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Performance Ear Training, Donovan Mixon

+2 CD : 228.00 ' : 0903

This is a real ear training method that presents in an organized fashion a collection of study concepts that help you develop a functional knowledge and physical sensitivity to progressions, tensions, scales, intervals, and melodies. With clear step-by-step instructions all concepts are demonstrated live in real time by the author on the enclosed CDs.

Im pleased to endorse this book. Here is a method that approaches improvisation from an ear training perspective. It integrates the classical movable Do system into a clearly defined concept for jazz improvisational study. The dictation exercises are clearly explained and demonstrated with the goal of developing an intuitive sense of pitch relationships within the context of tonality. I recommend this book to the serious instrumental student who wants to move from point A to point B in a logical progression of activities for the development of hearing on the instrument. (Greg Badolato, Chair, Ear Training Department, Berklee College of Music)

Table of Contents

CD Program . 6
Introduction .. 10
How To Use This Book .11
CD Demo Tour . 12

Basics
Movable DO . 28
Memorization . 30
Sing Then Play [STP] . 31
Inner Hearing .. 34

Study Concepts
Harmonic Bass Lines . 38
Tendency Tone Exercises . 46
StraightLineExercise 58
Cycle of Fourths Exercises . 63
Harmonic Tonal Tensions .. 77
Tension Groups .. 78
Tension Melodies .. 84
Guide Tone Lines .. 90
Phrase Superimposition ... 97

Appendix ... 108
10 Study Progressions .. 109
6 Study Tunes
My Foolish Harve .. 113
Take That Train .. 114
It's You I Can GoTo .. 116
Modal lnterchange Blues .. 117
Goodbye, Fall .. 118
Also Me ... 119
Self-Generated Dictations .. 120
Solo Transcriptions .. 131

Final Thoughts ... 136
About the Author ... 136