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Movie Score Ear Training

Exercises for an applied music environment

Practice Perfect Applied Ear Training Volume One

Movie scores may seem like an odd place to start with applied ear training. I started with this idiom because many times movie score music is in a minor key and this is something that most students of ear training find difficult. I also start with movie scores because that was the 1st place that I started to actually use my contextual ear training skills successfully. You will see from listening to the examples further down the page that there is a variety of different types of tracks included. I tried to get tracks that had simple harmonic pads, moving melodic lines, changing base lines but also tried to stay away from examples that had too many chord changes. This collection should be a good choice for any student of ear training that is getting around 50% correct notes with the One Note Ear Training Exercises.

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What is Practice Perfect ?

The Practice Perfect series of books provides multiple ways for a musician to hone their ear training skills through exercises that teach using real time application within a music environment. That is, these exercises place a musician in a real live music situation simulating the contexts most associated with performance.

Two different types of exercises are included:

  • Real music is played in the background as you are prompted to sing a specific pitch in the key center. You then hear the correct pitch sung by a soprano, alto or tenor voice.
  • You hear a note sung by either a soprano, alto or tenor voice as the real music is played. You are given a few seconds to identify that note, then the correct note is spoken. There are three levels each giving you more notes to guess throughout the track.

Practice Perfect Applied Ear Training Volume One Improves Your Musicianship

Volume One of the Practice Perfect Applied Ear Training is a collection of 12 different audio tracks where you are prompted to sing a specific degree in the key center. There is also 13 tracks where you hear a note and have to guess what that note is as real music is played. The tracks have the following characteristics:

  • All Movie Score Ear Training Exercises are in minor key centers though they may morph between different types of minor or even diminished at certain times
  • Most Movie Score Ear Training Exercises are meant for a beginner who is having troubles hearing in a minor key center. Though there are a few tracks that are more for an intermediate to advanced student. See examples below:
  • Most of these Movie Score Ear Training Exercises are around 2-3 minutes in length
  • Each Movie Score Ear Training Track has three different audio files. These tracks use either a soprano, alto or tenor voice which sings the answer.
  • Most of these Movie Score Ear Training Exercises are over a single harmony with a few exceptions.
  • Some tracks have moving melodic lines which are usually more difficult for beginners but are excellent for intermediate to advance ear training students.
  • All tracks are stylistically related to movie sound tracks with the vibe of action or suspense.

Preparing Yourself for Practice Perfect Applied Learning

Here are some ways to prepare yourself before beginning the exercises:

  • If you play an instrument have the instrument at hand even if you don’t play it as you do these exercises. Just its tactile proximity will make you think of how an exercise relates to it.
  • If you can play along with the audio tracks and also sing the notes when prompted will greatly increase the exercise’s effectiveness.
  • If you can do the exercises in different environments it will help with cognitive learning:
    • a. Try practicing in different rooms of your house.
    • b. Try practicing these Movie Score Ear Training Exercises with other musicians.
    • c. Try practicing these Movie Score Ear Training Exercises in front of other people.
    • d. Try practicing these Movie Score Ear Training Exercises at different times of the day.

Examples of the Movie Score Ear Training Singing Tracks

Keep in mind that each of the 12 tracks has three different audio files. One MP3s where a soprano voice singing the answer and two others with Alto and Tenor singing the answers. There are various examples of all three of these below:

Excerpts from Practice Perfect Applied Ear Training Volume One Singing Exercises:

Examples of the Movie Score Ear Training Listening Tracks

Keep in mind that each of the 13 tracks has three different audio files. A Long, Medium and Short MP3 are included for each track. The speed at which you hear the notes to guess approximately double in tempo for each level. There are various examples of all three of these below:

Excerpts from Practice Perfect Applied Ear Training Volume One Listening Exercises:

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What people are saying:

I love the whole idea of the Practice Perfect Series. It only makes sense to practice ear training and other techniques in a applied environment. It is also a heck of a lot more fun! C. Wayne

I’m a person that absolutely hates rote exercises so this Practice Perfect series is “Perfect” for me. I can play my guitar and develop aural skills all at the same time. D. Gau

I contacted Mr. Arnold and he suggested I start with the Applied ET Volume One course and it has really helped me to hear songs in a minor key. I’ve been getting around 60% on the Ear Training One Note Complete and Contextual Ear Training. But I also started the Ear Training One Note With Degrees and that is where my problems with minor keys showed up. I always hear the key a minor 3rd up. So if I’m in A minor I hear it in C Major. Mr. Arnold says this is a common problem and working with the Applied ET V1 as well as the Key Retention Builder will fix my problems. Also having problems with the non-diatonic notes in all cases but Mr. Arnold said it was time to start applying my skills to real music. T. Young

I’ve been using many of Muse-eek’s Direct Application books. This Practice Perfect Series seems like a natural outgrowth of that concept. Keep em coming! T. Mann

I like this Volume One of this series because it concentrates on Minorish key centers something that I’m inherently weak at. Y. Cervanka

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