Ear Training: Direct Application Series by Bruce Arnold for Muse Eek Publishing Company

Direct Application Ear Training

The FUN way to do ear training.

Direct Application Ear Training are recommended for students with above 50% skills with one note ear training. There are many different products you can buy that vary in difficulty. It's recommended that you work on multiple Direct Application books at the same time to improve your ability to do ear training in a real music situation.

There are many courses available in our Direct Application Series:

Here is a breakdown: Click on title to go directly to book.

While it's not required to have worked with all the books listed below, it is recommended that you have a firm understanding of "one note" ear training as found in these books:

Having around 50% right notes with the "one note" exercise found in these books would help you be more productive with the Direct Application Ear Training.

Direct Application Ear Training Volume One:

Real Music Ear Training Exercises

The Direct Application Ear Training series is a major expansion of our ear training method. It bridges the gap between ear training in a controlled exercise environment to its application in the real world. This is the first course of its kind for students who often experience the frustration of not being able to apply what they have learned from an aural comprehension exercise to a playing, real time situation. Each volume in this series covers a particular kind of key center and for the first time shows not only how they can be built, but also explains why certain key centers can be difficult for students to hear.

Have fun listening a playing along with Direct Application Exercises.

This Direct Application series is also an enjoyable way to do ear training. You can play along with your instrument or just listen passively; whichever works best for you. You can jam along with the tracks as you are tested on various notes or use it as a way to study scales, arpeggios and many other musical elements while you are also being tested with ear training exercises. For the student with limited practice time this is ideal for getting the most out of your schedule. There are six tracks in all 12 keys with each volume, so you get 72 tracks to get you developing your skills. These tracks are graduated in difficulty so that you can build your prowess over time, at your own pace, and in a sensible manner.

Do Ear Training in different contexts will prepare you for any musical situation.

An informed ear is the essence of making music. This is one of the reasons why we have developed so many different kinds of ear training products. These various exercises, set up for different contexts, will prepare you for any musical situation. The Direct Application Ear Training series gives you yet another step and in a way, the final step to apply your skills directly to real music.

Context is the KEY to success with Ear Training

Direct Application is recommended for any student who understands the difference between "contextual ear training" and "interval ear training." Keep in mind that context is the secret behind all great ear training skills. The more you vary the type of exercise you do, the more you will be able to apply this ear training to the multitude of situations that will come your way in your musical life.

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Secondary Dominants: Direct Ear Training Application

At it's heart this is an ear training exercise to improve a students ability to apply the Melodic Minor Ascending Modes to secondary dominants and other dominant functions. These exercises help a student learn how they hear secondary dominants and in turn develop an ability to improvise over these chords and recognize their existence via their aural skills.

Applying Ear Training to common chord progressions in crucial

Ear Training is learned in one context at a time. If you spend your time just doing one certain exercise you will find while you gain ability with that specific exercise, you may not be able apply it to "real" music situations. This is why applying ear training to common chord progressions is one of the most important things to do once you have a working knowledge of how all 12 notes sound within a key center. This book contains simple singing and improvisational workouts over chordal jam tracks to put yourself inside these "real" musical situations. They are a fun way to strengthen and test what you are learning.

Knowing and hearing Secondary Dominant Harmony is key to understanding modern music.

Secondary dominant harmony is one of the most commonly found chordal movements in music; "I Got Rhythm" wouldn't exist without it! Being able to hear these chords and how they interact is crucial to playing and writing music. Secondary Dominant harmony chord scales are most commonly associated with the modes of Melodic Minor Ascending. That's why this book concentrates on these 7 modes of Melodic Minor Ascending.

Develop the ability to use "your" ear to make musical decisions.

Developing your ability to instantly recognize what you are hearing in any given chord change is an important skill for any improvising musician or budding composer. This book presents you with chord progressions specifically chosen from my 30 years of teaching ear training because they are likely be heard in one way. This of course won't be universal with all students, but in my experience I have found that the progressions I have provided tend to lead a student's ear in a certain direction. Above all, first use "your" ear to help you decide which scale to use and then tackle these chords progressions accordingly.

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Direct Application CD Volume One Major:

This 10 track CD download in MP3 format is part of a series of additional audio files that give a student more experience applying their contextual ear training skills to real music situations. These tracks are full band excerpts using music styles as diverse a classical symphony orchestra pieces to down home Bluegrass tracks. All music is in various Major key centers. While you listen to the track you will hear one note played followed by the name of that note. This will help you to apply one note contextual ear training to a real music situation.

Play along or just listen either way these tracks make ear training fun.

This Direct Application series is also an enjoyable way to do ear training. You can play along with your instrument or just listen passively; whichever works best for you. You can jam along with the tracks as you are tested on various notes or use it as a way to study scales, arpeggios and many other musical elements while you are also being tested with ear training exercises. For the student with limited practice time this is ideal for getting the most out of your schedule. There are 10 tracks each exploring different styles of music in various Major key centers.

Practicing Ear Training in different contexts will prepare you for any musical situation

An informed ear is the the essence of making music. This is one of the reasons why we have developed so many different kinds of ear training products. These various exercises, set up for different contexts, will prepare you for any musical situation. The Direct Application Ear Training series gives you yet another step and in a way, the final step to apply your skills directly to real music.

Recommendations:

Direct Application is recommended for any student who understands the difference between "contextual ear training" and "interval ear training." While having some experience with our One Note Series, Fanatic's Guide or Contextual Ear Training books is recommended, it is not essential to reaping the benefits of the exercises. But keep in mind that context is the secret behind all great ear training skills. The more you vary the type of exercise you do, the more you will be able to apply this ear training to the multitude of situations that will come your way in your musical life.

Get Direct Application CD Volume One Major download today!

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Direct Application CD Volume Two Dorian:

This 10 track CD download in MP3 format is part of a series of additional audio files that give a student more experience applying their contextual ear training skills to real music situations. These tracks are full band excerpts using music styles as diverse a classical symphony orchestra pieces to down home Bluegrass tracks. All music is in various Dorian key centers. While you listen to the track you will hear one note played followed by the name of that note. This will help you to apply one note contextual ear training to a real music situation.

This Ear Training is FUN. You can play along with your instrument or just listen passively.

This Direct Application series is also an enjoyable way to do ear training. You can play along with your instrument or just listen passively; whichever works best for you. You can jam along with the tracks as you are tested on various notes or use it as a way to study scales, arpeggios and many other musical elements while you are also being tested with ear training exercises. For the student with limited practice time this is ideal for getting the most out of your schedule. There are 10 tracks each exploring different styles of music in various Dorian key centers.

Listening to Ear Training in many contexts will prepare you for any musical situation

An informed ear is the the essence of making music. This is one of the reasons why we have developed so many different kinds of ear training products. These various exercises, set up for different contexts, will prepare you for any musical situation. The Direct Application Ear Training series gives you yet another step and in a way, the final step to apply your skills directly to real music.

Recommendations:

Direct Application is recommended for any student who understands the difference between "contextual ear training" and "interval ear training." While having some experience with our One Note Series, Fanatic's Guide or Contextual Ear Training books is recommended, it is not essential to reaping the benefits of the exercises. But keep in mind that context is the secret behind all great ear training skills. The more you vary the type of exercise you do, the more you will be able to apply this ear training to the multitude of situations that will come your way in your musical life.

What's included:

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