The standard in ear training instruction is Horvit/Koozin/Nelson MUSIC FOR EAR TRAINING. The Fourth Edition takes a hybrid approach to deliver a wealth of practical material that will help students quickly improve their listening and ear training skills. The accompanying digital resources for this text are easy to use and include high-quality recordings of various instruments playing each exercise. The dictation repertoire includes basic rudiments (intervals, chords, and scales), melodies, four-part harmonic settings, and varied textures from musical literature.
All great musicians have one thing in common---to a large extent, they know what the harmony is as the chords of songs go by. Do You? If not, here's a practical guide to get you up to speed! *For all musicians, regardless of instrument or experience, this is the most comprehensive book on hearing the changes ever published! *Using musical examples from all contemporary genres (pop, rock, jazz, Latin, etc.), Prof. Radley shows how to apply the harmonic ear training exercises in the book to your own musical needs. Step-by-step you will learn how to: * Hear the bass (root movement) in a major key * Identify major and minor diatonic triads * Learn how the melody provides harmonic clues for determining the changes * Identify 7th chords, minor key harmony, non-diatonic chord patterns, and much more! * Immediately begin recognizing popular chord progressions by using practice routines based on hundreds of dictation and transcription exercises drawn from more than 150 well-known songs. Contains 168 pages of text and 2 audio CDs.
(Educational Piano Library). Ear Without Fear is an innovative program aimed at building a foundation for reading music and developing the skills to perform it accurately. This step-by-step method offers demonstrations, listening exercises, sight singing, and melodic dictations to help students of any instrument reinforce and hone melodic skills. The accompanying audio features over 90 exercises, recorded by real instruments, to aid in these goals and make the learning process enjoyable. The audio is accessed online for download or streaming.
Volume III - Ear Training: Capturing the Basic Chord Qualities includes four (4) CDs with over 290 minutes of lessons, studies, and drills.
This book and its 4 CDs clearly defines, develops, and ensures fluent skills in capturing the sounds of various melodic and harmonic chord qualities; it covers triads, sevenths, and extensions. Inversions along with octave alignments, chord sets, and broken chords are also presented. The identification process and chord symbol designations are comprehensive and help provide for and ensure musical literacy. The scope and reference areas of this text includes four customary triads plus two Dominant-related triads, intervals of the seventh, Dominant seventh chords, Major seventh chords, Minor seventh chords, Half-diminished seventh chords, Fully-diminished seventh chords, Minor/Major seventh chords, seventh chord inversions and much more.
Ear Training Basics, Preparatory Level Student Book (Beginner). Workbook and CD. 15 lessons and homework, 32 pages. To be used in combination with Teacher Book, Levels Preparatory through 3. Identify simple melodies, rhythm including quarter notes, half notes, quarter rests, and half rests, major and minor five-finger patterns, forte, piano, staccato, and legato. The CD is in MP3 format, playable on computer CD-ROMs, MP3 players, and any CD player that supports MP3 playback.
This Audio CD is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to recognize bird songs. It features the sounds of 189 different bird species found in the Midwest and Northeast States.
Each bird song recording is followed by a short description of the sound along with a common mnemonic used to remember it. Many well-known song mnemonics such as "Who cooks for you?" for the Barred Owl and "Poor Sam Peabody" for the White-throated Sparrow are included. Following the song and mnemonic, the source of the sound is revealed. By naming the bird at the end of each track, the listener is allowed to wonder and guess at the nature of the sound. Active listening, similar to what one experiences in the field while searching for an unknown bird song, is a key to engaging the memory process.
One way to use this CD is to enable the "Random Play" or "Shuffle" option on a home CD player, portable stereo, or personal computer. Although it may be frustrating at first, repetition of this "quiz" game will quickly improve recognition skills. Gaining familiarity with these songs will greatly increase any bird watcher's enjoyment and awareness of birds in their natural habitat.
- 189 bird species found in the Midwest and Northeast states - Digital bird song recordings made in Wisconsin - Brief narration after each song includes descriptive, memorable and often funny mnemonics - Can be used as a field guide to learn and identify songs or as a recognition quiz game - Easy to use alphabetical track listing of all birds and their mnemonics - It is a great gift for any birdwatcher, beginner or advanced. - Total running time: 60 minutes
The Activity & Ear Training Books include coloring activities to help students recognize notes, musical symbols, rhythms and more, both aurally and visually. Each activity is carefully designed to encourage teacher/student interaction. Every activity coordinates page-by-page with the Lesson Books.
This work combines the principles of music theory, composition, orchestration and transcription into a co-ordinated system of integrated techniques. The book prepares the musician for the working world of music: the professions of composing, arranging, orchestrating, music preparation, and performance.