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Real Country Ear Training

Practice Perfect Applied Ear Training Volume Four

Practice Perfect Applied Ear Training Volume Four covers Country and Western music. This is a great course to start with if you are just beginning to apply contextual ear training to real music. The chord progressions are pretty standard and there aren't as many distractions like counter melodies or complicated bass lines. Again it is recommended that your thoroughly understand the principles laid out in the Ear Training One Note Complete and the Contextual Ear Training Courses before beginning study on the Practice Perfect Ear Training. That said, you don't have to perfect these courses before beginning the Applied Ear Training exercises. As long as you are approaching the exercises correctly you can start at any point in the contextual ear training study.

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What is Practice Perfect

The Practice Perfect series of books provides multiple ways for a musician to hone their 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 Four Improves Your Musicianship!

Volume Four of the Practice Perfect Applied Ear Training is a collection of 12 different Real Country Ear Training tracks were you are prompted to sing a specific degree in the key center. Below are some characteristics that all these tracks include:

  • Many of the Exercises in the Real Country Ear Training tracks are in minor key centers. This will be of particular help to musicians that have problems with minor key centers.
  • Most tracks are meant for a beginner who is having applying Contextual Ear Training to a Real Country environment. Though there are a few tracks that are more for an intermediate to advanced student. See examples below:
  • Most of these Real Country Ear Training tracks are around 2-3 minutes in length.
  • Each Real Country Ear Training track has three different audio files. These tracks use either a soprano, alto or tenor voice which sings the answer.
  • Some Real Country Ear Training tracks having a moving melodic line. This usually makes the music a little harder to hear the key center.
  • All Real Country Ear Training tracks are stylistically related to the Country idiom.

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 exercises with other musicians.
    c. Try practicing these exercises in front of other people.
    d. Try practicing these exercises at different times of the day.

Examples of the Audio Tracks Found on Practice Perfect Applied Ear Training Volume Four

Keep in mind that each of the 10 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 Four:

  • Example One
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/PracticePerfectV4/Beer-OClock-Soprano-Key-of-A.mp3

  • Example Two
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/PracticePerfectV4/Country-Comfort-Alto-Key-of-C.mp3

  • Example Three
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/PracticePerfectV4/Highway-25-Tenor-Key-of-D.mp3

  • Example Four
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/PracticePerfectV4/Long-Walk-Home-Soprano-Key-of-D.mp3

  • Example Five
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/PracticePerfectV4/Miles-Away-Alto-Key-of-G.mp3

  • Example Six
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/PracticePerfectV4/Nashville-Boogie-Tenor-Key-of-D.mp3

  • Example Seven
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/PracticePerfectV4/Old-Dirt-Road-Soprano-Key-of-G.mp3

  • Example Eight
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/PracticePerfectV4/Swamp-Stomp-Alto-Key-of-A.mp3

  • Example Nine
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/PracticePerfectV4/To-Your-Door-Tenor-Key-of-G.mp3

  • Example Ten
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/PracticePerfectV4/Afterglow-Soprano-Key-of-C.mp3

 

Examples of the Real Country Ear Training Listening Tracks

Keep in mind that each of the 10 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 Four Listening Exercises:

  • Example One Long
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/PracticePerfectV4/Miles+Away+Key+of+G+Long.mp3

  • Example One Medium
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/PracticePerfectV4/Miles+Away+Key+of+G+Med.mp3

  • Example One Short
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/PracticePerfectV4/Miles+Away+Key+of+G+Short.mp3

  • Example Two Long
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/PracticePerfectV4/Old+Dirt+Road+Key+of+G+Long.mp3

  • Example Two Medium
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/PracticePerfectV4/Old+Dirt+Road+Key+of+G+Med.mp3

  • Example Two Short
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/PracticePerfectV4/Old+Dirt+Road+Key+of+G+Short.mp3

  • Example Three Long
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/PracticePerfectV4/To+Your+Door+Key+of+G+Long.mp3

  • Example Three Medium
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/PracticePerfectV4/To+Your+Door+Key+of+G+Med.mp3

  • Example Three Short
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/PracticePerfectV4/To+Your+Door+Key+of+G+Short.mp3

Get Practice Perfect Applied Ear Training Volume Four Today!

Status: In stock, Digital book is available for immediate access.

Get All 10 Volumes of Applied Ear Training For One Low Price!

Status: In stock, Digital book is available for immediate access.

Additional Information

  • Digital Edition 978-1-59489-398-8
  • 3 page PDF giving ideas and suggestions for practice.
  • 30 Singing MP3s
  • 30 Listening MP3s

What people are saying:

I own all of these Practice Perfect Applied Ear Training courses. First let me say that this is the funnest, most direct form of aural education that I've ever found. Over the last few months my ability to recognize and sing notes in a key center when I'm playing with my band has really changed. I'm one of the singers in my band and even my band mates are noticing the change. Our group is a rockabilly type band but I've found that all of these various Practice Perfect volumes have been helping me because of the wide use of different styles of music. Highly recommend! S. Idie

I use the Pure Country Jam Tracks, Pure Country Ear Training Direct Application and now the Real Country Ear Training courses. I'm a budding country player and I'm finding all three of these courses really help me to practice within the style and build my ear training skills at the same time. I don't know what other people do but I jam along with these MP3s so I not only improve my soloing ability but my ear at the same time. W. Gregory

Loving this new country volume. Nice tunes, some of them easy others are kicking my ass. These tracks really help me to understand where my weaknesses are and I've been in touch with Mr. Arnold via email and he has really helped me to organize a practice schedule to reach my goals. Great courses and great people here at Muse Eek. S. Stern

I've been working on the Contextual Ear Training and Ear Training One Note Complete courses. I've added in some of these Practice Perfect courses to listen to while I commute. Really enjoying using real music to learn ear training! A. Ryder

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