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WHERE EXTRAORDINARY MUSIC PROGRAMS TURN TINY FRAGMENTS OF MUSICAL KNOWLEDGE INTO HUGE ELEMENTS OF UNDERSTANDING
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I AM OFFERING THESE PAGES TO PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE THAT STUDENTS OF ALL AGES ARE EAGER AND MORE THAN CAPABLE OF LEARNING MUCH MORE THAN HOW TO SING A HANDFUL OF SONGS FOR A COUPLE OF PROGRAMS EACH YEAR.
EARCLASS DAILY CHALLENGE
PLAN FOR BUILDING THE MUSICAL HOUSE FOR PRE K - 4 STUDENTS
Only the ears can understand the connections between the different sounds of music.
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The eyes can only know the symbols that represent those sounds.
A POUND OF UNDERSTANDING IS MORE VALUEABLE THAT A TON OF KNOWLEDGE
GLISS GAME
WHEN I STOP TELL ME THE NAME OF THE NOTE
This is the most important program on this web site.There is no better practice for the ears.
THIS PROGRAM SHOULD BE PRACTICED EVERY DAY
This kind of hearing is required for the learning of real improvisation.
The GLISS program is exteremely easy to learn and provides fast and perfect understanding for young ears.
SUPPOSE YOU HEAR an E up to an A.
And you identify it as a perfect 4th interval by thinking Here Comes the Bride.
WHAT IT TELLS YOU.
You might be hearing 5 up to 1 in the key of A Major.
WHAT IT DOES NOT TELL YOU.
You might be hearing.
3 up to 6 in the C Major scale.
7 up to 3 in the F Major scale.
1 up to 4 in the E Major scale.
2 up to 5 in the D Major scale.
6 up to 2 in the G Major scale.
1 up to 4 in the E Melodic Minor scale.
5 up to 1 in the A Melodic Minor scale.
2 up to 5 in the D Melodic Minor scale.
6 up to 2 in the G Melodic Minor scale.
3 up to 6 in the D flat Harmonic Minor scale.
1 up to 4 in the E Harmonic Minor scale.
5 up to 1 in the A Harmonic Minor scale.
2 up to 5 in the D Harmonic Minor scale.

AND IT DOES NOT GIVE YOU HINTS OF THINGS TO COME.

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Every scale, however, is the only glue that can hold together and make all the needed connections between all of the intervals and chords generated by it and all of the melodies and harmonies created from it.

YOU CAN GUARANTEE YOUR OWN SUCCESS Click on a few GLISS buttons and listen. The letter on each GLISS button tells the name of the note it stops on. Click on C GLISS1 or C GLISS2. Can you tell that it stopped on C? Now click on D GLISS1 or D GLISS2. Can you tell that it went one note passed C? Play it again. Sing the note it stops on and sing down to C. Of course it works just as well to sing up the scale but it takes longer.Now Click on B GLISS1 or B GLISS2. Can you tell that it stops one note before C? Play it again. Sing the note it stops on and sing up to C. Here too it works just as well to sing down but it takes longer. After using the same method of practice on all of the gliss buttons try the RANDOM button. Then Click a GLISS button to match what the RANDOM button played. Do not stop until you can score 100% every time.
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Gliss Game
THE EARCLASS BOOK1 PROGRAM
HEAR EVERY TRIAD AS PART OF AT LEAST ONE SCALE
THESE ARE SINGING EXERCISES TO BE PRACTICED DAILY.
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IN THE EARCLASS BOOK 1 PROGRAM ON THIS PAGE ONLY THE CHANGE SOUNDS ARROWS WORK
TO CHOOSE FROM 5 ACCOMPANIMENT TRACKS CLICK THE CHANGE SOUNDS ARROWS
group1 major - group2 minor - group3 diminished - group4 augmented - group5 suspended4
To stop all sounds choose "0".
WHEN EACH TRACK STARTS A SOLO INSTRUMENT PLAYS THE DISPLAYED PATTERNS.
as music continues try to sing the patterns shown.
WHILE SINGING BE SURE TO SAY THE NUMBERS
Very soon every triad pattern will become a familiar melody like Jingle Bells to a kindergartener.
This program normally uses thousands of triad pattern images but it can not access them from the home page.

In this program only the change sounds arrows work.
When you choose numbers "1-5" the program displays the first set of singing exercises from each group of triad patterns and plays the accompaniment track.

"0" = stop.
THESE PROGRAMS WILL HELP GUARANTEE SUCCESS WITH THE EARCLASS 1 PROGRAM
When I first created the Earclass 1 program it was impossible for me to sing all of the patterns it contained and most people do have the same trouble because their ears have never been called upon to work that way. So I was forced to find special ways to practice singing triads. Ideas just kept coming one after another and soon all the effort began to add up.
THE THREE PROGRAMS BELOW WILL CERTAINLY WORK FOR ANYONE WILLING TO SPEND THE TIME.
#1 BEGINNING EARS
#2 MEDIUM EARS
#3 MONSTER EARS
18 ways to sing every triad
Eartest C Major
Identify 15 triad patterns
Eartest Triads
Identify 78 triad patterns
Eartest Triads Adv
Click here to start the fully functional EARCLASS BOOK1 program.
Earclass Book 1
FIRST LESSON MAJOR SCALES AND TRIADS
LEARN TO BUILD THE 12 MAJOR TRIADS BY TAKING THE 1 - 3 - 5 FROM THE MAJOR SCALES. 
( You are not through learning a chord until you can hear it as part of all the scales that contain it. )
WHERE ARE THE HALF STEPS IN ALL MAJOR SCALES?    3 – 4  and   7 – 8?
This is the most beautiful and useful piece of  miracle information.
It is the foundation of understanding for the wonderful language of music.
 The first goal here is to build the 12 major triads by finding the 1-3-5 of each of the 12 major scales. The most important goal is to hear the notes of each triad as numbers in the scale that generated it.
 
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VISUALIZE EVERYTHING ON A KEYBOARD TO GIVE YOUR EARS SOMETHING TO HOLD ON TO
Visualizing scales helps us understand melodies and chords
Click here to start the fully functional EARCLASS BOOK1 program.
First Lesson Major Scales and Triads
THESE PROGRAMS ARE GUARANTEED TO HELP STUDENTS VISUALIZE SCALES AND TRIADS
SCALE CHORDS 9Kt1
HEAR AND SEE EVERY EVERY CHORD AND EVERY MELODY AS PART OF AT LEAST ONE SCALE
THE SCALE CHORDS 9KT1 PROGRAM LETS YOU CHOOSE FROM 48 TRIADS. 
0 to 48 ARE TRIADS -- 4 DIFFERENT TYPES IN ALL 12 KEYS
major, minor, diminished or augmented
THE PROGRAM SHOWS TRIADS GENERATED BY EACH SCALE. 
I - IV - VII - III - VI - II - V - I
THE PROGRAM SHOWS TRIADS ON THE KEYBOARD. 
Showing the progression using inversions of each triad.
THE PROGRAM PLAYS BOTH TRIADS AND SCALES. 
This allows you to hear how each scale sounds with the triad you choose.
 
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Scalechords 9kt1
THIRD LESSON CIRCLE OF 5ths
SAY THE NAMES OF THE NOTES ON A KEYBOARD IN A VERY SPECIAL ORDER.
 PLEASE NOTE: The Circle of 5ths is built in this very special order to demonstrate the most powerful chord progression in all of music beginning from the earliest to present day.
Because of the super strength of the Perfect Authentic Cadence pieces of this progression may be found in every kind of music from the classics to pop to jazz to country and everything in between.
For this reason, all students must learn to play and sing the circle, in this order, in their earliest music lessons. This will guarantee better understanding when, in all future music classes, they are asked to analyze anything about any given piece of music.
Learning to sing it in this order and direction is an important part of the foundation of ear trainning. Teaching students to say it backwards for one reason or another delays the formation of this most valueable part of the foundation for the musical ears.
 
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VISUALIZE EVERYTHING ON A KEYBOARD TO GIVE YOUR EARS SOMETHING TO HOLD ON TO
Visualizing the circle of fifths helps us understand and build chord progressions.
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Third Lesson Circle of Fifths
FIVE FOOT TWO PART A1
THREE WAYS TO PRACTICE PLAYING A TUNE IN ALL 12 KEYS
NEVER JUST MEMORIZE
1. Memorizing the melodies and chords for a tune in all 12 keys would very difficult and a total waste of time.
2. Always try to hear every melody and every chord as part of at least one scale.

3. If you know the circle of 5ths in the correct direction that alone eleminates all need for memorizing.
 
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5 Foot 2 Part A1k
RHYTHM BOOGIE
FIND THE FIRST BEAT OF ANY MEASURE IN A FAMILIAR SONG
THIS PROGRAM SHOULD ALSO BE PRACTICED EVERY DAY.
Students can not become good creative musicians without a good feeling of time.
They can not learn to feel rhythm by writing notes. Only clapping can do the trick.
 
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Rhythm Boogie
12 BAR PRACTICE 1B
SAY THE 12 BAR BLUES CHORD PROGRESSION   I-I-I-I   IV-IV-I-I  V-IV-I-I
The first goal here is to help students begin to understand the meaning of chord progressions. The main goal is to train the ears to hear, identify and play the chords of the 12 bar blues. This will allow students to play, without any practice, accompaniments the 1000's of songs that are build on this chord progression.   
 
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12 Bar Practice 1B
 
FIRST SONGBOOK
WHAT ARE THE NUMBERS IN THE MELODY OF A GIVEN SONG
The goal of this program is to begin ear trainning by having students sing the numbers of the notes in a major scale instead of the lyrics. Only the first 5 notes of the major scales are used in these songs. Also after learning the numbers for each song students may very easily play them on a real keyboard in all 12 keys. What a thrill for every young musician.
 
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First Songbook
 
LESSON 4 PART A
SAY THE SEVEN LETTERS USED IN MUSIC IN ORDER BEGINNING ON A GIVEN LETTER
ABCDEFG    BCDEFGAB   CDEFGABC   DEFGABCD   EFGABCDE FGABCDEF   GABCDEFG
The first goal here is to learn to write the letter names for each major scale in the correct order.
 
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Lesson 4 Part A
 
LESSON 4 PART B
SAY THE SEVEN LETTERS USED IN MUSIC IN ORDER BEGINNING ON A GIVEN LETTER
ABCDEFG    BCDEFGAB   CDEFGABC   DEFGABCD   EFGABCDE FGABCDEF   GABCDEFG
First we build a major scale on the keyboard.
Then we write the letter names for that scale in the correct orderl
Then we look at the scale to find where to place the sharps and flats on our letters.
 
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Lesson 4 Part B
 
LESSON 5 PART A
SAY THE SEVEN LETTER NAMES IN THIS SPECIAL ORDER
FACEGBD  FACEGBD FACEGBD
 The first goal here is to say the letter names in this order, for the spaces beginning with F on the space below the bass clef, and repeating them until reaching the G on the space above the treble clef.
Also do the same for the lines beginning with the G on the bottom line of the bass clef and repeating them until reaching the F on the top line of the treble clef.
The untimate goal is to notate the scales on the grand staff. There are no gimmicks needed here.
Using the red letter guides on the left side of the program along with what we learned in the Lesson 4 program this is a piece of cake for students of all ages.  
 
 
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Lesson 5 Part A
 
LESSON 5 PART B
WRITE NOTES OF THE 12 MAJOR SCALES AND MAJOR TRIADS ON THE GRAND STAFF
  NOTICE: This program also uses the A on the ledger line above the treble clef and the E on the ledger line below the bass clef. Our ultimate goal is to notate the Major scales and the Major triads on the grand staff.
There are no gimmicks needed here. Using the red letter guides on the left side of the program along with what we learned in the Lesson 4 program this is a piece of cake for students of all ages.  
 
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THIS IS A MONSTER PROGRAM. BE SURE TO GIVE IT A LOT OF ATTENTION
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Lesson5 PartB
 
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I AM OFFERING THESE PAGES TO PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE THAT STUDENTS OF ALL AGES ARE EAGER AND MORE THAN CAPABLE OF LEARNING MUCH MORE THAN HOW TO SING A HANDFUL OF SONGS FOR A COUPLE OF PROGRAMS EACH YEAR.

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