By setting forth a holistic course of study based on the way our minds take in information, the desired knowledge is not only delivered to the intellect but to the body.
(PRWEB) July 30, 2014
Whether its pop, jazz or classical music, the most beloved melodies we know would not be as powerful without the chords that support them. Now Muse-Eek presents “Hearing Chord Progressions,” a breakthrough method that uses simple but effective exercises to not only explain, but ingrain a comprehensive knowledge of chord structures, how they move, and how they relate to a key center. That last element is hugely important when it comes to performance, as knowing where one is within a key profoundly affects the ability to improvise creatively.
Much of the way music is taught tends to separate out various elements so that it is hard for the student to “get” the relationships. Writing out a chord on paper is not the same thing as playing it or playing with it in a musical setting. By setting forth a holistic course of study based on the way our minds take in information, the desired knowledge is not only delivered to the intellect but to the body.
Because of the amount of information covered and the necessity of using mp3 files for practice, the course is offered as a 7-part download totaling 4 Gigabytes. It is the first of its kind to work with every possible movement of the basic 13 chord types through all degrees of a key center. The package includes:
- Études covering all 13 seventh chords through all possible harmonic cycles. (1109 pages of exercises)
- 132 Ear Training singing and listening MP3s
- MP3s and Midifiles for all Cycle Études.
- The new "TUBA MetroDrone" to create a key center and develop your time simultaneously.
- Extensive help files for students of all levels.
- MP3s and Midifles of all exercises.
In addition to giving the student an unshakeable foundation in chords, the various exercises also hone ear training skills as all chords and arpeggios are taught as they relate to a key center. This troubleshoots the common pitfall of the ear, drifting into different key centers with each chord transition.
As usual, all students have e-mail access to Bruce Arnold, the creator of this teaching method, if they are in need of direction or have hit a wall.