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Developing Your Tonal Ear Explained®

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    Tonal Hearing Introduction

    This video describes how hearing tonally works. Solfege syllables and scale steps (degrees) are shown and explained, as well as using musical examples to demonstrate tonal tendencies.

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    Tonic from a Scale

    This first exercise video helps train the listener to find the tonic of the major scale patterns that are played.

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    Tonic from Chord Progressions

    This exercise has the listener follow diatonic chord progressions to hear the tonic of the key.

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    Scale & Tonic Drone

    These next exercises now has the listener listen and sing to a major scale played over a tonic drone to learn how each scale degree feels in relationship to the tonic.

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    Scale Steps to Tonic

    Now practice singing incrementally up the steps of the scale over a tonic drone and then sing the last tone back to the tonic. This will further help create a feel for each tone in the scale and its relationship to the tonic.

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    Tonal Resolutions

    Next, focus on learning to hear the unstable tones of the major scale resolve to stable tones.

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    Songs that Start on the Tonic

    Here you'll learn how to sing simple diatonic songs with a new set of lyrics - your choice of scale degrees or solfege syllables. The two examples in this video start on Do or 1.

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    Songs that Start on the 3rd

    More singing songs with solfege or scale degrees as lyrics. This video has two songs that start on Mi or the third degree.

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    Songs that Start on the 5th

    Now continue singing songs with solfege or scale degrees as lyrics, but now with songs that start on Sol or the 5th degree of the scale.

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    Identifying a Tone From a Scale

    This is a testing video. A major scale will be played to establish tonality. Then a note from the tonal system will be played. You want to be able to identify the tone (i.e., Mi or the 3rd)

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    Identifying a Tone from a Chord Progression

    Another testing video. A diatonic chord progression will be played to establish tonality. Then a note from the tonal system will be played. You want to be able to identify the tone (i.e., Mi or the 3rd).

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    Identifying Multiple Tones

    This testing video plays either scales or diatonic chord progressions and asks you to identify 2 or 3 tones that are played afterwords.

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    Working with Bass Lines

    Now go through some common diatonic chord progressions and see how to use your tonal ear to listen to and identify the bass lines.

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    An Introduction to Minor Pt. 1

    Here the chromatic scale is used to show the deviations in solfege and scale degrees from a major scale. Then the natural minor scale is explained.

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    An Introduction to Minor Pt. 2

    This video starts with exercises that are used to help hear the natural minor scale. Then two simple melodies are played with the solfege/scale degree lyrics to sing with.

Product Overview


Doug Zangar delivers ear training videos on developing your tonal ear! Learn the basics plus more advanced techniques to identify pitch, scales and musical phrases like never before. These tonal ear tutorials are for those who have no ear training, as well as for those who have a developed musical ear who can recognize pitches.

Doug begins with what a "Tonal Ear" is and how it works, including using Solfège syllables and scale steps (degrees), as well as musical examples to demonstrate tonal tendencies. Next, you'll learn how to identify the tonic note from a scale, chord progression and drone examples.

Moving on, Doug shows you how to hear the unstable tones of the major scale and how they resolve to stable tones, and how to sing simple diatonic songs that start on the tonic, 3rd and 5th notes of a scale. You'll then get testing videos that put what you've learned to the test, so you can practice identifying tones from a scale, chord progressions, multiple tones, bass lines and more!

To see what these ear training tutorials show you and how they will help you develop your tonal ear, see the individual Tonal Ear tutorial descriptions on this page. If you want to better understand and recognize pitches and musical phrases, this collection of ear training videos are what you need. Start picking out pitches and phrases today... watch “Developing Your Tonal Ear Explained®"!


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Shay
Submitted 2 months ago

very helpful

common sense approach.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician


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MaxGain
Submitted 3 months ago

Great exercises!

Very well put together training. Good pace, great explanations.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Mastering Facility, Ableton Live, Cubase, Pro Tools, Reaper, Studio One


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JNetick
Submitted 3 months ago

Love the subject

I find it very challenging without a visual of the cords, even so very happy to proceed

I am a: Student, Beat Maker, Ableton Live


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Shay
Submitted 2 months ago

very helpful

common sense approach.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician

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MaxGain
Submitted 3 months ago

Great exercises!

Very well put together training. Good pace, great explanations.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Mastering Facility, Ableton Live, Cubase, Pro Tools, Reaper, Studio One

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JNetick
Submitted 3 months ago

Love the subject

I find it very challenging without a visual of the cords, even so very happy to proceed

I am a: Student, Beat Maker, Ableton Live

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing a bit of guitar and piano in the mid-60’s as a small child. Nothing really stuck until my first electric guitar and ensuing garage band in high school. By my last year of high school I was studying jazz guitar and the music bug had bitten.

2. What training have you had?

I went on to get a BFA in music (magna cum laude) from Cornish College of the Arts, emphasizing jazz guitar. Faculty at that time included Gary Peacock, Art Lande and Marius Nordal. I also completed the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program, where I studied with Hummie Mann. Additionally, I have become a certified trainer for Apple’s Logic Pro software on versions 6, 7, and 8.

3. When did you get into recording?

My first home recording gear was purchased in the mid ‘80s. It consisted of a Tascam Porta One and a Roland 505 drum machine. By the late 80’s the Atari 1040 ST and Logic’s predecessor, Notator 2.0 were purchased. Digital audio didn’t arrive at the home studio until the early ‘90’s, with Digidesign’s Session 8.

4. People you have worked with/for?

My professional career has included working with Pavarotti, Vic Damone and Diahann Carroll. I have written music for commercials on television and radio and scored independent films. Studio work includes performing on as well as arranging and producing many CD projects. I have also helped many Seattle area musicians work with Logic.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I draw from my formal education, 4 years of running the Seattle Logic User Group, over 20 years of teaching music at the community college level and 30 years real-world experience working in the music business to give you a lot of insights and tips and tricks on how to use Logic to help create and refine your work.

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Developing Your Tonal Ear Explained® is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 3 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very helpful common sense approach.
Date published: 2019-08-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great exercises! Very well put together training. Good pace, great explanations.
Date published: 2019-07-30
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Love the subject I find it very challenging without a visual of the cords, even so very happy to proceed
Date published: 2019-07-26
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