Essential Blues Eartraining system/tests/playalong

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Now, for the first time a DEFINITIVE Blues Ear training system comprising all the chord options serious students of Jazz need to know in 12 keys!

This innovative system + tests has been meticulously designed to train you to hear + understand  the 10 + most important tried and tested Jazz/ Blues progressions of the Great American Jazz continuum.

Immersing your ears in these vital chord sequences, you will deepen your understanding of Jazz harmony, taking your musicianship/improvisation to a much higher level.

Note. If you wish to purchase this with a credit card please proceed to the JazzDuets parallel site here:

This digital download includes the following:

  • 48 mp3 Audio files ( 4 tests per each of the 12 keys)
  • 12 grid sheets that simultaneously display all the chord possibilities in every key + Roman numeral analysis (so you can understand the logic of the progressions) 
  •  An Answer sheet of the 48 mp3 tests, that you initially use, and over time dispense with as you ear improves!

How to use the system:

1) Upload the files in to your favourite Mp3 player

2) listen through deeply, day in day and out making notes on how the different chords feel. 

3) Play the Mp3’s randomly, looking at the  accompanying chord sheet trying to see if you can hear the different chord colours.

4)  Play the Mp3’s randomly, without the accompanying chord sheet

5) Use the Mp's as a playalong! So try singing  and playing along with your instrument, with and without the grid sheets, reacting and 'nailing' the different chord changes.

 Are you ready to grow and expand you ears? 

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Nancy W.
United States United States
Blues Eartraining Tests

I want to write a brief review for those of you who are kinda out of the loop like I am...first, I play violin, and like many violinists, I have been boxed in to classical music for most of my life...I have been attempting to get my feet wet and learn improvisation by way of studying blues...and have not gotten very far... but finally thought a big problem that is not addressed in any of the many books, etc, that teach improv and blues is that blues differs from classical music as well as most other forms of music by the sound it creates... memorising the 12 bar pattern, the major and minor blues scales, the "blues notes", etc may help but just knowing them is not going to make you a blues player... you have to tune your ear to a very different soundscape... until you do, you can follow all the rules and never be a blues player...this program of Blues Eartraining Tests is anything but easy, but it will get you saturated with the blues sound and slowly it will make sense to your senses...try it and see Nellie

Duery F.
United States United States
Essential Blues Eartraining system/tests/playalong

Honestly, I recently downloaded and have not time to thoroughly study this program. I purchased this product in good faith as I have been satisfied with earlier musical-related purchases.

Goran E.
Italy Italy
Great approach to music

I love your overall approach to music, I'm a musician that performed a lot but haven't developed a good knowledge of music through the years... You're helping to make it all clear, finally. :)

Jesse D.
Canada Canada
Take your musical understanding to a whole new level

I've been watching Nick Holmes teach musical harmony for a couple years now. He shares an absolute wealth of knowledge in his videos, but it's the downloadable extra content the gives the keeners some great study material. I'm so grateful to have become a better musician through his content.

jrf r.
United States United States
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I really like the materiaslI bought. Thank you for your efforts in developing an easy way to understanding music complexities.