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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.

ear-training-one-note-extreme by bruce arnold for muse eek publishing company

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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 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:

Jazz and Blues Bass Lines

Jazz and Blues Bass Lines

Bass lines are one of the most important aspects of music.

Understanding how to play and build them is crucial for any instrumentalist not just bassists. Jazz and Blues Bass lines will show you all the info you need to get started. So if you want to:

  • Learn some simple bass lines to get your through a Blues or Jazz gig?
  • Learn the building blocks of making great bass lines not just learn a bunch of notes by memory where you have no idea what you playing?
  • Hear the bass lines you are learning played by a great bass player so you can hear what they sound like?
  • Learn to read music on the bass to expand your gigging possibilities?
  • Practice your bass clef reading?
  • Develop bass line skills so you can accompany another instrument?

If these are the things you are looking for then this book is exactly right for you. This book is a high potency method for a bass guitarist or any instrumentalist who is seeking develop interesting and intriguing bass lines.

Learn one of the main secrets of playing great bass lines.

There are many possible ways to construct jazz bass lines. This book explores one of those possible ways in depth. The method is built upon the use of chord tones, approach notes and basic re-harmonization techniques.

Three forms common to the jazz idiom are used to explore this method; the Blues, Minor Blues and Rhythm Changes. A detailed explanation of the components of building a bass line note by note is included as well as an explanation of the theory behind basic re-harmonization.

This book also contains a section on the proper scale to use for each chord, with all chord types including available tensions and avoid notes. With that information you can start building your own bass lines.

Have questions before buying or as you work through the book you can always ask the author Bruce Arnold to help you and make suggestions.

Play along with audio recordings to get the right feel.

The book includes 36 audio files played by the renowned bassist Steve Lucas. He plays each progression at a moderate tempo. All charts are written in standard notation (no TAB) so it will get you ready for your first studio session or hone your skills to capture any gig where reading is involved.

Here is an example of the Ab Blues MP3

These bassline MP3s are also very useful if you put them into any audio program that can loop an audio file. i.e. Garageband etc… You can then use them as a jam track to work on playing chords or soloing over the bassline.

Master your Bassline playing Today!

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Yoga for Guitarists

Yoga for Guitarists

A therapeutic approach addressing: Hand, Wrist, Arm, Shoulders, Neck, and Lower Back

Recommended for any musician encountering pain from playing.

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“I am so grateful to Joe Palese for giving us “Yoga for Guitarists”. The exercises are simple and effective and Joe
explains and demonstrates them thoroughly in a manner that makes me feel relaxed, inspired and energized. As a traveling guitarist I will take this video wherever I go knowing the meditative approach and exercises help me heal and prevent future strain on my muscle and joints. Thank you Joe!” Emily Sailiers, Indigo Girls

Course Description

Whether you play guitar or upright bass or just about any instrument, Yoga for Guitarists with Joe Palese can help you if you are experiencing pain from playing or the many stresses of gigging. These can be carrying equipment or standing for long periods of time holding an instrument.

Playing can put the body into positions that are not always comfortable, such as holding hands up for long periods of time, or pushing shoulders forward. And sometimes we clench more and more, until our body simply stresses out.

Yoga for Guitarists can help you troubleshoot many physical issues:

If you find that:

  • You are getting lower back pain from lifting your instrument, or standing with it around your neck.
  • Your hands and wrists are getting painful, stiff and sore when you play.
  • You have tightness and stress in your upper arm.
  • Your neck and shoulders ache after a gig; or perhaps EVERYTHING aches after a gig…
  • You are concerned about getting tendonitis or carpal tunnel syndrome.

Then Yoga for Guitarists is for you.

A yoga teacher and musician for more than two decades, Joe Palese knows how the two passions of music making and yoga can connect in both a scientific and holistic way. He created this video course for any musician who aims to play music either as a hobby or for a living, so they can perform, practice, and strengthen their bodies, and concentrate solely on the music.

Relieve the aches and pains that have plagued you for years

In this video course Joe will demonstrate and explain the poses and stretches that have relieved and/or healed injuries for many musicians, including:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tendonitis of the wrist and elbow
  • Chronic tightness of the shoulders
  • Rotator cuff issues
  • Low back pain

Yoga for Guitarists is for any musician

Yoga for Guitarists is for anyone who regularly picks up a musical instrument, or who practices or performs regularly. It is a one-stop shop for general repetitive-stress injury prevention or rehabilitation.

This course developed out of helping fellow musicians at gigs who asked how to relieve their discomfort and pain. Over the years, with a record of success treating these problems with yoga stretches, relaxation and breathing techniques it became evident to Joe that there was a real need for a targeted program. Yoga for Guitarists addresses the specific physical areas where musicians have the most trouble, and uses the techniques that Joe has found to be tried and true.

Are you experiencing any of these physical issues?

If you are experiencing pain from playing, here are more reasons why this course is for you:

  • If you’ve never done yoga, no problem! This course was designed with the beginner in mind.
  • You will learn why these injuries occur and what you can do to prevent or heal them.
  • These poses can be practiced ANYTIME. Take a few minutes before or during rehearsal, before a gig or on a break between sets, or create an easily sustainable home routine.

Note: Of course, if you are playing with improper technique, your problems will re-occur no matter the therapy. An excellent guide to proper technique is “Guitar Physiology” produced by the folks at TrueFire.

Advisory: The techniques and suggestions presented in this video and website are not intended to substitute for proper medical advice. Consult your physician before beginning any new exercise program. The yoga for guitarists video assumes no responsibility for injuries suffered while practicing these techniques. If you are elderly or have any chronic or recurring conditions such as high blood pressure, arthritis, heart disease, and so on, seek your physician’s advice before practicing to determine necessary precautions.

Learn more about Joe Palese by clicking on the triangle

So what are people saying about Yoga for Guitarists?

Get Yoga for Guitarists and get your body in tune so you become the best musician you can be!

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