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

The Ear Training One Note Advanced Vocal Version contains all three levels of this method.

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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:

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Listen To This

Muse Eek Publishing Presents: "Listen To This" Adventurous Electronic Excursions by Judi Silvano and Bruce Arnold


Judi Silvano–Voice with Live Processing

Bruce Arnold–Guitar and SuperCollider

"The definitive breakdown of musical categorization was delivered in 1962 by Duke Ellington: “There are simply two kinds of music, good music and the other kind.” File this album in the Good Music section."

–Steve Holtje, Manager, ESP-Disk

“This is some Beautiful Cosmic Music created by two of the most inventive musicians on the scene today.”

–Joe Lovano, 2016

"Brilliant. Love it; almost a Kraftwerk twist to it."

–Rob Taylor nmblive.com, 2017

Listen To This

The intuitive understanding between musicians is called “chemistry” and Listen To This, with Judi Silvano and Bruce Arnold has chemistry in abundance. The duets on this recording, some improvised, some composed, show a duo who are intensely tuned into every nuance as they follow the sonic twists and turns of these 12 striking songs. This is some deep listening.

While Judi Silvano may be best known for her extensive jazz catalogue, her passions extend well beyond, to embrace classical and free improv music. Her background in modern dance also adds an underlying spatial physicality. It is this spatial element that is particularly present on Listen To This, and a likely reason that working with Bruce Arnold proved to be so rewarding.

Hailing from Sioux Falls South Dakota, Bruce Arnold has been exploring the potentials of his beloved electric guitar for years, using the program SuperCollider to summon up atmospheric soundscapes. His added fascination with 12 tone and pitch class theory as applied to improvisation lends his playing a distinctive harmonic and melodic voice. To find out more about what equipment was used on this recording please see bottom of page.

When the two artists decided to see where a duet situation would lead them, both were surprised at the ease with which they created engrossing, evocative music. “I couldn’t believe how comfortable Judi was with pedals and effects she had never used before.” says Arnold. “And what she did with them was so cool, it was great to improvise with; it felt very free to create along with her.” As for Silvano, she says “Bruce has exactly what I look for in a musician- he is literate, sensitive, and incredibly open in his approach.”

judisilvano-brucearnold Promo Picture

The Tracks

Listen To This opens with “Remembrances” a bluesy rumination that is made sinister by the use of a half step combined with a major 3rd. A free improv that become a story of life's complexity.

The other tracks on "Listen to This" are:

  • Space Lullaby: The welcoming release of majestic arpeggiated guitar chords ring out like church bells to Judi’s soaring melodies.
  • My Neighborhood: Judi wrote this song as an homage to life’s beauties, but it acquired some ironically dark overtones with the addition of processing. Judi and Bruce do some impressive back and forth in the “break.”
  • Cats Are Watching: This track provides some whimsy —ever wondered what the brain patterns of a cat might sound like?
  • Complete Embrace: A hallucinatory art song incorporating poetic fragments into one of Judi’s compositions. There’s no vocal processing, allowing Judi’s rich voice to ring clear.
  • Sioux Falls: Bruce's ode to the running waters of the Sioux Falls.
  • Travel Chant: Judi sings a brief melody as she walks through a crystalline landscape.
  • In The Deep: an extremely ambient interlude with denizens of the watery abyss —complete with sonar.
  • Listen To This: the most abstract of the composed tracks, with various repeating motifs.
  • Great Plains: recalls the huge vistas of the west, and Judi waxes both lyrical and stratospheric.
  • Journey to be Free: From obscurity to clarity, literally.
  • Listen Again: A free improv interpretation of Judi’s composition “Listen To This” with an abundance of live sound processing.

Excerpts from "Listen to This":

  • Remembrances
  • Travel Chant
  • My Neighborhood
  • Cats Are Watching
  • Complete Embrace
  • Sioux Falls
  • In The Deep
  • Space Lullabye
  • Listen To This
  • Journey To Be Free
  • Listen Again

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Michal Shapiro created a video using one of the compositions on this CD entitled "My Neighborhood." This video was honored by the Photoworks Organization Of Glen Echo Park, Maryland, USA and included in one of their video shows. If you order the CD download of "Listen To This" a copy of this video will be included.

Award winning video of "My Neighborhood"


The Equipment Used on This Recording

This CD used extensive live audio processing of the voice and guitar. Below is a list of the equipment used:

Bruce Arnold's Equipment:

  • Music Man Silhouette Guitar
  • Mac Laptop running SuperCollider
  • Voodoo Lab Ground Control Midifootcontroller
  • Two Proel Expression Pedals
  • Vertex Volume Pedal
  • BB Preamp
  • Distillery by Tone Concepts
  • Lehle "Dual"
  • 1957 Fender Deluxe Amplifier
  • SonoSax SX-M1 and SX-M2 preamps
  • Great River MP-2MV Preamp

Judi Silvano's Equipment:

  • Mac Laptop running Fishman Triple Play Interface
  • Eventide Anthology X Plugins
  • Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO Audio Interface
  • Gordius MidifootController
  • 2 Mission Engineering Expression Pedals
  • Great River MP-2MV Preamp
  • SoundDeluxe E47 Microphone

To find out more about Judi Silvano or Bruce Arnold please visit their websites.