past ten years. You haven’t learned new music for a long time because your process involves a lot of guesswork. You suppose it’s the same for your bandmates since everyone seems content playing the same old favorites. You’d like to play more demanding music but it’s like finding your way in a strange new city—everything looks familiar, but it doesn’t take long to figure out you’re lost. You don’t read music very well so a lead sheet would be of little use and anyhow, your ear couldn’t tell you if the chords were right or not. The truth of the matter is you’re stuck and getting bored even if you do alright with the band. “S’all good” you tell yourself.
Taken ear training but it was just too hard!
The truth of the matter is you’re stuck and getting bored even if you do alright with the band.
let’s get started!
move closer to your musical dreams
What My Students and Colleagues Say
“It really works! The course is incredible in that now I’m able to hear the relationships between notes, chords, and keys – where I am in a key center. I imagine in an improvisational context, can map out what others are doing and respond deliberately.”
“As a drummer, I’ve always envied the ability to instantly recognize harmonies, melodies, tension… If it weren’t for Mr. Mixon’s course, harmony would be like math class since I don’t play other instruments. His system helps me hear the harmonic concepts we worked on in the class.”
“I recommend this method to the serious student who wants to move from point “A” to point “B” in a logical progression of activities for the development of “hearing” on the instrument.”
Former Department Chair
Berklee College of Music