COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING FOR THE CREATIVE EAR

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The Audio Dictionary Of Harmony and Melody consists of over 4,500 audio files (over 21 hours. . .) playable on any mp3 playing device, phone, etc.  In each short track, a continuous bass drone is present while notes are played on piano—harmonically in TADOH and melodically in TADOM—then repeated.  During this, you contemplate and familiarize yourself with the sounds of the notes relative to both each other and the bass note—or sing or play along on your instrument.  Finally, the notes are played again individually and slowly while a voice tells you their names relative to the bass.  The note naming system is commonly used, simple, and doesn’t require any background in theory.  The tracks are also labelled with which notes are included in each.  So, it’s easy to make playlists in order to focus on certain note sets, scales, difficult areas, etc.  A selection of playlists are also included with the Dictionaries

  • Comprehensive harmonic and melodic training:  4,532 unique tracks playable on any mp3 player, phone, etc.

  • Develop your ear ANYTIME, ANYWHEREEach track presents a chord or melodic seed, repeats it, and then names the notes played.

  • Discover and shape your own harmonic and melodic language.  Stop trying to just hear “better”. Start training to hear you.

Ear training—and music study in general—has traditionally asked the musician or student to focus outside of him- or herself, on historical development or the giants in whatever genre.  This has its merits; but it can be an absolute misdirection if over-applied when seeking one’s own musical language, one’s own “voice”.

It’s having had this type of issue in mind for the past 25 years of music study that I’ve created The Audio Dictionary Of Harmony and Melody:  The most concentrated and effective pure ear training available. 

It’s comprehensive, so you’re not only learning the basics but also fertilizing the details that define the character of your personal musical style.  

And it’s all audio, so you can listen anytime and anywhere, rather than only when seated with a book, your instrument, or a computer.

The direction of all this is practical results; so, use of The Audio Dictionaries mirrors the desired outcome:  Identifying the harmonies and melodies in your mind as well as in the air around you.

Other approaches can be excellent for getting acquainted with common patterns, typical harmonic progressions, stylistic norms, etc.  But there is nothing else like this.  Whether you’re just beginning in music and ear training or you’ve been refining for years:  The Audio Dictionaries were made for you to train your ear for improvisation, composition, or just clearer perception.

“. . . Most of the music that is produced every day represents everything except the composer. . . habit, imitation, and above all the obstinacy of the tones themselves.  Our principal task is to overcome the latter. . . free from aesthetic dogma. . .

Paul Hindemith, The Craft of Musical Composition

If this is so great, why is it only $5?  [It’s not $5; it’s now available free for download.]

1) The power of digital distribution.  Given the 99 track limit of CDs, this would have had to be a 46 CD set not too long ago.

2) Because I’m keeping “biz” costs as low as possible and relying on the work to sell itself and you to spread the word.

3) Because every musician or student of music should have this; and I want it to be affordable to everyone. If you’re a teacher at an economically disadvantaged school, please send me an email with your info and I’ll get copies to you.

IMG_0325Welllll. . . Look at this wise chap. . . Seems he’s using a rating system
in order to create personal playlists. These playlists will allow him to craft his focus.

 

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Comprehensive training for the creative ear.

4,532 unique tracks. . .

Over 21 hours. . .

Down now by clicking on the image above or pasting the following into your browser:  https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BzdANybPY2IQSzdnbExLdkY5SUU&usp=sharing

That’ll take you to a public Google Drive folder where you can download 24-note Mel, TADOH, and TADOM.  

[Questions? Contact me at memoryandmoment@gmail.com]

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photoThe audio files in the download version of the course, above, are excellent-sounding mp3’s.  I use them in that format myself and recommend it as it can be an easier data load for some players and software to handle.  If you’ve got to have “lossless” audio files or don’t want to deal with downloading, you can buy the courses in m4a audio format on 2 DVDs.  There’s no video on the DVDs; it’s purely being used as an easy means of distribution:  You simply drag and drop the audio files into iTunes. To order the DVD versions, please email me at memoryandmoment@gmail.com with your order.