Ear Training One Note Complete

Ear Training One Note Complete

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Ear Training One Note Complete is our most popular Ear Training Product

Bruce Arnold states that the idea of hearing sound based on a "key center" as opposed to an "interval" really began a revolution in the way musicians perceive sound. Most seasoned musicians hear this way naturally after years of playing but with Ear Training One Note a student can fast forward their learning so that they can experience 30 years of ear training in a fraction of the time.

A complete transformation of musical perception with this ear training concept.

You will see from reading the reviews at the bottom of this page that this system of ear training has changed many musicians' careers. Even students that are just beginning with music have found that it completely transforms the way they hear music.

Hearing within a key center

If you are just becoming aware of the this idea of "hearing within a key center" let's look at a little history of ear training for musicians. The "Interval" method of Ear Training has been taught in music schools for literally hundreds of years and rarely been questioned. This method is based on hearing the distance between each note with no regard to a key center. The problem with this approach is pretty simple. If you are just strictly just using intervals for ear training you will develop a host of problems.

A detailed discussion

There is a detailed discussion of "interval" vs. "key center" ear training in the book that accompanies all our entry level ear training books. Make sure to read this and our FAQs to understand all different aspects of ear training.

The essence of this "key center" method.

By learning the sound of all 12 notes within a "key center" you develop a completely different way of approaching ear training. With the "key center" method if you hear an "E" played in the key of C, you are not thinking that the note is four half steps above the root or in some interval relationship to any other note --your are recognizing the sound of a 3rd because you have memorized that sound within a "key center."

Ear Training One Note Series teaches you the "Key Center" process.

Bruce Arnold advises that working with the audio files in the Ear Training One Note Series over time, you gain the ability to recognize the sound of all 12 notes with a "key center." For some students this will be a quick and painless rebooting of the way they hear sound; for others it can be a frustrating path with many possible pitfalls.

Ear Training is a two pronged process.

You need to work on identifying sound as you hear it from an external source as well as the sounds you hear in your head when you are improvising or composing. With this in mind we have created a whole series of books that develop these two aspects of ear training. They basically boil down to listening exercises and singing exercises.

Listening and Singing exercises.

Listening exercises teach you to identify the sounds from external sources such as another band member or a song that you are hearing on your MP3 player. Singing exercises help you identify the sounds you hear inside you when you are singing, improvising or composing. You need both sides of ear training to become a great musician. The good news is they complement each other so the more you work on one, the more it will the help the other.

The different Ear Training One Note books that are available.

Because musicians are coming to this ear training with so many diverse backgrounds and abilities over the years we have created a lot of different books to help them get the method that is most beneficial given their current ability. If you would prefer to buy the Ear Training One Note Method divided by level: Beginning, Intermediate and Advance please visit our Other Ear Training One Note Products. You will also find super advanced one note levels and One Note with "Degree" answers on the Other Ear Training One Note Products Page

Of course this can't be a perfect system because frequently a student isn't even aware of their own strengths and weaknesses. But we have done our best to give all students books and audio files that will help them target their problems without wasting time and money.

Our most common recommendation.

Because "key center" based ear training can be a completely new idea to even advanced musicians, we always feel that the best idea is to start from the beginning so that no crucial details or concepts are overlooked. The most common problem we have is from musicians who "think" they have more advanced ear training skills than they actually have, or think that knowing about ear training is the same as having the ability to simply hear.

It has also been common for students to start at one level and realize they need to go to a higher or lower level. Based on these years of experience we have tried to create a path through our ear training method that takes all of this into consideration.

Before we get started...

Let's first talk about how you will be doing this ear training. We have found that the best way to do this ear training is with an MP3 player. It allows for many more ways to organize the audio files and is very portable. We do offer physical books and CDs with with some of our ear training products but we HIGHLY recommend you not take this path with our ear training method. Digital downloads are a much better way to study this ear training because MP3s are much less expensive, easier to organize and cost half as much as physical books with CDs. Because they are more portable you can take them just about anywhere, giving you that much more access to practice time. We also have many ear training products that are ONLY available as digital downloads so it just makes more sense to go the digital route. So unless you REALLY only can use a CD player we sincerely recommend that you buy digital downloads of our ear training products.

Listening and Singing: the two crucial aspects of Ear Training.

We usually recommend a listening and a singing book to begin you Ear Training studies. These two books are Ear Training One Note Complete and Contextual Ear Training

We recommend Ear Training One Note Complete because it contain three levels of exercises: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced. This ensures that you can find the appropriate level to start on without having to re-purchase another book if the one you bought is too easy or too hard. Please keep in mind that you may be an advanced musician but have severe ear training problems or a beginning student with excellent aural skills. This is why we recommend the Complete version. You move from one level to another as you get 80% correct answers. All three levels give you the same exercises. Each level doubles the speed of the exercise thereby making it twice as difficult.

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Bruce Arnold is here to help you through the process.

Some students can fly through this ear training with no problem. But many musicians need some help. Knowing this, Mr. Arnold offers email support for students as they work through this process. So rest assured as you enter this ear training method that you are not alone, and you can get expert help if you run into problems.

Helping musician for almost two decades!

This method has been helping musicians for almost 20 years now. It's one of the best selling methods Ear Training systems on the market. Simply put: It is successful because it works! BUT the secret weapon is Bruce Arnold. He is only an email way to help you. If you are a beginning or an advanced student seeking to perfect your skills, you can call on Bruce to help you through this process.

The FAQs

Over the years we have developed a FAQs resource containing thousands of questions that students have asked over the years. These FAQs are searchable by key word and we recommend that you read these FAQs because they will give you:

  • A more complete understanding of the method.
  • An insight into the problems and solutions others have had with this ear training.
  • Encouragement and determination that you can do this, and that it just takes daily dedication.
  • The proof that EVERYONE that has really put their mind to it has mastered this ear training without exception.
  • The reason why dedicating a short amount of time each day: 5 to 10 minutes 5 to 10 times a day will be all it takes to master this ear training.

Bruce Arnold's Blog

Mr. Arnold's Blog on ear training and other musical topics can be very useful to learn about our ear training products.

Some of the topics covers are linked below.

Helpful Links to other products:

Our ear training books are available worldwide at different on-line stores. It is important to realize that there are physical versions of our books available that don't include the CDs. The book will plainly state in the description that it doesn't include a CD(s). In those cases you can either purchase a CD from Muse-eek.com or digitally download it from our website or itunes. If you have lost a CD or it's become damaged you can also order or download replacements.

Please find links to other ear training products associated with the "One Note Series" below:

Ear Training One Note Vocal Version

Ear Training One Note Vocal Version

Here is what students are saying about the Ear Training One Note Vocal Version:

  • "My accuracy is better with this version than with Ear Training One Note Complete with Piano"
  • "I like it - the high end seemed much clearer to me. Also just refreshing to hear voices after all the piano stuff."
  • "Not having the tempered tuning of the piano seems to make the notes easier to detect especially in the low and high range."
  • "I just like the sound of voices better than a piano so I'm sold on the vocal edition"

Universally better? Is it the magic bullet?

Maybe Yes, Maybe No. Students who didn’t do much ear training each day noticed no difference (no surprise there). Other students who applied themselves more rigorously did not notice any improvement in their recognition initially BUT SOME DID; so if you are having problems with Ear Training One Note using a piano sound you might try the Vocal version and see if you are one of the people it can help.

Why is a voice different from a piano

A piano uses tempered tuning so that it can play in all keys. This tempered tuning, which started back in the age of Bach allowed music to be played on one keyboard in all keys. The trade-off was you had to de-tune notes so that every key would sound OK. Thus as you move up and down the keyboard notes get progressively more out of tune. Obviously in the long run you need to be able to hear the notes of the piano correctly, with this Contextual based ear training BUT for the beginner sometimes using the voice which is singing each pitch EXACTLY in tune can help to take one variable out of the equation and makes it easier to progress.

Great for vocalist and choir members

Certainly if you are a singer, work with a choir or multiple voice band this vocal version of ear training one note exercise is exactly what you need to hear what notes are being sung by your fellow vocalists.

But What is Ear Training One Note?

The idea of hearing sound based on a "key center" as opposed to an "interval" really began a revolution in the way musicians perceive sound. Most seasoned musicians hear this way naturally after years of playing but with Ear Training One Note a student can fast forward their learning so that they can experience all these years of ear training in a fraction of the time.

Hearing within a key center

If you are just becoming aware of this idea of "hearing within a key center" let's look at a little history of ear training for musicians. The "Interval" method of Ear Training has been taught in music schools for literally hundreds of years and rarely been questioned. This method is based on hearing the distance between each note with no regard to a key center. If you are only using intervals for ear training you will develop a host of problems, only one of which is great difficulty improvising with others in a playing situation where music is going by in Real Time.

A detailed discussion

There is a detailed discussion of "interval" vs. "key center" ear training in the book that accompanies all of our beginner’s ear training books. Make sure to read this and our FAQS to understand all different aspects of ear training.

The essence of this "key center" method.

By learning the sound of all 12 notes within a "key center" you develop a completely different way of approaching ear training. With the "key center" method if you hear an "E" played in the key of C, you are not thinking that the note is four half steps above the root or in some interval relationship to any other note --your are recognizing the sound of a 3rd because you have memorized that sound within a "key center."

Ear Training One Note Series teaches you the "Key Center" process.

By working with the audio files in the Ear Training One Note Series over time, you gain the ability to recognize the sound of all 12 notes with a "key center." For some students this will be a quick and painless rebooting of the way they hear sound; for others it can be a frustrating path with many possible pitfalls.

Vocal Version is available as a bundle or as individual downloads

The Bundle contains Ear Training One Note: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Levels. You can also just purchase these Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced levels separately. Click on title below to go directly to the product you prefer:

Ear Training One Note Complete Vocal Version

The Ear Training One Note Complete Vocal Version contains all three levels of this method. You get the Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Levels in one download.

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Ear Training One Note Beginning Vocal Version

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Ear Training One Note Intermediate Vocal Version

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Ear Training One Note Advanced Vocal Version

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Bruce Arnold is here to help you through the process.

Some students can fly through this ear training with no problem. But many musicians need some help. Knowing this, Mr. Arnold offers email support for students as they work through this process. So rest assured as you enter this ear training method that you are not alone, and you can get expert help if you run into problems.

Helping musician for almost two decades!

This method has been helping musicians for almost 20 years now. It's one of the best selling methods Ear Training systems on the market. Simply put: It is successful because it works! BUT the secret weapon is Bruce Arnold. He is only an email way to help you. If you are a beginning or an advanced student seeking to perfect your skills, you can call on Bruce to help you through this process.

The FAQs

Over the years we have developed a FAQs resource containing thousands of questions that students have asked over the years. These FAQs are searchable by key word and we recommend that you read these FAQs because they will give you:

  • A more complete understanding of the method.
  • An insight into the problems and solutions others have had with this ear training.
  • Encouragement and determination that you can do this, and that it just takes daily dedication.
  • The proof that EVERYONE that has really put their mind to it has mastered this ear training without exception.
  • The reason why dedicating a short amount of time each day: 5 to 10 minutes 5 to 10 times a day will be all it takes to master this ear training.

Bruce Arnold's Blog

Mr. Arnold's Blog on ear training and other musical topics can be very useful to learn about our ear training products.

Some of the topics covers are linked below.

Helpful Links to other products:

Our ear training books are available worldwide at different on-line stores. It is important to realize that there are physical versions of our books available that don't include the CDs. The book will plainly state in the description that it doesn't include a CD(s). In those cases you can either purchase a CD from Muse-eek.com or digitally download it from our website or itunes. If you have lost a CD or it's become damaged you can also order or download replacements.

Please find links to other ear training products associated with the "One Note Series" below:

Contextual Ear Training

Contextual Ear Training

Contextual Ear Training is one of our most popular Ear Training Singing Books.

IIf you are just getting started with the Bruce Arnold System of Ear Training, then Contextual Ear Training is an indispensable companion course that we cannot recommend highly enough. The exercises found in this course are similar to the 1st assignment in the Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing. The main difference is you can do the exercises found in Contextual Ear Training anywhere that you can listen to an MP3 player, which is just about anywhere, whereas the exercises in the Fanatic's Guide require you have your instrument on hand to check your answer. There are two versions of the Contextual Ear Training: The version found on this page uses a piano to play the key center and also to give the answer. Contextual Ear Training Voice Edition uses voices to form the key center and gives you the answer with either a Tenor, Alto or Soprano sung voice. For many students who struggle with ear training, the Voice Edition can be easier, particularly if you choose an edition that is close to your own vocal range, so keep that in mind.

The idea of singing sound based on a "key center" as opposed to an singing an "interval" really began a revolution in the way musicians perceive sound. When a seasoned musician sings a melody they are not thinking the distance between each note they are hearing that they are singing as pitches within a "key center." Seasoned musicians sing this way naturally after years of playing and singing but with Contextual Ear Training a student can fast forward their learning so that they can experience 30 years of ear training experience in a fraction of the time.

A complete transformation of musical perception with this ear training concept.

You will see from reading the reviews that this system of ear training has changed many musicians' careers. Even students that are just beginning with music have found that it completely transforms the way they hear and sing music.

If you are just becoming aware of the this idea of "hearing within a key center" let's look at a little history of ear training for musicians

The "Interval" method of Ear Training has been taught in music schools for literally hundreds of years and rarely been questioned. This method is based on singing the distance between each note with no regard to a key center. The problem with this approach is pretty simple. It just doesn't work when you are trying to sing a melody. Some of the most common problems with singing by interval is:

  • You can sing an interval but are totally lost when you try to apply it to real music.
  • You have a tendency to sing sharp or flat
  • Not being able to find the first note of melody when you start singing a song.
  • You try to think the distance between each note as you try to sing or listen and get lost.
  • Inability to maintain your own part when singing with in groups or choirs

If you are experiencing any of these problems then you need to get Contextual Ear Training and start working towards hear music based by "key center."

Why doesn't interval training work?

If you are trying to sing each note as it flows by in music, there is no way that you can calculate the distance between each note even at a very slow tempo much less the usual speed that notes flow by in real time. The only way to instantly know what notes are being played is to ingrain in your mind the sound of each note within a key center so that you know the sounds you are singing in the same way that you see the color blue and know it's blue.

Our minds can't process interval relationships at the speed needed to sing notes accurately.

You can sit in a classroom and do sing a Major 6th when a teacher ask you to but if you are trying to do this in time as you are singing real music the problem gets worse and worse the more complicated the music becomes. In the real world, when music is being played in real time, as a musician, your mind just cannot calculate the intervals and analyze what you need to know in order to react properly right away. This isn't about intellectual ability, it's about the reality of TIME. So how do musician identify the sounds they are singing instantaneously?

Key Center is the "KEY"

Here's how they do it: They use the "key center" of a song and internalize the sound of all 12 notes within that key center. Quite simply when they sing the 3rd they are not thinking that the note is four half steps above the root or in relation to any other note --they are recognizing the sound of a 3rd because they have memorized that sound within a "key center."

Contextual Ear Training teaches you the "Key Center" process.

By working with the audio files in the Contextual Ear Training over time, you gain the ability to sing the sound of all 12 notes with a "key center." For some students this will be a quick and painless rebooting of the way they hear sound; for others it can be a frustrating path with many possible pitfalls.

Ear Training is a two pronged process. You need to work on singing notes and internalize what they sound like in a "key center" but you also need to identifying sound as you hear them from an external source.

With this in mind we have created a whole series of books that develop these two aspects of ear training. They basically boil down to listening exercises and singing exercises. For someone just starting our method we recommend: Contextual Ear Training and Ear Training One Note Complete. or Ear Training One Note Vocal Version

Contextual Ear Training and Ear Training One Note Complete together make a great ear training program.

Listening exercises found in Ear Training One Note Complete teach you to identify the sounds from external sources such as another band member or a song that you are hearing on your MP3 player. Singing exercises found in Contextual Ear Training help you identify the sounds you hear inside you when you are singing, improvising or composing. You need both sides of ear training to become a great musician. The good news is they complement each other so the more you work on one, the more it will the help the other.

Bruce Arnold is here to help you through the process.

Some students can fly through this ear training with no problem. But many musicians have problems and need personal help. Luckily Mr. Arnold offers email support for students as they work through this process. So rest assured as you enter this ear training method that you are not alone, and you can get expert help if you run into problems.

Helping musician for almost two decades!

This method has been helping musicians for almost 20 years now. It's one of the best selling methods Ear Training systems on the market. Simply put: It is successful because it works! BUT the secret weapon is Bruce Arnold. He is only an email way to help you. If you are a beginning or an advanced student seeking to perfect their skills, you can call on Bruce to help you through this process.

The FAQs

Over the years we have developed a FAQ resource containing thousands of questions that students have asked over the years. It is recommended that you read these FAQs because they will give you:

  • A more complete understanding of the method.
  • An insight into the problems and solutions others have had with this ear training.
  • Encouragement and hope that you can do this, and that it just takes daily dedication.
  • The knowledge that EVERYONE that has really put their mind to it has mastered this ear training without exception.
  • The knowledge that dedicating a short amount of time each day: 5 to 10 minutes 5 to 10 times a day will be all it takes to master this ear training.

Where should you start?

First let's talk about how you will be doing this ear training. We have found that the best way to do this ear training is with an MP3 player. It allows for many more ways to organize the audio files and is very portable. We do offer physical books and CDs with with some of our ear training products but we HIGHLY recommend you not take this path with our ear training method. Digital downloads is a much better way to study this ear training because MP3s are much less expensive, easier to organize and cost half as much as physical books with CDs. We also have many ear training products that are ONLY available as digital downloads so it just makes more sense to go the digital route. So unless you REALLY only can use a CD player we sincerely recommend that you buy digital downloads of our ear training products.

For singing we most commonly recommend students start with Contextual Ear Training.

We do recommend along with Contextual Ear Training. that you also work with Ear Training One Note Complete.

Buy Contextual Ear Training and then contact Mr. Arnold with a detailed explanation of your level and goals.

Ear Training is very specialized to a students goals and abilities. It makes a lot more sense to use the contact information at the bottom of this page to contact Bruce after you have purchased these books to see what other products you might consider and how to organize your practice.

The Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing and Contextual Ear Training differences.

Contextual Ear Training and The Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing are two closely related books. The 1st exercise and arguably the most important exercise for a beginning is the The Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing is the "One Note" exercise. This "One Note" exercise develops the ability to instantly sing any of the 12 pitches over a "key center." Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing requires you to work with a CD and check answers with an instrument to do this exercise. Contextual Ear Training allows you to do this exercise anywhere because the answer is supplied in the audio files. Therefore you will improve quicker if you use the Contextual Ear Training "One Note" exercise because you can do it anywhere that you can use an MP3 player.

Which book should I get or should I get both?

We do occasional recommend both Contextual Ear Training and The Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing to students that are working in a choir or other places where they are reading music. Contextual Ear Training you are not singing notes from a page. It will help you to sing notes from a page once you gain the ability to hear all 12 notes of a "key center." but it isn't building your sight reading skills. The Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing does work with many exercises where you are singing notes from a musical staff. So if you are a singer where you need to work on both aspects of your musicianship we recommend both books.

Where do I go after I finish Contextual Ear Training?

Once you are getting 80% correct answers with the Contextual Ear Training Book we recommend you move on to The Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing. This book will offer you many other exercises to apply your skills

The FAQs

Over the years we have developed a FAQs resource containing thousands of questions that students have asked over the years. These FAQs are searchable by key word and we recommend that you read these FAQs because they will give you:

 

  • A more complete understanding of the method.

 

 

  • An insight into the problems and solutions others have had with this ear training.

 

 

  • Encouragement and determination that you can do this, and that it just takes daily dedication.

 

 

  • The proof that EVERYONE that has really put their mind to it has mastered this ear training without exception.

 

 

  • The reason why dedicating a short amount of time each day: 5 to 10 minutes 5 to 10 times a day will be all it takes to master this ear training.

 

Bruce Arnold's Blog

Mr. Arnold's Blog on ear training and other musical topics can be very useful to learn about our ear training products.

Some of the topics covers are linked below.

Helpful Links to other products:

Our ear training books are available worldwide at different on-line stores. It is important to realize that there are physical versions of our books available that don't include the CDs. The book will plainly state in the description that it doesn't include a CD(s). In those cases you can either purchase a CD from Muse-eek.com or digitally download it from our website or itunes. If you have lost a CD or it's become damaged you can also order or download replacements.

Please find links to other ear training products associated with the "One Note Series" below:

Contextual Ear Training Voice Edition

Contextual Ear Training Voice Edition by Bruce Arnold

Contextual Ear Training Voice Edition

Contextual Ear Training is one of 1st Books to use When Starting Bruce Arnold's Ear Training Method.

This is an exciting new addition to the Contextual Ear Training course: The Voice Edition found on this page uses voices to form the key center and gives you the answer with either a Tenor, Alto or Soprano sung voice. For many students who struggle with ear training, the Voice Edition is a lot easier, especially if you pick an edition that is similar to your own vocal range. If you are just getting started with the Bruce Arnold System of Ear Training and want to see improvement at a faster rate, then this is one of the must-own courses. In general men should choose Tenor and possibly Alto, and women either Alto or Soprano.

Please keep in mind that Bruce Arnold recommends that you work with two levels, so it is much more cost effective to order the Complete Voice Edition. For instance, if you are a male it is recommended that you do both the Tenor and Alto Versions. If you are a female do both the Alto and Soprano versions.

The exercises found in this course are similar to the 1st assignment in the Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing. The main difference is you can do the exercises found in Contextual Ear Training anywhere that you can listen to an MP3 player, which is just about anywhere, whereas the exercises in the Fanatic's Guide require you have your instrument on hand to check your answer.

If you would rather use a piano sound, then the other version of Contextual Ear Training is recommended

Soprano, Alto and Tenor Versions. Each version tests you at 3 different speeds.

There are 864 MP3s for the Soprano, Alto and Tenor Courses. This includes all degrees in both major and minor keys at 3 different speeds. As previously stated it is recommended that you work with two voices before moving on to the next level in this ear training method. Each level is available separately but it is more cost effective to order the Complete Voice Edition. Make sure to check out the Level 3 example for the Tenor Voice. Having extremely fast ability with this method is VERY important if you want to realize your full potential. The faster you are will also effect your sight singing ability when actually reading real music.

Contextual Ear Training Voice Edition Soprano

Contextual Ear Training Voice Edition

Below is an example track from the Soprano Edition of this series. This Level One track plays you a F Major cadence then asks you to sing a Flat 3.

Below is an example track from the Soprano Edition of this series. This Level Two track plays you a C Minor cadence then asks you to sing a Flat 5.

Below is an example track from the Soprano Edition of this series. This Level Three track plays you a B Major cadence then asks you to sing a Flat 2.

Contextual Ear Training Voice Edition Alto

Contextual Ear Training Voice Edition Alto

Below is an example track from the Alto Edition of this series. This Level One track plays you a A Major cadence then asks you to sing the Fifth.

Below is an example track from the Alto Edition of this series. This Level Two track plays you an C# Minor cadence then asks you to sing a the 6th.

Below is an example track from the Alto Edition of this series. This Level Three track plays you an D# Minor cadence then asks you to sing a minor 3rd.

Contextual Ear Training Voice Edition Tenor

Contextual Ear Training Voice Edition Tenor

Below is an example track from the Tenor Edition of this series. This Level One track plays you a B Major cadence then asks you to sing the Flat 5.

Below is an example track from the Tenor Edition of this series. This Level Two track plays you a F Major cadence then asks you to sing the Flat 6th.

Below is an example track from the Tenor Edition of this series. This Level Three track plays you a A# Minor cadence then asks you to sing the Second.

Background Information

The idea of singing sound based on a "key center" as opposed to an singing an "interval" really began a revolution in the way musicians perceive sound. When a seasoned musician sings a melody they are not thinking the distance between each note they are hearing that they are singing as pitches within a "key center." Seasoned musicians sing this way naturally after years of playing and singing but with Contextual Ear Training a student can fast forward their learning so that they can experience 30 years of ear training experience in a fraction of the time.

A complete transformation of musical perception with this ear training concept.

You will see from reading the reviews that this system of ear training has changed many musicians' careers. Even students that are just beginning with music have found that it completely transforms the way they hear and sing music.

"Hearing Within a Key Center." Let's Take a Closer Look

The "Interval" method of Ear Training has been taught in music schools for literally hundreds of years and rarely been questioned. This method is based on singing the distance between each note with no regard to a key center. The problem with this approach is pretty simple. It just doesn't work when you are trying to sing a melody. Some of the most common problems with singing by interval is:

  • You can sing an interval but are totally lost when you try to apply it to real music.
  • You have a tendency to sing sharp or flat
  • Not being able to find the first note of melody when you start singing a song.
  • You try to think the distance between each note as you try to sing or listen and get lost.
  • Inability to maintain your own part when singing with in groups or choirs

If you are experiencing any of these problems then you need to get Contextual Ear Training and start working towards hear music based by "key center."

Why doesn't interval training work?

If you are trying to sing each note as it flows by in music, there is no way that you can calculate the distance between each note even at a very slow tempo much less the usual speed that notes flow by in real time. The only way to instantly know what notes are being played is to engrain in your mind the sound of each note within a key center so that you know the sounds you are singing in the same way that you see the color blue and know it's blue.

Our minds can't process interval relationships at the speed needed to sing notes accurately.

You can sit in a classroom and do sing a Major 6th when a teacher ask you to but if you are trying to do this in time as you are singing real music the problem gets worse and worse the more complicated the music becomes. In the real world, when music is being played in real time, as a musician, your mind just cannot calculate the intervals and analyze what you need to know in order to react properly right away. This isn't about intellectual ability, it's about the reality of TIME. So how do musician identify the sounds they are singing instantaneously?

Key Center is the "KEY"

Here's how they do it: They use the "key center" of a song and internalize the sound of all 12 notes within that key center. Quite simply when they sing the 3rd they are not thinking that the note is four half steps above the root or in relation to any other note --they are recognizing the sound of a 3rd because they have memorized that sound within a "key center."

Contextual Ear Training teaches you the "Key Center" process.

By working with the audio files in the Contextual Ear Training over time, you gain the ability to sing the sound of all 12 notes with a "key center." For some students this will be a quick and painless rebooting of the way they hear sound; for others it can be a frustrating path with many possible pitfalls.

Ear Training is a two pronged process. You need to work on singing notes and internalize what they sound like in a "key center" but you also need to identifying sound as you hear them from an external source.

With this in mind we have created a whole series of books that develop these two aspects of ear training. They basically boil down to listening exercises and singing exercises. For someone just starting our method we recommend: Contextual Ear Training and Ear Training One Note Complete. or Ear Training One Note Vocal Version

Contextual Ear Training and Ear Training One Note Complete together make a great ear training program.

Listening exercises found in Ear Training One Note Complete teach you to identify the sounds from external sources such as another band member or a song that you are hearing on your MP3 player. Singing exercises found in Contextual Ear Training help you identify the sounds you hear inside you when you are singing, improvising or composing. You need both sides of ear training to become a great musician. The good news is they complement each other so the more you work on one, the more it will the help the other.

Bruce Arnold is here to help you through the process.

Some students can fly through this ear training with no problem. But many musicians have problems and need personal help. Luckily Mr. Arnold offers email support for students as they work through this process. So rest assured as you enter this ear training method that you are not alone, and you can get expert help if you run into problems.

Helping musician for almost two decades!

This method has been helping musicians for almost 20 years now. It's one of the best selling methods Ear Training systems on the market. Simply put: It is successful because it works! BUT the secret weapon is Bruce Arnold. He is only an email way to help you. If you are a beginning or an advanced student seeking to perfect their skills, you can call on Bruce to help you through this process.

The FAQs

Over the years we have developed a FAQ resource containing thousands of questions that students have asked over the years. It is recommended that you read these FAQs because they will give you:

  • A more complete understanding of the method.
  • An insight into the problems and solutions others have had with this ear training.
  • Encouragement and hope that you can do this, and that it just takes daily dedication.
  • The knowledge that EVERYONE that has really put their mind to it has mastered this ear training without exception.
  • The knowledge that dedicating a short amount of time each day: 5 to 10 minutes 5 to 10 times a day will be all it takes to master this ear training.

Where should you start?

First let's talk about how you will be doing this ear training. We have found that the best way to do this ear training is with an MP3 player. It allows for many more ways to organize the audio files and is very portable. We do offer physical books and CDs with with some of our ear training products but we HIGHLY recommend you not take this path with our ear training method. Digital downloads is a much better way to study this ear training because MP3s are much less expensive, easier to organize and cost half as much as physical books with CDs. We also have many ear training products that are ONLY available as digital downloads so it just makes more sense to go the digital route. So unless you REALLY only can use a CD player we sincerely recommend that you buy digital downloads of our ear training products.

For singing we most commonly recommend students start with Contextual Ear Training.

We do recommend along with Contextual Ear Training. that you also work with Ear Training One Note Complete.

Contextual Ear Training Voice Edition

Buy Contextual Ear Training and then contact Bruce Arnold with a detailed explanation of your level and goals.

Ear Training is very specialized to a students goals and abilities. It makes a lot more sense to use the contact information at the bottom of this page to contact Bruce after you have purchased these books to see what other products you might consider and how to organize your practice.

The Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing and Contextual Ear Training differences.

Contextual Ear Training and The Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing are two closely related books. The 1st exercise and arguably the most important exercise for a beginning is the The Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing is the "One Note" exercise. This "One Note" exercise develops the ability to instantly sing any of the 12 pitches over a "key center." Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing requires you to work with a CD and check answers with an instrument to do this exercise. Contextual Ear Training allows you to do this exercise anywhere because the answer is supplied in the audio files. Therefore you will improve quicker if you use the Contextual Ear Training "One Note" exercise because you can do it anywhere that you can use an MP3 player.

Which book should I get or should I get both?

We do occasional recommend both Contextual Ear Training and The Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing to students that are working in a choir or other places where they are reading music. Contextual Ear Training you are not singing notes from a page. It will help you to sing notes from a page once you gain the ability to hear all 12 notes of a "key center." but it isn't building your sight reading skills. The Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing does work with many exercises where you are singing notes from a musical staff. So if you are a singer where you need to work on both aspects of your musicianship we recommend both books.

Where do I go after I finish Contextual Ear Training?

Once you are getting 80% correct answers with the Contextual Ear Training Book we recommend you move on to The Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing. This book will offer you many other exercises to apply your skills

The FAQs

Over the years we have developed a FAQs resource containing thousands of questions that students have asked over the years. These FAQs are searchable by key word and we recommend that you read these FAQs because they will give you:

 

  • A more complete understanding of the method.

 

 

  • An insight into the problems and solutions others have had with this ear training.

 

 

  • Encouragement and determination that you can do this, and that it just takes daily dedication.

 

 

  • The proof that EVERYONE that has really put their mind to it has mastered this ear training without exception.

 

 

  • The reason why dedicating a short amount of time each day: 5 to 10 minutes 5 to 10 times a day will be all it takes to master this ear training.

 

Bruce Arnold's Blog

Mr. Arnold's Blog on ear training and other musical topics can be very useful to learn about our ear training products.

Some of the topics covers are linked below.

Helpful Links to other products:

Our ear training books are available worldwide at different on-line stores. It is important to realize that there are physical versions of our books available that don't include the CDs. The book will plainly state in the description that it doesn't include a CD(s). In those cases you can either purchase a CD from Muse-eek.com or digitally download it from our website or itunes. If you have lost a CD or it's become damaged you can also order or download replacements.

Please find links to other ear training products associated with the "One Note Series" below:

Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing

Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing

 

Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing our best selling singing method.

The idea of singing sound based on a "key center" as opposed to singing an "interval" really began a revolution in the way musicians perceive sound. When a seasoned musician sings a melody, they are not thinking the distance between each note they are hearing, they are singing pitches within a "key center." Seasoned musicians sing this way naturally after years of playing and singing but with Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing a student can fast forward their learning so that they can experience 30 years of ear training in a fraction of the time.

A complete transformation of musical perception with this ear training concept.

You will see from reading the reviews that this system of ear training has changed many musicians' careers. Even students that are just beginning with music have found that it completely transforms the way they hear and sing music.

If you are only now acquainting yourself with this idea of "hearing within a key center" let's look at a little history of ear training for musicians

The "Interval" method of Ear Training has been taught in music schools for literally hundreds of years and rarely been questioned. This method is based on singing the distance between each note with no regard to a key center. The problem with this approach is pretty simple. It just doesn't work when you are trying to sing a melody. Some of the most common problems with singing by interval are:

  • A tendency to sing sharp or flat
  • Not being able to find the first note of the melody when you start singing a song.
  • Inability to maintain your own part when singing within groups or choirs

If you are experiencing any of these problems then you need to get Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing and start working towards hearing music based by "key center."

Why doesn't interval training work?

If you are trying to sing each note as it flows by in music, there is no way that you can calculate the distance between each note even at a slow tempo much less the usual speed that notes flow by in real time. The only way to instantly know what notes are being played is to ingrain in your mind the sound of each note within a key center so that you know the sounds you are singing in the same way that you see the color blue and know it's blue.

Our minds can't process interval relationships at the speed needed to sing notes accurately.

Maybe you have no problem in the classroom when the teacher plays a note and asks you to sing a Major 6th above it, but if you are trying to do this in time as you are actually singing a piece of real music, it becomes problematic, and the problem is compounded the more complicated the music becomes. In the real world, when music is being played in real time, as a musician, your mind just cannot calculate the intervals and analyze what you need to know in order to react properly right away. This isn't about intellectual ability, it's about the reality of TIME. So how do musicians identify the sounds they are singing instantaneously?

Key Center is the "KEY"

Here's how they do it: They use the "key center" of a song and internalize the sound of all 12 notes within that key center. Quite simply when they sing the 3rd they are not thinking that the note is four half steps above the root or in relation to any other note --they are recognizing the sound of a 3rd because they have memorized that sound within a "key center."

Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing teaches you the "Key Center" process

In most cases we recommend you first work with Contextual Ear Training before moving on to Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing .

By working with the audio files in the Contextual Ear Training over time, you gain the ability to sing the sound of all 12 notes within a "key center." For some students this will be a quick and painless rebooting of the way they hear sound; for others it can be a frustrating path with many possible pitfalls.

You have multiple singing method books. Which should I use first?

Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing and Contextual Ear Training differences.

Contextual Ear Training and Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing are two closely related books. The first and probably most important exercise for a beginner in the Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing is the "One Note" exercise. This "One Note" exercise develops the ability to instantly sing any of the 12 pitches over a "key center." Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing requires you to work with a CD and check answers with an instrument to do this exercise. Contextual Ear Training allows you to do this exercise anywhere because the answer is supplied within the audio files, and it is much more portable. Therefore you will improve more quickly if you use the Contextual Ear Training "One Note" exercise because you can do it anywhere that you can take an MP3 player.

Which book should I get or should I get both?

We do occasionally recommend both Contextual Ear Training and Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing to students that are working in a choir or other places where they are reading music. With Contextual Ear Training you are not singing notes from a page. It will help you to sing notes from a page once you gain the ability to hear all 12 notes of a "key center," but it does not build your sight reading skills. Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing does contain many exercises that require you to sing notes from a musical staff. So if you are a singer who needs to work on both aspects of your musicianship we recommend both books.

Practicing Ear Training from two different perspectives is the best way to improve.

With this in mind we have created a whole series of books that develop these two aspects of ear training. They basically boil down to listening exercises and singing exercises. For someone just starting our method we recommend: Contextual Ear Training and Ear Training One Note Complete.

Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing and Ear Training One Note Complete together make a great ear training program.

Listening exercises found in Ear Training One Note Complete teach you to identify the sounds from external sources such as another band member or a song that you are hearing on your MP3 player. Singing exercises found in Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing help you identify the sounds you hear inside you when you are singing, improvising or composing. You need both sides of ear training to become a great musician. The good news is they complement each other so the more you work on one, the more it will the help the other.

Bruce Arnold is here to help you through the process.

Some students can fly through this ear training with no problem. But many musicians have problems and need personal help. But have no fear, Mr. Arnold offers email support for students as they work through this process! So rest assured as you enter this ear training method, that you are not alone, and you can get expert help if you run into problems.

Helping musician for almost two decades!

This method has been transforming musicians for almost 20 years now. It's one of the best selling Ear Training systems on the market. Simply put: It is successful because it works! BUT the secret weapon is Bruce Arnold. He is only an email away to help you. If you are a beginning or an advanced student seeking to perfect your skills, you can call on Bruce to help you through this process.

Where should you start?

First let's talk about how you will be doing this ear training. We have found that the best way to do this ear training is with an MP3 player. It allows for many more ways to organize the audio files and is most portable. We do offer physical books and CDs with with some of our ear training products but we HIGHLY recommend you not take this path with our ear training method. Why? Because digital downloads are a much better way to study this ear training as MP3s are much less expensive, easier to organize, more easily portable and cost half as much as physical books with CDs. We also have many ear training products that are ONLY available as digital downloads so it just makes more sense to go the digital route. So unless you REALLY can only use a CD player we sincerely recommend that you buy digital downloads of our ear training products.

Recommended order of books.

For singing we most commonly recommend students start with Contextual Ear Training. and then move on to Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing . Also with Fanatic's Guide to Sight Singing and Ear Training...we recommend you work with Ear Training One Note Complete.

Where do I go after I finish Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing ?

Once you have worked through the exercises in Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing we recommend you move on to Key Retention Builder.

The FAQs

Over the years we have developed a FAQs resource containing thousands of questions that students have asked over the years. These FAQs are searchable by key word and we recommend that you read these FAQs because they will give you:

  • A more complete understanding of the method.
  • An insight into the problems and solutions others have had with this ear training.
  • Encouragement and determination that you can do this, and that it just takes daily dedication.
  • The proof that EVERYONE that has really put their mind to it has mastered this ear training without exception.
  • The reason why dedicating a short amount of time each day: 5 to 10 minutes 5 to 10 times a day will be all it takes to master this ear training.

Bruce Arnold's Blog

Mr. Arnold's Blog on ear training and other musical topics can be very useful to learn about our ear training products.

Some of the topics covers are linked below.

Helpful Links to other products:

Our ear training books are available worldwide at different on-line stores. It is important to realize that there are physical versions of our books available that don't include the CDs. The book will plainly state in the description that it doesn't include a CD(s). In those cases you can either purchase a CD from Muse-eek.com or digitally download it from our website or itunes. If you have lost a CD or it's become damaged you can also order or download replacements.

Please find links to other ear training products associated with the "One Note Series" below:

Get Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing today and transform your sense of key.

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MetroDrone: All purpose practice tool

MetroDrone: Groundbreaking New Addition to Ear Training and Instrumental Practice

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MetroDrone is a core addition to Ear Training and Instrumental Practice now available with an acoustic bass or tuba sound!

MetroDrone is our best selling product of all time!!

We are super-excited about this new invention which Bruce Arnold calls the "MetroDrone. It will greatly enhance both your practice time, and the rate at which your playing and musicianship improves.

Bruce Arnold states that the MetroDrone is a CORE practice tool!

MetroDrone should be a new addition to the CORE products you use to reach your full potential as a musician...

Two versions of the MetroDrone

Difference between Acoustic Bass and Tuba MetroDrone

  • Acoustic Bass MetroDrone Sound is much longer in duration than the Tuba MetroDrone making it easier to hear the key center. 10 to 60bpm MP3 files
  • Tuba MetroDrone Sound is much shorter in duration than the Acoustic Bass MetroDrone making it much harder to hear the key center and therefore is recommended for the advanced ear training student. Also has slower MP3 files 8 to 60bpm MP3 files

MetroDrone lets you:

  • Practice singing exercises in time and speed them up, to master real-time ear-training recognition and execution.
  • Practice ear training even when you are practicing scales or any other technique on your instrument.
  • Develop lightning speed by using the included "long line rhythm" concept (considered a “holy grail” by many guitarists). Video and PDF included.

MetroDrone works any place you use a metronome and with many ear training exercises

MetroDrone will work with any Muse-Eek book you own -or one from any other company. But to most effectively use this new tool – it would be best for Mr. Arnold to understand how you currently practice your instrument, and ear training.

Unsure if MetroDrone is right for you?

Unsure how to use it or if it's right for you? – Use the contact email at bottom of the page and Mr. Arnold will personally review your current practice schedule – and advise you on possible improvements, and how to integrate MetroDrone into your practice time for maximum results.

Keep on track, Keep in contact!

As always it is what you are practicing and how you are practicing that is crucial to your progress. Please keep in touch with Mr. Arnold every few months so that you don't practice the wrong thing or the right thing in the wrong way. Bruce may also may be able to make recommendations on how you should change some aspect of your study so that you improve even faster.

Check in and get on track

So right now, it's time to check in and get your practice regimen ship-shape. Even if you been sluffing off – you can still write to Bruce and we'll see how to get you back in the saddle and improving your musical ability.

Ideas for using MetroDrone

Bruce Arnold says that hearing chord progressions is a topic that comes up frequently with students of ear training. You will probably have to gain some basic skills with identifying pitches within a key center before you can tackle how you hear chord progressions but there are some things you can do with the MetroDrone MP3s to start preparing now for this exciting aspect of ear training.

Think the same way you hear

The overall thing to realize is always THINK THE SAME WAY YOU HEAR. What do I mean by this? I mean that you can listen to a chord progression in a song, and if you sing or play the melody, you will probably HEAR some or all of it in the key of the song. But when you play or sing over a chord progression, it is easy to start thinking about all the different scales you could play, and lose sight of the key center.

So that is why it is important to think the same way that you hear. This will make your playing much more musical and you will truly express the music you hear inside yourself. The main purpose of the MetroDrone is to get you always thinking the same way you are hearing. If you practice a C scale with a C MetroDrone going on in the background you are thinking about a C scale and you are hearing it in relationship to the key of C. This gets progressively more important as you work with more and more complicated material.

Now let's turn our attention to how THINKING THE SAME WAY YOU HEAR applies to a chord progression. If we have a chord progression you will either hear the whole progression in one key or parts of the progression in one key. This will depend on how quickly the chords are moving one to another and the tempo of the tune. Usually the longer you stay on a chord the better chance you will have of hearing that chord in its own key center.

Specific Example

Everyone will vary on how they exactly hear the same progression, though in many cases it will be similar. Let's take a simple chord progression as an example: C Major to F7. Let's say there are two measures of C Major and one of F7. The tempo would be medium, around 100 BPM. When you play the F7, most likely you will not hear a new key center; you will hear F7 in relationship to the key of C. This will affect what scale you should use and how you will hear the notes of the of F7 chord.

READ THIS it's important!

Usually if you play an F7 chord you wouldn't think of it as an F Mixolydian scale BUT we are not hearing the F7 in the key of F; we are hearing it in the key of C so you would think of it as a C Dorian scale because you are in the key of C not in the key of F. Yes, a C Dorian scale and an F Mixoldyian scale are the same notes BUT if you are hearing in the key of C and the F7 chord is playing and you hear a melody in your head with scale degrees b3, 2, 1 then you would play Eb, D, C not Ab, G, F. What I've just stated is one of the most important lessons you will ever learn about hearing music and why my ear training method is crucial to developing compositional and improvisational skills.

Aural Comprehension is key to musical success

Now if you listen again to the notes of the F7 chord as you are hearing it in the key of C, you will not hear: F=1, A=3, C=5, Eb=b7 you will hear: F = 4, A = 6, C= 1, Eb = b3. As you can see, this is a pivotal step to understanding how your hear chord progressions and again why key center ear training is so important. Check out the book called Secondary Dominants Ear Training Studies that applies this same logic to all the Secondary Dominant chords. It's crucial that you learn this information NOW so you don't have to rewind and start hearing the correct way later on. It's important to realize how you are hearing chord progressions as opposed to how you are hearing the melodies in your head.

Practicing Scales with MetroDrone

Let's relate these ideas to practicing scales. Most professional musicians spend about 20 years practicing the scales. Practicing them in the right way is crucial so make sure you have either the Essential Scales book or the New York Guitar Method Volume One. Here is an unusual but highly productive way to use the MetroDrone when working with scales that relates to the discussion we just had about hearing chord progressions. The usual way musicians practice scales is to play them cycle 5 --so if you had a Major scale you would first play it in C then F, Bb, Eb, Ab etc... Instead of switching MetroDrone MP3s for each new key, just use a C MetroDrone and move through the modes of C Major all the while a C MetroDrone is sounding. This will get you processing scales all in one key which is the same thing that will happen when you are hearing a whole progression in one key as we previously discussed.

Applying MetroDrone to Modes

So you start with playing C Major (in all positions if you play a stringed instrument)

  • Then play a C Dorian Scale (which is actually a Bb Major Scale but you are hearing the notes in "C" so it's C Dorian.)
  • Then play C Phrygian (which is actually a Ab Major Scale but you are hearing the notes in "C" so it's C Phrygian.)
  • Then a C Lydian (which is actually a G Major Scale but you are hearing the notes in "C" so it's C Lydian.)
  • Then a C Mixoldian (which is actually a F Major Scale but you are hearing the notes in "C" so it's C Mixolydian.)
  • Then a C Aeolian (which is actually a Eb Major Scale but you are hearing the notes in "C" so it's C Aeolian.)
  • TThen a C Locrian (which is actually a Db Major Scale but you are hearing the notes in "C" so it's C Locrian.)

So you have played through all 7 modes of C Major!

  • Then I would take a break and later or the next day do the same process in the key of F with an F MetroDrone.
  • This way you will practice all the modes of major and start applying them the way you will hear them in many chord progressions.
  • (See Secondary Dominant book for more information on how how all this applies to the modes of Melodic Minor Ascending.)

MetroDrone and common chord progressions

Just so you can see some common chord progressions and how you might hear them in one key and the scales you would use, here are some examples:

  • C Major to F7 and hear that all in the key of C then you are moving between C Major Scale and a C Dorian Scale.
  • C Major to F-7 and hear that all in the key of C then you are moving between C Major Scale and a C Aeolian Scale.
  • C Major to Db Major and hear that all in the key of C then you are moving between C Major Scale and a C Phrygian Scale.
  • C Major to C-7b5 and hear that all in the key of C then you are moving between C Major Scale and a C Locrian Scale.

As you can see from this discussion how you hear greatly affects how you should think and play. This is why working with MetroDrone can lay the right foundation for your success with music.

Choose your version of the MetroDrone and get starting learning the correct way with MetroDrone TODAY!

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25 Ear Training Tips

25 Ear Training Tips

Contents"

  • All Video Course
  • 45 Minutes

25 Tips for Developing a Master Musician’s Ear

Recommended prerequisite:

    • Ear Training: One Note

or

    • Contextual Ear Training

or

  • Fanatic's Guide to Sight Singing and Ear Training

Have you achieved everything you expected with ear training – or have you hit some roadblocks along the way?

  • Can you hear songs and play them in short order – without any sheet music?
  • Do you find it easy to jam with others, and immediately HEAR and KNOW what to do?
  • Are your on-the-spot improvisations satisfying for you and awesome for others to listen to?
  • Can you play what you hear in your head with ease?

If you have NOT YET reached these goals, and if you find yourself STUCK while trying to develop that master musician’s ear … then the "25 Tips for Developing a Master Musician’s Ear" has answers for you.

So how do you go about developing a Master Musician’s Ear, especially if you have limited time to practice?

Maybe you think you just can't do it because you're not talented enough.

But maybe you just need the right instructions, encouragement and perspective.

Bruce Arnold has been teaching others how to develop a master musician’s ear for thirty years. In this program, he covers the most common issues that students tend to struggle with.

In "25 Tips for Developing a Master Musician’s Ear" you’ll get answers from friendly, conversational videos that cover not just the usual problems you may encounter, but also ways to break through barriers that you've never been able to get beyond.

You’ll receive clear and concise information on how to organize your practicing so that you get the most out of your ear training sessions. This leads to a deeper understanding of practice time in general and the value of structuring it.

Simply put, improving your ear is about building up your memory of sound. The 3 main areas of exercise covered are:

  • Listening exercise(s) to become familiar with the sounds you hear from other instruments
  • Singing exercise(s) to become familiar with the sounds you hear inside your head
  • Applying both listening and singing exercises to real music

These videos will help you:

  • Maximize the time you spend practicing ear training
  • Understand the mental process of learning ear training
  • Break free of common misunderstandings about ear training.
  • Realistically chart your own progress with the method presented

Don't go forward without getting this great tips on how to improve with Ear Training!

Whether you are just starting out, or have been working on ear training for years, "25 Tips for Developing a Master Musician’s Ear" will move you toward true ear mastery, and enjoying all the creativity and communication that this ability unlocks.

Digital IBSN: 978-1-59489-791-7

45 Minutes of Video

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What people are saying:

Key Note Recognition really threw me for a loop. I was getting 80% on the Ear Training One Note Advanced and suddenly I was down to "O" with Key Note Recognition! I contacted Bruce and he told me that was common. It had to do with my lack of "context." In other words I was able to do the Ear Training One Note Advanced exercises but I was unable to transfer that knowledge to a related exercise. After 3 weeks I'm doing much better but wow, it was initially quite a shock. I've also started working on the Direct Application CDs which are a lot of fun. I'm actually spending a lot more time with ear training now because I can do it while I'm improvising with the Direct Application CDs. Check them out, there are some nice grooves to play over while you are doing ear training. A. Faulkner.

I've been working with Mr. Arnold's ear training since 2004. It's made a major impact on my ability and I often recommend it to musicians that I meet on the road. I'm working on 3 note ear training now and it's kicking my butt. Probably the most earth shaking moment for me was when I finally got past Key Note Recognition. That's when everything really started to make sense to me. I found myself hearing more and more of what people were playing and my playing went to a deeper place. If you feel you just aren't connecting with music then I would say check out these ear training exercises they have really changed me. J. Holman.

I was stuck in Key Note Recognition for almost a year. Let me tell you this wasn't fun. Bruce kept my spirits up with the emails but some days where pretty rough. I'm glad I stuck it out I passed on to 2 Note Ear Training a few months back and feel a real sense of accomplishment. All my band members have said they feel the ear training really has made a difference in my playing with them. What is cool is it's not coming from a conscious place, I'm just playing and for some reason I just making better musical choices. I'm assuming it's the ear training that the only thing I'm really practicing consistently. P. Jacobson.

Direct Application Ear Training

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.

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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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Rhythm Ear Training Series

Rhythm Ear Training Series

A 12 level Course providing a unique approach to developing your rhythm comprehension and rhythmic application to real music.

Ground Breaking New Ear Training Series Concentrating on Rhythm.

Rhythm is the backbone of music the world over, but unless you are studying percussion, it can be one of the most neglected areas of music education. That's why Muse-Eek has created the Rhythm Ear Training Series.. And like many of our educational products, this series is a lifelong companion, one that will keep you learning and growing the more you use it.

Oddly enough, people are frequently unaware that they have rhythm problems. Unless another musician or a teacher tells them, it's unlikely they will ever know.

Any and all of these problems can be symptoms of poor rhythmic skills. These can cause you not to perform well, get lost when playing music and not be connected in a meaningful way to the music you are listening to or playing.

Different Packages that are available for the Rhythm Ear Training Series

There are many purchase options for the Rhythm Ear Training Series. We recommend buying the Rhythm Ear Training Series in Bundles rather than individual Levels. Each Bundle which contains four individual levels will save you over 40% which is almost $25.00. Buy all 3 bundles and save yourself $75.00 verses buying each level separately. We have three bundles available:

  • Bundles One: Levels 1-4
  • Bundles Two: Levels 5-8
  • Bundle Three: Level 9-12

Available Rhythm Ear Training Series... Packages:

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Rhythm Ear Training Series Bundle One

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Rhythm Ear Training Bundle Levels 1-4

Concentrates on the following rhythms:

  • Level 1: Half, Dotted Half, Quarter Note Rhythms in 4/4.
  • Level 2: Dotted Quarter, Quarter and Eighth Rhythms in 2/4.
  • Level 3: Dotted Quarter, Quarter, Eighth and Triplet Rhythms in 2/4.
  • Level 4: Sixteenth, Dotted Quarter, Eighth Note Rhythms in 2/4.

Levels 1-4 concentrates on simpler rhythms. Includes rhythm exercises with voice answer allowing you to do this rhythm ear training anywhere along with rhythm exercises requiring a written answer on music staff paper. Level 1 is recommended starting place for beginners but if you also want to apply these rhythms using the direct application recommendations found in the Rhythm Ear Training book, this bundle is useful for all musicians.

Find examples below for each level of the voice answer MP3s:

Level 1 Example

Level 2 Example

Level 3 Example

Level 4 Example

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Rhythm Ear Training Series Bundle Two

Rhythm Ear Training Bundle Levels 5-8

Concentrates on the following rhythms:

  • Level 5: Half, Dotted Quarters, Quarter and Eighth Note Rhythms in 4/4.
  • Level 6: Quarter, Eighth and Sixteenth Note Rhythms in 4/4.
  • Level 7: Dotted Quarter, Eighth and Sixteenth Note Rhythms in 4/4.
  • Level 8: Dotted Quarter, Eighth and Quarter Note Triplet Rhythms in 4/4.

Levels 5-8 concentrate on the typical rhythms all musicians need to know. Included are rhythm exercises with voice answer which allow you to do this rhythm ear training anywhere along with rhythm exercises requiring a written answer on music staff paper. It is recommended starting place for intermediate to advanced students. Applying the rhythms found in this bundle using the direct application recommendations found in the Rhythm Ear Training book is crucial for all musicians.

Find examples below for each level of the voice answer MP3s:

Level 5 Example

Level 6 Example

Level 7 Example

Level 8 Example

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Rhythm Ear Training Series Bundle Three

Rhythm Ear Training Bundle 9-12

Concentrates on the following rhythms:

  • Level 5: Half, Dotted Quarters, Quarter and Eighth Note Rhythms in 4/4.
  • Level 6: Quarter, Eighth and Sixteenth Note Rhythms in 4/4.
  • Level 7: Dotted Quarter, Eighth and Sixteenth Note Rhythms in 4/4./li>
  • Level 8: Dotted Quarter, Eighth and Quarter Note Triplet Rhythms in 4/4./li>

    Levels 5-8 concentrates on advanced application of all rhythms on the Eighth, Triplet and Sixteenth Rhythmic Level. Included are rhythm exercises with voice answer letting you to do this rhythm ear training anywhere along with rhythm exercises requiring a written answer on music staff paper. These exercises are meant for advanced musician. Applying the rhythms found in this bundle using the direct application recommendations found in the Rhythm Ear Training book is crucial for all musicians.

    Find examples below for each level of the voice answer MP3s:

    Level 9 Example

    Level 10 Example

    Level 11 Example

    Level 12 Example

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    Rhythm Ear Training Level One

    Rhythm Ear Training Level 1

    Level 1 concentrate on simpler rhythms in 4/4. There are three parts to this level which cover half, dotted quarter and quarter note rhythms in great detail. Rhythms are explored through three tempos for a total of 145 MP3s. Rhythm exercises with voice answer which allow you to do this rhythm ear training anywhere along with rhythm exercises requiring a written answer on music staff paper are included. It is the recommended starting place for beginners but if you also want to apply these rhythms using the direct application recommendations found in the Rhythm Ear Training book this bundle is useful for all musicians.

    Here is an example of a "voice answer" MP3 from Level 1:

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    Rhythm Ear Training Level Two

    Rhythm Ear Training Level 2

    Level 2 concentrates on: Dotted Quarter, Quarter and Eighth note rhythms in 2/4. Rhythms are explored through three tempos for a total of 300 MP3s. Rhythm exercises with voice answer which allow you to do this rhythm ear training anywhere along with rhythm exercises requiring a written answer on music staff paper are included. It is recommended for beginner to advanced beginner but if you also want to apply these rhythms using the direct application recommendations found in the Rhythm Ear Training book this bundle is useful for all musicians.

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    Rhythm Ear Training Level Three

    Rhythm Ear Training Level 3

    Level 3 concentrates on: Dotted Quarter, Quarter, Eighth and Triplets note rhythms in 4/4. Rhythms are explored through three tempos for a total of 150 MP3s. Rhythm exercises with voice answer which allow you to do this rhythm ear training anywhere along with rhythm exercises requiring a written answer on music staff paper are included. It is recommended for the beginner to advanced beginner but if you also want to apply these rhythms using the direct application recommendations found in the Rhythm Ear Training book this bundle is useful for all musicians.

    Here is an example of a "voice answer" MP3 from Level 3:

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    Rhythm Ear Training Level 4

    Level 4 concentrate on: Sixteenth, Dotted Quarter and Eighth note rhythms in 4/4.

    Rhythms are explored through three tempos for a total of 300 MP3s. Rhythm exercises with voice answer which allow you to do this rhythm ear training anywhere along with rhythm exercises requiring a written answer on music staff paper are included. It is recommended for the beginner to advanced beginner but if you also want to apply these rhythms using the direct application recommendations found in the Rhythm Ear Training book this bundle is useful for all musicians.

    Here is an example of a "voice answer" MP3 from Level 4:

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    Rhythm Ear Training Level Five

    Rhythm Ear Training Level 5

    Level 5 concentrates on: Half, Dotted Quarter, Quarter and Eighth note rhythms in 4/4. Rhythms are explored through three tempos for a total of 276 MP3s. Rhythm exercises with voice answer which allow you to do this rhythm ear training anywhere along with rhythm exercises requiring a written answer on music staff paper are included. It is recommended for intermediate to advanced students but if you also want to apply these rhythms using the direct application recommendations found in the Rhythm Ear Training book this bundle is useful for all musicians.

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    Rhythm Ear Training Level Six

    Rhythm Ear Training Level 6

    Level 6 concentrate on: Quarter, Eighth and Sixteenth note rhythms in 4/4. Rhythms are explored through three tempos for a total of 300 MP3s. Rhythm exercises with voice answer which allow you to do this rhythm ear training anywhere along with rhythm exercises requiring a written answer on music staff paper are included. It is recommended for intermediate to advanced students but if you also want to apply these rhythms using the direct application recommendations found in the Rhythm Ear Training book this bundle is useful for all musicians.

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    Rhythm Ear Training Level Seven

    Rhythm Ear Training Level 7

    Level 7 concentrate on: Dotted Quarter, Eighth and Sixteenth note rhythms in 4/4. Rhythms are explored through three tempos for a total of 300 MP3s. Rhythm exercises with voice answer which allow you to do this rhythm ear training anywhere along with rhythm exercises requiring a written answer on music staff paper are included. It is recommended for intermediate to advanced students but if you also want to apply these rhythms using the direct application recommendations found in the Rhythm Ear Training book is useful for all musicians.

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    Rhythm Ear Training Level Eight

    Rhythm Ear Training Level 8

    Level 8 concentrates on: Dotted Quarter, Eighth and Quarter Note Triplet rhythms in 4/4. Rhythms are explored through three tempos for a total of 300 MP3s. Rhythm exercises with voice answer which allow you to do this rhythm ear training anywhere along with rhythm exercises requiring a written answer on music staff paper are included. It is recommended for advanced students. Remember that applying the rhythms to the direct application recommendations found in the Rhythm Ear Training book is crucial for all musicians.

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    Rhythm Ear Training Level Nine

    Rhythm Ear Training Level 9

    Level 9 concentrates on: Eighth and all Quarter Note Triplet permutations in 4/4. Rhythms are explored through three tempos for a total of 300 MP3s. Rhythm exercises with voice answer which allows you to do this rhythm ear training anywhere along with rhythm exercises requiring a written answer on music staff paper are included. It is recommended for advanced students. Remember that applying the rhythms to the direct application recommendations found in the Rhythm Ear Training book is crucial for all musicians.

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    Rhythm Ear Training Level Ten

    Rhythm Ear Training Level 10

    Level 10 concentrates on: Sixteenth and Quarter Note Triplet in 4/4. Rhythms are explored through three tempos for a total of 300 MP3s. Rhythm exercises with voice answer which allow you to do this rhythm ear training anywhere along with rhythm exercises requiring a written answer on music staff paper are included. It is recommended for advanced students. Remember that applying the rhythms to the direct application recommendations found in the Rhythm Ear Training book is crucial for all musicians.

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    Rhythm Ear Training Level Eleven

    Rhythm Ear Training Level 11

    Level 11 concentrate on: All Quarter Note Triplets permutations and sixteenth note rhythms in 4/4. Rhythms are explored through three tempos for a total of 300 MP3s. Rhythm exercises with voice answer which allow you to do this rhythm ear training anywhere along with rhythm exercises requiring a written answer on music staff paper are included. It is recommended for advanced students. Remember that applying the rhythms to the direct application recommendations found in the Rhythm Ear Training book is crucial for all musicians.

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    Rhythm Ear Training Level Twelve

    Rhythm Ear Training Level 12

    Level 12 concentrates on: Quarter, Eighth, Quarter Note Triplets Permutations and Sixteenth notes in 4/4. Rhythms are explored through three tempos for a total of 300 MP3s. Rhythm exercises with voice answer which allow you to do this rhythm ear training anywhere along with rhythm exercises requiring a written answer on music staff paper are included. It is recommended for advanced students. Remember that applying the rhythms to the direct application recommendations found in the Rhythm Ear Training book is crucial for all musicians.

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    Rhythm Ear Training XTrem Bundle One

    Rhythm Ear Training XTrem Bundle One

    The Xtrem Bundle contains 1200 MP3s and concentrates on eighth, sixteenth and triplet rhythms with:

    • The use of time signatures in 3/4, 4/4, 6/8 and 5/4.
    • The use of unusual rhythms combinations such as triplets starting on eighth and sixteenth note off beats.
    • The use of contemporary rhythmic notation commonly used by such composers as Olivier Messiaen. Sixth movement of the Quartet for the end of Time is a good example.
    • The use of highly syncopated rhythms.

    This EXTREME bundle helps you develop:

    • The ability to read rhythms based on value rather than grouping.
    • The use of odd rhythmic groupings to add variety to your rhythm palette.
    • Recognition of secondary pulse groupings within a phrase.
    • Ability to modulate from the basic pulse to another metric level.

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Ear Training Instrumental Color Series

Ear Training: Instrumental Color Series

Instrumental Color Ear Training Series expands the "Context" of your one note ear training skills. The "One Note Ear Training Method" is initial taught with a piano or voice sound. Many students have difficulty transferring the ear training skills they obtain with the piano to other instrument timbres. The Instrumental Color Ear Training Series helps solve this problem by giving you the "Ear Training One Note" exercise with various instruments.

Instrumental Color Ear Training Series contains no books so we recommend that you use these exercises in conjunction with the "Ear Training One Note Complete" if you need directions on how to properly develop your ear training skills.

Instrumental Color Adds Extra Audio Files

Each instrument has six different levels rather than the traditional 3 levels found in other One Note Ear Training Methods. This gives a student more of a graduated learning curve and removes the need to buy the One Note Extreme Method to complete their study. If also adds exercises that use both a minor key center and answers with both degrees and note names. This makes the Instrumental Color courses a cost effective way to study all aspects of the one note method and prepare for Key Note Recognition the next step in the ear training process.

Why is this important part of your Ear Training Studies

There are many reasons why the Instrumental Color courses are important to your ear training study. Every instrument has it's inherent characteristics that may cause problems. Some of these common problems are listed below. Listening to the Instrumental Color audio files will help you in the following ways:

    • It allows you to focus on a particular timbre that may be causing you problems.
    • It allows you to focus on a particular range of pitches that may be causing you problems.
    • It allows you to focus on the instrument that you play.
    • It allows you to focus on instruments that you commonly play with in band situations.
    • It allows you to adjust to the common characteristics of instruments such as vibrato, bends, attack or decay.

There are many instruments and packages available in our Instrumental Series:

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

Instrumental Color One Note Ear Training Plucked String V1 Bundle

Instrumental Color: Plucked String Volume One

Instrumental Color Ear Training Bundle is the most cost effective way to study!

Includes MP3s for five instruments for a total of 4254 Mp3s. Six different levels allows you to slowly build up speed. Four types of Mp3s of exercises:

  • A Major Cadence followed by a note then the answer given as a note name.
  • A Minor Cadence followed by a note then the answer given as a note name.
  • A Major Cadence followed by a note then the answer given as a degree name.
  • A Minor Cadence followed by a note then the answer given as a degree name.

Improve you ability to hear One Note Ear Training on these five Instruments! Click on individual instrument if you prefer a single download.

    • Acoustic Steel String Guitar
    • Acoustic Steel String Muted Guitar
    • Mandolin
    • Banjo
    • Ukulele
    • Below are six different levels for Acoustic Steel String Guitar with a Major Cadence and a note name answer

      • Level One with Major Cadence:
      • Level Two with Major Cadence:
      • Level Three with Major Cadence:
      • Level Four with Major Cadence:
      • Level Five with Major Cadence:
      • Level Six with Major Cadence:
      • The Bundle is great because it allows you the mix up the type of instruments you listen to as well as the 6 different speed levels making practicing ear training much more dynamic and fun!

      Below are six different levels for Acoustic Steel String Muted Guitar with a Minor Cadence and a note name answer.

      • Level One with Minor Cadence:
      • Level Two with Minor Cadence:
      • Level Three with Minor Cadence:
      • Level Four with Minor Cadence:
      • Level Five with Minor Cadence:
      • Level Six with Minor Cadence:
      • The Bundle is great because you can work on specific ranges of notes that may cause you problems.

      Below are six different levels for Mandolin with a Major Cadence and a degree answer.

      • Level One with Major Cadence:
      • Level Two with Major Cadence:
      • Level Three with Major Cadence:
      • Level Four with Major Cadence:
      • Level Five with Major Cadence:
      • Level Six with Major Cadence:
      • The Bundle is great because it allows you work on hearing the instruments that you commonly play with in band situations.

      Below are six different levels for Banjo with a Minor Cadence and a degree answer.

      • Level One with Minor Cadence:
      • Level Two with Minor Cadence:
      • Level Three with Minor Cadence:
      • Level Four with Minor Cadence:
      • Level Five with Minor Cadence:
      • Level Six with Minor Cadence:
      • The Bundle is great because it allows you to work on unusual sounding instruments which strengthens your overall ear training skills.

      Below are six different levels for Ukulele with a Major Cadence and a note name answer.

      • Level One with Major Cadence:
      • Level Two with Major Cadence:
      • Level Three with Major Cadence:
      • Level Four with Major Cadence:
      • Level Five with Major Cadence:
      • Level Six with Major Cadence:
      • The Bundle is great because it allows you keep your ear training exercises fresh because you are always switching instruments to make it more interesting.

      Always keep "context" in mind.

      As always, 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.

      Save money with the Instrumental Color: One Note Ear Training Plucked String V1 Bundle

      The bundle is a great way to save money. If you buy all five Instrumental Color Instruments separately it will cost you $74.95. Get them now for one low low price of $39.99.

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      4254 MP3s no book

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      Instrumental Color One Note Ear Training Plucked String V2 Bundle

      Instrumental Color: Plucked String Volume Two

      Instrumental Color Ear Training Bundle is the most cost effective way to study!

      Includes MP3s for five instruments for a total of 4254 Mp3s. Six different levels allows you to slowly build up speed. Four types of Mp3s of exercises:

      • A Major Cadence followed by a note then the answer given as a note name.
      • A Minor Cadence followed by a note then the answer given as a note name.
      • A Major Cadence followed by a note then the answer given as a degree name.
      • A Minor Cadence followed by a note then the answer given as a degree name.

      Includes MP3s for five instruments: Click on individual instrument if you prefer a single download.

      • Acoustic Nylon String Guitar
      • Acoustic 12 String Guitar
      • Acoustic 12 String Muted Guitar
      • Acoustic Lap Slide Guitar (No Bends)
      • Acoustic Bass
      • Below are six different levels for Acoustic Nylon String Guitar with a Major Cadence and a note name answer

        • Level One with Major Cadence:
        • Level Two with Major Cadence:
        • Level Three with Major Cadence:
        • Level Four with Major Cadence:
        • Level Five with Major Cadence:
        • Level Six with Major Cadence:
        • The Bundle is great because it allows you the mix up the type of instruments you listen to as well as the 6 different speed levels making practicing ear training much more dynamic and fun!

        Below are six different levels for Acoustic Steel 12 String Guitar with a Minor Cadence and a note name answer.

        • Level One with Minor Cadence:
        • Level Two with Minor Cadence:
        • Level Three with Minor Cadence:
        • Level Four with Minor Cadence:
        • Level Five with Minor Cadence:
        • Level Six with Minor Cadence:
        • The Bundle is great because you can work on specific ranges of notes that may cause you problems.

        Below are six different levels for Acoustic Steel 12 String Muted Guitar Major Cadence and a degree answer.

        • Level One with Major Cadence:
        • Level Two with Major Cadence:
        • Level Three with Major Cadence:
        • Level Four with Major Cadence:
        • Level Five with Major Cadence:
        • Level Six with Major Cadence:
        • The Bundle is great because it allows you work on hearing the instruments that you commonly play with in band situations.

        Below are six different levels for Lap Slide Guitar (No Bends) with a Minor Cadence and a degree answer.

        • Level One with Minor Cadence:
        • Level Two with Minor Cadence:
        • Level Three with Minor Cadence:
        • Level Four with Minor Cadence:
        • Level Five with Minor Cadence:
        • Level Six with Minor Cadence:
        • The Bundle is great because it allows you to work on unusual sounding instruments which strengths your overall ear training skills.

        Below are six different levels for Acoustic Bass with a Major Cadence and a note name answer.

        • Level One with Major Cadence:
        • Level Two with Major Cadence:
        • Level Three with Major Cadence:
        • Level Four with Major Cadence:
        • Level Five with Major Cadence:
        • Level Six with Major Cadence:
        • The Bundle is great because it allows you keep your ear training exercises fresh because you are always switching instruments to make it more interesting.

        Always keep "context" in mind.

        As always, 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.

        Save money with the Instrumental Color: One Note Ear Training Plucked String V2 Bundle

        The bundle is a great way to save money. If you buy all five Instrumental Color Instruments separately it will cost you $74.95. Get them now for one low low price of $39.99.

        Get Instrumental Color: One Note Ear Training Plucked String V2 Bundle download today!

        Digital. ISBN # 978-1-59489-477-0

        4254 MP3s no book

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


        Instrumental Color One Note Ear Training Woodwinds V1 Bundle

        Instrumental Color: One Note Ear Training  Woodwinds Bundle V1

        Instrumental Color Ear Training Bundle is the most cost effective way to study!

        Includes MP3s for five instruments for a total of 5088 Mp3s. Six different levels allows you to slowly build up speed. Four types of Mp3s of exercises:

        • A Major Cadence followed by a note then the answer given as a note name.
        • A Minor Cadence followed by a note then the answer given as a note name.
        • A Major Cadence followed by a note then the answer given as a degree name.
        • A Minor Cadence followed by a note then the answer given as a degree name.

        Improve you ability to hear One Note Ear Training on these five Instruments! Click on individual instrument if you prefer a single download.

          • Alto Sax
          • Tenor Sax
          • Baritone Sax
          • Flute
          • Clarinet
          • Below are six different levels for Alto Sax with a Major Cadence and a note name answer

            • Level One with Major Cadence:
            • Level Two with Major Cadence:
            • Level Three with Major Cadence:
            • Level Four with Major Cadence:
            • Level Five with Major Cadence:
            • Level Six with Major Cadence:
            • The Bundle is great because it allows you the mix up the type of instruments you listen to as well as the 6 different speed levels making practicing ear training much more dynamic and fun!

            Below are six different levels for Tenor Sax with a Minor Cadence and a note name answer.

            • Level One with Minor Cadence:
            • Level Two with Minor Cadence:
            • Level Three with Minor Cadence:
            • Level Four with Minor Cadence:
            • Level Five with Minor Cadence:
            • Level Six with Minor Cadence:
            • The Bundle is great because you can work on specific ranges of notes that may cause you problems.

            Below are six different levels for Baritone Sax with a Major Cadence and a degree answer.

            • Level One with Major Cadence:
            • Level Two with Major Cadence:
            • Level Three with Major Cadence:
            • Level Four with Major Cadence:
            • Level Five with Major Cadence:
            • Level Six with Major Cadence:
            • The Bundle is great because it allows you work on hearing the instruments that you commonly play with in band situations.

            Below are six different levels for Flute with a Minor Cadence and a degree answer.

            • Level One with Minor Cadence:
            • Level Two with Minor Cadence:
            • Level Three with Minor Cadence:
            • Level Four with Minor Cadence:
            • Level Five with Minor Cadence:
            • Level Six with Minor Cadence:
            • The Bundle is great because it allows you to work on unusual sounding instruments which strengthens your overall ear training skills.

            Below are six different levels for Clarinet with a Major Cadence and a note name answer.

            • Level One with Major Cadence:
            • Level Two with Major Cadence:
            • Level Three with Major Cadence:
            • Level Four with Major Cadence:
            • Level Five with Major Cadence:
            • Level Six with Major Cadence:
            • The Bundle is great because it allows you keep your ear training exercises fresh because you are always switching instruments to make it more interesting.

            Always keep "context" in mind.

            As always, 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.

            Save money with the Instrumental Color: One Note Ear Training Woodwinds V1 Bundle

            The bundle is a great way to save money. If you buy all five Instrumental Color Instruments separately it will cost you $74.95. Get them now for one low low price of $39.99.

            Get Instrumental Color: One Note Ear Training Woodwinds V1 Bundle download today!

            Digital. ISBN # 978-1-59489-478-7

            5088 MP3s no book

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


            Instrumental Color One Note Ear Training Woodwinds V2 Bundle

            Instrumental Color: One Note Ear Training Woodwinds Bundle V1

            Instrumental Color Ear Training Bundle is the most cost effective way to study!

            Includes MP3s for five instruments for a total of 3640 Mp3s. Six different levels allows you to slowly build up speed. Four types of Mp3s of exercises:

            • A Major Cadence followed by a note then the answer given as a note name.
            • A Minor Cadence followed by a note then the answer given as a note name.
            • A Major Cadence followed by a note then the answer given as a degree name.
            • A Minor Cadence followed by a note then the answer given as a degree name.

            Improve you ability to hear One Note Ear Training on these five Instruments! Click on individual instrument if you prefer a single download.

              • Bassoon
              • English Horn
              • French Oboe
              • Oboe
              • Piccolo
              • Below are six different levels for Bassoon with a Major Cadence and a note name answer

                • Level One with Major Cadence:
                • Level Two with Major Cadence:
                • Level Three with Major Cadence:
                • Level Four with Major Cadence:
                • Level Five with Major Cadence:
                • Level Six with Major Cadence:
                • The Bundle is great because it allows you to work with instruments that you may listen to or compose for, thereby making your recognitions skills better for these instruments.

                Below are six different levels for English Horn with a Major Cadence and a degree answer.

                • Level One with Major Cadence:
                • Level Two with Major Cadence:
                • Level Three with Major Cadence:
                • Level Four with Major Cadence:
                • Level Five with Major Cadence:
                • Level Six with Major Cadence:
                • The Bundle is great because you can work on instruments they may create problems because they are seldom used..

                Below are six different levels for French Oboe with a Minor Cadence and a note name answer.

                • Level One with Minor Cadence:
                • Level Two with Minor Cadence:
                • Level Three with Minor Cadence:
                • Level Four with Minor Cadence:
                • Level Five with Minor Cadence:
                • Level Six with Minor Cadence:
                • The Bundle is great because it allows you work on instruments with various ranges.

                Below are six different levels for Oboe with a Minor Cadence and a degree answer.

                • Level One with Minor Cadence:
                • Level Two with Minor Cadence:
                • Level Three with Minor Cadence:
                • Level Four with Minor Cadence:
                • Level Five with Minor Cadence:
                • Level Six with Minor Cadence:
                • The Bundle is great because it allows you to work on instruments in a minor key which can initially confuse the ear.

                Below are six different levels for Piccolo with a Major Cadence and a note name answer.

                • Level One with Major Cadence:
                • Level Two with Major Cadence:
                • Level Three with Major Cadence:
                • Level Four with Major Cadence:
                • Level Five with Major Cadence:
                • Level Six with Major Cadence:
                • The Bundle is great because it allows you work at 6 different speeds thereby helping you to hone in the exact speed that pushes you to a higher level.

                Always keep "context" in mind.

                As always, 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.

                Save money with the Instrumental Color: One Note Ear Training Plucked String V1 Bundle

                The bundle is a great way to save money. If you buy all five Instrumental Color Instruments separately it will cost you $74.95. Get them now for one low low price of $39.99.

                Get Instrumental Color: One Note Ear Training Woodwinds V2 Bundle download today!

                Digital. ISBN # 978-1-59489-480-0

                3640 MP3s no book

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


                Instrumental Color One Note Ear Training Keyboard Bundle

                Instrumental Color: Plucked String Volume One

                Instrumental Color Ear Training Bundle is the most cost effective way to study!

                Includes MP3s for five instruments for a total of 4254 Mp3s. Six different levels allows you to slowly build up speed. Four types of Mp3s of exercises:

                • A Major Cadence followed by a note then the answer given as a note name.
                • A Minor Cadence followed by a note then the answer given as a note name.
                • A Major Cadence followed by a note then the answer given as a degree name.
                • A Minor Cadence followed by a note then the answer given as a degree name.

                Improve you ability to hear One Note Ear Training on these five Instruments! Click on individual instrument if you prefer a single download.

                  • Acoustic Clavinet
                  • Harpsichord
                  • Jazz Organ
                  • Rhoads
                  • Wulitzer
                  • Below are six different levels for Clavinet with a Major Cadence and a note name answer

                    • Level One with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Two with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Three with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Four with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Five with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Six with Major Cadence:
                    • The Bundle is great because it allows you the mix up the type of instruments you listen to as well as the 6 different speed levels making practicing ear training much more dynamic and fun!

                    Below are six different levels for Harpsichord with a Minor Cadence and a note name answer.

                    • Level One with Minor Cadence:
                    • Level Two with Minor Cadence:
                    • Level Three with Minor Cadence:
                    • Level Four with Minor Cadence:
                    • Level Five with Minor Cadence:
                    • Level Six with Minor Cadence:
                    • The Bundle is great because you can work on specific ranges of notes that may cause you problems.

                    Below are six different levels for Jazz Organ with a Major Cadence and a degree answer.

                    • Level One with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Two with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Three with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Four with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Five with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Six with Major Cadence:
                    • The Bundle is great because it allows you work on hearing the instruments that you commonly play with in band situations.

                    Below are six different levels for Rhoads with a Minor Cadence and a degree answer.

                    • Level One with Minor Cadence:
                    • Level Two with Minor Cadence:
                    • Level Three with Minor Cadence:
                    • Level Four with Minor Cadence:
                    • Level Five with Minor Cadence:
                    • Level Six with Minor Cadence:
                    • The Bundle is great because it allows you to work on unusual sounding instruments which strengthens your overall ear training skills.

                    Below are six different levels for Wulitzer with a Major Cadence and a note name answer.

                    • Level One with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Two with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Three with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Four with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Five with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Six with Major Cadence:
                    • The Bundle is great because it allows you keep your ear training exercises fresh because you are always switching instruments to make it more interesting.

                    Always keep "context" in mind.

                    As always, 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.

                    Save money with the Instrumental Color: One Note Ear Training Keyboard Bundle

                    The bundle is a great way to save money. If you buy all five Instrumental Color Instruments separately it will cost you $74.95. Get them now for one low low price of $39.99.

                    Get Instrumental Color: One Note Ear Training Keyboard Bundle download today!

                    Digital. ISBN # 978-1-59489-411-4

                    8952 MP3s no book

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


                    Instrumental Color Series Ear Training Individual Instruments

                    Each single instrument download will have a varying number of MP3s depending upon the range of the instrument. Please keep in mind that these downloads do not contain instruction for the ear training method. You would need on of the Ear Training One Note Series books for that information.

                    Click on individual instrument purchase information and to hear examples.


                    Instrumental Color: One Note Ear Training  Acoustic Steel String Guitar

                    Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Acoustic Steel String Guitar

                    Instrumental Color One Note Ear Training for Acoustic Steel String Guitar expands the "Context" of your one note ear training skills. The "One Note Ear Training Method" is initial taught with a piano or voice sound. Many students have difficulty transferring the ear training skills they obtain with the piano to other instrument timbres. The Instrumental Color Ear Training Series helps solve this problem by giving you the "Ear Training One Note" exercise with various instruments.

                    This course contains no books so we recommend that you use these exercises in conjunction with the "Ear Training One Note Complete" if you need directions on how to properly develop your ear training skills.

                    Instrumental Color Adds Extra Audio Files

                    Each instrument has six different levels rather than the traditional 3 levels found in other One Note Ear Training Methods. This gives a student more of a graduated learning curve and removes the need to buy the One Note Extreme Method to complete their study. If also adds exercises that use both a minor key center and answers with both degrees and note names. This makes the Instrumental Color courses a cost effective way to study all aspects of the one note method and prepare for Key Note Recognition the next step in the ear training process.

                    Why is this important part of your Ear Training Studies

                    There are many reasons why the Instrumental Color courses are important to your ear training study. Every instrument has it's inherent characteristics that may cause problems. Some of these common problems are listed below. Listening to the Instrumental Color audio files will help you in the following ways:

                      • It allows you to focus on a particular timbre that may be causing you problems.
                      • It allows you to focus on a particular range of pitches that may be causing you problems.
                      • It allows you to focus on the instrument that you play.
                      • It allows you to focus on instruments that you commonly play with in band situations.
                      • It allows you to adjust to the common characteristics of instruments such as vibrato, bends, attack or decay.

                    Below are six different levels for Acoustic Steel String Guitar with a Major Cadence and a note name answer

                    • Level One with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Two with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Three with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Four with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Five with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Six with Major Cadence:
                    • Each Instrument has 6 different speed levels making practicing ear training much more dynamic and fun!

                    Get Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Acoustic Steel String Guitar download today!

                    Digital ISBN: 978-1-59489-465-7

                    960 MP3s in a Major and Minor Key Center and 6 levels of difficulty

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


                    Instrumental Color: One Note Ear Training  Muted Acoustic Steel String Guitar

                    Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Muted Acoustic Guitar

                    Instrumental Color One Note Ear Training for Muted Acoustic Guitar expands the "Context" of your one note ear training skills. The "One Note Ear Training Method" is initial taught with a piano or voice sound. Many students have difficulty transferring the ear training skills they obtain with the piano to other instrument timbres. The Instrumental Color Ear Training Series helps solve this problem by giving you the "Ear Training One Note" exercise with various instruments.

                    This course contains no books so we recommend that you use these exercises in conjunction with the "Ear Training One Note Complete" if you need directions on how to properly develop your ear training skills.

                    Instrumental Color Adds Extra Audio Files

                    Each instrument has six different levels rather than the traditional 3 levels found in other One Note Ear Training Methods. This gives a student more of a graduated learning curve and removes the need to buy the One Note Extreme Method to complete their study. If also adds exercises that use both a minor key center and answers with both degrees and note names. This makes the Instrumental Color courses a cost effective way to study all aspects of the one note method and prepare for Key Note Recognition the next step in the ear training process.

                    Why is this important part of your Ear Training Studies

                    There are many reasons why the Instrumental Color courses are important to your ear training study. Every instrument has it's inherent characteristics that may cause problems. Some of these common problems are listed below. Listening to the Instrumental Color audio files will help you in the following ways:

                      • It allows you to focus on a particular timbre that may be causing you problems.
                      • It allows you to focus on a particular range of pitches that may be causing you problems.
                      • It allows you to focus on the instrument that you play.
                      • It allows you to focus on instruments that you commonly play with in band situations.
                      • It allows you to adjust to the common characteristics of instruments such as vibrato, bends, attack or decay.

                    Below are six different levels for Muted Acoustic Guitar with a Minor Cadence and a note name answer.

                    • Level One with Minor Cadence:
                    • Level Two with Minor Cadence:
                    • Level Three with Minor Cadence:
                    • Level Four with Minor Cadence:
                    • Level Five with Minor Cadence:
                    • Level Six with Minor Cadence:
                    • Different instrumental allow you to concentrate on a specific ranges of pitches that may cause you problems.

                    Get Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Muted Acoustic Guitar download today!

                    Digital ISBN: 978-1-59489-484-8

                    1128 MP3s in a Major and Minor Key Center and 6 levels of difficulty

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


                    Instrumental Color: One Note Ear Training  Mandolin

                    Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Mandolin

                    Instrumental Color One Note Ear Training for Mandolin expands the "Context" of your one note ear training skills. The "One Note Ear Training Method" is initial taught with a piano or voice sound. Many students have difficulty transferring the ear training skills they obtain with the piano to other instrument timbres. The Instrumental Color Ear Training Series helps solve this problem by giving you the "Ear Training One Note" exercise with various instruments.

                    This course contains no books so we recommend that you use these exercises in conjunction with the "Ear Training One Note Complete" if you need directions on how to properly develop your ear training skills.

                    Instrumental Color Adds Extra Audio Files

                    Each instrument has six different levels rather than the traditional 3 levels found in other One Note Ear Training Methods. This gives a student more of a graduated learning curve and removes the need to buy the One Note Extreme Method to complete their study. If also adds exercises that use both a minor key center and answers with both degrees and note names. This makes the Instrumental Color courses a cost effective way to study all aspects of the one note method and prepare for Key Note Recognition the next step in the ear training process.

                    Why is this important part of your Ear Training Studies

                    There are many reasons why the Instrumental Color courses are important to your ear training study. Every instrument has it's inherent characteristics that may cause problems. Some of these common problems are listed below. Listening to the Instrumental Color audio files will help you in the following ways:

                      • It allows you to focus on a particular timbre that may be causing you problems.
                      • It allows you to focus on a particular range of pitches that may be causing you problems.
                      • It allows you to focus on the instrument that you play.
                      • It allows you to focus on instruments that you commonly play with in band situations.
                      • It allows you to adjust to the common characteristics of instruments such as vibrato, bends, attack or decay.

                    Below are six different levels for Mandolin with a Major Cadence and a degree answer.

                    • Level One with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Two with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Three with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Four with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Five with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Six with Major Cadence:
                    • Doing the One Note Ear Training with the instruments that you commonly play with in band situations helps you hear them better.

                    Get Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Mandolin download today!

                    Digital ISBN: 978-1-59489-467-1

                    696 MP3s in a Major and Minor Key Center and 6 levels of difficulty

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


                    Instrumental Color: One Note Ear Training  Banjo

                    Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Banjo

                    Instrumental Color One Note Ear Training for Banjo expands the "Context" of your one note ear training skills. The "One Note Ear Training Method" is initial taught with a piano or voice sound. Many students have difficulty transferring the ear training skills they obtain with the piano to other instrument timbres. The Instrumental Color Ear Training Series helps solve this problem by giving you the "Ear Training One Note" exercise with various instruments.

                    This course contains no books so we recommend that you use these exercises in conjunction with the "Ear Training One Note Complete" if you need directions on how to properly develop your ear training skills.

                    Instrumental Color Adds Extra Audio Files

                    Each instrument has six different levels rather than the traditional 3 levels found in other One Note Ear Training Methods. This gives a student more of a graduated learning curve and removes the need to buy the One Note Extreme Method to complete their study. If also adds exercises that use both a minor key center and answers with both degrees and note names. This makes the Instrumental Color courses a cost effective way to study all aspects of the one note method and prepare for Key Note Recognition the next step in the ear training process.

                    Why is this important part of your Ear Training Studies

                    There are many reasons why the Instrumental Color courses are important to your ear training study. Every instrument has it's inherent characteristics that may cause problems. Some of these common problems are listed below. Listening to the Instrumental Color audio files will help you in the following ways:

                      • It allows you to focus on a particular timbre that may be causing you problems.
                      • It allows you to focus on a particular range of pitches that may be causing you problems.
                      • It allows you to focus on the instrument that you play.
                      • It allows you to focus on instruments that you commonly play with in band situations.
                      • It allows you to adjust to the common characteristics of instruments such as vibrato, bends, attack or decay.

                    Below are six different levels for Banjo with a Minor Cadence and a degree answer.

                    • Level One with Minor Cadence:
                    • Level Two with Minor Cadence:
                    • Level Three with Minor Cadence:
                    • Level Four with Minor Cadence:
                    • Level Five with Minor Cadence:
                    • Level Six with Minor Cadence:
                    • These instruments are great because they allow you to work on unusual sounding instruments which strengthens your overall ear training skills.

                    Get Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Banjo download today!

                    Digital ISBN: 978-1-59489-466-4

                    774 MP3s in a Major and Minor Key Center and 6 levels of difficulty

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


                    Instrumental Color: One Note Ear Training  Ukulele

                    Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Ukulele

                    Instrumental Color One Note Ear Training for Ukulele expands the "Context" of your one note ear training skills. The "One Note Ear Training Method" is initial taught with a piano or voice sound. Many students have difficulty transferring the ear training skills they obtain with the piano to other instrument timbres. The Instrumental Color Ear Training Series helps solve this problem by giving you the "Ear Training One Note" exercise with various instruments.

                    This course contains no books so we recommend that you use these exercises in conjunction with the "Ear Training One Note Complete" if you need directions on how to properly develop your ear training skills.

                    Instrumental Color Adds Extra Audio Files

                    Each instrument has six different levels rather than the traditional 3 levels found in other One Note Ear Training Methods. This gives a student more of a graduated learning curve and removes the need to buy the One Note Extreme Method to complete their study. If also adds exercises that use both a minor key center and answers with both degrees and note names. This makes the Instrumental Color courses a cost effective way to study all aspects of the one note method and prepare for Key Note Recognition the next step in the ear training process.

                    Why is this important part of your Ear Training Studies

                    There are many reasons why the Instrumental Color courses are important to your ear training study. Every instrument has it's inherent characteristics that may cause problems. Some of these common problems are listed below. Listening to the Instrumental Color audio files will help you in the following ways:

                      • It allows you to focus on a particular timbre that may be causing you problems.
                      • It allows you to focus on a particular range of pitches that may be causing you problems.
                      • It allows you to focus on the instrument that you play.
                      • It allows you to focus on instruments that you commonly play with in band situations.
                      • It allows you to adjust to the common characteristics of instruments such as vibrato, bends, attack or decay.

                    Below are six different levels for Ukulele with a Major Cadence and a note name answer.

                    • Level One with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Two with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Three with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Four with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Five with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Six with Major Cadence:
                    • These different instruments are great because it allows you keep your ear training exercises fresh because you are always switching instruments to make it more interesting.

                    Get Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Ukulele download today!

                    Digital ISBN: 978-1-59489-468-8

                    696 MP3s in a Major and Minor Key Center and 6 levels of difficulty

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


                    Instrumental Color: One Note Ear Training  Nylon String Guitar

                    Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Nylon String Guitar

                    Instrumental Color One Note Ear Training for Acoustic Nylon String Guitar expands the "Context" of your one note ear training skills. The "One Note Ear Training Method" is initial taught with a piano or voice sound. Many students have difficulty transferring the ear training skills they obtain with the piano to other instrument timbres. The Instrumental Color Ear Training Series helps solve this problem by giving you the "Ear Training One Note" exercise with various instruments.

                    This course contains no books so we recommend that you use these exercises in conjunction with the "Ear Training One Note Complete" if you need directions on how to properly develop your ear training skills.

                    Instrumental Color Adds Extra Audio Files

                    Each instrument has six different levels rather than the traditional 3 levels found in other One Note Ear Training Methods. This gives a student more of a graduated learning curve and removes the need to buy the One Note Extreme Method to complete their study. If also adds exercises that use both a minor key center and answers with both degrees and note names. This makes the Instrumental Color courses a cost effective way to study all aspects of the one note method and prepare for Key Note Recognition the next step in the ear training process.

                    Why is this important part of your Ear Training Studies

                    There are many reasons why the Instrumental Color courses are important to your ear training study. Every instrument has it's inherent characteristics that may cause problems. Some of these common problems are listed below. Listening to the Instrumental Color audio files will help you in the following ways:

                      • It allows you to focus on a particular timbre that may be causing you problems.
                      • It allows you to focus on a particular range of pitches that may be causing you problems.
                      • It allows you to focus on the instrument that you play.
                      • It allows you to focus on instruments that you commonly play with in band situations.
                      • It allows you to adjust to the common characteristics of instruments such as vibrato, bends, attack or decay.

                    Below are six different levels for Acoustic Nylon String Guitar with a Major Cadence and a note name answer

                    • Level One with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Two with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Three with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Four with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Five with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Six with Major Cadence:
                    • Working on one note ear training with different instrument gives you refreshing new sounds to hear each day!

                    Get Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Nylon String Guitar download today!

                    Digital ISBN: 978-1-59489-464-0

                    960 MP3s in a Major and Minor Key Center and 6 levels of difficulty

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


                    Instrumental Color: One Note Ear Training  Acoustic 12 String Guitar

                    Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Acoustic 12 String Guitar

                    Instrumental Color One Note Ear Training for Acoustic 12 String Guitar expands the "Context" of your one note ear training skills. The "One Note Ear Training Method" is initial taught with a piano or voice sound. Many students have difficulty transferring the ear training skills they obtain with the piano to other instrument timbres. The Instrumental Color Ear Training Series helps solve this problem by giving you the "Ear Training One Note" exercise with various instruments.

                    This course contains no books so we recommend that you use these exercises in conjunction with the "Ear Training One Note Complete" if you need directions on how to properly develop your ear training skills.

                    Instrumental Color Adds Extra Audio Files

                    Each instrument has six different levels rather than the traditional 3 levels found in other One Note Ear Training Methods. This gives a student more of a graduated learning curve and removes the need to buy the One Note Extreme Method to complete their study. If also adds exercises that use both a minor key center and answers with both degrees and note names. This makes the Instrumental Color courses a cost effective way to study all aspects of the one note method and prepare for Key Note Recognition the next step in the ear training process.

                    Why is this important part of your Ear Training Studies

                    There are many reasons why the Instrumental Color courses are important to your ear training study. Every instrument has it's inherent characteristics that may cause problems. Some of these common problems are listed below. Listening to the Instrumental Color audio files will help you in the following ways:

                      • It allows you to focus on a particular timbre that may be causing you problems.
                      • It allows you to focus on a particular range of pitches that may be causing you problems.
                      • It allows you to focus on the instrument that you play.
                      • It allows you to focus on instruments that you commonly play with in band situations.
                      • It allows you to adjust to the common characteristics of instruments such as vibrato, bends, attack or decay.

                    Below are six different levels for Acoustic Steel 12 String Guitar with a Minor Cadence and a note name answer.

                    • Level One with Minor Cadence:
                    • Level Two with Minor Cadence:
                    • Level Three with Minor Cadence:
                    • Level Four with Minor Cadence:
                    • Level Five with Minor Cadence:
                    • Level Six with Minor Cadence:
                    • Working with instruments that have doubled strings can be challenging so don't overlook those instruments.

                    Get Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Acoustic 12 String Guitar download today!

                    Digital ISBN: 978-1-59489-482-4

                    1128 MP3s in a Major and Minor Key Center and 6 levels of difficulty

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


                    Instrumental Color: One Note Ear Training  Acoustic 12 String Muted Guitar

                    Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Acoustic 12 String Muted Guitar

                    Instrumental Color One Note Ear Training for Acoustic 12 String Muted Guitar expands the "Context" of your one note ear training skills. The "One Note Ear Training Method" is initial taught with a piano or voice sound. Many students have difficulty transferring the ear training skills they obtain with the piano to other instrument timbres. The Instrumental Color Ear Training Series helps solve this problem by giving you the "Ear Training One Note" exercise with various instruments.

                    This course contains no books so we recommend that you use these exercises in conjunction with the "Ear Training One Note Complete" if you need directions on how to properly develop your ear training skills.

                    Instrumental Color Adds Extra Audio Files

                    Each instrument has six different levels rather than the traditional 3 levels found in other One Note Ear Training Methods. This gives a student more of a graduated learning curve and removes the need to buy the One Note Extreme Method to complete their study. If also adds exercises that use both a minor key center and answers with both degrees and note names. This makes the Instrumental Color courses a cost effective way to study all aspects of the one note method and prepare for Key Note Recognition the next step in the ear training process.

                    Why is this important part of your Ear Training Studies

                    There are many reasons why the Instrumental Color courses are important to your ear training study. Every instrument has it's inherent characteristics that may cause problems. Some of these common problems are listed below. Listening to the Instrumental Color audio files will help you in the following ways:

                      • It allows you to focus on a particular timbre that may be causing you problems.
                      • It allows you to focus on a particular range of pitches that may be causing you problems.
                      • It allows you to focus on the instrument that you play.
                      • It allows you to focus on instruments that you commonly play with in band situations.
                      • It allows you to adjust to the common characteristics of instruments such as vibrato, bends, attack or decay.

                    Below are six different levels for Acoustic 12 String Muted Guitar Major Cadence and a degree answer.

                    • Level One with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Two with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Three with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Four with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Five with Major Cadence:
                    • Level Six with Major Cadence:
                    • The Bundle is great because it allows you work on hearing the instruments that you commonly play with in band situations.
                    • Guitars can be played in many ways making them challenging to hear. Muted strings is just one example of many ways the guitar can be played.

                    Get Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Acoustic 12 String Muted Guitar download today!

                    Digital ISBN: 978-1-59489-483-1

                    1128 MP3s in a Major and Minor Key Center and 6 levels of difficulty

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


                    Instrumental Color: One Note Ear Training  Acoustic Lap Slide Guitar

                    Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Acoustic Lap Slide Guitar (No Bends)

                    Instrumental Color One Note Ear Training for Acoustic Lap Slide Guitar (No Bends) expands the "Context" of your one note ear training skills. The "One Note Ear Training Method" is initial taught with a piano or voice sound. Many students have difficulty transferring the ear training skills they obtain with the piano to other instrument timbres. The Instrumental Color Ear Training Series helps solve this problem by giving you the "Ear Training One Note" exercise with various instruments.

                    This course contains no books so we recommend that you use these exercises in conjunction with the "Ear Training One Note Complete" if you need directions on how to properly develop your ear training skills.

                    Instrumental Color Adds Extra Audio Files

                    Each instrument has six different levels rather than the traditional 3 levels found in other One Note Ear Training Methods. This gives a student more of a graduated learning curve and removes the need to buy the One Note Extreme Method to complete their study. If also adds exercises that use both a minor key center and answers with both degrees and note names. This makes the Instrumental Color courses a cost effective way to study all aspects of the one note method and prepare for Key Note Recognition the next step in the ear training process.

                    Why is this important part of your Ear Training Studies

                    There are many reasons why the Instrumental Color courses are important to your ear training study. Every instrument has it's inherent characteristics that may cause problems. Some of these common problems are listed below. Listening to the Instrumental Color audio files will help you in the following ways:

                      • It allows you to focus on a particular timbre that may be causing you problems.
                      • It allows you to focus on a particular range of pitches that may be causing you problems.
                      • It allows you to focus on the instrument that you play.
                      • It allows you to focus on instruments that you commonly play with in band situations.
                      • It allows you to adjust to the common characteristics of instruments such as vibrato, bends, attack or decay.

                    Below are six different levels for Lap Slide Guitar (No Bends) with a Minor Cadence and a degree answer.

                    • Level One with Minor Cadence:
                    • Level Two with Minor Cadence:
                    • Level Three with Minor Cadence:
                    • Level Four with Minor Cadence:
                    • Level Five with Minor Cadence:
                    • Level Six with Minor Cadence:
                    • Even the subtle timbre change between instruments of the same type can effect your ability.
                  • Each Instrument has 6 different speed levels making practicing ear training much more dynamic and fun!

                  Get Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Lap Slide Guitar (No Bends) download today!

                  Digital ISBN: 978-1-59489-485-5

                  1176 MP3s in a Major and Minor Key Center and 6 levels of difficulty

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


                  Instrumental Color: One Note Ear Training  Acoustic Bass

                  Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Acoustic Bass

                  Instrumental Color One Note Ear Training for Acoustic Bass expands the "Context" of your one note ear training skills. The "One Note Ear Training Method" is initial taught with a piano or voice sound. Many students have difficulty transferring the ear training skills they obtain with the piano to other instrument timbres. The Instrumental Color Ear Training Series helps solve this problem by giving you the "Ear Training One Note" exercise with various instruments.

                  This course contains no books so we recommend that you use these exercises in conjunction with the "Ear Training One Note Complete" if you need directions on how to properly develop your ear training skills.

                  Instrumental Color Adds Extra Audio Files

                  Each instrument has six different levels rather than the traditional 3 levels found in other One Note Ear Training Methods. This gives a student more of a graduated learning curve and removes the need to buy the One Note Extreme Method to complete their study. If also adds exercises that use both a minor key center and answers with both degrees and note names. This makes the Instrumental Color courses a cost effective way to study all aspects of the one note method and prepare for Key Note Recognition the next step in the ear training process.

                  Why is this important part of your Ear Training Studies

                  There are many reasons why the Instrumental Color courses are important to your ear training study. Every instrument has it's inherent characteristics that may cause problems. Some of these common problems are listed below. Listening to the Instrumental Color audio files will help you in the following ways:

                    • It allows you to focus on a particular timbre that may be causing you problems.
                    • It allows you to focus on a particular range of pitches that may be causing you problems.
                    • It allows you to focus on the instrument that you play.
                    • It allows you to focus on instruments that you commonly play with in band situations.
                    • It allows you to adjust to the common characteristics of instruments such as vibrato, bends, attack or decay.

                  Below are six different levels for Acoustic Bass with a Major Cadence and a note name answer.

                  • Level One with Major Cadence:
                  • Level Two with Major Cadence:
                  • Level Three with Major Cadence:
                  • Level Four with Major Cadence:
                  • Level Five with Major Cadence:
                  • Level Six with Major Cadence:
                  • Some instruments are almost always present in a band situation and therefore are important of your one note ear training practice!

                  Get Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Acoustic Bass download today!

                  Digital ISBN: 978-1-59489-496-1

                  960 MP3s in a Major and Minor Key Center and 6 levels of difficulty

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


                  Instrumental Color: One Note Ear Training  Alto Saxophone

                  Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Alto Sax

                  Instrumental Color One Note Ear Training for Alto Sax expands the "Context" of your one note ear training skills. The "One Note Ear Training Method" is initial taught with a piano or voice sound. Many students have difficulty transferring the ear training skills they obtain with the piano to other instrument timbres. The Instrumental Color Ear Training Series helps solve this problem by giving you the "Ear Training One Note" exercise with various instruments.

                  This course contains no books so we recommend that you use these exercises in conjunction with the "Ear Training One Note Complete" if you need directions on how to properly develop your ear training skills.

                  Instrumental Color Adds Extra Audio Files

                  Each instrument has six different levels rather than the traditional 3 levels found in other One Note Ear Training Methods. This gives a student more of a graduated learning curve and removes the need to buy the One Note Extreme Method to complete their study. If also adds exercises that use both a minor key center and answers with both degrees and note names. This makes the Instrumental Color courses a cost effective way to study all aspects of the one note method and prepare for Key Note Recognition the next step in the ear training process.

                  Why is this important part of your Ear Training Studies

                  There are many reasons why the Instrumental Color courses are important to your ear training study. Every instrument has it's inherent characteristics that may cause problems. Some of these common problems are listed below. Listening to the Instrumental Color audio files will help you in the following ways:

                    • It allows you to focus on a particular timbre that may be causing you problems.
                    • It allows you to focus on a particular range of pitches that may be causing you problems.
                    • It allows you to focus on the instrument that you play.
                    • It allows you to focus on instruments that you commonly play with in band situations.
                    • It allows you to adjust to the common characteristics of instruments such as vibrato, bends, attack or decay.

                  Below are six different levels for Alto Sax with a Major Cadence and a note name answer

                  • Level One with Major Cadence:
                  • Level Two with Major Cadence:
                  • Level Three with Major Cadence:
                  • Level Four with Major Cadence:
                  • Level Five with Major Cadence:
                  • Level Six with Major Cadence:
                  • These files are an excellent way to speed up your recognition. Remember faster recognition equals a more effortless ability!

                  Get Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Alto Sax download today!

                  Digital ISBN: 978-1-59489-470-1

                  960 MP3s in a Major and Minor Key Center and 6 levels of difficulty

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


                  Instrumental Color: One Note Ear Training  Tenor Saxophone

                  Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Tenor Sax

                  Instrumental Color One Note Ear Training for Tenor Sax expands the "Context" of your one note ear training skills. The "One Note Ear Training Method" is initial taught with a piano or voice sound. Many students have difficulty transferring the ear training skills they obtain with the piano to other instrument timbres. The Instrumental Color Ear Training Series helps solve this problem by giving you the "Ear Training One Note" exercise with various instruments.

                  This course contains no books so we recommend that you use these exercises in conjunction with the "Ear Training One Note Complete" if you need directions on how to properly develop your ear training skills.

                  Instrumental Color Adds Extra Audio Files

                  Each instrument has six different levels rather than the traditional 3 levels found in other One Note Ear Training Methods. This gives a student more of a graduated learning curve and removes the need to buy the One Note Extreme Method to complete their study. If also adds exercises that use both a minor key center and answers with both degrees and note names. This makes the Instrumental Color courses a cost effective way to study all aspects of the one note method and prepare for Key Note Recognition the next step in the ear training process.

                  Why is this important part of your Ear Training Studies

                  There are many reasons why the Instrumental Color courses are important to your ear training study. Every instrument has it's inherent characteristics that may cause problems. Some of these common problems are listed below. Listening to the Instrumental Color audio files will help you in the following ways:

                    • It allows you to focus on a particular timbre that may be causing you problems.
                    • It allows you to focus on a particular range of pitches that may be causing you problems.
                    • It allows you to focus on the instrument that you play.
                    • It allows you to focus on instruments that you commonly play with in band situations.
                    • It allows you to adjust to the common characteristics of instruments such as vibrato, bends, attack or decay.

                    Below are six different levels for Tenor Sax with a Minor Cadence and a note name answer.

                    • Level One with Minor Cadence:
                    • Level Two with Minor Cadence:
                    • Level Three with Minor Cadence:
                    • Level Four with Minor Cadence:
                    • Level Five with Minor Cadence:
                    • Level Six with Minor Cadence:
                    • By working with both Major and Minor Cadences you prepare yourself to different types of key centers that you may encounter in real music.

                    Get Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Tenor Sax download today!

                    Digital ISBN: 978-1-59489-469-5

                    1008 MP3s in a Major and Minor Key Center and 6 levels of difficulty

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


                    Instrumental Color: One Note Ear Training  Baritone Saxophone

                    Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Bari Sax

                    Instrumental Color One Note Ear Training for Bari Sax expands the "Context" of your one note ear training skills. The "One Note Ear Training Method" is initial taught with a piano or voice sound. Many students have difficulty transferring the ear training skills they obtain with the piano to other instrument timbres. The Instrumental Color Ear Training Series helps solve this problem by giving you the "Ear Training One Note" exercise with various instruments.

                    This course contains no books so we recommend that you use these exercises in conjunction with the "Ear Training One Note Complete" if you need directions on how to properly develop your ear training skills.

                    Instrumental Color Adds Extra Audio Files

                    Each instrument has six different levels rather than the traditional 3 levels found in other One Note Ear Training Methods. This gives a student more of a graduated learning curve and removes the need to buy the One Note Extreme Method to complete their study. If also adds exercises that use both a minor key center and answers with both degrees and note names. This makes the Instrumental Color courses a cost effective way to study all aspects of the one note method and prepare for Key Note Recognition the next step in the ear training process.

                    Why is this important part of your Ear Training Studies

                    There are many reasons why the Instrumental Color courses are important to your ear training study. Every instrument has it's inherent characteristics that may cause problems. Some of these common problems are listed below. Listening to the Instrumental Color audio files will help you in the following ways:

                      • It allows you to focus on a particular timbre that may be causing you problems.
                      • It allows you to focus on a particular range of pitches that may be causing you problems.
                      • It allows you to focus on the instrument that you play.
                      • It allows you to focus on instruments that you commonly play with in band situations.
                      • It allows you to adjust to the common characteristics of instruments such as vibrato, bends, attack or decay.

                      Below are six different levels for Baritone Sax with a Major Cadence and a degree answer.

                      • Level One with Major Cadence:
                      • Level Two with Major Cadence:
                      • Level Three with Major Cadence:
                      • Level Four with Major Cadence:
                      • Level Five with Major Cadence:
                      • Level Six with Major Cadence:
                      • Working with instruments that have a low range can help with lower pitch recognition.

                      Get Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Bari Sax download today!

                      Digital ISBN: 978-1-59489-471-8

                      1032 MP3s in a Major and Minor Key Center and 6 levels of difficulty

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


                      Instrumental Color: One Note Ear Training  Flute

                      Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Flute

                      Instrumental Color One Note Ear Training for Flute expands the "Context" of your one note ear training skills. The "One Note Ear Training Method" is initial taught with a piano or voice sound. Many students have difficulty transferring the ear training skills they obtain with the piano to other instrument timbres. The Instrumental Color Ear Training Series helps solve this problem by giving you the "Ear Training One Note" exercise with various instruments.

                      This course contains no books so we recommend that you use these exercises in conjunction with the "Ear Training One Note Complete" if you need directions on how to properly develop your ear training skills.

                      Instrumental Color Adds Extra Audio Files

                      Each instrument has six different levels rather than the traditional 3 levels found in other One Note Ear Training Methods. This gives a student more of a graduated learning curve and removes the need to buy the One Note Extreme Method to complete their study. If also adds exercises that use both a minor key center and answers with both degrees and note names. This makes the Instrumental Color courses a cost effective way to study all aspects of the one note method and prepare for Key Note Recognition the next step in the ear training process.

                      Why is this important part of your Ear Training Studies

                      There are many reasons why the Instrumental Color courses are important to your ear training study. Every instrument has it's inherent characteristics that may cause problems. Some of these common problems are listed below. Listening to the Instrumental Color audio files will help you in the following ways:

                        • It allows you to focus on a particular timbre that may be causing you problems.
                        • It allows you to focus on a particular range of pitches that may be causing you problems.
                        • It allows you to focus on the instrument that you play.
                        • It allows you to focus on instruments that you commonly play with in band situations.
                        • It allows you to adjust to the common characteristics of instruments such as vibrato, bends, attack or decay.

                        Below are six different levels for Flute with a Minor Cadence and a degree answer.

                        • Level One with Minor Cadence:
                        • Level Two with Minor Cadence:
                        • Level Three with Minor Cadence:
                        • Level Four with Minor Cadence:
                        • Level Five with Minor Cadence:
                        • Level Six with Minor Cadence:
                        • Learning to recognize notes by either note names or degrees is crucial to great ear training skills!

                        Below are six different levels for Clarinet with a Major Cadence and a note name answer.

                          Get Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Flute download today!

                          Digital ISBN: 978-1-59489-472-5

                          1032 MP3s in a Major and Minor Key Center and 6 levels of difficulty

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


                          Instrumental Color: One Note Ear Training  Clarinet

                          Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Clarinet

                          Instrumental Color One Note Ear Training for Clarinet expands the "Context" of your one note ear training skills. The "One Note Ear Training Method" is initial taught with a piano or voice sound. Many students have difficulty transferring the ear training skills they obtain with the piano to other instrument timbres. The Instrumental Color Ear Training Series helps solve this problem by giving you the "Ear Training One Note" exercise with various instruments.

                          This course contains no books so we recommend that you use these exercises in conjunction with the "Ear Training One Note Complete" if you need directions on how to properly develop your ear training skills.

                          Instrumental Color Adds Extra Audio Files

                          Each instrument has six different levels rather than the traditional 3 levels found in other One Note Ear Training Methods. This gives a student more of a graduated learning curve and removes the need to buy the One Note Extreme Method to complete their study. If also adds exercises that use both a minor key center and answers with both degrees and note names. This makes the Instrumental Color courses a cost effective way to study all aspects of the one note method and prepare for Key Note Recognition the next step in the ear training process.

                          Why is this important part of your Ear Training Studies

                          There are many reasons why the Instrumental Color courses are important to your ear training study. Every instrument has it's inherent characteristics that may cause problems. Some of these common problems are listed below. Listening to the Instrumental Color audio files will help you in the following ways:

                          • It allows you to focus on a particular timbre that may be causing you problems.
                          • It allows you to focus on a particular range of pitches that may be causing you problems.
                          • It allows you to focus on the instrument that you play.
                          • It allows you to focus on instruments that you commonly play with in band situations.
                          • It allows you to adjust to the common characteristics of instruments such as vibrato, bends, attack or decay.

                          Below are six different levels for Clarinet with a Major Cadence and a note name answer.

                          • Level One with Major Cadence:
                          • Level Two with Major Cadence:
                          • Level Three with Major Cadence:
                          • Level Four with Major Cadence:
                          • Level Five with Major Cadence:
                          • Level Six with Major Cadence:
                          • Learning the timbre of other instruments helps to solidify your ability to recognize the unique sound of all 12 notes in a key center.

                          Get Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Clarinet download today!

                          Digital ISBN: 978-1-59489-486-2

                          1056 MP3s in a Major and Minor Key Center and 6 levels of difficulty

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


                          Instrumental Color: One Note Ear Training Clavinet

                          Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Clavinet

                          Instrumental Color One Note Ear Training for Clavinet expands the "Context" of your one note ear training skills. The "One Note Ear Training Method" is initial taught with a piano or voice sound. Many students have difficulty transferring the ear training skills they obtain with the piano to other instrument timbres. The Instrumental Color Ear Training Series helps solve this problem by giving you the "Ear Training One Note" exercise with various instruments.

                          This course contains no books so we recommend that you use these exercises in conjunction with the "Ear Training One Note Complete" if you need directions on how to properly develop your ear training skills.

                          Instrumental Color Adds Extra Audio Files

                          Each instrument has six different levels rather than the traditional 3 levels found in other One Note Ear Training Methods. This gives a student more of a graduated learning curve and removes the need to buy the One Note Extreme Method to complete their study. If also adds exercises that use both a minor key center and answers with both degrees and note names. This makes the Instrumental Color courses a cost effective way to study all aspects of the one note method and prepare for Key Note Recognition the next step in the ear training process.

                          Why is this important part of your Ear Training Studies

                          There are many reasons why the Instrumental Color courses are important to your ear training study. Every instrument has it's inherent characteristics that may cause problems. Some of these common problems are listed below. Listening to the Instrumental Color audio files will help you in the following ways:

                            • It allows you to focus on a particular timbre that may be causing you problems.
                            • It allows you to focus on a particular range of pitches that may be causing you problems.
                            • It allows you to focus on the instrument that you play.
                            • It allows you to focus on instruments that you commonly play with in band situations.
                            • It allows you to adjust to the common characteristics of instruments such as vibrato, bends, attack or decay.

                          Below are six different levels for Clavinet with a Major Cadence and a note name answer

                          • Level One with Major Cadence:
                          • Level Two with Major Cadence:
                          • Level Three with Major Cadence:
                          • Level Four with Major Cadence:
                          • Level Five with Major Cadence:
                          • Level Six with Major Cadence:
                          • Each Instrument has 6 different speed levels making practicing ear training much more dynamic and fun!

                          Get Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Clavinet download today!

                          Digital ISBN: 978-1-59489-408-4

                          1776 MP3s in a Major and Minor Key Center and 6 levels of difficulty

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


                          Instrumental Color: One Note Ear Training Harpsichord

                          Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Harpsichord

                          Instrumental Color One Note Ear Training for Harpsichord expands the "Context" of your one note ear training skills. The "One Note Ear Training Method" is initial taught with a piano or voice sound. Many students have difficulty transferring the ear training skills they obtain with the piano to other instrument timbres. The Instrumental Color Ear Training Series helps solve this problem by giving you the "Ear Training One Note" exercise with various instruments.

                          This course contains no books so we recommend that you use these exercises in conjunction with the "Ear Training One Note Complete" if you need directions on how to properly develop your ear training skills.

                          Instrumental Color Adds Extra Audio Files

                          Each instrument has six different levels rather than the traditional 3 levels found in other One Note Ear Training Methods. This gives a student more of a graduated learning curve and removes the need to buy the One Note Extreme Method to complete their study. If also adds exercises that use both a minor key center and answers with both degrees and note names. This makes the Instrumental Color courses a cost effective way to study all aspects of the one note method and prepare for Key Note Recognition the next step in the ear training process.

                          Why is this important part of your Ear Training Studies

                          There are many reasons why the Instrumental Color courses are important to your ear training study. Every instrument has it's inherent characteristics that may cause problems. Some of these common problems are listed below. Listening to the Instrumental Color audio files will help you in the following ways:

                            • It allows you to focus on a particular timbre that may be causing you problems.
                            • It allows you to focus on a particular range of pitches that may be causing you problems.
                            • It allows you to focus on the instrument that you play.
                            • It allows you to focus on instruments that you commonly play with in band situations.
                            • It allows you to adjust to the common characteristics of instruments such as vibrato, bends, attack or decay.

                          Below are six different levels for Harpsichord with a Minor Cadence and a note name answer.

                          • Level One with Minor Cadence:
                          • Level Two with Minor Cadence:
                          • Level Three with Minor Cadence:
                          • Level Four with Minor Cadence:
                          • Level Five with Minor Cadence:
                          • Level Six with Minor Cadence:
                          • Different instrumental allow you to concentrate on a specific ranges of pitches that may cause you problems.

                          Get Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Harpsichord download today!

                          Digital ISBN: 978-1-59489-409-1

                          2040 MP3s in a Major and Minor Key Center and 6 levels of difficulty

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


                          Instrumental Color: One Note Ear Training Jazz Organ

                          Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Jazz Organ

                          Instrumental Color One Note Ear Training for Jazz Organ expands the "Context" of your one note ear training skills. The "One Note Ear Training Method" is initial taught with a piano or voice sound. Many students have difficulty transferring the ear training skills they obtain with the piano to other instrument timbres. The Instrumental Color Ear Training Series helps solve this problem by giving you the "Ear Training One Note" exercise with various instruments.

                          This course contains no books so we recommend that you use these exercises in conjunction with the "Ear Training One Note Complete" if you need directions on how to properly develop your ear training skills.

                          Instrumental Color Adds Extra Audio Files

                          Each instrument has six different levels rather than the traditional 3 levels found in other One Note Ear Training Methods. This gives a student more of a graduated learning curve and removes the need to buy the One Note Extreme Method to complete their study. If also adds exercises that use both a minor key center and answers with both degrees and note names. This makes the Instrumental Color courses a cost effective way to study all aspects of the one note method and prepare for Key Note Recognition the next step in the ear training process.

                          Why is this important part of your Ear Training Studies

                          There are many reasons why the Instrumental Color courses are important to your ear training study. Every instrument has it's inherent characteristics that may cause problems. Some of these common problems are listed below. Listening to the Instrumental Color audio files will help you in the following ways:

                            • It allows you to focus on a particular timbre that may be causing you problems.
                            • It allows you to focus on a particular range of pitches that may be causing you problems.
                            • It allows you to focus on the instrument that you play.
                            • It allows you to focus on instruments that you commonly play with in band situations.
                            • It allows you to adjust to the common characteristics of instruments such as vibrato, bends, attack or decay.

                          Below are six different levels for Jazz Organ with a Major Cadence and a degree answer.

                          • Level One with Major Cadence:
                          • Level Two with Major Cadence:
                          • Level Three with Major Cadence:
                          • Level Four with Major Cadence:
                          • Level Five with Major Cadence:
                          • Level Six with Major Cadence:
                          • Doing the One Note Ear Training with the instruments that you commonly play with in band situations helps you hear them better.

                          Get Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Jazz Organ download today!

                          Digital ISBN: 978-1-59489-410-7

                          1464 MP3s in a Major and Minor Key Center and 6 levels of difficulty

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


                          Instrumental Color: One Note Ear Training Rhoads

                          Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Rhoads

                          Instrumental Color One Note Ear Training for Rhoads expands the "Context" of your one note ear training skills. The "One Note Ear Training Method" is initial taught with a piano or voice sound. Many students have difficulty transferring the ear training skills they obtain with the piano to other instrument timbres. The Instrumental Color Ear Training Series helps solve this problem by giving you the "Ear Training One Note" exercise with various instruments.

                          This course contains no books so we recommend that you use these exercises in conjunction with the "Ear Training One Note Complete" if you need directions on how to properly develop your ear training skills.

                          Instrumental Color Adds Extra Audio Files

                          Each instrument has six different levels rather than the traditional 3 levels found in other One Note Ear Training Methods. This gives a student more of a graduated learning curve and removes the need to buy the One Note Extreme Method to complete their study. If also adds exercises that use both a minor key center and answers with both degrees and note names. This makes the Instrumental Color courses a cost effective way to study all aspects of the one note method and prepare for Key Note Recognition the next step in the ear training process.

                          Why is this important part of your Ear Training Studies

                          There are many reasons why the Instrumental Color courses are important to your ear training study. Every instrument has it's inherent characteristics that may cause problems. Some of these common problems are listed below. Listening to the Instrumental Color audio files will help you in the following ways:

                            • It allows you to focus on a particular timbre that may be causing you problems.
                            • It allows you to focus on a particular range of pitches that may be causing you problems.
                            • It allows you to focus on the instrument that you play.
                            • It allows you to focus on instruments that you commonly play with in band situations.
                            • It allows you to adjust to the common characteristics of instruments such as vibrato, bends, attack or decay.

                          Below are six different levels for Rhoads with a Minor Cadence and a degree answer.

                          • Level One with Minor Cadence:
                          • Level Two with Minor Cadence:
                          • Level Three with Minor Cadence:
                          • Level Four with Minor Cadence:
                          • Level Five with Minor Cadence:
                          • Level Six with Minor Cadence:
                          • These instruments are great because they allow you to work on unusual sounding instruments which strengthens your overall ear training skills.

                          Get Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Rhoads download today!

                          Digital ISBN: 978-1-59489-412-1

                          1920 MP3s in a Major and Minor Key Center and 6 levels of difficulty

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


                          Instrumental Color: One Note Ear Training Wulitzer

                          Instrumental Color Series Ear Training for Wulitzer

                          Instrumental Color One Note Ear Training for Wulitzer expands the "Context" of your one note ear training skills. The "One Note Ear Training Method" is initial taught with a piano or voice sound. Many students have difficulty transferring the ear training skills they obtain with the piano to other instrument timbres. The Instrumental Color Ear Training Series helps solve this problem by giving you the "Ear Training One Note" exercise with various instruments.

                          This course contains no books so we recommend that you use these exercises in conjunction with the "Ear Training One Note Complete" if you need directions on how to properly develop your ear training skills.

                          Instrumental Color Adds Extra Audio Files

                          Each instrument has six different levels rather than the traditional 3 levels found in other One Note Ear Training Methods. This gives a student more of a graduated learning curve and removes the need to buy the One Note Extreme Method to complete their study. If also adds exercises that use both a minor key center and answers with both degrees and note names. This makes the Instrumental Color courses a cost effective way to study all aspects of the one note method and prepare for Key Note Recognition the next step in the ear training process.

                          Why is this important part of your Ear Training Studies

                          There are many reasons why the Instrumental Color courses are important to your ear training study. Every instrument has it's inherent characteristics that may cause problems. Some of these common problems are listed below. Listening to the Instrumental Color audio files will help you in the following ways:

                            • It allows you to focus on a particular timbre that may be causing you problems.
                            • It allows you to focus on a particular range of pitches that may be causing you problems.
                            • It allows you to focus on the instrument that you play.
                            • It allows you to focus on instruments that you commonly play with in band situations.
                            • It allows you to adjust to the common characteristics of instruments such as vibrato, bends, attack or decay.

                          Below are six different levels for Wulitzer with a Major Cadence and a note name answer.

                          • Level One with Major Cadence:
                          • Level Two with Major Cadence:
                          • Level Three with Major Cadence:
                          • Level Four with Major Cadence:
                          • Level Five with Major Cadence:
                          • Level Six with Major Cadence:
                          • These different instruments are great because it allows you keep your ear training exercises fresh because you are always switching instruments to make it more interesting.

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                          1752 MP3s in a Major and Minor Key Center and 6 levels of difficulty

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Contextual Ear Training Volume Two Voice Edition

Contextual Ear Training Volume Two Voice Edition

Contextual Ear Training Voice Edition

Contextual Ear Training Volume Two Voice continues the series with the singing of two notes ascending.

This exciting new addition to the Contextual Ear Training course: Like Volume One the Voice Edition found on this page uses voices to form the key center, asks you to sing two notes and then gives you the answer with either a Tenor, Alto or Soprano sung voice. For many students who struggle with ear training, the Voice Edition is a lot easier, especially if you pick an edition that is similar to your own vocal range. Having the ability to sing multiple notes on demand is an important skill to hone your ear training skill. Many times within a musical situation you will be asked to play or sing a melodic line. This is certainly true if you are a singer in a choir or ensemble situation. It is also a common occurrence for any instrumentalist where they need to produce a specific group on notes that was either dictated or play. This course prepares a student for this inevitable situation. Whether a vocalist or an instrumentalist the singing of notes is a sure fire way to ingrain the sounds of all 12 pitches within a key center and prove that you actually have mastered this skill. Mr. Arnold usually recommends you work on singing these two pitch exercises in two octaves so it is recommended that in general a man should work with both the Tenor and Alto Edition, and women with Alto and Soprano. With that in mind it is much more cost effective to order the Complete Voice Edition

The exercises found in this course are again similar to the exercises found in the Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing. The main difference is you can do the exercises found in Contextual Ear Training anywhere that you can listen to an MP3 player, which is just about anywhere, whereas the exercises in the Fanatic's Guide require you have your instrument on hand to check your answer.

Soprano, Alto and Tenor Versions. Each version tests you at 3 different speeds.

There are 4752 MP3s found in each of the Soprano, Alto and Tenor Courses. Each voice includes all ascending 2 note melodic combinations at 3 different speeds. Having extremely fast ability with this method is VERY important if you want to realize your full potential. The faster you are will also effect your sight singing ability when actually reading real music. One of the challenges of singing two note melodies is to stay within the key center and not allow the two notes to dictate a modulation to a new key center. If you find this occuring it is recommended that you also work with the Key Retention Builder exercises to strengthen your key retention. Below are some examples of the exercises found in this 2 note melodic series:

Contextual Ear Training Voice Edition Soprano

Contextual Ear Training Volume Two Soprano Voice Edition

Below is an example track from the Soprano Edition of this series. This Level One track plays you a B Major cadence then asks you to sing a root and 4th.

Below is an example track from the Soprano Edition of this series. This Level Two track plays you a D major cadence then asks you to sing a Flat 5 and 6th.

Below is an example track from the Soprano Edition of this series. This Level Three track plays you a F Major cadence then asks you to sing the 3rd and 5th.

Contextual Ear Training Voice Edition Alto

Contextual Ear Training Volume Two Alto Voice Edition

Below is an example track from the Alto Edition of this series. This Level One track plays you a C Major cadence then asks you to sing the 6th up to the Flatted 2nd.

Below is an example track from the Alto Edition of this series. This Level Two track plays you an E Major cadence then asks you to sing a the flat 5 to 6th.

Below is an example track from the Alto Edition of this series. This Level Three track plays you an G Major cadence then asks you to sing a Flat 6th to Flat 7th.

Contextual Ear Training Voice Edition Tenor

Contextual Ear Training Volume Two Tenor Voice Edition

Below is an example track from the Tenor Edition of this series. This Level One track plays you a A Major cadence then asks you to sing the Flat 2 to fifth.

Below is an example track from the Tenor Edition of this series. This Level Two track plays you a A Major cadence then asks you to sing the flat 7 to flat 2.

Below is an example track from the Tenor Edition of this series. This Level Three track plays you a C Major cadence then asks you to sing a 3rd to lat 7th.

Background Information

The idea of singing sound based on a "key center" as opposed to an singing an "interval" really began a revolution in the way musicians perceive sound. When a seasoned musician sings a melody they are not thinking the distance between each note they are hearing that they are singing as pitches within a "key center." Seasoned musicians sing this way naturally after years of playing and singing but with Contextual Ear Training a student can fast forward their learning so that they can experience 30 years of ear training experience in a fraction of the time.

A complete transformation of musical perception with this ear training concept.

You will see from reading the reviews that this system of ear training has changed many musicians' careers. Even students that are just beginning with music have found that it completely transforms the way they hear and sing music.

"Hearing Within a Key Center." Let's Take a Closer Look

The "Interval" method of Ear Training has been taught in music schools for literally hundreds of years and rarely been questioned. This method is based on singing the distance between each note with no regard to a key center. The problem with this approach is pretty simple. It just doesn't work when you are trying to sing a melody. Some of the most common problems with singing by interval is:

  • You can sing an interval but are totally lost when you try to apply it to real music.
  • You have a tendency to sing sharp or flat
  • Not being able to find the first note of melody when you start singing a song.
  • You try to think the distance between each note as you try to sing or listen and get lost.
  • Inability to maintain your own part when singing with in groups or choirs

If you are experiencing any of these problems then you need to get Contextual Ear Training and start working towards hear music based by "key center."

Why doesn't interval training work?

If you are trying to sing each note as it flows by in music, there is no way that you can calculate the distance between each note even at a very slow tempo much less the usual speed that notes flow by in real time. The only way to instantly know what notes are being played is to engrain in your mind the sound of each note within a key center so that you know the sounds you are singing in the same way that you see the color blue and know it's blue.

Our minds can't process interval relationships at the speed needed to sing notes accurately.

You can sit in a classroom and do sing a Major 6th when a teacher ask you to but if you are trying to do this in time as you are singing real music the problem gets worse and worse the more complicated the music becomes. In the real world, when music is being played in real time, as a musician, your mind just cannot calculate the intervals and analyze what you need to know in order to react properly right away. This isn't about intellectual ability, it's about the reality of TIME. So how do musician identify the sounds they are singing instantaneously?

Key Center is the "KEY"

Here's how they do it: They use the "key center" of a song and internalize the sound of all 12 notes within that key center. Quite simply when they sing the 3rd they are not thinking that the note is four half steps above the root or in relation to any other note --they are recognizing the sound of a 3rd because they have memorized that sound within a "key center."

Contextual Ear Training teaches you the "Key Center" process.

By working with the audio files in the Contextual Ear Training over time, you gain the ability to sing the sound of all 12 notes with a "key center." For some students this will be a quick and painless rebooting of the way they hear sound; for others it can be a frustrating path with many possible pitfalls.

Ear Training is a two pronged process. You need to work on singing notes and internalize what they sound like in a "key center" but you also need to identifying sound as you hear them from an external source.

With this in mind we have created a whole series of books that develop these two aspects of ear training. They basically boil down to listening exercises and singing exercises. For someone just starting our method we recommend: Contextual Ear Training and Ear Training One Note Complete. or Ear Training One Note Vocal Version

Contextual Ear Training and Ear Training One Note Complete together make a great ear training program.

Listening exercises found in Ear Training One Note Complete teach you to identify the sounds from external sources such as another band member or a song that you are hearing on your MP3 player. Singing exercises found in Contextual Ear Training help you identify the sounds you hear inside you when you are singing, improvising or composing. You need both sides of ear training to become a great musician. The good news is they complement each other so the more you work on one, the more it will the help the other.

Bruce Arnold is here to help you through the process.

Some students can fly through this ear training with no problem. But many musicians have problems and need personal help. Luckily Mr. Arnold offers email support for students as they work through this process. So rest assured as you enter this ear training method that you are not alone, and you can get expert help if you run into problems.

Helping musician for almost two decades!

This method has been helping musicians for almost 20 years now. It's one of the best selling methods Ear Training systems on the market. Simply put: It is successful because it works! BUT the secret weapon is Bruce Arnold. He is only an email way to help you. If you are a beginning or an advanced student seeking to perfect their skills, you can call on Bruce to help you through this process.

The FAQs

Over the years we have developed a FAQ resource containing thousands of questions that students have asked over the years. It is recommended that you read these FAQs because they will give you:

  • A more complete understanding of the method.
  • An insight into the problems and solutions others have had with this ear training.
  • Encouragement and hope that you can do this, and that it just takes daily dedication.
  • The knowledge that EVERYONE that has really put their mind to it has mastered this ear training without exception.
  • The knowledge that dedicating a short amount of time each day: 5 to 10 minutes 5 to 10 times a day will be all it takes to master this ear training.

Where should you start?

First let's talk about how you will be doing this ear training. We have found that the best way to do this ear training is with an MP3 player. It allows for many more ways to organize the audio files and is very portable. We do offer physical books and CDs with with some of our ear training products but we HIGHLY recommend you not take this path with our ear training method. Digital downloads is a much better way to study this ear training because MP3s are much less expensive, easier to organize and cost half as much as physical books with CDs. We also have many ear training products that are ONLY available as digital downloads so it just makes more sense to go the digital route. So unless you REALLY only can use a CD player we sincerely recommend that you buy digital downloads of our ear training products.

For singing we most commonly recommend students start with Contextual Ear Training.

We do recommend along with Contextual Ear Training. that you also work with Ear Training One Note Complete.

Contextual Ear Training Volume Two Voice Edition

Buy The Contextual Ear Training Series and then contact Mr. Arnold with a detailed explanation of your level and goals.

Ear Training is very specialized to a students goals and abilities. It makes a lot more sense to use the contact information at the bottom of this page to contact Bruce after you have purchased these books to see what other products you might consider and how to organize your practice.

The Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing and Contextual Ear Training differences.

Contextual Ear Training and The Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing are two closely related books. The 1st exercise and arguably the most important exercise for a beginning is the The Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing is the "One Note" exercise. This "One Note" exercise develops the ability to instantly sing any of the 12 pitches over a "key center." Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing requires you to work with a CD and check answers with an instrument to do this exercise. Contextual Ear Training allows you to do this exercise anywhere because the answer is supplied in the audio files. Therefore you will improve quicker if you use the Contextual Ear Training "One Note" exercise because you can do it anywhere that you can use an MP3 player.

Which book should I get or should I get both?

We do occasional recommend both Contextual Ear Training and The Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing to students that are working in a choir or other places where they are reading music. Contextual Ear Training you are not singing notes from a page. It will help you to sing notes from a page once you gain the ability to hear all 12 notes of a "key center." but it isn't building your sight reading skills. The Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing does work with many exercises where you are singing notes from a musical staff. So if you are a singer where you need to work on both aspects of your musicianship we recommend both books.

Where do I go after I finish Contextual Ear Training?

Once you are getting 80% correct answers with the Contextual Ear Training Book we recommend you move on to The Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing. This book will offer you many other exercises to apply your skills

The FAQs

Over the years we have developed a FAQs resource containing thousands of questions that students have asked over the years. These FAQs are searchable by key word and we recommend that you read these FAQs because they will give you:

 

  • A more complete understanding of the method.

 

 

  • An insight into the problems and solutions others have had with this ear training.

 

 

  • Encouragement and determination that you can do this, and that it just takes daily dedication.

 

 

  • The proof that EVERYONE that has really put their mind to it has mastered this ear training without exception.

 

 

  • The reason why dedicating a short amount of time each day: 5 to 10 minutes 5 to 10 times a day will be all it takes to master this ear training.

 

Bruce Arnold's Blog

Mr. Arnold's Blog on ear training and other musical topics can be very useful to learn about our ear training products.

Some of the topics covers are linked below.

Helpful Links to other products:

Our ear training books are available worldwide at different on-line stores. It is important to realize that there are physical versions of our books available that don't include the CDs. The book will plainly state in the description that it doesn't include a CD(s). In those cases you can either purchase a CD from Muse-eek.com or digitally download it from our website or itunes. If you have lost a CD or it's become damaged you can also order or download replacements.

Please find links to other ear training products associated with the "One Note Series" below:

Singing the Blues

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

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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

Hearing Chord Progressions

Hearing Chord Progressions

Do You Want to "Hear the Changes?"

Do you have trouble hearing chord changes? Would you also like to understand how these changes function in a key center so that you can improvise over them? Search no further - this course is exactly what you need.

This course will totally change your understanding of how to hear chord progressions!

Instrumental technique and ear training are closely related. Achieving great technique that enables you to truly express yourself is inseparable from properly internalizing the nature of a sound’s relationship to a key center. This course gives you the content to reach this goal.

Hearing Chord Progressions is one of the core courses of the Bruce Arnold System..

We call "Hearing Chord Progressions" a dual course because it develops the ability to hear tertial based chord changes while simultaneously improving instrumental technique. This course is the first in its kind in that it applies the Bruce Arnold System of Ear Training to hearing changes within a key center. It also takes the 13 most used tertial chord types through all possible cycles and the 96 possible permutations these chords. While not all students will need to work through all of these exercises I recommend at least sight reading through all études if you already have the ability to "hear" a specific exercise. There are many "Addendum" files with this course targeted for students who need further help.

A Course for Any Type of Music

Although this course deals with 7th chords keep in mind that it's basic task is the teach you how to hear chord progressions within type of music regardless of style. The most important thing you will get from this course is an understanding of "how to hear music." You can then apply it to anything from Classical Music to Jazz.

A Massive Course

This 4 gigabyte downloadable course (in 7 parts) is the first of its kind to really give you every possible movement of the basic 13 chord types through all degrees of a key center. It is also the definitive course on learning arpeggios. Here's what you get:

  • Instructions on how to develop the ability to hear chord progressions
  • A new concept in ear training listening/singing MP3s.
  • Études covering all 13 seventh chords through all possible harmonic cycles. 1109 pages of exercises!
  • 132 Ear Training singing and listening MP3s
  • MP3s and Midifiles for all Cycle Études.
  • The new "TUBA MetroDrone" to create a key center and develop your time simultaneously! (24.99 when purchased separately)
  • Extensive help files for students of all levels.
  • MP3s and Midifles of all exercises.

Addendum Files

There is a 308 pages of additional files to help you if you need remedial work or want to work on advanced ear training studies. These files include:

  • Basic Music Theory for any Instrumentalist. 13 Pages
  • Basic Music Theory for any Guitarist. 14 Pages
  • Excerpt from Guitar Arpeggio Lexicon (Gives you fingerings for arpeggios) 81 Pages
  • Excerpt from Bass Guitar Arpeggio Lexicon (Gives you fingerings for arpeggios) 58 Pages
  • Chord Tone and Tensions for 19 of the most used scales in improvisation. 4 Pages
  • Diatonic Chord Progression in the key of C Major. 203 Pages
  • Basic Two Bar Turnarounds in the Key of C Major. 8 Pages
  • Example of applying arpeggios to the Jazz Standard "Confirmation." 1 Page

1491 Pages of information

No rock is left unturned with this course. You have targeted exercises, cutting edge, ear training concepts, and études for all possible chord movement within a key center.

Awesome Sight Reading Material!

The 1109 page études section of this course is also perfect for sight reading. Since all the études content is based on the possible cycles and permutations of seventh chords, it is the definitive course in developing your sight reading skills for an arpeggiated line. The études also contain ledger lines in many places so this will help you master this commonly overlooked aspect of sight reading.

 

           

  • You use a Tuba MetroDrone to sing through the written exercises which builds Key Retention a technique you will need for further ear training studies.
  • You are singing through extended exercises that are teaching you how to hear all four note chords within a key center
  • There are no listening exercise with Fanatic’s Guide to Sight Singing and Ear Training. This course contains a whole new way to sing and hear chords within a key center
  • There are suggested additional studies that have you sing through contemporary tunes, turnarounds and common chord progressions found in all contemporary music
  • You shouldn't stop working with Fanatic's Guide it has many great exercises but by adding a few exercises from The "Hearing Chord Progressions you can see the bigger picture of how all the exercises you are doing with Bruce Arnold's Ear Training System fit together.

 

 

 

           

  • Of course you could spend all day practicing the exercises found in this course but I recommend that you use this course to add 10 to 15 minutes of additional practice to your regimen. Below are some further information
  • Hearing Chord Progressions is really teaching you how all the ear training products in the Bruce Arnold System fits into hearing harmony. It gives you the bigger picture and will work hand in hand with the other ear training you are doing with Bruce's system.
  • Although the Hearing Chord Progressions has years worth of exercises I would recommend spending just 10 minutes on the new listening/singing exercise and 10 minutes playing through the études over the MetroDrone. This will help all your other ear training exercises and help you of course see the bigger picture.

 

 

 

           

  • Give you an understanding about the overall goal you are trying to reach with ear training.
  • Improve your technical skills on your instrument
  • Give you cool new licks that you could use when you improvise.
  • Give you an understanding on how to combine seventh chords in various cycles that can be superimposed over chords(s)
  • Through the use of the Tuba MetroDrone you will improve your key retention something you will REALLY need when you move into "Key Note Recognition" or "Two Note Ear Training."
  • Give you a black belt in sight reading arpeggiated melodies and ledger lines.
  • Show you all the chord progressions possible with a Major Scale which will help you with recognizing these progressions but also give you ideas for composition.
  • Show you turnarounds that you can use at the end of any tune. This are REALLY useful for the Blues player.
  • For bass and guitar players you get the additional PDF that shows you a unique way to think about fingering arpeggios.
  • There is a supplemental Music Theory file to help you if you need some additional work with understanding basic theory.

 

 

 

           

  • Digital Edition IBSN: 978-1-59489-634-7
  • 1034 pages of Études through all harmonic cycles.
  • Addendum PDFs for further study.
  • MP3's and Midifiles for all exercises.

 

 

 

           

  • In my opinion this is a revolutionary course. The new ear training MP3s have totally changed the way I hear chord progressions in just a few days. I know I have a long way to go to master this stuff but I'm finally on my way! D. Anderson
  • I don't know how long it took to put this course together; it's a behemoth! Hats off to Muse Eek for creating such a cutting edge course! E. Ryder
  • I been working on various parts of this course with Mr. Arnold through Skype lessons so I kind of knew what to expect but I have to say , this is huge not just in size, but in value. I'm seeing results already. H. Thomson.
  • I've been searching for years to 1. understand chord progressions and 2. how to hear chord progressions better. Thanks Bruce, this is just great! D. Washington.

 

 

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Key Retention Builder

Key Retention Builder

Key Retention Builder... helps you build you ability to hold onto a "key center" through targeted singing exercises.

Recommended prerequisite:

Key Retention Builder refines two crucial steps in your ear training skills.

The purpose of this book is two fold:

  • Develop your key retention and improve your aural comprehension of the most common key centers.
  • Developing a strong sense of key in modes that are generally problematic for most musicians.

Developing key retention in commonly used modes.

By singing through targeted exercises Key Retention Builder you will develop your ability to retain a key center within the following modes:

  • Major Scale Modes
  • Melodic Minor Ascending Modes
  • Diminished
  • Symmetrical Diminished
  • Whole Tone
  • Harmonic Minor
  • Mixolydian b2,b6

If you are not familiar with these modes then we recommend Essential Scales book as a way to understand and apply the scales.

Advanced modes are also covered.

There are also a set of 12 tone melodies included that will help you bridge the gap between commonly used modes and the more advanced harmonic situations frequently found in contemporary music.

Less is more

The idea is to slowly wean you away from having to hear a drone as a key reference and have the key center become a natural part of the way you hear. To do this you will work on each set of singing exercises and slowly remove the drone until you can hear a cadence and then sing all the way through any exercise in this book by only getting a key reference to start.

Key Retention problems are common among musicians.

Key Retention Builder will help you address this issue by developing:

 

  • The ability to internalize a key center in a natural way.

 

 

  • less dependence on having a key center reinforced.

 

If you haven't already, it's time to expand your ear training exercises.

Congratulations on passing on to a higher level in our ear training course! Now that you have started on Key Retention Builder. If you haven't already started working on Direct Application Ear Training, Melodic Ear Training and Melodic Ear Training now is the time to get started.

Don't leave out this crucial step in developing ear training perception. You need to expand your perception through multiple types of ear training. The good news is many of these direct application ear training exercises are actually fun! Here is a sampling of recommended books:

Remember Bruce Arnold is here to help you through the process.

Now that you are moving into the more advanced levels of Ear Training it is important that you check in every few months so Mr. Arnold can check on your process. It's easy to go off track with the ear training so keep in touch and make sure you are improving at your fastest pace.

The FAQ

As always check out the FAQ. It will give you:

  • A more complete understanding of the method.
  • An insight into the problems and solutions others have had with this ear training.
  • Encouragement and hope that you can do this, and that it just takes daily dedication.

Get Key Retention Builder today and transform your sense of key.

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Diatonic Chords

Diatonic Chords

Physical and Aural Training

"Diatonic Chords" contains a series of technical exercise and should be thought of as the next volume after "Hearing Chord Progressions." The "Hearing Chord Progressions" course covered many possible ways for one chord to move to another but it did not cover the diatonic chords of various scales and modes. By singing and playing through these exercises, your knowledge of the diatonic chords will really deepen.

This course contains lots of exercises that teach you to hear and play the diatonic chords of the following scales: Major, Melodic Minor Ascending and Harmonic Minor. Because these exercises are shown in all keys, you can use them in any of the related modes of these scales. Specifically, the exercises will work over these modes:

  • Ionian
  • Dorian
  • Phrygian
  • Lydian
  • Mixolydian
  • Aeolian
  • Locrian
  • Melodic Minor Ascending
  • Dorian b2
  • Lydian #5
  • Lydian b7
  • Mixolydian b6
  • Locrian Natural 2
  • Altered
  • Harmonic Minor
  • Mixolydian b2,b6

Diatonic Chords

Diatonic chords and their associated arpeggios are frequently used in melodies and in improvisation. Diatonic chords are also common to most songs. Therefore knowing them is extremely important because they will help you to memorize songs, hear the chords of tunes, create melodies based on the diatonic arpeggios and outline the diatonic chords via these same arpeggios. Just to give you an idea of how prevalent diatonic chords are in contemporary music take a look at this link which shows you a tiny sample of songs that use the four diatonic chords: I, vi, ii, V. You can see that it is crucial for you to be able to understand, hear and play diatonic chords if you are going to understand the music you hear every day

Why is this course different?

In most courses on Diatonic Chords only one way of playing the chords via arpeggios is given. But chords and arpeggios can be played in various inversions and using various voicings, so not covering these possibilities is doing a great disservice to the student.

This course gives you exercises using the various inversions of a seventh chord and also the diatonic chords written out as "drop two" voicing arpeggios. if you are unfamiliar with the versions of a seventh chord and idea of "drop two," the following list shows you how you could play a C major seven chord in the four inversions and as a drop two arpeggio

  • Root position C Major seven chord: C, E, G, B
  • First inversion C Major seventh chord: E, G, B, C
  • Second inversion C Major seventh chord: G, B, C, E
  • Third inversion C major seventh chord: B, C, E, G
  • Drop two voicing of C major seventh chord: G, C, E, B

The "MetroDrone"

The "MetroDrone" is included in this course in order to help you to create a key center when you are singing through the exercises. If you are unfamiliar with the "MetroDrone" it is a versatile music education tool that can really make a difference in your musicianship. Not only does it aid in your aural training but it also helps you to develop the ability to feel time, as opposed to counting time.

The Exercises

Using the idea presented above, i.e. playing each diatonic chord in either root, first, second or third inversion along with exercises arpeggiating the diatonic chords using "drop two" forms, the student is presented with a wide range of exercises.

96 Permutations of Four Notes

A seven note scale would have seven diatonic chords. If these chords are played as arpeggios there would be 96 ways to play these arpeggios. This is the backbone of the exercises found in this course. By working through various exercises that employ the use of these 96 possible combinations a student develops the ability to use diatonic chords in a very robust and musical way. Furthermore the use of "drop two" arpeggios and their 96 permutations gives guitarist, pianists and solo line instrumentalists very angular yet musical ways of playing the diatonic chords.

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Hearing Bass Lines

Hearing Bass Lines

Hearing Bass Lines Bundle contains: beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. if you prefer individual level downloads please see further information below.

Being able to hear bass lines is perhaps one the most important skills you can have as a musician. A bass line tells you a lot about what chord or scale is being used in the moment, plus the rhythmic level and style being used. This course gives you 11,800 four note bass line examples in the form of MP3s in which a key center is played followed by four notes which must be identified. Following this, the answers are given aurally. The 11,800 examples represent all possible combinations of four notes using any of 12 pitches. This course puts you totally in the driver's seat of understanding bass lines, their function, and the different types of bass lines used in just about all music.  It's truly an in-depth course to develop your skills.

Three Levels and a Bundle

The course is divided up into three levels Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced. There is also a recommended bundle available that has all three levels. The bundle is recommended because any serious music student should be able to hear all types of bass lines in a key center. Each level presents approximately 4000 bass lines of increasing difficulty and a three page PDF containing a detailed discussion of different kinds of base lines plus directions for working with the exercises. The difficulty of each exercise usually rises as non-diatonic notes are included, but depending on the student's musical and cultural background the difficulties of these levels could vary widely.

Understanding Bass Lines

There are three major categories of base lines dealt with: harmonic, ostinato, and mixed type. The PDF accompanying this course explains each type and how you can identify and hear each type. This kind of information is invaluable in helping a student to know what kind of bass line they are hearing and what is the appropriate way to interact with it.

Hearing Bass Lines Beginning Level

Hearing Bass Lines Beginning

Hearing Bass Lines Beginning Level

This level mostly contains diatonic bass lines of a major key center. Other common baselines are also included that have a minimum of non-diatonic notes.

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Hearing Bass Lines Intermediate Level

Hearing Bass Lines Intermediate

Hearing Bass Lines Intermediate Level

This level mostly contains mostly diatonic bass lines of a major key center with one or two non-diatonic notes. Other common baselines are also included that may have many non-diatonic notes.

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Hearing Bass Lines Advanced Level

Hearing Bass Lines Advanced

Hearing Bass Lines Advanced Level

This level contains mostly non-diatonic bass lines, and this can sometimes be the most difficult for students. (It can be very hard to remain in the key center was so many non-diatonic notes.) If you are having problems with modulation it is recommended that you work with the Key Retention Builder course to improve your accuracy. A special discount is given on this book when ordering the Hearing Bass Lines Bundle. Please check your cart for special pricing.

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Hearing Bass Lines Bundle

Hearing Bass Lines Bundle

Hearing Bass Lines Bundle contains: Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.  The bundle contains all 11,800 MP3 exercises. 11800 MP3s exercises might seem like a lot but it's really only 100 hours of listening. Of Course, you will probably find bass lines that need work, so more hours beyond that basic 100 will need to be applied. Keep in mind if you listen to an example and get it correct you do not need to listen to it again. You will notice when you add the "Hearing Bass Lines Bundle" to the cart you are given special pricing on other products that are related to this course. It is highly recommended that you consider the "Key Retention Builder Course" because key retention is a common problem that many students have when trying to hear harder bass line examples.

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Three Note Ear Training Series

Three Note Ear Training Series

Three Note Ear Training Series develops your ability to modulate and hear three notes played either simultaneously or in succession. There are three different types of Three Note Ear Training Available in the Series.

Three Note Ear Training Series

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Please note: The Three Note Ear Training Types listed should be practiced in the order listed above.

Ear Training Three Note Simultaneous:

Ear Training Three Note Simultaneous is consistent with the exercises found it the Two Note Ear Training Series but with three notes. Three Note Ear Training is done in the exact same way as Two Note Ear Training so no book is included. In some ways it's easier because three notes define a key center easier than two notes. Five Volumes available.

Recommended prerequisite:

  • Ear Training One Note Advanced
  • Key Note Recognition
  • Ear Training Two Note Advanced

Ear Training Three Note Simultaneous.

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Ear Training Three Note Direct Application Arpeggiated Study:

Ear Training Three Note Direct Application Arpeggiated Study plays 3 note arpeggios 10 times with a 10 second gap between each repetition. A student can use these files to similate soloing over unknown changes. This is done by playing one note on your instrument after you hear the 3 notes. A student first distinguishes the key center of the 3 notes. Then using the one note ear training method identifies the three notes within the key. The remaining time is spent improvising over the 3 note arpeggiation which lasts about 2 minutes. The names of the notes are not given verbally on the track but the track name contains the pitches played. This is a great exercises for simulating improvising over chord changes without known what chord is next. These MP3's use an acoustic piano sound and each example chooses three out of the 88 possible notes on the piano. Five Volumes available.

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  • Ear Training One Note Advanced
  • Key Note Recognition

Ear Training Three Note Direct Application Arpeggiated Study.

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Ear Training Three Note Direct Application Three Note Simultaneous Study.

Ear Training Three NoteDirect Application Three Note Simultaneous Study plays 3 note simultaneously 10 times with a 10 second gap between each repetition. This series of Direct Application exerises should be used after working with the arpeggiated versions. The techniques used with this set of exercises is the same as the arpeggiated version. For example a student can use these files to similate soloing over unknown changes. This is done by playing one note on your instrument after you hear the 3 notes. A student first distinguishes the key center of the 3 notes. Then using the one note ear training method identifies the three notes within the key. The remaining time is spent improvising over the 3 note arpeggiation which lasts about 2 minutes. The names of the notes are not given verbally on the track but the track name contains the pitches played. This is a great exercises for simulating improvising over chord changes without known what chord is next. These MP3's use an acoustic piano sound and each example chooses three out of the 88 possible notes on the piano. Five Volumes available.

Recommended prerequisite:

  • Ear Training One Note Advanced
  • Key Note Recognition

Ear Training Three Note Direct Application Simultaneous

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I been working with the muse-eek.com ear training for five years. It's been quite a journey and education. When I think about what I knew when I started and what I know now it makes me chuckle. I really had not a clue on how to really hear music and know I can hear 3 notes played identify the key center and know what the three notes are. That's pretty amazing in my view. I wouldn't say this ear training is easy but I will say that without these well designed products and the support that Bruce gives students makes this whole process doable. In general I'd say if you aren't serious about learning ear training then stay away because every aspect of the way Mr. Arnold interacts with students to the way the books are put together expects that you are serious about music and you really want to be a world class musician. If that's your goal then look no further. W. Robinson

I've been working with the Ear Training Three Note Direct Application Arpeggiated MP3s over the last few months. Bruce recommended these to give me more work on applying my ear training skills. I think this is one of the most important aspects of the muse-eek.com ear training program is the understanding that if you don't apply your ability to real music you will never be able to use in real time as you play or listen to music. Personally I think keeping in touch with Mr. Arnold about your progress is important too. Every time I contacted him I learned something about how I could improve my practice regimen. In my opinion muse-eek.com music books are the best in the business for a serious musician. K. Hernández

I emailed Bruce because I was about 60% on the two note ear training and from that email he suggested I try a few Three Note Ear Training downloads to see if it would help my modulation skills. Bruce explained that many time three notes actually form a stronger key center than two notes. I worked with the three notes for a few months and then went back to the two note ear training examples that I had problems with and sure enough I could hear the modulation better. Thanks Bruce! G. Thompson

I've been using a few of the Three Note Ear Training studies Direct Application downloads to help my ability to recognize chords in a real music situation. Not only has this improved my ability but it has been a real education on how I actually hear simple chord progressions. I never would have guessed that the chord that happen previous is so important in how you hear the next chord. This is just amazing to me every time I do this exercise it just blows me away the amount I learn about how I "hear" music as to opposed to how I "think" about music. A. Pérez

Trichord Ear Training All 3 Note Combination Singing Exercises

Trichord Ear Training All 3 Note Combination Singing Exercises

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Trichord Ear Training All 3 Note Combination Singing Exercises

"Trichord Ear Training All 3 Note Combination Singing Exercises" is a comprehensive course with singing exercises that cover all three note melodic combinations within one octave in all keys. "Trichord" just means a 3 note arpeggio that may or may not be built in 3rds. This course covers all 3 note melodic combinations in all keys so it is an excellent course for finding those melodic combinations that cause you problems as well as developing your ability to hear contemporary melodies that are constructed using any interval combination. Each group of notes uses a different combination of instruments so it's is also good to get your ear use to different instrumental colors. This course is also an excellent companion course for the "Ultimate Arpeggio" or the "Fanatics Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing Volume One." 13,607 MP3s are included in this course which first play you a drone to create a key center, and then require you to sing a three note melodic combination from a list of 18 possibilities. These exercises are repeated in all keys and at three different tempos to help to ingrain these three note combinations. The challenge presented by the three different tempos makes this study excellent for a beginner to an advanced student because they are given a limited amount of time to sing the three pitches before the notes are played. A student is quizzed on 21 unique combinations of notes thus covering all melodic possibilities. With each of the 21 groups a different sound is used for the drone and for the playing of the answer. Having a different drone sounds will help those students who have problems with instrumental timbre. The fact that some instruments sustain well while others don't, makes the comprehension of the key center less or more difficult.

A Comprehensive Approach to Singing and Hearing Within a Key Center.

The ability to sing all the three note melodic combinations in this book is crucial to using these combinations in either melodic or chordal situations. The time factor presented by the different tempos of the exercises also helps a student to progress in the speed of their response. This is particularly important for improvising musicians or singers and other instrumentalists who need to deal with intonation. It is assumed that you understand the "Contextual Ear Training" concept before working on these exercises. When you are singing the three notes you are not trying to hear the distance between those melodic notes; you are trying to memorize what these notes sound like in a key center. This is the reason why you hear the drone before you sing each exercise. It is recommended that you are getting at least 60% correct answers with the "One Note Ear Training" exercise before working with this course.

All 21 3 Note Combinations are Covered

The following exercises are included with Trichord Ear Training All 3 Note Combination Singing Exercises in the form of MP3s. These exercises are played at 3 different tempos so that a beginning to advanced student will find an appropriate level. Please see drop down menu below for a complete list of:

By including all melodic combinations in all key centers this course is a complete study of 3 note combinations. Below is some example MP3s that you can use to test your ability. Each MP3 plays a drone to establish a key center then you are given a limited amount of time to sing the correct pitches. Each exercise has 3 levels of difficulty making it appropriate for a student at any level.

  • Level 1: In the Key of G sing the following pitch degrees: 5,b5,4
  • Level 2: In the Key of G sing the following pitch degrees: 5,b5,4
  • Level 3: In the Key of G sing the following pitch degrees: 5,b5,4
  • Level 1: In the Key of C sing the following pitch degrees: 1,b2,b3
  • Level 2: In the Key of C sing the following pitch degrees: 1,b2,b3
  • Level 3: In the Key of C sing the following pitch degrees: 1,b2,b3
  • Level 1: In the Key of F sing the following pitch degrees: 7,5,b6
  • Level 2: In the Key of F sing the following pitch degrees: 7,5,b6
  • Level 3: In the Key of F sing the following pitch degrees: 7,5,b6
  • Level 1: In the Key of B sing the following pitch degrees: 2, down to b5, up to b2
  • Level 2: In the Key of B sing the following pitch degrees: 2, down to b5, up to b2
  • Level 3: In the Key of B sing the following pitch degrees: 2, down to b5, up to b2
  • Level 1: In the Key of Eb sing the following pitch degrees: 6,b6,b3
  • Level 2: In the Key of Eb sing the following pitch degrees: 6,b6,b3
  • Level 3: In the Key of Eb sing the following pitch degrees: 6,b6,b3
  • Level 1: In the Key of Ab sing the following pitch degrees: b5,3, down to b6
  • Level 2: In the Key of Ab sing the following pitch degrees: b5,3, down to b6
  • Level 3: In the Key of Ab sing the following pitch degrees: b5,3, down to b6
  • Level 1: In the Key of Db sing the following pitch degrees: 6,7 down to b5
  • Level 2: In the Key of Db sing the following pitch degrees: 6,7 down to b5
  • Level 3: In the Key of Db sing the following pitch degrees: 6,7 down to b5
  • Level 1: In the Key of Gb sing the following pitch degrees: b5 down to 1 down to b6
  • Level 2: In the Key of Gb sing the following pitch degrees: b5 down to 1 down to b6
  • Level 3: In the Key of Gb sing the following pitch degrees: b5 down to 1 down to b6
  • Level 1: In the Key of Bb sing the following pitch degrees: 2,3,6
  • Level 2: In the Key of Bb sing the following pitch degrees: 2,3,6
  • Level 3: In the Key of Bb sing the following pitch degrees: 2,3,6
  • Level 1: In the Key of E sing the following pitch degrees: 2, down to b6 up to 7
  • Level 2: In the Key of E sing the following pitch degrees: 2, down to b6 up to 7
  • Level 3: In the Key of E sing the following pitch degrees: 2, down to b6 up to 7
  • Level 1: In the Key of A sing the following pitch degrees: b6, up to 1 up to b3
  • Level 2: In the Key of A sing the following pitch degrees: b6, up to 1 up to b3
  • Level 3: In the Key of A sing the following pitch degrees: b6, up to 1 up to b3
  • Level 1: In the Key of D sing the following pitch degrees: b5, up to 2 down to b7
  • Level 2: In the Key of D sing the following pitch degrees: b5, up to 2 down to b7
  • Level 3: In the Key of D sing the following pitch degrees: b5, up to 2 down to b7

Recommended way to proceed with the course

When practicing with each level of this book it is recommended that you keep a list of the examples that cause you problems. Placing those problem exercises into a separate playlist will help you to zero in on them, and allow you to be more productive with your practice time. If you get stuck on an example that you are unable to sing correctly you can skip over that exercise and come back to it later rather than creating the frustration of getting stuck on a certain point in the course.

You can also use these melodic combination with other Muse Eek Products!

The 18 melodic combinations for each of the 21 different note combinations is included in this book, along with those chords these melodic combinations can theoretically be used over. As a second level for the course you can take the chord vamps found in the "Fanatics Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing Volume 2" to sing the appropriate melodic and chordal combinations. This is a great way to test your ability within more complicated and difficult key centers rather than a single note drone.

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013 Hexatonic Études: Pitch Class Set Exercises for Dominant 7th Key Center

013 Hexatonic Études: Pitch Class Set Exercises for Dominant 7th Key Center

013 Hexatonic Études: Pitch Class Set Exercises for Dominant 7th Key Center

"013 Hexatonic Études: Pitch Class Set Exercises for Dominant 7th Key Center" contains 336 études exploring 28 hexatonic scales ( 6 note scale) in all keys. Each of these 28 hexatonic scales can be played over a dominant 7th chord. A dominant 7th of course is one of the most commonly used chords in music so if you are looking for new sounds to explore these études are an excellent resource. Each étude is played at three different tempos so it is good for beginning to advanced students. Midi files are also included so you can play these études at any tempo. All études are played over a dominant 7th chord which repeats every measure, so you can hear exactly what each étude will sound like in a real musical situation. It will also improve your key center recognition when it comes to a dominant key center. These études can be used as an ear training exercise as well; you can either transcribe the étude or a more general ( and a lot more fun ) ear training exercise is see how quickly you can identify the 6 notes that are being used in the étude. These études are all written on the 16th note metric level so they are also a great way to develop your ability to sight read 16th notes. Each étude is one page in length so reading one or two études each day is a quick way to improve your sight reading or ear training skills.

What are Hexatonic Études?

The "013 Hexatonic Études" are composed of 2 three note groups of notes that alternate back and forth using two, three or four notes from each group. This pivot back and forth between two different three note groups creates a very modern sound. In these specific études we are pivoting back and forth between 2 three note groups whose internal structure is made up of a half step and a minor third. Using pitch class set theory we would call this grouping an 013 which is just a way of looking at the intervals contained within the three note group. The course will explain this idea of thinking with pitch class sets which is easy but takes a little explanation.

336 Études for Developing New Sounds Over a Dominant 7th Chord.

The following list shows the different études included. These études are played at 3 different tempos so that a beginning to advanced student will find an appropriate level. Please see drop down menu below for a complete list of content:

Since these études are using 28 different hexatonic scales and each scale has 12 different unique études you are getting a good sampling of possible sound of each hexatonic scale. In total this gives you 336 exercises to help you immerse yourself in these new sounds. A good way to work through this course is to first listen to the level 3 études which will be at the fastest tempo. This will help you to decide if you like the sound of the hexatonic scale and want to investigate it further by playing through the études.

You should also be aware that there is a multitude of other courses that are closely related to this course in that they will help you to develop both the technical and aural perception skills needed to master this type of sound.

Below are some examples of the études with MP3s to hear each example. Each étude is has accompanying MP3s that play the example at 3 different tempos. Midifiles are also included so a student can choose any tempo.

  • Listen for the interesting sound this hexatonic scale creates: Click triangle above to see dropdown score. Count off is two measures of half note C Dominant Chords.
  • Level Two MP3 for example above
  • Level Three for example above
  • Remember you can play these examples at any tempo... Super slow or extremely fast with the midifiles that accompany this course.
  • Listen for the interesting sound this hexatonic scale creates: Click triangle above to see dropdown score. Count off is two measures of half note C Dominant Chords.
  • Level Two MP3 for example above
  • Level 3 for example above
  • Remember you can play these examples at any tempo... Super slow or extremely fast with the midifiles that accompany this course.

Recommended way to proceed with the course

Since these études are using 28 different hexatonic scales and each scale has 12 different unique études you are getting a good sampling of possible sound of each hexatonic scale. In total this gives you 336 exercises to help you immerse yourself in these new sounds. A good way to work through this course is to first listen to the level 3 études which will be at the fastest tempo. This will help you to decide if you like the sound of the hexatonic scale and want to investigate it further by playing through the études.

Just listening can really change your perceptions!

It can't be stressed enough that just listening to these examples can really effect your perception and expand your harmonic and melodic palette. It is also a good idea to just casually listen to these études because they will influence your overall musicianship.

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Four Note Ear Training Series

Four Note Ear Training Series

Four Note Ear Training Series develops your ability to modulate and hear Four notes played simultaneous.

Ear Training Four Note Simultaneous:

Ear Training Four Note Simultaneous is consistent with the exercises found it the Two Note Ear Training Series but with Four notes. Four Note Ear Training is done in the exact same way as Two and Three Note Ear Training so no book is included. In some ways it's easier because Four notes define a key center easier than two notes. Five Volumes available.

Recommended prerequisite:

  • Ear Training One Note Advanced
  • Key Note Recognition
  • Ear Training Two Note Advanced
  • Ear Training Three Note Simultaneous

Ear Training Four Note Simultaneous.

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What people are saying:

Ah... Four Note ear training lovers I always wondered how many of you have actually made it this far. I sent an email to Bruce and he said "about 3% stick it out to Four Note Ear Training and you'd be surprised how many aren't professional musicians but people who just want to really hear music in a fundamentally astounding way." I found that quite interesting. Bruce also said that many professional musicians that actually get to Three Note Ear Training usually become so busy with their careers that ear training takes a back seat. I guess I'm just a slightly different type that wants to improve my ability to it's utmost. That said I find many four note examples completely easy. Seventh chords and simple major diatonic scale combination are easy. The Four Note examples with all notes crunched into a minor 3rd are another story :) If you've made it this far congrats and keep on burning! E. Dubois

Nine years later I'm on Ear Training Four Note. I know I could have done it quicker but there's a lot of life in those years that really took me away from my passions. Anyway my story is I studied with Mr. Arnold for about 6 months about nine years ago. I had absolutely horrible ears. Bruce said that was the main thing that was holding me back and I had to agree. My chops where good, time was excellent and as Bruce said "I could hear a barn door slam!" Well now I can hear that barn door slam and on a good day I can even tell you pitch it formed :)G. Romero

If you made it to Four Note Ear Training then I don't see how any review would influence you one way or another. If you want great ears get on muse-eek.com ear training program it's serious, takes dedication and it works. End of story. R. Janssens

Four Note ear training has been in my MP3 for a few years now. I get back to it as often as I can but being a professional musician and a composer takes up most of my time. I'd just like to say that through Bruce's help I've developed skills way beyond most musicians I play with. I've been the musical director for national touring acts and owe a lot of my ability to hear and speak intelligently to musicians about music to muse-eek.com's books and the support from Mr. Arnold. This is a great company with killer products don't overlook them in your process of becoming a great musician J. González

Ear Training CDs and MP3s WITHOUT BOOKS

Ear Training CDs and MP3s WITHOUT BOOKS

This page contains CD and MP3 downloads for those customers that have purchased books without CD and wish to either download or purchase a physical CD. Please keep in mind that some audio is only available as a physical CD or a Digital Download of MP3s. Please see each product for details.

We highly recommend you buy a digital download rather than a physical CD especially with ear training books. MP3 players allow offers many ways to organize the audio files through playlists. These options are not available with CDs.

List of Available Products

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Ear Training One Note Beginning CD or MP3s only no book.

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Digital: MSK 168

Physical: 978-1-890944-12-4

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Ear Training One Note Intermediate CD or MP3s only no book.

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Digital: MSK 169

Physical: 978-1-890944-13-1 CD

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Ear Training One Note Advanced CD or MP3s only no book.

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Digital: MSK 170

Physical: 978-1-890944-14-8 CD

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Ear Training One Note Complete 3 CDs or 3 Folders of MP3s no book.

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Digital: MSK 250

Physical: 978-1-890944-47-6 Three CDs no book

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Ear Training Two Note Beginning Volume One CD only no book.

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Ear Training Two Note Beginning Volume Two CD or MP3s only no book.

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Ear Training Two Note Beginning Volume Three CD only no book.

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Ear Training Two Note Beginning Volume Four CD only no book.

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Ear Training Two Note Beginning Volume Five CD only no book.

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Ear Training Two Note Beginning Volume Six CD only no book.

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Ear Training Two Note Beginning Complete 6 CDs or 6 folders of MP3s no books.

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Digital: MSK 173

Physical: 978-1-59489-882-2 Six CDs no book

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Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing CD or MP3s only no book.

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Digital: MSK 166

Physical: 978-1-890944-19-3 CD no book

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Contextual Ear Training CD or MP3s only no book.

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Digital: MSK 171

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Key Note Recognition CD or MP3s only no book.

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Digital: MSK 167 no book

Physical: Not available

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Single Note Drones MP3s only no book.

87 five minute single note drones are contained in this download. These drones are done on an acoustic piano and are excellent for use with the following books:

  • Single String Studies
  • Time Transformation
  • Key Retention Builder
  • LINES
  • Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singin

Single Note Drones are useful when you don't want your "key" sound to be defined by a major, minor chord or other modal characteristics.

Because these drones cover most notes on the piano keyboard they also are used in advanced ear training exercises assigned by Mr. Arnold for advanced students.

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Digital: MSK 165

Physical: not available

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Perfect Pitch Ear Training for Piano 344 MP3s only no book.

This download is just for the MP3 audio files for the book Perfect Pitch Ear Training for Piano. This is meant for customers who have purchased the book separately and now need the audio files to start work. This download contains NO BOOK.

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MSK 172

344 MP3s no book

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Ear Training One Note Direct Application MP3

This CD gives you 99 tracks of random notes. This CD is used in conjunction with vamps (chord progressions) that you create or download from the member's area. Therefore to use this disc effectively you will need two CD players or some other source to play your vamp. This is NOT a CD for beginners to Mr. Arnold's ear training program. This CD is meant for students that are looking for ways to apply Mr. Arnold's ear training method to a live musical situation. You will find further explanation of uses of this CD in the member's area. You can join this area once you purchase the CD or if you already own one of our books or CD you can look at the directions for applying this CD in the member's area before purchasing.

Please note this physical CD is not associated with the Direct Application Book.

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Physical: MSK 143

Physical: one CD

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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 additional audio files for the Direct Application Ear Training Volume One Book. These additional 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.

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MSK 203

10 MP3s in a Major Key Center

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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 additional audio files for the Direct Application Ear Training Volume Two Book. These additional 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:

10 MP3s using various styles such as Rock, Funk and Reggae.

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MSK 205

10 MP3s in a Dorian Key Center

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Jam Tracks Volume One

One of the most important activities in learning to play an instrument or improving your ear is applying your newly learned skills to an actual musical situation. For many students they can be the bridge between the printed page and the real world of music. That's why Jam Tracks are a must own for anyone studying music. What makes our Jam Tracks unique is that each track is played in all 12 keys. This gives you 120 Jam Tracks in MP3 format that are ready for any chord sound you need to practice. This download includes Jam Tracks for the following chord types:

  • Major
  • Minor
  • Dominant 7
  • Dominant 7sus4
  • Minor 7b5
  • Diminished 7
  • Minor Major 7
  • Major 7#5
  • Altered Dominant
  • Dominant 7 Altered 5 Natural 9

No matter what you are working on, you can use these Jam Tracks to apply your knowledge in any key and through multiple styles. So whether you are focusing on Scales, Arpeggios, Approach Notes or anything else, working with these Jam Tracks will get all these concepts engrained in a practical and permanent way. These tracks cover styles from Jazz to Heavy Metal and average about 4 to 5 minutes in duration.

h2 class="blue">Here are some excerpts from the 10 tracks:

Major

Minor

Dominant 7

Dominant 7sus4

Minor 7b5

Diminished 7

Minor Major 7

Major 7#5

Altered Dominant

Dominant 7 Altered 5 Natural 9

Wondering how to use the tracks? We're sure you'll think of countless ways, but here are just a few possibilities

  • Jam Tracks can be used with our perfect pitch ear training audio files to create your own ear training exercises. Since the perfect pitch audio files just play a note and then tell you what pitch has been played you could combine these two together to create endless ear training exercises. If you are interested, add the Perfect Pitch Bundle to your order.
  • The Jam Tracks are a natural combination with the scale study books in our catalog. New York Guitar Method Volume One for Guitarist and Essential Scales for any instrumentalist would be excellent choices. Since these books work with applying the scales in all keys and give you both modal sequences and chord voicings, combining that information with playing against the tracks will really solidify your musicianship in these areas.
  • Jam Tracks are an essential tool when learning about Approach Notes as found in New York Guitar Method Volume Two. There is an extreme learning curve when applying Approach Note figures to specific beats within a measure. The Jam Tracks are uniquely suited to getting you through this hurdle.
  • Working with the Rhythm Series and the Jam Tracks can be a good way to understand the relationship of a printed rhythm to the real music situation presented in a Jam Track. Since the rhythm series covers 4 rhythm levels within all the books available this is an excellent chance to develop an understanding of various rhythms within each Jam Track's musical environment. Rhythm Primer and Rhythms Volume One would be the logical starting place.

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Digital: 978-1-59489-669-9

120 Jam Tracks in MP3 format. no book

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Jam Tracks Volume Two

Bring scales, arpeggios and other musical techniques that you are learning to life! Apply them in any key, in popular musical styles – and engrain your musical knowledge in a practical and permanent way…

This is what the Jam Tracks Volume Two can do for you …

Jam Tracks are a great tool for your musical improvement, and using a variety of Jam Tracks will add more depth to your playing. Musical concepts, theory and techniques – such as scales, arpeggios, approach notes, pitch class sets – these are all like rough, unpolished gems until you apply them.

Playing along with a jam track is the fun side of learning music while also developing your ability to apply your ideas to real music. In other words, Jam Tracks are the bridge between the printed page and the real world of music. 



That's why Jam Tracks are a must own for anyone studying music …

With “Jam Tracks Volume Two”, you get 10 progressions in all keys … these Jam Tracks lean heavily on the rock and funk side of things. There are many unique things about these jam tracks that you don't usually find in other jam tracks.

  • Each track has been built in a way that allows you to put different kinds of scales over each track. This makes each track more useful because you can use it more than one way. There is a Scale Choice Playlist Guide PDF included to help you see the possibilities of each track …

  • 4/4 and 5/4 Jam Tracks are included to help you master odd time signature playing …

  • Each 5 minute jam track develops over time --it's not just a boring loop-- so you really feel like you're playing with a band …

With “Jam Tracks Volume Two”, you get 10 progressions in all keys … these Jam Tracks lean heavily on the rock and funk side of things. There are many unique things about these jam tracks that you don't usually find in other jam tracks.

And finally, all tracks are made from the pitch class set 025 so if you are into advanced improvisation these tracks give you a great palette for this particular sound.

Here are some excerpts from the 10 tracks:

Track One

Track Two

Track Three

Track Four

Track Five

Track Six

Track Seven

Track Eight

Track Nine

Track Ten

No matter what you are working on, you can use these Jam Tracks to apply your knowledge in any key through some of the most popular styles of music. So whether you are focusing on Scales, Arpeggios, Approach Notes or anything else, working with these Jam Tracks will get all these concepts engrained in a practical and permanent way.

Wondering how to use the tracks? We're sure you'll think of countless ways, but here are just a few possibilities:

  • Jam Tracks can be used with our perfect pitch ear training audio files to create your own ear training exercises. Since the perfect pitch audio files just play a note and then tell you what pitch has been played you could combine these two together to create endless ear training exercises. If you are interested, add the Perfect Pitch Bundle to your order.
  • The Jam Tracks are a natural combination with the scale study books in our catalog. New York Guitar Method Volume One for Guitarist and Essential Scales for any instrumentalist would be excellent choices. Since these books work with applying the scales in all keys and give you both modal sequences and chord voicings, combining that information with playing against the tracks will really solidify your musicianship in these areas.
  • Jam Tracks are an essential tool when learning about Approach Notes as found in New York Guitar Method Volume Two. There is an extreme learning curve when applying Approach Note figures to specific beats within a measure. The Jam Tracks are uniquely suited to getting you through this hurdle.
  • Working with the Rhythm Series and the Jam Tracks can be a good way to understand the relationship of a printed rhythm to the real music situation presented in a Jam Track. Since the rhythm series covers 4 rhythm levels within all the books available this is an excellent chance to develop an understanding of various rhythms within each Jam Track's musical environment. Rhythm Primer and Rhythms Volume One would be the logical starting place.

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Digital: 978-1-59489-692-7

120 MP3s no book

Here are some short clips of each of the 22 Jam Tracks MP3s:

Major Mode

Dorian Mode

Phrygian Mode

Lydian Mode

Mixolydian Mode

Aeolian Mode

Locrian Mode

Melodic Minor Ascending Mode

Dorian b2 Mode

Lydian #5 Mode

Lydian b7 Mode

Mixolydian b6 Mode

Locrian Natural Two Mode

Altered Mode

Diminished Mode

Symmetrical Diminished Mode

Whole Tone Mode

Harmonic Minor Mode

Mixolydian b2 b6 Mode

Major Pentatonic Mode

Minor Pentatonic Mode

Blues Mode

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Music Theory Interval Recognition.

This download contains 306 MP3 files that quiz you on the interval relationships between notes. For instance you would be asked "What is the fifth of G." The answer will then be given approximately one second later. These MP3s go through all common key centers along with some uncommon key centers.

You are also quizzed on flat and sharped intervals. For instance "What is the flat 2 of Bb" or "What is the Sharp 1 of Bb." By working through all these relationships you will gain a very important skill that will be very useful in you musical development. Each file has the answer in it's title so you will not only hear the answer but also be able to look at your MP3 player to check the correct answer. We have also supplied a PDF file containing all the answers to the files.

It is recommend that you work through these files with these books:

  • Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume One
  • Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume Two
  • Music Theory Workbook for All Instruments Volume One
  • Essential Scales
  • Get Music Theory Interval Recognition...download today!

    MSK 233

    306 MP3s and PDF containing answers to interval questions.

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    Complete Blues Comping both Major and Minor.

    The MP3s and accompanying PDF help a musician develop a feel for the overall form of a Major and Minor Blues. The MP3s play the chord progression one chorus then there is only a metronome clicking on 2 and 4 for one chorus. The student improvises or comps the changes during this chorus. The accompanying chords then come in and play the next chorus of changes. By working with these MP3 files you will develop a feel for both a Major and Minor 12 bar blues form. It will also help with your ability to keep the form as you solo. This download can be used by any instrumentalist.

    The Chord Progressions found in this download are the same as the Major and Minor Blues Progressions in Chord Workbook for Gutar Volume One and New York Guitar Method Volume One. This download contains 12 Major Blues Progressions and 12 Minor Blues Progressions in PDF format and 24 MP3s.

    Get Complete Blues Comping both Major and Minor...download today!

    Digital: 978-1-59489-690-3

    24 MP3s with PDF of chord progressions.

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Heavy Metal Ear Training Series

Heavy Metal Ear Training.... Recommended Starting Place for Rock Guitarists!

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Two killer courses: Heavy Metal Ear Training and Perfect Pitch Ear Training Heavy Metal Guitar.

Ear Training skills is what is between you and a rock master!

Heavy Metal Ear Training

Developing your ability to instantly identify the sound of any note in a key center.

Would you like to recreate note-for-note - searing lead solos played by the masters of rock and heavy metal? And do so without messing with inaccurate tab that's impossible to play - or attempting to painstakingly transcribe the solos yourself?

Develop a Master Musician's Ear

So much of your ability on the guitar depends upon how you LISTEN and HEAR music. In order to master what you hear, and reproduce it yourself - you have to develop what I call the "Master Musician's Ear" which can be gained through the Contextual Based Ear Training Method

Get a Black Belt in Ear Training!

If Rock and Heavy Metal are your thing then developing your ear training with the sounds of those genres is the way go. In other words if you're a MetalHead who wants to be great at hearing pitches accurately, so you can reproduce them, the best idea is to train your ear WITH the HEAVY METAL sound. In fact, scientific studies show that the ease and accuracy of the information we recall is dependent upon how we hear and learn it in the first place. This is precisely the training you get with the Heavy Metal Ear Training One Note download. You'll earn a Black Belt in recognizing pitches using screaming, distorted guitar sounds through this unique "Contextual Based Ear Training System."

What contained in the method.

With the Heavy Metal Ear TrainingHeavy Metal Ear Training each MP3 contains a power chord cadence on distorted guitar followed by one screaming note from the awesome Music Man doubleneck 24 fret guitar. There are 3 levels for this method to slowly work you up from Beginning Ninja to Master Ear destroyer. Depending on your ability you can start with the Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced levels. Developing this ear training method will help you to instantly recognize speed metal licks and follow your favorite tunes without having to find the notes on your guitar.

Get book and audio files with the download.

This download also contains a book to help you understand the method and get you on your way to killer ears.

Digital IBSN: 978-1-59489-665-1

3 Levels 49 MP3s per level and 39 page PDF

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Heavy Metal Ear Training

Perfect Pitch... YES you can learn it!

Many people aren't aware that perfect pitch can be learned, but it can. By definition, perfect pitch is the ability to recognize the sound and identity of a note by itself, without using another pitch or key center as a reference. Using Heavy Metal Ear Training and the accompanying MP3s will get you there. There are 196 MP3s contained in this download. A 24 fret guitar was used and the there are 4 different lengths of 7, 5, 3, and 2 second files. The differing time lengths allow you to tailor your practice to your own daily schedule, and to create your own exercise regimen. Explanations guide you into a productive work method, one that has been successfully used by the author in his 30 year career as a music instructor. Perfect Pitch ear training can be used by students with little or no prior musical training. Since the audio files are MP3s you will need an MP3 player, preferably a portable one, to get the most out of the course. With discipline, motivation and patience, you can have perfect pitch.

Learning Perfect Pitch is not a hard concept to grasp but take daily dedication

You might be surprised to find that the PDF containing instructions is only five pages long with this book. Perfect Pitch is really about keeping sound in your short term memory and doing a few simple exercises every day. Students on average take about 2 years to develop perfect pitch on one instrument. If you want perfect pitch with the sound of a heavy metal guitar then this is the course for you.

Do the exercises anywhere you can listen to a MP3 player

The secret to remembering sound is to think of it in the right way and do it consistently every day. With the included MP3s you can practice your Perfect Pitch Ear Training anywhere you can strap on a pair of ear buds!

Get Perfect Pitch Ear Training Heavy Metal Guitar today and get going with improving your ears!

Digital IBSN: 978-1-59489-668-2

196 MP3s, 5 page PDF

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

 

 

           
  • I got the Perfect Pitch Ear Training Heavy Metal Guitar about 2 months ago and using the singing exercises I've memorized 2 notes, E and A. This has really helped me to hear when a song is in the key of E or A which happens a lot with the music I most listen to. As far as the method goes, the book presents you with some simple exercises to do each day. I've also been in contact with Mr. Arnold with a lot of questions and he was very cool about answering them. Having someone there to bounce your concerns off of really helped me see how I should proceed. I'd say if you have an extra hour a day to do the exercises in the book you will see amazing progress. A. Robinson
  • I purchased Perfect Pitch Ear Training Heavy Metal Guitar and the Perfect Pitch Ear Training Heavy Metal Guitar at the same time. I contacted Bruce and found out that he doesn't really recommend a beginner start with both kinds of ear training at the same time unless they have at least 2 hours of day to practice just ear training. He explained that if I had the time I could do it but it's a little easier to tackle one kind of ear training at a time so that you can concentrate on the unique way you need to memorize sound with each method. I'm glad I contacted him because otherwise I might have gotten frustrated and just given up. V. Nguyen
  • Been working on the Perfect Pitch Ear Training Heavy Metal Guitar for about 1 year. I'm up to about 80% right answers when I quiz myself with the ear training files. Haven't been able to implement it much with music as it goes by in real time. I contacted Mr. Arnold about this and he suggested a bunch of different exercises to help me apply the perfect pitch to real music. This is starting to pay off little by little. I think the main thing that people have to realize about this course is that memorizing sound is a combination of being diligent and doing the practice exercises every day. W. Rodríguez
  • I'm doing pretty good with the Heavy Metal Ear Training Course. The guitar sound is KILLER real ear candy for me. Now, if my experience is anything to go by, and you have lots of questions, you should definitely check out the FAQs for the regular ear training because no matter what your question is, someone has probably already asked it. It's a big section, but what that tells me is that I am not alone, and lot of other folks have had similar issues. But if you can't find your question there, give Bruce a call, he's totally cool with it, which I think is pretty great. F. Castelo

 

 

 

           
  • Each student has different goals and reasons for working with the Heavy Metal Ear Training. Recommendations for further study please contact Mr. Arnold at the link at bottom of page.

 

 

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Blues Guitar Ear Training

Blues Guitar Ear Training Series...

Contains two books. One Listening and One Singing Book.

Develop your listening and your singing ability at the same time you master the blues faster.

Blues Guitar Ear Training One Note Listening Course

Blues Guitar Ear Training One Note gives you listening exercises to develop your ability to hear notes using a bluesy key center and a nice fat blues guitar sound

Become a great Blues Man quicker by improving your ear:

  • If you really want to PLAY THE BLUES … you have to have it in your soul and IN YOUR EAR.
  • You can bet the early blues players probably didn't study theory … but they lived in the blues every single day, and knew the sound so well so that they could hear, feel, and play it effortlessly …
  • How can you do the same, without spending a lifetime getting there?
  • How can you get to the heart of the BLUES sound and play creatively within it?

The Blues Guitar Ear Training One Note Book is the answer ….

All it takes is a few minutes of your spare time each day listening to the Blues Guitar Ear Training MP3s.

In this "Contextual" based ear mastery method, you will memorize the sound of the blues as you develop your ability to hear what each note sounds like in a key center.

Mastering the Blues Key Center.

The Blues has a highly specific key center based around a dominant chord 1,3,5,b7. Learning to identify this kind of key center is essential to hearing those classic blues licks and chord progressions.

All the great blues players heard the blues this way so why not join them and learn music by using your ear …

What The Blues Guitar Ear Training One Note Course contains:

The Blues Guitar Ear Training One Note Course contains:

  • 184 MP3s utilizing four common "blues turnarounds."
  • 48 exercises for each of the 4 turnarounds.
  • Turnarounds that establish the Mixolydian key center which is at the heart of the Blues

Get started today with the Blues Guitar Ear Training One Note Course

You'll be working directly with the sound of the blues which is essential to developing your ear mastery.

Digital IBSN: 978-1-59489-679-8

184 MP3s and 39 page PDF

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Singing the Blues Contextual Ear Training for Guitar

Recommended prerequisite.

  • 50% ability on Fanatic's Guide to Sight Singing and Ear Training or Contextual Ear Training One Note exercise.

Don't forget this crucial side of ear training.

Even if you don't want to be a blues singer working on some singing exercise will make all the difference in your blues guitar playing:

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do you love to sing the Blues with all your heart and soul?
  • Would you love to TOTALLY HEAR the Blues on a deep level?
  • Absorb it’s unique tonality?
  • And be able to express everything you hear and love through singing the Blues?

Now you can with:

Singing the Blues… a NEW and TOTALLY UNIQUE ear training program shows you how to
HEAR the Blues and translate that into your SINGING.

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.

Direct application singing exercises

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.

Develop your ear an organic way.

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.

Do ear training in a real musical environment

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.

Keep in mind

This course only has MP3s and it assumes you have been working with the "Contextual Ear Training Method" book or the
"one note" exercise found in the "Fanatic's Guide to Sight Singing and Ear Training." to understand how to do this type of ear training. It is recommended
that you are getting about 50% correct notes with the "one note" exercise in the aforementioned book(s) before attempting these singing
exercises.

A few minutes a day can make all the difference!

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.

Five classic Blues progressions in all 12 keys.

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.

Remember

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.

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25 Ear Training Tips: Video Course

25 Ear Training Tips: Video Course

25 Ear Training Tips for Developing a Master Musician’s Ear

Have you achieved everything you expected with ear training – or have you hit some roadblocks along the way?

  • Can you hear songs and play them in short order – without any sheet music?
  • Do you find it easy to jam with others, and immediately HEAR and KNOW what to do?
  • Are your on-the-spot improvisations satisfying for you and awesome for others to listen to?
  • Can you play what you hear in your head with ease?

Answers to those questions that pop up in your mind.

If you have NOT YET reached these goals, and if you find yourself STUCK while trying to develop that master musician’s ear … then the "25 Tips for Developing a Master Musician’s Ear" has answers for you.

So how do you go about developing a Master Musician’s Ear, especially if you have limited time to practice?

Maybe you think you just can't do it because you're not talented enough.

But maybe you just need the right instructions, encouragement and perspective.

Common problems that hold students back when doing Ear Training.

Bruce Arnold has been teaching others how to develop a master musician’s ear for thirty years. In this program, he covers the most common issues that students tend to struggle with.

In 25 Tips for Developing a Master Musician’s Ear you’ll get answers from friendly, conversational videos that cover not just the usual problems you may encounter, but also ways to break through barriers that you've never been able to get beyond.

You’ll receive clear and concise information on how to organize your practicing so that you get the most out of your ear training sessions. This leads to a deeper understanding of practice time in general and the value of structuring it.

Three Main Areas

Simply put, improving your ear is about building up your memory of sound. The 3 main areas of ear training covered are:

  • Listening exercise(s) to become familiar with the sounds you hear from other instruments
  • Singing exercise(s) to become familiar with the sounds you hear inside your head
  • Applying both listening and singing exercises to real music

Help is on it's way.

These videos will help you:

  • Maximize the time you spend practicing ear training.
  • Understand the mental process of learning ear training.
  • Break free of common misunderstandings about ear training.
  • Realistically chart your own progress with the method presented.

Whether you are just starting out, or have been working on ear training for years, "25 Tips for Developing a Master Musician’s Ear" will move you toward true ear mastery, and enjoying all the creativity and communication that this ability unlocks.

Here is an example of one of the 25 Ear Training Tips

Videos discuss all aspects of practicing Ear Training

This course contains video only the subjects included are:

  • 1. Two Different Types of Ear Training Exercises
  • 2. Types of Memory
  • 3. Review All Notes Regularly
  • 4. The Value of One Note Ear Training
  • 5. Vocal Tension
  • 6. Guess Fast
  • 7. Key Retention Problems
  • 8. Don't Think Too Much
  • 9. Don't Resolve Notes
  • 10. Memory, Memory, Memory
  • 11. What's Wrong with Interval Ear Training?
  • 12. Storing Musical Information
  • 13. Using Multiple Instruments
  • 14. Contextual vs. Fanatic's Guide
  • 15. Balancing Ear Training Types
  • 16. Music Theory Knowledge
  • 17. Thinking the Same Way that You Hear
  • 18. Different Types of Tonal Centers
  • 19. Ear Training and Young People
  • 20. Play the Way You Hear
  • 21. It's All About Context
  • 22. Two Note Ear Training
  • 23. Modulation
  • 24. It's All About Memory
  • 25. Blame it on the Context

Get the most out of your study of Ear Training.

These videos will help you understand the ear training process and explain how to use and get the most out of Mr. Arnold's many ear training products.

Get 25 Tips for Developing a Master Musician’s Ear TODAY!

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Other Ear Training One Note Products

Ear Training One Note Products

The different Ear Training One Note books that are available.

Because musicians are coming to this ear training with so many diverse backgrounds and abilities over the years we have created a lot of different books to help them get the method that is most beneficial given their current ability.

Of course this can't be a perfect system because frequently a student isn't even aware of their own strengths and weaknesses. But we have done our best to give all students books and audio files that will help them target their problems without wasting time and money.

Our most common recommendation.

Because "key center" based ear training can be a completely new idea to even advanced musicians, we always feel that the best idea is to start from the beginning so that no crucial details or concepts are overlooked. The most common problem we have is from musicians who "think" they have more advanced ear training skills than they actually have, or think that knowing about ear training is the same as having the ability to simply hear.

It has also been common for students to start at one level and realize they need to go to a higher or lower level. Based on these years of experience we have tried to create a path through our ear training method that takes all of this into consideration.

Before we get started with the other One Note Ear Training Books that are available we just want to say that we recommend Ear Training One Note Complete because it contain three levels of exercises: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced. This ensures that you can find the appropriate level to start on without having to re-purchase another book if the one you bought is too easy or too hard. Please keep in mind that you may be an advanced musician but have severe ear training problems or a beginning student with excellent aural skills. This is why we recommend the Complete version. You move from one level to another as you get 80% correct answers. All three levels give you the same exercises. Each level doubles the speed of the exercise thereby making it twice as difficult.

Some customers may prefer to take an incremental approach to this ear training method.

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 One Note Complete book up into 3 different books. While not the most cost effective way to approach this ear training it can be advantageous to the advanced student that just wants to dive into the most advanced part of the One Note Method.

Ear Training One Note is available as three separate books which can be digitally downloaded or bought as physical books.

Ear Training One Note Beginning

Ear Training One Note Beginning is recommended for any customer that has no previous musical training.

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Ear Training One Note Intermediate

Ear Training One Note Intermediate is recommended for anyone who has some previous musical training, understands the basic building blocks of music, how scales are built, the 12 notes that are used in western music and knows the names of all 12 pitches.

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Ear Training One Note Advanced

Ear Training One Note Advanced is for a musician that has a strong background in music and is an intermediate to advanced player, who has a good background in music theory and can easily process the relationships of all 12 notes within a key center.

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Super Advanced Levels of One Note Ear Training are also available.

We have also created two super advanced level of One Note Ear Training which we recommend to use after you are getting 80% correct answers on the Ear Training One Note Advanced exercises. These advanced files have a few unique features that are not available in the Ear Training One Note Book(s) previously mentioned.

  • They test you in both a major and a minor key center.
  • The "Degrees" advanced level asks you to name degree names rather than note names.
  • The "Extreme" advanced level plays the exercises twice as fast as the Ear Training One Note Advanced level.
  • These two additional exercises are only available as digital downloads.

Ear Training One Note with Degrees.

The digital download below will give you 99 MP3s that quiz you with One Note Ear Training in a major key center but ask you to respond with the degree of the key center rather than the note name. There is another set of 99 MP3s that quiz you in the same way but with a minor key center. Usually beginning students have a hard time with minor key centers so again wait till you are getting 80% correct answers on the Ear Training One Note Advanced files before attempting these exercises.

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Ear Training One Note Extreme.

This digital download gives you exercises in both a major and a minor key center but at twice the speed of Ear Training One Note Advanced. Recommended after you complete Ear Training One Note Advanced.

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Bruce Arnold is here to help you through the process.

Some students can fly through this ear training with no problem. But many musicians need some help. Knowing this, Mr. Arnold offers email support for students as they work through this process. So rest assured as you enter this ear training method that you are not alone, and you can get expert help if you run into problems.

Helping musician for almost two decades!

This method has been helping musicians for almost 20 years now. It's one of the best selling methods Ear Training systems on the market. Simply put: It is successful because it works! BUT the secret weapon is Bruce Arnold. He is only an email way to help you. If you are a beginning or an advanced student seeking to perfect your skills, you can call on Bruce to help you through this process.

The FAQs

Over the years we have developed a FAQ resource containing thousands of questions that students have asked over the years. These FAQs are searchable by key word and we recommend that you read these FAQs because they will give you:

 

  • A more complete understanding of the method.

 

 

  • An insight into the problems and solutions others have had with this ear training.

 

 

  • Encouragement and determination that you can do this, and that it just takes daily dedication.

 

 

  • The proof that EVERYONE that has really put their mind to it has mastered this ear training without exception.

 

 

  • The reason why dedicating a short amount of time each day: 5 to 10 minutes 5 to 10 times a day will be all it takes to master this ear training.

 

Bruce Arnold's Blog

Mr. Arnold's Blog on ear training and other musical topics can be very useful to learn about our ear training products.

Some of the topics covers are linked below.

Helpful Links to other products:

Our ear training books are available worldwide at different on-line stores. It is important to realize that there are physical versions of our books available that don't include the CDs. The book will plainly state in the description that it doesn't include a CD(s). In those cases you can either purchase a CD from Muse-eek.com or digitally download it from our website or itunes. If you have lost a CD or it's become damaged you can also order or download replacements.

Please find links to other ear training products associated with the "One Note Series" below: