Category Archives: Aural Comprehension

Blues School: The Major Blues Scale, Theory & Ear Training

The Major Blues Scale is the lesser known cousin of the minor blues scale. Sometimes called the Jazz Blues Scale, it has a more majorish, jazzier quality than the minor blues. Check it out… Advertisements

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Blues School: The Minor Blues Scale, Theory & Ear Training

The Minor Blues Scale is the blues scale that most people are familiar with, so much so that it usually just called the Blues Scale.

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Study Aid: Ear Training: Seventh Chord Recognition

This downloadable study consists of dozens of MP3s compressed into a single *.zip file. Simply download, unzip, create a playlist, set to random play, and do ear training on the run!

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Study Aids: Ear Training: Triad Recognition

This downloadable study consists of dozens of MP3s compressed into a single *.zip file. Simply download, unzip, create a playlist, set to random play, and do ear training on the run!

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Study Aids: Ear Training: Melodic Interval Recognition

This downloadable study consists of dozens of MP3s compressed into a single *.zip file. Simply download, unzip, create a playlist, set to random play, and do ear training on the run!

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Solfege: A Fun & Easy Ear Training Idea

Check out his video of a super simple, but effective way to do Solfege ear training…

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Study Aids: Ear Training: Solfege Pitch Recognition

This downloadable study consists of dozens of MP3s compressed into a single 5 Mb *.zip file. Simply download, unzip, create a playlist, set to random play, and do ear training on the run!

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Transposition: The Musical Way to Transpose Harmony

A prerequisite to Transposing Harmony like a musician is to conceive and hear the music in functional musical terms, not just as an arbitrary sequence of dots.

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Transposition: The Musical Way to Transpose a Melody

A prerequisite to Transposing a Melody like a musician is to conceive of and hear the melody in meaningful musical terms, not as some random sequence to be manipulated with calculations. Enjoy this simple example of how to transpose a … Continue reading

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Transposition: The UN-Musical Way to Transpose

The commonly-prescribed formula for transposing is to count how many half steps the new key is above or below the original key, then to add or subtract that many steps from each and every note in the piece. The “counting” … Continue reading

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