Books Aural Skills Builder One & Two

About The Books

Aural skills training, or ear training, teaches musicians how to understand what they hear. It helps them recognize note relationships and patterns such as keys, scales and arpeggios, and decipher the complexities of rhythm and meter.

I have used these drills in one form or another with all my harp students. Because the drills were developed in my teaching studio, they are specifically geared to harpists, especially where the keys used are concerned. Although I use them as teaching tools in the lesson, they are also a valuable self-study course should you wish to work on your own.

Each unit in each book represents several weeks of study. Repetition of the drills is the key to developing the ear. Just five minutes in a lesson, plus the same at home as part of a practice session, will, over the period of a month or so, be enough to develop confidence with the material. Of course, each student will need to proceed at his or her own pace, working more on difficult areas and less on things that seem easy. It is important, however, to resist the temptation to skip too far ahead, because building a solid foundation is essential for success.

Aural Skills Builder One

Aural Skills Book 1 Instructions provides the methods for practicing the drills and hints to help you along the way.


Lesson 1 - Whole Steps Up and Down, First Three Scale Steps, Rhythm Drills 2/4 and 3/4.

 
 
$2.50
 
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Lesson 2 - Whole Steps and Half Steps Up and Down, Rhythm Drills 2/4 and 3/4 adding Rests

 
 
$2.50
 
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Lesson 3 - Steps and Leaps, Rhythm Drills 4/4

 
 
$2.50
 
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Lesson 4 - The Major scale, Rhythm Drills, Eighth Notes

 
 
$2.50
 
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Lesson 5 - The Major Scale (Part 2), Rhythm Drills, Dotted Quarter Notes

 
 
$2.50
 
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Supplementary Drills, Book One

 
 
$2.50
 
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Aural Skills Builder Two

Aural Skills Book 2 Instructions provides the methods for practicing the drills and hints to help you along the way. [ Link to File ]


Lesson 1 - Whole Steps and Half Steps in Major and Minor Thirds, Rhythm Drills, Duple Meter (Simple and Compound)

 
 
$3.00
 
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Lesson 2 - Major and Minor Triads, Rhythm Drills, Triple Meter (Simple and Compound)

 
 
$3.00
 
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Lesson 3 - The Natural Minor Scale, Rhythm Drills, Sixteenth Notes

 
 
$3.00
 
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Lesson 4 - Major and Melodic Minor Scales, Rhythm Drills, More Duple Meter

 
 
$3.00
 
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Lesson 5 - Harmonic Minor Scales, Rhythm Drills, More Triple Meter

 
 
$3.00
 
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Supplementary Drills, Book Two

 
 
$3.00
 
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