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 III: Capturing the Basic Chord Sound Qualities
Capturing the Basic Chord Sound Qualities by Elvo S. D’Amante, which includes over 290 minutes of audio lessons, studies and drills (4-CD set included), is part of the comprehensive three volume ear training course. This book and 4-CD set teaches students how chords are built and how to recognize each when played.

Graded drills prepare students to identify, sing, and play chords from basic triads, in all inversions, to more involved major, minor, dominant, and diminished chords. Imagine beaing able to identify a Cmaj7, a Abm7b5, a G dim by simply hearing it played!

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Additional Details

Ear Training Volume III teaches:

  • Capturing the Basic Chord Sound Qualities
  • Four Customary Triads Plus Two
  • Dominant-Related Triads
  • Intervals of the Seventh
  • Seventh Chords: Dominant 7; Major 7; Minor 7; Half-diminished 7; Fully-diminished 7
  • The Minor/Major 7
  • 7th Chord Inversions
  • 290 minutes of audio Lessons, Studies, and Drills.

Sample pages:
Ear Training Vol. III pages 2-3
Ear Training Vol. III pages 42-43

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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

All About Chords