Meant for the serious-minded musician. Ear Training is a comprehensive three volume, 11-CD* course authored by renowned music educator Elvo S. D’Amante to train you to hear, identify, play and sing scales, modes, intervals, and chords. This study provides the foundation for excellence in music performance, insights into improvisation, and an understanding of melodic and harmonic concepts. It is the optimum study for enhancing one’s ear. Musicianship is directly-related to one’s ability to hear and capture the essence of melodic and/or harmonic invention.
Great for any musician or singer. You’ll begin to hear, perform, and sing music in a new and deeper way. D’Amante begins each chapter by carefully defining and explaining every scale, interval, or chord covered in the exercises. The CDs then present audio exercises which drill the student on each concept of the text lesson. Answers are given on the CD or in the book for immediate feedback and evaluation of what needs work. Isn’t it time you trained your ears?
* We’re currently in the process of making the audio downloadable for those who no longer use compact discs.
These pages give teachers an in-depth preview of each of the three Ear Training volumes by introducing sample pages and audio exercises. Click the links below. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volumes I-III are available in a specially priced package. Click here.
Ear Training Vol. I: Scale Forms through Six Basic Tetrachords (book and 2-CD set) explains how all the different scales and modes are assembled from simple four-note groups (tetrachords). 72-page book/2 CDs by Elvo D’Amante.
Ear Training Vol. II: Twelve Basic Interval Sounds to Master (book and 5-CD set) defines and teaches intervals from minor second to octave and beyond. Great for identifying intervals in melodies and chords. 108-page book/5 CDs by Elvo D’Amante.
Ear Training Vol. III: Capturing the Basic Chord Qualities (book and 4-CD set) teaches students how chords are built and how to recognize each when played.