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Practice Perfect Applied Ear Training Volume Five

Practice Perfect Applied Ear Training Volume Five

Applied Ear Training Volume Five deals with World Music. If is of course beyond the scope of this course to cover all of World Music so I've just concentrated on some of the more common music from India, Jamaica and Africa. Again you will find that studying the music of other cultures can be very rewarding but also challenging to your ear. I've tried to choose easy pieces to hear so this would be an excellent course if you are just starting in with the Applied Ear Training work. Again I should mention that you should be familiar with the Ear Training One Note Complete and Contextual Ear Training ideas before starting this course. Those books will give you the background you need to understand how to approach this type of contextual Ear Training.

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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 Five Improves Your Musicianship!

Volume Five of the Practice Perfect Applied Ear Training is a collection of 10 different Real World Music 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 World Music 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 World Music environment. Though there are a few tracks that are more for an intermediate to advanced student. See examples below:
  • Most of these Real World Music Ear Training tracks are around 2-3 minutes in length.
  • Each Real World Music Ear Training track has Three different audio files. These tracks use either a soprano, alto or tenor voice which sings the answer.
  • All Real World Music Ear Training tracks are stylistically related to the World Music 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 Five

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 Five:

  • Example One
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/PracticePerfectV5/Ancient-Secrets-Soprano-Key-of-E.mp3

  • Example Two
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/PracticePerfectV5/Calypso-Soprano-Key-of-C.mp3

  • Example Three
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/PracticePerfectV5/Destination-Goa-Alto-Key-of-C.mp3

  • Example Four
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/PracticePerfectV5/Ethereal-Alto-Key-of-C.mp3

  • Example Five
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/PracticePerfectV5/In-The-Wild-Tenor-Key-of-A.mp3

  • Example Six
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/PracticePerfectV5/Indian-Summer-Soprano-Key-of-D.mp3

  • Example Seven
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/PracticePerfectV5/Jamaica-Girl-Tenor-Key-of-E.mp3

  • Example Eight
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/PracticePerfectV5/Mantra-Soprano-Key-of-C.mp3

  • Example Nine
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/PracticePerfectV5/Trouble-On-The-Wind-Alto-Key-of-E.mp3

  • Example Ten
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/PracticePerfectV5/Wind-Of-Change-Tenor-Key-of-D.mp3

 

Examples of the World Music 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 Five Listening Exercises:

  • Example One Long
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/PracticePerfectV5/Calypso+Key+of+C+Long.mp3

  • Example One Medium
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/PracticePerfectV5/Calypso+Key+of+C+Med.mp3

  • Example One Short
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/PracticePerfectV5/Calypso+Key+of+C+Short.mp3

  • Example Two Long
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/PracticePerfectV5/Indian+Summer+Key+of+D+Long.mp3

  • Example Two Medium
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/PracticePerfectV5/Indian+Summer+Key+of+D+Med.mp3

  • Example Two Short
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/PracticePerfectV5/Indian+Summer+Key+of+D+Short.mp3

  • Example Three Long
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/PracticePerfectV5/Jamaica+Girl+Key+of+E+Long.mp3

  • Example Three Medium
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/PracticePerfectV5/Jamaica+Girl+Key+of+E+Med.mp3

  • Example Three Short
  • https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/PracticePerfectV5/Jamaica+Girl+Key+of+E+Short.mp3

Get Practice Perfect Applied Ear Training Volume Five Today!

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

Practice Perfect 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 978-1-59489-399-5
  • 3 page PDF giving ideas and suggestions for practice.
  • 30 Singing MP3s
  • 30 Listening MP3s

What people are saying:

I love world music so this course is a delight to listen to. I found the Calypso track to be the hardest and the Indian track to be the easiest. Really appreciate you covering so many styles with this series of books. E. Engle

Thanks Bruce for creating this new Practice Perfect® series of ear training books. I've only been working on them for a few weeks now but really noticing a few things that I thought I would share:

  • The MP3s have really pointed out where I have problems. This mostly being hearing the 6th degree in a minor key and singing notes when there is a moving melodic line happening at the same time
  • I'm doing ear training more now because I enjoy listening to real music and that is what these Practice Perfect® files give me
  • I find that I'm much better with singing the notes after I've listened to the track a few times. Thanks for pointing out in your email that listening first is very much like a band rehearsing. In other words musicians rehearse for many reasons but one of them is to hear the music so that they can decipher what key they hear each piece of music.

. H. Young

Thanks for answering my email about the Practice Perfect. I was very depressed when I started to listen to Practice Perfect Applied Volume One. I now understand the importance of doing the ear training with real music. As you said learning is all about "Context" and now I really understand that. Thanks Again! G. Reagan

I'm getting about 50% correct answers on the Contextual Ear Training and Ear Training One Note Complete courses. I was surprised when I started to listen to these Practice Perfect® tracks. I'm mostly OK with the tracks in a major key but completely fall down on the minor tracks. As you said in your email that this is common. I'll keep working on those tracks and thanks for answering my questions so promptly! J. Dedier

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