I have a horrible ear for music. I would like to train my ears to hear and pick out the beats to songs better. I can hear the rhythm of the beats, but I can't pick out the "one" beat. That makes it pretty hard to count the rest of the beats. Does someone know of any software or classes or what-knot that can help me to better hear and discern the beats?
There is a recording named "Rhythm Music," by Helmut Licht, that has tracks with the rhythms for 10 dances. Each track starts with a minute or so of nothing but the rhythm, followed by another minute with a simple melody added. Something like that may help you.
rgswoohoo. Try listening to none vocal disks. A singer on a disk can be an hindrance They often sing off the beats especially in a Waltz. I would put a disk on and tap my foot on every first beat. With if possible somebody who can tell me if I am on the correct beat.