Singing the Blues by Bruce Arnold for Muse Eek Publishing Company

Singing the Blues

Contextual Ear Training for Guitar

by Bruce Arnold

Contains

    • 60 MP3s exerices that quiz you do singing notes against a blue progression.
    • No Book: Knowledge of the one note note ear training method via Contextual Ear Training or Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing is assumed
    • No previous singing skills are required

Ask yourself these questions?

  • Would you love to sing the Blues with all your heart and
    soul?
  • Would you love to TOTALLY HEAR the Blues on a deep level?
  • Do you feel that absorbing the blues unique tonality would help you understand the idiom?
  • Do you want to express your feelings and the sounds you hear in your head through the blues progression?

If the answer is yes then this course will help you to learn what all twelve notes sound like in a blues tonality and help you to HEAR the Blues and translate that into your SINGING.

So with “Singing the Blues”, you’ll learn:

  • How to hear every note from within the traditional Blues key center …
  • How to ABSORB the unique Blues tonality through direct application singing exercises ...
  • How to control your musical expression through the Blues and singing …

A Blues progression creates a unique tonal center.

This "Blue" tonal center is heard everywhere in modern pop music and developing your ear to hear within this context is the key to being a great blues musician.

The best way to absorb this unique Blues tonality is through direct application singing exercises that require you to sing pitches within five classic blues progressions. Mastering these exercises will give you the control and understanding to express everything you hear
and love in the blues.

These simple but crucial exercises give you the path to really understanding and hearing the Blues in an organic way. You will cement your Blues understanding through the use of classic Organ Trio, Guitar Trio and Piano Trio.

This will place you in a real bluesy situation and then prompt you to sing notes.

Singing and hearing in a real musical environment is really the best way to improve BOTH your singing, and your playing.

As Bruce Arnold says "If you can "sing" the blues you can "play" the blues" …

And there is no better way to develop this than with these direct application exercise expressed through these classic chord progressions.

This method assumes you have been working with the "Contextual Ear Training Method" book or the "one note" exercise found in the Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing

It is also recommended that you are getting about 50% correct notes with the "Ear Training One Note" exercises before attempting these singing exercises.

A few minutes a day singing each day is all you need

All you need is just a few minutes a day singing through the exercises to reach the level of mastery you are aiming for. Develop your ability through this "Contextual" based ear mastery method and you will memorize the sound of the blues and develop of your ability to sing each note within this unique key center.

There are five Blues progressions found in this download. Each
chord progression is found in all 12 keys. You are prompted to sing a note then you will hear the right note played by a fat, Chicago style guitar sound to keep you in that bluesy spirit.

Please note: this is not a "learn how to sing course" covering breath support, vocal technique etc... but an ear training method that requires you to sing pitches with a key center to improve your ear.

Below are some examples of this one note ear training.

The tracks :

  • Progressions One
  • Progressions Two
  • Progressions Three
  • Progressions Four
  • Progressions Five

Status: In stock, Digital book is available for immediate access.

What people are saying:

I'm not a singer at all but I figured if I could sing the notes with a blues progression it makes sense that I'd would be better able to express myself within this style. These exercises aren't easy and I'd certainly recommending getting at least 50% correct answers on the one note exercises. But I have to admit when I'm improvising now I'm hearing a lot better and coming up with better melodic ideas so it works R. Marion

Bruce recommended I use this with the Blues Campus and Lick Lexicon courses that I'm working on. I passed out of one note ear training a while back and I'm working on Key Note Recognition. I think the main thing I learned from this course is "Context" Bruce keeps harping about you need to do the ear training in different contexts and that's totally true I felt like a total beginner for the first few weeks with this course but now I'm hitting the notes and singing some cool blues licks. So get this it helps!! H. Drecain

I'm a blues nut and have to say this course kicked my ass. That said it is also helping me get at those inner blues ideas I always new I had but couldn't express well. I'd also reccomemd the Rhythm Ear Training Course because if your rhythm sucks it ain't going to matter how cool a blues line you are singing the rhythm has to be in the pocket. F. Greig