electric keyboard player

I have tried many different methods of ear training over the years and I'm totally confused. Should I be focusing on interval training, scale degrees, perfect pitch or is there some other method?

image of recognizing chords by ear

Sometimes I have to listen to a chord progression between 5-10 times before I can recognize the chords. Is this normal? Or should I be able to do this instantly?

I'm currently singing and playing short tunes like nursery rhymes, hymns, etc. I'm not yet able to sing the tonal numbers but when I play it I often know where to go for the right note. I'm not 100% there but I can feel improvement, which is encouraging. Is this approach a good one?

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musician struggling with ear training

I have always had a terrible ear and I feel that it's preventing me from making the most of your method. Your method includes singing exercises and I can see if you had a naturally good ear then IFR would help tremendously because it teaches you how to label those sounds. But to someone with a bad ear it can be a struggle to even match a pitch let alone...


Losing the tonal center in Seven Worlds

When I'm practicing Seven Worlds, sometimes I lose my tonal orientation and I can't feel the note that is supposed to be acting as the tonal center. So for example note 2 doesn't feel like the 'floor' and 'ceiling' anymore. Instead my ear keeps on wanting to resolve to note 1. Do you have any tips for this?

Guitarist singing while he practices

I play the guitar and in order to avoid getting lost on the fretboard I say the numbers of the scale out loud. So I literally say "1, 2, 3" etc out loud as I'm playing. Will this be like a crutch in the future where I can't move around unless I count the notes?