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Ear Training Process mistakes

Ear Training Process Ear Training Process mistakes Ear Training Process Ear Training Process Q: Hi, Bruce. I'm working with the One Note and Contextual Ear Training courses. (Though I purchased them a while back I've only recently started a consistent … Continue reading

Scale Soloing Important Considerations

Scale Soloing Scale Soloing Important Considerations Scale Soloing Important Considerations Scale Soloing Important Considerations Q:I'm an avid student of your method, I bought your books a few years back. Right now I'm just trying to focus and perhaps try to … Continue reading

Young People Ear Training Course

Young People Ear Training Course Young People Ear Training Course Young People Ear Training Course Q: I have two kids 7 and 10 years old and wondering about your Ear Training for Children Course. I understand the singing of the … Continue reading

Kids Singing Harmony Ear Training

Kids Singing Harmony Ear Training Kids Singing Harmony Ear Training Book Q: I noticed there was harmony listed on your track list on the website.  I’ve always been fascinated by vocal harmony but have no idea what it’s about. A: … Continue reading

Memorizing Guitar Scales Efficiently 10 tips

Memorizing Guitar Scales from Essential Scales BookMemorizing Guitar Scales from Essential Scales BookQ: I've bought "Essential Scales". There is so much information, that I'm confused. I.e. I'd like to master C-major scale. I have it written down, and intervals structure … Continue reading

The 10 Most Commonly Used Guitar Scales

The 10 Most Commonly Used Guitar Scales?Guitar Scales KnowledgeQ: What are the Most Commonly Used Guitar Scales?A: Each style of music has it's important scales. Here is rundown:1. The Major Pentatonic with scale Degrees: 1,2,3,5,6 is commonly used in Rock, … Continue reading

Guitar Scales Knowledge Beginner

Guitar Scales Knowledge Guitar Scales Knowledge Q: I want to learn how to improvise. I know very few Guitar scales and hoping to find a book or video to help me organize and learn the important scales. A: Depending on … Continue reading

Switching Guitar Chords Beginner

Switching Guitar Chords Beginner Q: Hello, I'm having problems switching guitar chords. I'm a beginner as a guitar player so I need real basic help on coordinating this for both hands. Do you have any recommendation on something that would … Continue reading

Guitar Strumming Coordination Help

Guitar Strumming Coordination Help Guitar Strumming Coordination Help Q: I need help with guitar strumming coordination. Do you have a book that would help? I just can't seem to play the chords and strum at the same time. I think … Continue reading

Beginning Guitar Book Recommendation

Beginning Guitar Book Recommendation Beginning Guitar Book Recommendation Q: Hello, I'm looking for a beginning guitar book recommendation. I would like to learn some rock and folk chord progressions. I would also like to learn a bit about music theory. … Continue reading

Guitar Chord Progressions Book

Guitar Chord Progressions Guitar Chord Progressions/em> Q:Hi, I'm looking a book for Guitar Chord Progressions and also one that shows how to play these chord in tablature.  Do you have anything like that? I also need to brush up on … Continue reading

Moveable Do Fixed Do Solfeggio

Moveable Do Fixed Do Solfeggio Moveable Do Fixed Do Solfeggio: Optimize Ear Training Practice Time Q: While working through the exercises for the "Fanatics Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing" and "Hearing Chord Progressions" I have been utilizing the … Continue reading

Optimize Ear Training Practice Time

Optimize Ear Training Practice Time Optimize Ear Training Practice Time Hi Bruce, It has been a while since we last corresponded on ear training. I went ahead and purchased Ear Training One Note Complete and Contextual Ear Training very recently. … Continue reading

Direct Application Ear Training Dorian CD

Direct Application Ear Training Dorian CD Direct Application Ear Training Dorian CD Q: Dear Bruce, I'm working on the Direct Applications Ear Training Series. I‘m finding Major tonality MP3s easier than the Dorian. In Dorian my ear seems to hear … Continue reading

Ear Training One Note Extreme Course

Ear Training One Note Extreme Course Ear Training One Note Extreme Course Q: Dear Bruce, Yesterday I bought one of your ear training products which was: Ear Training One Note Extreme, Could you help me with some ideas on how … Continue reading

Ear Training Exercises Bass Players

Ear Training Exercises Bass Players Knowing What to Study to Develop Ear Training Exercises Bass Players Q: Hey Bruce, Do you have any idea how I can develop ear training by combining multiple music theory books with what I'm doing … Continue reading

Music Practice Schedule Ideas

Music Practice Schedule Ideas Music Practice Schedule Ideas Q: Hi Bruce! First of all thank you for all the great books! I was curious about how to develop my ability to pre-hear notes and your books are the solution. I … Continue reading

Muse Eek Publishing Members Area

Muse Eek Publishing Members Area Muse Eek Publishing Members Area Q: When I signed up on line for the Muse Eek Publishing Member's Area, I only provided the Essentials book title due to space for input. Should these other links … Continue reading

Fanatics Guide Sight Singing Ear Training

Fanatics Guide Sight Singing Ear Training Fanatics Guide Sight Singing Ear Training Q:I'm not sure about how to organize the assignment in Fanatic's Guide Sight Singing Ear Training Volume One on page 16, there are 11 possible 2-note groupings. Should … Continue reading

Ear Training Music Courses Advice

Ear Training Music Courses Advice Ear Training Music Courses Advice Q: Any Ear Training Music Courses Advice about the right products to acquire and the best way to work with them will be highly appreciated. First, I'd like to give … Continue reading

Choir Ear Training Practice Method

Choir Ear Training Practice Method Choir Ear Training Practice Method Q: I'd like to know what you recommend I start with on Choir Ear Training Practice Method. I already sing in choir and sight read and play the piano, but … Continue reading

Singing Correct Pitches over a Drone

Singing Correct Pitches over a Drone Singing Correct Pitches over a Drone Q: I had contacted you about a year and a half ago with ear training questions. I'm progressing with everything. I'm studying with Garry Dial the "Charlie Banacos … Continue reading

Discerning Modulation from Ear Training

Discerning modulation Discerning Modulation from Ear Training Q: Thanks for the info. I've got the Direct Application CD Volume One Major and Dorian that I listen to, as well as the Ear Training One Note Complete and the Instrument Color … Continue reading

Contextualizing the Key for Ear Training

Contextualizing the Key for Ear Training Contextualizing the Key for Ear Training Q: I've been playing guitar for 25 years but embarrassingly still feel like a hack because I play mostly licks and patterns I've memorized. I'm 40 now and … Continue reading

Choosing Ear Training Workbooks for Beginners

Choosing Ear Training Workbooks for Beginners Choosing Ear Training Workbooks for Beginners Q: What do you recommend beginners start with choosing ear training workbooks?  Do you suggest doing only the Ear Training One Note Complete book or doing the Contextual … Continue reading

Ear Training Without Instruments

Ear Training Without Instruments Ear Training Without Instruments Q: Thanks for your quick and detailed response. I will look into those two singing books and buy one in the next couple of days. What I understand from your descriptions is … Continue reading

Improving Ear Training for Beginners

Improving Ear Training for Beginners Improving Ear Training for Beginners Q: I recently purchased the Ear Training One Note e-book and just started doing the exercises. I have a weak ear and am only getting ~10% correct. I am wondering … Continue reading

Purchasing Ear Training Courses

Purchasing Ear Training Courses Purchasing Ear Training Courses Q: I started teaching myself Absolute Pitch about 8 months ago, i then bought your one note ear training course about 2 months ago. The course is great but once i got … Continue reading

Metrodrones Function as a Practice Tool

Metrodrones Function as a Practice Tool Metrodrones Function as a Practice Tool Q: Thank you for taking the time to provide such a thorough response.As for the relative minor, I probably sound stupid, and I notice now that I worded … Continue reading

Contextualizing Key Centers in Music

Contextualizing Key Centers Contextualizing Key Centers Q: These questions are concerning "The Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Reading Volume 1. How does this work for minor keys? I realize that the natural minor keys are similar to the … Continue reading

Fingerpicking versus Flatpicking

Fingerpicking versus Flatpicking Fingerpicking versus Flatpicking Q: You have been giving me some great ideas on learning the guitar from the ground up. Thank you very much for that. My feeling (not even an intention yet) is that ultimately I … Continue reading

Recognizing Musical Intervals on the Fretboard

Recognizing Musical Intervals on the Fretboard Recognizing Musical Intervals on the Fretboard Q: I just had a quick question for ya. I've recently acquired your Music Theory Interval Recognition program. I understand its pretty straight forward. My question is when … Continue reading

Trouble with Ear Training Drills

Trouble with Ear Training Drills Trouble with Ear Training Drills Q: I just purchased your Ear Training One Note – Intermediate Level, and have a question concerning your choice of requiring the student to call out the note of the … Continue reading

Beginner Guitarist E-book Tips

Beginner Guitarist E-book Tips Beginner Guitarist E-book Tips Q: I just purchased your 1st Steps for a Beginning Guitarist e-book. The following reference is quoted on page 4 but the website doesn't exist. Is there another url to get to … Continue reading

Positioning Questions for Guitar

Positioning Questions for Guitar Positioning Questions for Guitar Q: I bought the Guitar physiology course and I am working through the videos. I do have a couple of questions (I'm only about half way through so I apologize if you … Continue reading

Minor Key Direct Application CD

Minor Key Direct Application CD Minor Key Direct Application CD Q: OK I'll avoid focusing so much on the cadence and just let it sink in. I'm confused about Contextual Ear Training. In your ear training guided tour is says … Continue reading

Hearing Notes Absolutely Versus Contextually

Hearing Notes Absolutely Versus Contextually Hearing Notes Absolutely Versus Contextually Q: I've been at it for 1.5 months now and I'm making slow but steady progress.  I'd say about 25% doing all notes in all octaves. One thing I've realised with Contextual … Continue reading

Applying Ear Training to the Guitar

Applying Ear Training to the Guitar Applying Ear Training to the Guitar Q: Since I have both books we can work with Single String Studies for Guitar Volume One. Regarding my other questions, would you recommend adding on the non-diatonic … Continue reading

Different Temperaments for Ear Training

Different Temperaments for Ear Training Different Temperaments for Ear Training Q: I'm quite intrigued with your  Ear Training One Note Complete method. I am a singer who does a lot of medieval music (I also sing more recent music).  Therefore, … Continue reading

Perfect Pitchs Downside in Hearing Music

Perfect Pitchs Downside in Hearing Music Perfect Pitchs Downside in Hearing Music Q: I just bought both the Ear Training One Note Complete and Fanatic's Guide to Sight Singing books and I am beginning to sift through them. My question is: … Continue reading

Long Term Plan for Ear Training

Long Term Plan for Ear Training Long Term Plan for Ear Training Q: Hi Bruce!  I am about to purchase the 5 items I mentioned earlier. I know this is a bit far away, but I wonder about the following … Continue reading

Guidance for Contextual Ear Training

Guidance for Contextual Ear Training Guidance for Contextual Ear Training Q: I've been working on Ear Training One Note Complete Beginner & Contextual Ear Training for about three months now. After using an interval approach for about three years, I … Continue reading

Earbuds Versus Speakers Affecting Ear Training

Earbuds Versus Speakers Affecting Ear Training Earbuds Versus Speakers Affecting Ear Training Q: Doing these exercises Direct Application CD Volume One Dorian with headphones, there are some exercises like Db where I always fall flat for a halftone. I hear 1 … Continue reading

Working on Key Note Recognition CD

Working on Key Note Recognition CD Working on Key Note Recognition CD Q: I've been continuing to work on the advanced Ear Training One Note Complete CD for the past couple of months and I'm at the point where I … Continue reading

Practicing Music with a Confined Schedule

Practicing Music with a Confined SchedulePracticing Music with a Confined ScheduleQ: Here's what I own:Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume OneMusic Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume TwoJazz and Blues Bass LinesComping Styles for Bass Guitar Volume Two: FunkSingle String Studies … Continue reading

Series for Developing Perfect Pitch

Series for Developing Perfect Pitch Series for Developing Perfect Pitch Q: I've recently bought the Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing and Ear Training One Note Complete. As I was reading the FAQ section at the back you … Continue reading

Correcting Ear Training Mistakes During Practice

Correcting Ear Training Mistakes During PracticeCorrecting Ear Training Mistakes During PracticeQ: Just wanted to clarify ways to go about correcting mistakes while listening to the Ear Training One Note Complete CD, using the following example - the CD plays a D … Continue reading

Applying Ear Training to Guitar Playing

Applying Ear Training to Guitar PlayingApplying Ear Training to Guitar PlayingQ: I've done some extensive reading through both the FAQs in the Ear Training One Note Complete book and online and have found them to be very helpful. I was hoping you … Continue reading

Younger Children Ear Training

Younger Children Ear TrainingYounger Children Ear TrainingQ: I am just starting out teaching guitar. I have a student that is only 7 years old, and I would like to eventually teach him your Contextual Ear Training. The trick is keeping … Continue reading

Singing Notes in Ear Training Two Note

Singing Notes in Ear Training Two NoteSinging Notes in Ear Training Two NoteQ: I've been doing the Ear Training One Note Complete for about two years now, and Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing for a year. Last … Continue reading

Emotional Impact from Ear Training

Emotional Impact from Ear Training Emotional Impact from Ear Training Q: I have a concern about the effects of this ear training on my musicianship. You often say that the goal of this training is to hear music in a … Continue reading

Transcribing Music to Improve Sight Reading

Transcribing Music to Improve Sight ReadingTranscribing Music to Improve Sight ReadingQ: So far I have been playing rhythms, melodies and progressions that are already written.  What about writing down in notation what I hear or create? Is this something I … Continue reading

Question: Ear Training One Note Complete

Question: Ear Training One Note Complete Question: Ear Training One Note Complete Q: I recently purchased your Ear Training One Note Complete and was wondering if it would be beneficial to go back and re-listen to tracks I've gotten wrong … Continue reading

Associating Pitches as Color with Guitar

Associating Pitches as Color with Guitar Associating Pitches as Color with Guitar Q: me start by thanking you profoundly for revealing what seems to me a key pillar to establishing genuine musicianship. As you have pointed out many times, the … Continue reading

Hearing Scale Degrees on the Radio

Hearing Scale Degrees on the Radio Hearing Scale Degrees on the Radio I recently started Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing and was surprised that I was able to identify about 60% right away. I was very pleased! For example … Continue reading

Questions Regarding Fanatics Guide

Questions Regarding Fanatics Guide Questions Regarding Fanatics Guide Q: Thanks for your quick and helpful reply. I still have some questions. Well I've been working on the Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing for some time now off … Continue reading

Ear Training One Note with Degrees

Ear Training One Note with Degrees Ear Training One Note with Degrees Q: I've been at the ear training on and off for months with no noticeable improvement. I stick with it for a while and then get frustrated that … Continue reading

Chord Recognition Ear Training

Chord Recognition Ear Training Chord Recognition Ear Training Q: I recently purchased the Ear Training One Note Complete. It is an interesting method and I look forward to improving my hearing. It seems your ear training technique goes on to … Continue reading

Guidance Through lots of Information

Guidance Through lots of Information Guidance Through lots of Information Q: I have obtained the following books: Guitar Technique Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volumes Two Ear Training One Note Complete Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing Rhythm … Continue reading

Rhythm Work Books that are Good for a Beginner

Rhythm Work Books that are Good for a Beginner Rhythm Work Books that are Good for a Beginner Q: I have been working with https://muse-eek.com/ear-training-one-note-for-musicians-book-with-audio/ and https://muse-eek.com/ear-training-and-sight-singing-for-musicians-book-with-audio/ for several months now, and although slowly, I am progressing as time goes … Continue reading

Ear Training Books Expensive

Your Ear Training Books Expensive Your Ear Training Books Expensive Q:  I believe your ear training books are too expensive and why shouldn't I just use online apps to study ear training? A: Yes, I can understand your concern. Having been a poor, … Continue reading

Reducing 12 tones for Ear Training

Reducing 12 tones for Ear TrainingReducing 12 tones for Ear TrainingQ: I was just going over my 25 Ear Training Tips and was glad I did. I find ear training so difficult. I am re-approaching yet again J Right now … Continue reading

Setting up a Guitar Practice Schedule

Setting up a Guitar Practice Schedule Setting up a Guitar Practice Schedule Q: Can you help me with setting up a guitar practice schedule? A:  It's going to be a multi step process to get you going.  First I want you to … Continue reading

Improving Guitar Sight Reading

Improving Guitar Sight Reading Improving Guitar Sight Reading Q: I am wanting to learn to read music and play the guitar better. A:  I think in your case I'd go for the New York Guitar Method because it's going to … Continue reading

Chord Workbook Questions

Chord Workbook Questions Chord Workbook Questions Q: I'm studying your chord workbook vol 1 where you state the add 9 is a structure that replaces the 3rd with a 2nd. I've read elsewhere that the sus 2 is the structure … Continue reading

Questions Regarding Books by Bruce Arnold

Questions Regarding Books by Bruce ArnoldQuestions Regarding Books by Bruce ArnoldQ: I'm really enjoying the Rhythm Ear Training Course. Getting a lot out of it. I have a few questions regarding books though.  Do you have anything geared specifically toward … Continue reading

Referring to Notes by Scale Degree Instead of Note Name

Q: I recently purchased Ear Training One Note Complete and have been working with the program for about two weeks. At this point I have a question: Since we are learning the sound of various pitches as they relate to a tonal center (key), shouldn't we be referring to the notes by their scale degree rather than their note names? The sound of the third degree of the scale will remain the same in all keys but note positions will change in every key won't they?

Sight Singing Abilities for Singers

Sight Singing Abilities for Singers Sight Singing Abilities for Singers Q: I am a singer, wanting to improve my sight singing abilities (to improve my capabilities as a session singer). I am not quite sure about which of your books … Continue reading

Guitar Workbook for Improving Chord Classification

Guitar Workbook for Improving Chord ClassificationGuitar Workbook for Improving Chord ClassificationQ: I have previously studied classical guitar.   Specifically, Spanish master's pieces by Tarrega, Torres and Segovia, and some Brazilians like Villa Lobos.  Needless to say, in a pretty much … Continue reading

Making a Practice Schedule for Ear Training

Q: I have:

Ear Training One Note Complete
Chord Workbook for Guitar Volume One
Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume One

I am ready to start. What kind of schedule should I use to practice? I take the train to work so I have an extra hour and a half away from the guitar to do the exercises in the workbook.

Chord Progression Training Workbooks

Chord Progression Training Workbooks Chord Progression Training WorkbooksQ: Are there books that train you to hear chord progressions? A: My ear training method prepares you step by step to hear more and more complicated aural situations. You can't learn to … Continue reading

Eliminating Old Intervalic Ear Training Methods

Eliminating Old Intervalic Ear Training MethodsEliminating Old Intervalic Ear Training MethodsQ: I have been working with your Ear Training One Note Intermediate and Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing books for some months now. I am noticing improvements … Continue reading

Left Handed Guitarist Questions

Left Handed Guitarist QuestionsLeft Handed Guitarist QuestionsQ: I am left-handed and a few years ago, I took guitar lessons from a teacher who told me to play right-handed. I found the going extremely difficult, either because I was playing right-handed … Continue reading

Contextual Ear Training Practice Techniques

Contextual Ear Training Practice Techniques/p> Contextual Ear Training Practice Techniques/em> Q: I have been working with your Ear Training One Note Beginning for about two months now and I believe it's working well. However, I would like to describe to … Continue reading

Ear Training Apps Good Bad Survey

Ear Training Apps Good Bad Ear Training Apps Good Bad? Q: There's a free software called 'Functional Ear Trainer' and it is taught this way: Hear the chord progression and resolve the note to the tonic whether up or down. … Continue reading

Ear Training Minor Keys Problems

Ear Training Minor Keys/p> Ear Training Minor Keys Q: I just got your book and I believe it´s an interesting approach. I just have one question: What about modal or minor scales? The harmonic minor maybe close to his major … Continue reading

Old Folk Ear Training Suggestions

Old Folk Ear Training Suggestions Old Folk Ear Training Suggestions/em> Q: I'm 42 and just picked up playing guitar again after a break of more than 25 years. I never had any ear training and don't have a natural sense … Continue reading

Understanding Ear Training Modulation

Understanding Ear Training Modulation Understanding Ear Training Modulation/em> Q: I have two sections of a piece of music and they must be in different keys with a modulating chord at the end of section 1 which fits both sections. Can … Continue reading

Guitar Education Book Study Recommendations

Guitar Education Book Study Recommendations Guitar Education Book Study Recommendations Q: I browsed your site and read about several of Bruce Arnold's books on amazon.com. I've been playing the guitar for a little over 2 years. I took lessons for … Continue reading

Aural Perceptions of the Key Center

Aural Perceptions of the Key CenterAural Perceptions of the Key CenterQ: Hello. I am 14 years old and live in Japan. Now I am learning Chopin's Ballade No. 1. In Western music, the tonic has a special meaning. It makes … Continue reading

Short Two Note Ear Training Question

Short Two Note Ear Training Question Short Two Note Ear Training Question Q: I'm wondering how to apply your concepts of one note ear training to hearing chords? Are you training to hear the individual tones and then construct the … Continue reading

Ear Training Transcription Advice

Ear Training Transcription Ear Training Transcription Q: Can I use my guitar to help me when I transcribe? Also based on what I understand from reading the Ear Training One Note Complete book when I'm given the I IV V … Continue reading

Ear Training Listening Plus Singing

Ear Training Listening Plus Singing Ear Training Listening Plus Singing Q: I recently purchased your Ear Training One Note Complete with all three cd's. I have read some of the beginning and I am trying to take it all in … Continue reading

Steve Via Steve Morse Ear Training

Steve Via Steve Morse Ear Training Steve Via Steve Morse Ear Training Q: I recently bought one of your books about ear training entitled Ear Training One Note Complete Method and I'm a bit confused about certain aspects of the … Continue reading

Ear Training Intervals Useful

Ear Training Intervals Useful Ear Training Intervals Useful/em> Q: I plan to start practicing with your Ear Training One Note Complete. I think it looks to be a really good method and I am excited to begin. However, I have … Continue reading

Ear Training Book Practice Order

Ear Training Book Practice Order Ear Training Book Practice Order Q: I'm interested in starting your ear training courses, but have problem deciding which book(s) to buy. Could you please help me sort out the following questions? (1) What's the … Continue reading

Popular Music Key Center Sense

Popular Music Key Center Sense Popular Music Key Center Sense Q: I understand that you feel the traditional interval-based ear training to be impractical. I've never done any extensive ear training before. After trying your method for about a month, … Continue reading

Ear Training Trumpet Transposition

Ear Training Trumpet Transposition Ear Training Trumpet Transposition Q: I just bought your Ear Training One Note Complete book from Barnes and Noble. I understand the idea of relative pitch and I totally agree with your approach of straight memorization. … Continue reading

Ear Training Resolution Tendency

Ear Training Resolution Tendency Ear Training Resolution Tendency Q: Since last typing at you I've been taking some musicianship, piano, composition, and harmony classes at a local college and I'm loving the challenges...and the learning. I also recently purchased two … Continue reading

Beginner Ear Training Problems

Beginner Ear Training Problems Beginner Ear Training Problems Q: Hi, I'm having Beginner Ear Training Problems. I recently purchased one of your Ear Training One Note Complete. It's refreshing to find a well written music book. Thanks! I've just begun … Continue reading