The Real Easy Ear Training Book (The Real Easy Series)

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9781883217617: The Real Easy Ear Training Book (The Real Easy Series)

All great musicians have one thing in common---to a large extent, they know what the harmony is as the chords of songs go by. Do You? If not, here's a practical guide to get you up to speed!
*For all musicians, regardless of instrument or experience, this is the most comprehensive book on hearing the changes ever published!
*Using musical examples from all contemporary genres (pop, rock, jazz, Latin, etc.), Prof. Radley shows how to apply the harmonic ear training exercises in the book to your own musical needs.
Step-by-step you will learn how to:
* Hear the bass (root movement) in a major key
* Identify major and minor diatonic triads
* Learn how the melody provides harmonic clues for determining the changes
* Identify 7th chords, minor key harmony, non-diatonic chord patterns, and much more!
* Immediately begin recognizing popular chord progressions by using practice routines based on hundreds of dictation and transcription exercises drawn from more than 150 well-known songs.
Contains 168 pages of text and 2 audio CDs.

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Roberta Radley is the Co-Chair of the Ear Training Department at Berklee College Of Music, where she has been on the faculty since 1976. She is also a professional jazz vocalist, pianist and arranger. She has authored two online courses through berkleemusic.com, an instructional ear training DVD, and co-authored Berklee College Ear Training Department's Core Ear Training textbooks.

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Roberta's book is a valuable tool for hearing changes---she is thorough and methodical, leading the student through the path of hearing harmony and chord progressions - Luciana Souza, Grammy-award winning singer and composer from Brasil. --Personal correspondence

I highly recommend this book to all who are seriously interested in improving all aspects of ear training - Walter Beasley, contemporary jazz artist/Berklee professor --Personal correspondence

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