YOGA FOR THE EAR™
WHAT IT IS
The Developing Ears is a set of 12 listening activities that teach the ear to better hear both pitch and rhythm. The program offers an easy to listen to, yet extensive set of melodies based on musical ladders. These ladders teach the ear pitch and rhythm structures that music is built from.LEARN MORE
HOW IT WORKS
Each piece in The Developing Ears is designed to teach changes in pitch and rhythm. Each piece progresses step by step to make it simple for the ear to learn. By giving the ear rolling changes in patterns of pitch and rhythm, The Developing Ears helps train the ear to follow the melody patterns that give music its distinctive characteristics. Becoming familiar with the set develops the ability to hear the distinctions found in the different melodies we enjoy . Trained ears enjoy music more because trained ears are taught to pay attention.LEARN MORE
WHO IT IS FOR
The Developing Ears improves aural skills for all ages. Adults who want to improve their ear for music will benefit greatly. For children, it offers an effortless addition for musical education. Stimulate memory and focus skills. Open the doors to a more vibrant musical future. Strengthen the ear’s foundation.LEARN MORE
Intro to Intervals
Learn to hear how the notes of three principal scales relate to the tonic note, or keynote, of each scale. Covers the major, minor, and harmonic minor scales.
Chromatic Scale Patterns
A musical ladder is built on the 12 steps found between octaves. Over 160 distinct 3-note patterns climb to define the distance found between notes up to one octave apart.
Shows how music can follow time in sets divisible by two, as in 1, 2, 1, 2. This exercise helps the ear to practice tracking rhythm within these meters.
The 12 Intervals
There are only 12 basic two note intervals in the music so many of us enjoy. Music is built from these intervals. Becoming familiar with them helps us appreciate the music we love.
MUSIC IS A LANGUAGE. UNDERSTANDING THE WORDS HELPS US SPEAK THE LANGUAGE.
CREATOR OF THE DEVELOPING EARS
Harry Spurrier graduated from the University of Northern Colorado Summa Cum Laude. During his education, Harry composed a number of listening exercises to train for the requirements he met in school. Much of his success came from the ear training he developed as it helped him learn to grasp and hear what he was being taught. Harry used the same techniques to build what he likes to call musical ladders of pitch in peaceful, gentle background music to help people, including young children and infants, to sharpen their aural skills.
Besides Harry’s efforts in music you might enjoy his Biblical work titled Undeniable. Undeniable shows many of the references listed in the Bible related to science and other aspects of life. The Bible is full of truths that were written long before they became common knowledge in the scientific world. Seeing these truths recorded in the Bible places the Bible in a class of its own.
Also see samples of Harry’s compositions at Sheet Music Plus.
- SATB Choral Music – Emily Dickinson Song Cycle
- String Quartet – The Top of Somewhere
- Piano – The Fruit of the Spirit