Practice Perfect™ Applied Ear Training Volume Five

Exercises for Real World Music Ear Training

Practice Perfect™ Applied Ear Training Volume Five

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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.

There are crucial conditions that the Practice Perfect™ series of books require for success:

  • The musician who participates in the the Practice Perfect™series MUST follow the directions in the proper use of the audio files.
  • The musician participating in the Practice Perfect™ series of books MUST understand the importance of “context” when learning.
  • The musician participating in the Practice Perfect™ series MUST understand the cognitive skill sets needed for effective learning.

The development of Practice Perfect™ skills involves all aspects of playing music; ear training, physical technique on your instrument, and development of basic to advanced rhythm skills should also be in the mix as you work to perfect your musicianship. You may need other books from Muse Eek Publishing Inc. to master all of these skills. Please get in touch if that is the case. I often recommend other publications to use to strengthen some aspect of a student’s musicianship.

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
  • Example Two
  • Example Three
  • Example Four
  • Example Five
  • Example Six
  • Example Seven
  • Example Eight
  • Example Nine
  • Example Ten

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Additional Information for Practice Perfect™ Applied Ear Training Volume Five:

  • Digital Edition 978-1-59489-399-5
  • 3 page PDF giving ideas and suggestions for practice.
  • 30 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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About Muse Eek

Muse-Eek Publishing Company is a publishing house with a broad focus on music education. Muse-Eek also publishes fine art and poetry books, and has its own record label, Muse-Eek Records. Our online presence, specializes in the publication of music workbooks, video courses and sound and video recordings that teach the foundation of good musicianship through groundbreaking and innovative methods along with traditional methods that have been taught for centuries. These historic methods date back through centuries of great musicians and educators. To see these interesting relationship please see Bruce Arnold's Music Education Genealogy Chart which tells you a lot about the where many of his educational ideas took root and some of the educational pillars that are evident throughout the books you find on this website. The Muse-Eek Records catalogue contains a diverse selection of music much of it by Bruce Arnold in collaboration with some of today's best players in classical, jazz, rock and avant-garde music. These are available in CD, DVD and mp3 formats. We believe in a working relationship with our music education customers; they are free to interact with the author after purchasing a book to help them through any material they don’t understand or which they need further clarification. We also have a member's area which contains a wealth of free information to help a student understand music at a deeper level and access additional files for our books. Many of our books offer cutting edge ideas regarding ear training, guitar technique, rhythm and time. These methods have a proven track record. Our main author Bruce Arnold has taught at some of the most prestigious music schools in the world, including Princeton, Dartmouth, Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory, The New School and NYU. Along with Mr. Arnold's publications on the website he has also written books and appeared in educational DVDs for MelBay and Truefire. Over the years Mr Arnold has used his experiences with his students to develop a program that can elevate a musician's ability to world class caliber. If you have questions about any of our books or recordings please send us an email. Along with general questions about either our record label or our publishing company we also welcome questions to help a student choose the proper materials to reach their goals. We have over 300 products to help you learn any style of music and to develop your musicianship to its peak. We also make recommendations for practice schedules for students who use our methods to get the most out of their study time. This, along with personal interaction with Bruce through email, nurtures the student's ability through a closely monitored situation, ensuring there is no wasted time or misunderstanding.