Basic Ear Training 1 Basic Ear Training 1 This practical approach to ear training will help you build your confidence as a performer by teaching you how to notate basic rhythms and better identify the different parts of a song.
Harmonic Ear Training Harmonic Ear Training Learn techniques that will improve your performance, arranging, and compositional skills by refining your ability to really hear and recognize what is going on within the chord progressions.
Step-by-step introduction to the basics of ear training. The Ear Training curriculum of Berklee College of Music is known and respected throughout the world, and now, for the first time, this unique method has been captured in one comprehensive book.
Every musician knows that ear training is the cornerstone of competent musicianship. This method teaches musicians to hear the music they are seeing, notate the music they have composed or arranged, develop their musical vocabulary, and understand the music they are hearing.
Ear training is crucial for developing an intuitive, natural ear, and provides the creative imagination with a musical lexicon. The lessons and workshops in this method make it easy to study on your own.
Complete course with text and musical examples
Rhythmic Studies that free the student from solfège
and key signatures
Sight Recognition Studies focusing on solfège, removing the element of rhythm
Sol-fa Studies that focus on solfège without the added difficulty of note reading
Melodic Studies containing examples similar to those found in a musician's daily work
Essential Ear Training is the result of years of performing, writing, and teaching music, providing a solid foundation for anyone interested in developing their ear naturally.
Steve Prosser is Chair of the Ear Training Department at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he has taught since 1979. He is a noted studio vocalist, pianist, arranger, and producer. Prosser is the author of numerous ear training texts and vocal arrangements, and also serves as clinician and adjudicator at jazz festivals in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
"This would be a lifesaving book for any musician who has hit a
plateau and needs a fresh approach to unlock some more of that
potential they are always telling us we have so much of.
An untrained musician will play what he knows but a trained
musician can play what everybody knows. I personally think that
this is what makes "Essential Ear Training for the Contemporary
Musician" by Steve Prosser well worth checking out."