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

Melodic Ear Training Series

Develop your ability to hear individual notes heard in succession.

The Melodic Ear Training Series is recommended for students with above 80% skills with one note ear training. There are many different products you can buy that vary in difficulty.

There are many packages available in our Melodic Series; here is a breakdown:

Click on a title to go directly to the book.

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

Having around 80% right notes with the "one note" exercise found in these books would help you be more productive with the Melodic Ear Training Series.

Ear Training Two Note Melodic for Piano Ear Training Bundle:

Contains Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Levels

Ear Training Two Note Melodic is the first in a series of ear training products that train a student to identify a series of individual notes heard in succession. This download concentrates on two consecutive pitches. There are three levels of difficulty in this series. As you move through each level you will find that the key center cadence is of shorter duration therefore requiring a better key retention, and the pitches are played faster, which requires quicker recognition of a pitch's relationship to a key center. There are three levels to the two notes series: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced.

One octave melodies

The Ear Training Two Note Melodic for Piano Ear Trainingonly has melodic combinations within one octave. This will help the beginning student to gain ability with melodic examples. As you progress to the 2 Note with other instruments besides piano, you will find the melodies are within two octaves, which is much harder.

Hear notes in relation to the "key center" not their relationship to each other.

The recognition of the pitches found in these two notes examples should be based on their relationship to a key center and not their relationship to either a melody or the distance between each pitch i.e. "an interval". This is an important distinction that has been pointed out numerous times in the books Ear Training One Note Complete, Contextual Ear Training and Fanatic's Guide to Sight Singing and Ear Training. Once you grasp this distinction, --and do not use this series before you do --these exercises will greatly increase your ear training skills by having you identify multiple pitches as they are played in succession.

All Melodic Possibilities within one octave.

This download contains all 792 MP3s found in the Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Ear Training Two Note Melodic for Piano. Each level contains a series of 264 MP3s, each with a cadence and then two pitches in succession. 132 MP3s of these files start with a Major Key cadence and 132 MP3s with a minor key cadence. This collection covers all melodic possibilities within one octave.

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Digital MSK 192

792 MP3s no book

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Ear Training Two Note Melodic for Piano as individual downloads:

We have also found over the years that many customers may prefer an incremental approach to getting involved with this ear training method. To satisfy this we have broken the Ear Training Two Note Melodic for Piano downloads up so you can purchase them as three separate volumes. While not the most cost effective way to approach this ear training, we include it for the aforementioned reasons.

Ear Training Two Note Melodic Beginning for Piano

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Digital MSK 189

264 MP3s

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Ear Training Two Note Melodic Intermediate for Piano

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Digital MSK 190

264 MP3s

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Ear Training Two Note Melodic Advanced for Piano

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Digital MSK 191

264 MP3s

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Two Note Melodic in a Major Key with Individual Instruments Bundle

The Two Note Melodic in a Major Key with Individual Instruments Bundle differs from the Ear Training Two Note Melodic for Piano because of its difficulty and different organization. Melodies found in Two Note Melodic in a Major Key with Individual Instruments are based on two octaves rather than one making them substantially harder. There are seven instruments covered in this series and the level gets more difficult as you move through the 7 melodic courses. In each level the cadence is of shorter duration and the two notes are played faster.

Here is the breakdown of difficulty level, with Tenor Sax being the least difficult and Acoustic Bass being the most difficult

  • Tenor Sax
  • Jazz Guitar
  • Alto Sax
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Muted Trumpet
  • Acoustic Bass

Two Note Melodic in a Major Key with Individual Instruments Bundle

Two Note Melodic in a Major Key with Individual Instruments Bundle

This bundle download contains all the audio files for all seven instruments found in the 2 Note Melodic Ear Training Series. You will find that you will save over 40% by purchasing the bundle. Please note that the 2 Note Melodic Ear Training for Piano in considered a separate package because of its different organization. If you prefer to purchase individual instruments please see: Two Note Melodic Ear Training. The downloads found in this bundle are recommended if you are getting 80% correct using the Advanced examples from the Ear Training One Note Complete Book.

How the audio files are organized

All Two Note Melodic exercises contain a major cadence on piano followed by two consecutive pitches played by one of the seven instruments listed below. Then after a pause you will hear the note names of the two notes. This melodic series with different instruments is graduated in its level of difficulty. As the level gets harder, the cadence is played more quickly as are the two notes.

All melodic possibilities within two octaves both ascending and descending.

The Two Note Melodic in a Major Key with Individual Instruments Bundle contains 4020 MP3s which cover all melodic possibilities within two octaves both ascending and descending on the seven instruments listed above. These files differ from the 2 Note Melodic for Piano download. The 2 Note Melodic for Piano only has melodic combinations within one octave. Since these seven downloads get progressive harder it is recommended that you start with the Tenor Sax and work you up to Acoustic Bass.

Instrumental sound effect a person's ability to hear melodies

Many times the sound of an instrument can effect a person's ability to hear melodies within a key center. This is caused by our propensity to learn things contextually. In other words when the instrument changes our ability to identify pitches within a key center can be affected. This will vary from one person to the next. Please use the examples found on this page to gauge if you need to work with these downloads.

Understanding how to do key center based ear training

This bundle of all the 2 Note Melodic Ear Training files does not contain a book. It is recommended that you first work with the Ear Training One Note Complete Book so that you can fully understand this method ear training method before attempting the Two Note Melodic Series. Please note: You use the same technique as you did with the Ear Training One Note. i.e. you identify the sound of each pitch within the key center.

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Digital MSK 193

4020 MP3s no book

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Two Note Melodic in a Major Key with Individual Instruments as individual downloads:

We have also found over the years that for many reasons customers may prefer an incremental approach to getting involved with this ear training method. To satisfy this we have broken the Ear Training Two Note Melodic in a Major Key with Individual Instruments Bundle downloads up so you can purchase them as seven separate volumes. While not the most cost effective way to approach this ear training we include it never the less.

This page contains downloads for 7 different instruments. If you would prefer to purchase a bundle of all seven instruments please see: Two Note Melodic Bundle. All of these downloads are recommended if you are getting 80% correct using the Advanced examples from the Ear Training One Note Complete Book.

The Two Note Melodic exercise contains a major cadence on piano followed by two consecutive pitches played by one of the seven instruments listed below. Then after a pause you will hear the note names of the two notes. This melodic series with different instruments is graduated in its level of difficulty. As the level gets more difficult, you will be asked to recognize and respond as both the cadence and the two notes are played more quickly. Below is the order of levels from the least difficult to most difficult.

Here is the breakdown of difficulty level. Tenor Sax being the least difficult and Acoustic Bass being the most difficult:

  • Tenor Sax
  • Jazz Guitar
  • Alto Sax
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Muted Trumpet
  • Acoustic Bass

Each download contains 600 MP3s which cover all melodic possibilities within two octaves both ascending and descending. These files differ from the 2 Note Melodic for Piano download in that the 2 Note Melodic for Piano only has melodic combinations within one octave. All seven of these downloads as previously mentioned, cover all melodic
possibilities within two octaves both ascending and descending.

Since these seven downloads get progressively harder it is recommended that you start with the Tenor Sax and work your way up to Acoustic Bass. If you prefer you can also download all 7 instruments as part of a 2 Note Melodic Bundle.

The sound of an instrument can frequently affect a person's ability to hear melodies within a key center. This is caused by our propensity to learn things contextually. In other words, when the instrument -or timbre- changes, our ability to identify pitches within a key center can also be affected. This will vary from one person to the next.
Please use the examples found on this page to gauge if you need to work with these downloads. We recommend that you work with at least one instrument.

These 2 Note Melodic Ear Training downloads do not contain a book. You should work first work with the"Ear Training One Note Complete Book" so that you can fully understand this ear training method before attempting the Two Note Series. You will use the same technique as you did with the Ear Training One Note as you identify the sound of each pitch within the key center.

Ear Training Two Note Melodic in a Major Key Tenor Sax

Tenor Sax is the first level of the Two Note Melodic Series containing 600 MP3s. There is no book available for the 2 Note Melodic Series. If you prefer a bundle of all seven instruments please see: Two Note Melodic Bundle.

All Melodic Possibilities within two octaves.

Tenor Sax being one of the most heard sounds in contemporary music is an important instrument to develop your recognition skills. These 600 MP3s cover all melodic possibilities within two octaves both ascending and descending. As the levels get more difficult the cadence is quicker and the two notes are played faster.

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Digital MSK 194

600 MP3s

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Ear Training Two Note Melodic in a Major Key Jazz Guitar

Jazz Guitar is the second level of the Two Note Melodic Series containing 600 MP3s. There is no book available for the 2 Note Melodic Series. If you prefer a bundle of all seven instruments please see: Two Note Melodic Bundle.

All Melodic Possibilities within two octaves.

Guitar is one of the most common instruments in the world. Developing your recognitions skills with this instrument is crucial. These 600 MP3s cover all melodic possibilities within two octaves both ascending and descending. As the levels get more difficult the cadence is quicker and the two notes are played faster.

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Digital MSK 195

600 MP3s

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Ear Training Two Note Melodic in a Major Key Alto Sax

Alto Sax is the third level of the Two Note Melodic Series containing 600 MP3s. There is no book available for the 2 Note Melodic Series. If you prefer a bundle of all seven instruments please see: Two Note Melodic Bundle.

All Melodic Possibilities within two octaves.

Alto Sax along with Tenor Sax are one of the most heard sounds in contemporary music. It is an important instrument to develop your recognition skills. These 600 MP3s cover all melodic possibilities within two octaves both ascending and descending. As the levels get more difficult the cadence is quicker and the two notes are played faster.

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Digital MSK 196

600 MP3s

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Ear Training Two Note Melodic in a Major Key Trombone

Trombone is a crucial brass instrument in modern music. It is an important instrument to develop your recognition skills. These 420 MP3s cover the full range of the Trombone and all melodic possibilities within two octaves both ascending and descending. As the levels get more difficult the cadence is quicker and the two notes are played faster.

All Melodic Possibilities within two octaves.

Tenor Sax being one of the most heard sounds in contemporary music is an important instrument to develop your recognition skills. These 600 MP3s cover all melodic possibilities within two octaves both ascending and descending. As the levels get more difficult the cadence is quicker and the two notes are played faster.

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Digital MSK 197

600 MP3s

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Ear Training Two Note Melodic in a Major Key Trumpet

Trumpet is the fifth level of the Two Note Melodic Series containing 600 MP3s. There is no book available for the 2 Note Melodic Series. If you prefer a bundle of all seven instruments please see: Two Note Melodic Bundle.

All Melodic Possibilities within two octaves.

The Trumpet examples uses a two octave range. The Trumpet uses the bottom two octave range while the Muted Trumpet uses pitches from the lower 2 octaves of the Trumpet's range. These 600 MP3s cover all melodic possibilities within two octaves both ascending and descending. As the levels get more difficult the cadence is quicker and the two notes are played faster.

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Digital MSK 198

600 MP3s

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Ear Training Two Note Melodic in a Major Key Muted Trumpet

The Muted Trumpet examples use the upper 2 octave range of the Trumpet. The Trumpet download used the bottom 2 octave range. These 600 MP3s cover all melodic possibilities within two octaves both ascending and descending. As the levels get more difficult the cadence is quicker and the two notes are played faster.

All Melodic Possibilities within two octaves.

Muted Trumpet being one of the most heard sounds in contemporary music is an important instrument to develop your recognition skills. These 600 MP3s cover all melodic possibilities within two octaves both ascending and descending. As the levels get more difficult the cadence is quicker and the two notes are played faster.

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Digital MSK 199

600 MP3s

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Ear Training Two Note Melodic in a Major Key Acoustic Bass

Bass lines have a crucial roll in most music and learning to hear them is important for any improvising musician. These 600 MP3s cover all melodic possibilities within two octaves both ascending and descending. The two notes are played at extremely fast pace and the answer is also given quickly. You will need to work with these files for awhile but they will raise your ability to instantly hear bass lines.

All Melodic Possibilities within two octaves.

Acoustic Bass being one of the most heard sounds in contemporary music is an important instrument to develop your recognition skills. These 600 MP3s cover all melodic possibilities within two octaves both ascending and descending. As the levels get more difficult the cadence is quicker and the two notes are played faster.

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Digital MSK 199

600 MP3s

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Three Note Melodic in Major Key Downloads:

Three different download packages:

The Ear Training Three Note Melodic is divided up into three levels: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced. It is recommended that you first complete the 2 Note Instrumental Series before attempting the 3 Note Melodic downloads. All of these downloads are recommended if you are getting 80% correct using the Advanced examples from the Ear Training One Note Complete Book.

How it works

The Three Note Melodic exercise contains a major cadence on piano followed by three consecutive pitches played by a piano. Then after a pause you will hear the note names of the three notes. As you move from Beginning to Intermediate to Advanced the level gets progressively more difficult, you will be asked to recognize and respond as both the cadence and the three notes are played more quickly.

Hear notes in relation to the "key center" not their relationship to each other.

Each level of the Ear Training Three Note Melodic Series plays one of the melodic possibilities within two octaves both ascending and descending. This is of course creates a very large number of combinations and therefore these downloads are very large.

A large number of possibilities

Each level of the The Three Note Melodic Series plays one of the melodic possibilities within two octaves both ascending and descending. This is of course creates a very large number of combinations and therefore these downloads are very large.

Recommendations

These Three Note Melodic Ear Training downloads do not contain a book. You should work first work with the Ear Training One Note Complete Book so that you can fully understand this ear training method before attempting the Three Note Series. You will use the same technique as you did with the Ear Training One Note as you identify the sound of each pitch within the key center.

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Digital MSK 200

3968 MP3s no book

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Ear Training Three Note Melodic in a Major Key Intermediate Level

Intermediate twice as fast as Beginning Level

The Intermediate level is about twice as fast as the Beginning Level. Please check the examples below to see if this download is appropriate.

Please note this is a 1 Gigabyte download. You would be best to download at night or other times when internet traffic is lighter in your area. We would also recommend not using the internet after the download has started. If you experience problems please contact us before you attempt multiple downloads.

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Digital MSK 201

3955 MP3s no book

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Ear Training Three Note Melodic in a Major Key Advanced Level

Extremely fast 3 note melodic exercises

The Advanced Level is extremely fast. It is assumed that you have the ability to quickly hear a key center and have the music theory skills to answer quickly.

Below are two examples from this download:

Please note this is a 875 Megabyte download. You would be best to download at night or other times when internet traffic is lighter in your area. We would also recommend not using the internet after the download has started. If you experience problems please contact us before you attempt multiple downloads.

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Digital MSK 202

3959 MP3s no book

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What people are saying:

I worked my way up to Three Note Melodic in a Major Key Beginning Level over 3 months of work. I like the way the melodic exercises are graduated although I have to say Acoustic Bass was killer hard. I found the use of different instruments to be a really good idea. When I went from piano to Tenor Sax my accuracy went way down for about a week. Then as I got used to the sound it went back up again. I also like that the files do all melodic combinations so I can be sure I've covered all melodic combinations. G. Sansone

Melodic Ear Training was a welcomed addition to the Muse-eek.com catalog. I've been hoping that they would cover this important area of ear training. One problem I ran into was I was modulating with some of the examples. I contacted Bruce and he recommended working with the Key Retention Builder at the same time as the Melodic Ear Training. I'm so glad Mr. Arnold has made himself available for questions. Once you reach a point and you don't have an answer for a problem it's really hard to continue. I know I would have given up long ago. R. Lunceford

I purchased The Two Note Melodic in a Major Key with Individual Instruments Bundle. A great price for that many MP3s. I actually had to get a new iPod because I ran out of room on my old one. As with all the ear training products that muse-eek.com puts out this was a stellar release. I'm hoping soon they will come out with a rhythm ear training too. That would complete the program. W. Lema

I'm working on Ear Training Two Note Beginning MP3s and Ear Training Two Note Melodic Advanced for Piano. As the melodies get fast it gets harder to remember the sounds. But I think this will be good for my memory which is weak in that area. I remember when I first started ear training I emailed Bruce and spoke about the importance of context and perception. It's finally dawning on me what he was talking about. Really all these ear training exercises are doing the same thing, learning to distinguish notes within a key center. By varying the exercise you get a sort of global understanding so that you can apply ear training to any situation. I used to think that if I just used one computer program for ear training I would eventually get it. I couldn't have been more off base. I'm really glad I found this ear training program or I'd still be kicking around with various free programs on the internet and fooling myself into thinking that it was all going to work out in the end. Highly recommend all of Muse-eek.com ear training exercises. P. Kim

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