This book and accompanying audio CD presents method of developing relative pitch ear training. This method does not use intervals as a means of teaching ear training but rather teaches aural recognition through hearing sounds in relationship to a key center. It has been used with great success by thousands of students over the last 25 years and will significantly change your ability to hear music through daily repetition.
There are three levels available Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced. The only difference between these levels is the speed a which you hear the exercise. Starting with the intermediate level is recommended for most students. Since ear training is such a personal experience Mr. Arnold has answered many questions from students over the years. You can read these interactions in our FAQ section. It is also recommend that you check out Mr. Arnold's Blog which has many entries dealing with this subject. This book provides a solid basis for the development of good relative pitch and is the required text at both New York University and Princeton University.
The intermediate level is also a good place to start if you are teaching a child ear training. (recommended for children 7 years of age or older) Please read Mr. Arnold's blog entry to understand the process of teaching a child and to find out more information on how the whole ear training process works. This book provides a solid basis for the development of good relative pitch and is the required text at both New York University and Princeton University. Please note only the Spiral edition of this book contains a CD. With the perfect bound version you will need to purchase the CD separately.