Elvo D’amante’s Ear Training series is a comprehensive three volume, over 13-hour audio 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.

Ear Training Volume 1: Scale Forms through Six Basic Tetrachords
Scale Forms through Six Basic Tetrachords by Elvo S. D’Amante

Part of the 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. Volume I  is the ideal starting point for any musician interested in developing a fine ear.

Volume I includes downloadable audio lessons, exercises and drills.

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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.

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Ear Training Volume 1

Ear Training Volume 2

Ear Training Volume 3

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