Practice-Perfect-Applied-Ear-Training-Jazz Series-by-Bruce-Arnold-for-Muse-Eek-Publishing-Inc. Minor Blues Ear Training

Practice Perfect Applied Jazz Ear Training V2 using 12 Bar Minor Blues Ear Training

Practice Perfect Applied Jazz Ear Training V2

Applied Jazz Ear Training V2 works with 12 keys of a Minor Blues chord progression. The complexity of these 12 progressions vary greatly. This prepares a student for the multiple types of 12 bar Minor Blues progressions that are commonly found in the Jazz, Blues and Rock styles to name a few. Many students have problems hear in a minor key center and these 12 progressions will help to solve that issue. Both singing and listening exercises are included. The examples found below will help you determine if this course is at an appropriate level for your current ability.

The Practice Perfect Applied Jazz Ear Training Series

There are 3 courses in the Applied Jazz Ear Training Series. These cover the Blues, Minor Blues and Rhythm Changes. You can either purchase the courses separately or as a bundle. By working on these 3 types of song forms you will be much more prepared and able to hear within these form by study the associated courses.

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What is Practice Perfect?

The Practice Perfect Applied Jazz Ear Training Series of books provides multiple ways for a musician to hone their ear training skills through exercises that use real music. That is, these exercises place a musician in a real live music situation simulating the contexts most associated with performance.

If you are new to the Practice Perfect Applied Jazz Ear Training Series of books. We recommend you first work with both the Ear Training One Note Complete and Contextual Ear Training Course. These will help you to hear notes within a key center which is the entire approach to our ear training courses.

The Applied Ear Training Series Includes:

  • Exercises using common chord progressions found in all music. Commonly a Piano, Bass and Drums are used for the real music examples but each idiom often has exceptions to this instrumentation. In every case the style covered uses realistic examples while quizzing you with singing and listen exercises.
  • In many cases exercises are also included where you only hear the bass playing the chord changes while you are prompted to sing notes within the key center.
  • Another variation is just hearing the piano playing the changes, with or without a key center drone and then you are prompted to sing notes within the key center.
  • It is best to check out the various audio files exercises that are available for each course. These can vary depending on the style.

What is Found in the Applied Ear Training Minor Blues Course

The Minor Blues progressions in this course vary from simple to highly complex. The exercises are also geared toward beginning to advanced students. It is best to listen to the examples further down this page to see if this course is appropriate for you current level.

Additional Materials found in the Applied Jazz Ear Training Course

This course contains the exercises above as well as:

  • A video for each chord progression showing each measure as it goes by.
  • Guitar plays progressions at 3 different tempos.

Examples of the Listening and Singing Tracks

Examples of the listening and singing tracks for Applied Jazz Ear Training Volume Two can be found below. All exercises use various re-harmonizations of a 12 Bar Minor Blues.

Keep in mind that for each exercise there are either a Soprano, Alto and Tenor voice used sing the answer. There are 180 exercises found in this course. They use 12 re-harmonizations of a Minor Blues Chord Progression. There are various examples of using a Soprano, Alto and Tenor voice as well as listening examples below:

Excerpts from Practice Perfect Applied Jazz Ear Training Volume Two Key of C

Progression plays one chorus to establish key center then exercise begins. Four different types of files presented below. All exercises use different re-harmonizations of a 12 Bar Minor Blues. All of these different types of minor blues can be found in idioms such as Rock, Country, Jazz and many more idioms. This makes this a perfect course for developing you ear training skills with this common song form that is so commonly found in so many styles of music.

  • Example One Soprano Straight Progression
    • Example Two Alto Straight Progression
    • Example Three Tenor Straight Progression
    • Example Four Soprano Jazz Version
    • Example Five Alto Jazz Version
    • Example Six Tenor Jazz Version
    • Example Seven Soprano Bass and Drums
    • Example Eight Alto Bass and Drums
    • Example Nine Tenor Bass and Drums
    • Example Ten Soprano Piano and Drums
    • Example Eleven Alto Piano and Drums
    • Example Twelve Tenor Piano and Drums
    • Example Thirteen Soprano, Piano, Drums and Drone
    • Example Fourteen Alto, Piano, Drums and Drone
    • Example Fifteen Tenor, Piano, Drums and Drone

Excerpts from Practice Perfect Applied Jazz Ear Training Volume Two Key of E

As you can see there are 12 different keys used in this course. Below is examples from the key of E Minor Blues Progression. Again the progression plays one chorus to establish key center then exercise begins. Four different types of files presented below. All exercises use different re-harmonizations of a 12 Bar Minor Blues. So it’s a perfect course for getting you familiar with all the different manifestations of a 12 Bar Minor Blues.

    • Example One Soprano Straight Progression
    • Example Two Alto Straight Progression
    • Example Three Tenor Straight Progression
    • Example Four Soprano Jazz Version
    • Example Five Alto Jazz Version
    • Example Six Tenor Jazz Version
    • Example Seven Soprano Bass and Drums
    • Example Eight Alto Bass and Drums
    • Example Nine Tenor Bass and Drums
    • Example Ten Soprano Piano and Drums
    • Example Eleven Alto Piano and Drums
    • Example Twelve Tenor Piano and Drums
    • Example Thirteen Soprano, Piano, Drums and Drone
    • Example Fourteen Alto, Piano, Drums and Drone
    • Example Fifteen Tenor, Piano, Drums and Drone

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Additional Information

What people are saying:

If you understand Mr. Arnold’s concept of hearing notes within a key center then you can jump right into this ear training. I know they don’t recommend it but I get it… Hear all 12 notes in the key center. Simple idea with a huge amount of power. These applied ET courses are killing. I’ve been working on Applied ET V1 for a few weeks and already notice a distinct difference. W. Grant

I’ve been slugging it out with this ear training for two years. Honestly I would have quit about 3 times but I keep in touch with Mr. Arnold and he convinced me that my slow progress was natural given my situation. Anyway I’m up to 70% on Ear Training One Note now and started this new Applied Ear Training courses Bruce recommended I wait a bit on these jazz applied ET and concentrate on the other ten volumes as a prerequisite. I have no history of playing or listening to jazz though that is my final goal. I really appreciate Bruce’s guidance. He a straight shooter who doesn’t sugar coat the situation and that has helped me gain confidence and an understanding of where I am in my music studies. H. Linderman

These new Jazz Ear Training courses are just what I needed. I’ve been studying and playing jazz for years but my ear has always lagged behind. These new courses really help me to hear all the changes in one key center. Nothing like it out there so really appreciate Muse Eek blazing a new course in ear training education. J. Novack

Minor keys have always been a problem for me. I always want to hear them as the relative minor. The previous Practice Perfect courses concentrating on minor keys really helped and now I’m looking forward to working with these minor blues ear training courses. I. Young

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