Ear Training Vol. I
Scale Forms through Six Basic Tetrachords by Elvo S. D’Amante

Part of a comprehensive three volume,* ear training course, this book and downloadable audio set explains the concept of how different scales and modes are assembled from simple four note groups (tetrachords).

Students memorize the scale fragments, learn how they are combined, and how to easily identify any scale or mode. Improves the student’s understanding of the rudiments of melody and harmony. Vol. I is the ideal starting point for any musician interested in developing a fine ear.


Purchase of Vol. I includes downloadable audio lessons, exercises, and drills. If you’d prefer CDs with the same audio a 2-CD set is available for $8.00. Click the link below.

*Also available as part of a Complete 3-Volume Set at a special discounted price.

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Additional Details

Ear Training Vol. I teaches:

  • Major Scales
  • Minor Scales: Aeolian, Harmonic, & Melodic Forms
  • Chromatic Scales
  • Modes: Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian,
  • Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, & Locrian
  • Whole-Tone Scales
  • Pentatonic Major & Minor Forms and the Six Basic Tetrachords
  • Over 114 minutes of recorded exercises.

Sample pages:
Ear Training Vol. I pages 6-7
Ear Training Vol. I pages 46-48 

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Elvo S. D’Amante was the Department Chairman of Music at Laney Community College and the author of other fine books on music theory, including Music Fundamentals published by Ardsley House Publishers of New York and the very successful best seller All About Chords. Dix Bruce, one of his students, produced the recordings that accompany the Ear Training series.

Related Products

Ear Training Volume 1

Ear Training Volume 2

Ear Training Volume 3

All About Chords