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How to Grow BIG EARS!

How to Grow BIG EARS!
How to Grow BIG EARS!
How to Grow BIG EARS!
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Course Description

Train your ears to hear intervals, chords & harmonies!

3 Courses in One: Intervals, Chords, & Far-Out Harmonies!



You get three courses in one!

  • Intervals: The Key To BIG EARS!

  • Chords: How To Hear Differences
       in Chord Types

  • How To Hear Far-Out Harmonies
      And Understand T




Course Number One:

"Intervals: The Key To BIG Ears!"

     An interval is the distance between any two notes. When you hear a melody, can you hear what intervals are being used? Do you know when a singer is moving up a minor 6th, or down a perfect 4th? You can in time -- and this CD drills you on intervals from unisons to octaves. You'll learn the difference between consonant and dissonant intervals, major, minor, and perfect intervals, and how they invert.

     Here are the intervals you will learn to recognize when you hear them:


  • 2nds

  • Minor 2nds

  • 3rds

  • Minor 3rds

  • Perfect 4ths

  • Augmented 4ths

  • Perfect 5ths

  • Diminished 5ths

  • 6ths

  • Minor 6ths

  • 7ths Minor 7ths

  • Octaves

In this great CD course we will drill on hearing each interval and identifying them.


Course Number Two:

"Training Your Ear To Hear Chords"

How To Hear Differences in Chord Types

     Each type of chord gives off a mood of its own. By associating the mood, or emotion, with a specific chord type, you can soon learn to distinguish between the basic kinds of triads:

  • Major

  • Minor

  • Diminished

  • Augmented

     For example, minor chords sound more somber, more serious, than major chords. Why? Because of the way the intervals are "stacked" within the chord. A diminished chord sounds suspenseful, tense, nervous. An augmented chord has a distinctive sound, too. Learn how to hear, feel, and identify these chords, as well as extended chords (you'll learn how to listen for the "color tone" in any 4-note chord).

     Here are the color tones we'll listen for:

  • 6ths

  • 7ths

  • 9ths

Once you can identify the 4 types of triads, and then recognize the color tones, it is a short step to recognizing chords such as minor 7ths, minor 6ths, diminished 7ths, major 9ths, and so on.


Course Number Three:

"How To Hear Far-Out Harmonies And Understand Them"


How To Hear Far-Out Harmonies And Understand Them

      What makes a harmony "far-out"? Extensions to the basic triad. You'll learn to listen for the root -- the bass line -- the tonal center. Then you'll determine whether the 5th is perfect, augmented, or diminished. Then you'll listen for the chief color tone, whether it be a 6th, 9th, or whatever. You'll learn to listen, analyze, listen, analyze, and then listen some more.

Here's what we will drill on:

  • Extensions of a triad -- 6th

  • Extensions of a triad -- 7th (dominant)

  • Extensions of a triad -- maj7

  • Extensions of a triad -- flat 9th

  • Extensions of a triad -- 9th

  • Extensions of a triad -- flat 10th

  • Extensions of a triad -- 11th (suspension)

  • Extensions of a triad -- sharp 11ths

  • Extensions of a triad -- 13th

  • Combinations of all the above


You get ALL 3 Courses for just $97!!!

Each CD comes with a printed sheet of the various intervals and chords.

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P.S.: The benefits of ear training will continue throughout your musical life. Once you learn how to identify intervals and chords it will give you a HUGE advantage in your piano playing and the ability to HEAR what's going on in a song!

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