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Ear Training One Note Complete by Bruce Arnold for Muse Eek Publishing Company

Ear Training One Note Complete

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Ear Training One Note Complete is our most popular Ear Training Product

Ear Training One Note Complete is hands down the most important exercise you can do to improve your ear training skills. Bruce Arnold states that 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 30 years of ear training in a fraction of the time.

A complete transformation of musical perception with this ear training one note concept.

You will see from reading the reviews at the bottom of this page that this system of ear training has changed many musicians' careers. Even students that are just beginning with music have found that it completely transforms the way they hear music.

Hearing within a key center

If you are just becoming aware of the 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. The problem with this approach is pretty simple. If you are just strictly just using intervals for ear training you will develop a host of problems.

A detailed discussion of ear training one note

There is a detailed discussion of "interval" vs. "key center" ear training in the book that accompanies all our entry level ear training books. Make sure to read this and our FAQs to understand all different aspects of ear training.  It is also recommended that you read our sister website practice ear training which is totally dedicated to your understanding of our ear training method.

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. You certainly are thinking it is some interval relationship to any other note . You 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.

Bruce Arnold advises that 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.

Ear Training on note is a two pronged process.

You need to work on identifying sound as you hear it from an external source as well as the sounds you hear in your head when you are improvising or composing. With this in mind we have created a whole series of books that develop these two aspects of ear training. They basically boil down to listening exercises and singing exercises.

Listening and Singing exercises.

Listening exercises teach you to identify the sounds from external sources such as another band member or a song that you are hearing on your MP3 player. Singing exercises help you identify the sounds you hear inside you when you are singing, improvising or composing. You need both sides of ear training to become a great musician. The good news is they complement each other so the more you work on one, the more it will the help the other.

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. If you would prefer to buy the Ear Training One Note Method divided by level: Beginning, Intermediate and Advance please visit our Other Ear Training One Note Products. You will also find super advanced one note levels and One Note with "Degree" answers on the Other Ear Training One Note Products Page

Students strengths and weaknesses

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 for ear training one note.

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. Also a common issue is a student thinking that knowing about ear training one note is the same as having the ability to simply hear that way.  Especially in a real music situation this ear training one note method helps tremendously

Our Experience with ear training one note.

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.  Unfortunately, even with all the resources available students still make mistakes.  This is why it's important to stay in touch with Mr. Arnold throughout your ear training journey.  There are many websites and apps out there they may do some similar things.  But all you need to do is make one mistake in your perception and you can be wasting years practicing the wrong way.

Before we get started...

Let's first talk about how you will be doing this ear training. We have found that the best way to do this ear training is with an MP3 player. It allows for many more ways to organize the audio files and is very portable. We do offer physical books and CDs with with some of our ear training products.  But we HIGHLY recommend you not take this path with our ear training method.

Digital Downloads are Better

Digital downloads are a much better way to study this ear training because MP3s are much less expensive, easier to organize and cost half as much as physical books with CDs. Because they are more portable you can take them just about anywhere, giving you that much more access to practice time. We also have many ear training products that are ONLY available as digital downloads so it just makes more sense to go the digital route. So unless you REALLY only can use a CD player we sincerely recommend that you buy digital downloads of our ear training products.

Listening and Singing: the two crucial aspects of Ear Training one note.

We usually recommend a listening and a singing book to begin you Ear Training one note studies. These two books are Ear Training One Note Complete and Contextual Ear Training.

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.


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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. You can get expert help if you run into problems.  You can also join our ear training facebook group to interact with other students.

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. Whether you are a beginning or an advanced student seeking to perfect your skills.  You can call on Bruce to help you through this process by contacting him via email.

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 will be all you need to improve.  Literally 5 to 10 minutes 5 to 10 times a day will be all it takes to master this ear training one note.

Bruce Arnold's Blog

Mr. Arnold's Blog on ear training and other musical topics can be very useful to learn about ear training and other topics related to music and guitar playing.

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:

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