Is ear training possible with 7th graders? Sure, you just have to pick the right material:
There isn’t sheet music published for iBand, so Driver and her students write it themselves. They pick up how to play by ear, as well as how to arrange and transpose music.
“That’s what’s so cool, because they’re learning so much,” Driver said.
Seventh-grader Brenda Dominguez arranged “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor by watching a video of the song online, playing along and writing down the notes of the song.
“It wasn’t really hard,” Dominguez said.