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  • Spiral-bound: 34 pages
  • Publisher: Muse-eek Publishing; Pap/Com edition (31 Dec. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1890944475
  • ISBN-13: 978-1890944476
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 1 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,658,350 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Born in Sioux Falls South Dakota, Bruce began his music training at the University of South Dakota. After three years of study he transferred to the Berklee College of Music where he received a Bachelor of Music degree in Composition. While doing undergraduate work at Berklee College of Music Bruce received the Harris Stanton award for outstanding guitarist of the year. He continued with further study in improvisational and compositional methods with Charlie Banacos and Jerry Bergonzi. Bruce received the outstanding teacher of the year award at Berklee in 1984 and went on to teach at the New England Conservatory of Music, and Dartmouth College.

Upon moving to New York City, Bruce found himself preoccupied with the possibilities of applying the twelve tone theoretical constructs of Schoenberg and Berg to American improvised music. His first CD, Blue Eleven contained the seeds of those ideas he was to develop further in his following critically acclaimed works: "A Few Dozen" and "Give ?Em Some." In this vein, his music is remarkably tonal, and the results give proof that inventive improvisation is possible within this format.

Bruce currently plays with his own band, "The Bruce Arnold Trio" and with "Spooky Actions" a jazz quartet that performs his transcriptions of Webern. In addition, Bruce has performed with such diverse musicians as Gary Burton, Joe Pass, Joe Lovano, Randy Brecker, Peter Erskine, Stuart Hamm, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and The Absolute Ensemble under the baton of Kristjan Järvi.

Bruce currently teaches at Princeton University, New York University and the New School. Upon his arrival at NYU he set about to improve the music education program, and instituted NYU?s first sight-reading program for jazz guitarists. He started writing music education books to fill a need he perceived in formal jazz education.

As an author, Bruce has written 42 books on music education. These books cover many of the important aspects of mastering high performance skills for both the advanced music student with professional goals, and the dedicated beginner.


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Rob on 10 Jan. 2014
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I did have this book, but returned it (see below).

I noticed that this book (or the spiral version - with the CDs) has three 5 star reviews. I thought I would see what else these people had reviewed.

Billy Park has only written reviews for 5 products. All 5 are Bruce Arnold products, and all 5 got 5 star reviews.

Tom Bradford has only written 2 reviews, and both got 5 stars and - yes - both are Bruce Arnold products.

Danny Goldshtein has not reviewed anything else other than this - and his review of this is mainly just to quote the FAQ.

Maybe they are all legitimate reviews from real users, who love these products enough to write 5 star reviews of them, and just don't like anything else enough to bother writing a review, and whether these reviews are legitimate or not, this may be a great method (it is hard to tell without the CDs) but...

Well, I think I will return this book for a refund and buy something else.

The book itself is useless on its own. It directs you to buy the CDs from the author's website. Most of the book (from page 17 on, is just FAQs). The author appears to have put the book on amazon primarily as a way to direct people to his own website. The book seems more like an advert for his method, rather than a product in itself.

Original review:

The description for this book does mention that it does not include the CDs.

However, I went to the author's website [...] to download the CD tracks, but the CD download comes with the book anyway. (At least I couldn't see anywhere to download or buy the CDs without the book - which essentially makes buying this book from amazon pointless.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Billy Park on 16 Jun. 2004
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I purchased 1st Steps for a Beginning Guitarist, Music Theory Workbook for Guitar and Ear Training One Note Complete by Bruce Arnold about a year ago and wanted to let others know of my experience. I think Mr. Arnold's method of education and his system of teaching are quite unique and visionary. Through the use of the publisher's Web site Mr. Arnold communicates via email with students helping them understand his method and directing students to the large resource found on the publisher's site. The correspondences are anonymously posted on the site so other students can learn from each others questions. The site also contains a free-for-book-owners "member's area" which contains hundreds of videos and audio files to further help students in their music education. Mr. Arnold's books have been used at New York University, Princeton and the New School University for over 10 years so you know the methods presented have been well tested.
My personal interactions with Mr. Arnold have been numerous. I had problems in a few areas and through a few emails Mr. Arnold answered my questions about his methods and offered guidance on how best for me to organize my practicing methods and offered guidance on how best for me to organize my practicing schedule. Mr. Arnold's books are a work in progress. That may sound like a bad thing but it is not. I was informed by the staff at Muse Eek Publishing that he is currently adding video to most of his books which will be downloadable for free for customers who own his books. Through the videos he also responds to common questions students have about his methods and offers further in-depth information on the subject at hand. Many of his teaching methods are unlike any I've encountered in other books and therefore can be confusing if you are used to other methods.
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By Alan Mazonowicz on 12 May 2014
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I agree with the review by Rob. The book is useless without the CDs. The foreword of the "Look Inside" version says they are contained, but the one which arrives says you have to buy them separately. Also more than a quarter of the book is adverts for other books. A rip-off.
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5 of 13 people found the following review helpful By "tombradford_2" on 5 Oct. 2003
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I have purchased quite a few books via amazon on ear training. I find Mr. Arnold's approach to be a breath of fresh air. Between the publisher's website and the information contained in the book I was able to get a complete picture of his method. I should also mention that Mr. Arnold takes email's from book owners if they are having problems or questions. I found this to be very helpful. The ear training method is based around relative pitch ear training but not using intervals or the distance between notes. Through a bunch of exercises contained in his books he teaches you how to memorize the sound of each note within a key center. This was a revolutionary way to do ear training for me and has worked marvelously. I also recommend his Fanatic's Guide to Sight Singing and Ear Training as another book that should be purchased with the Ear Training One Note Complete
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5 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Danny Goldshtein on 24 Jun. 2004
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I noticed that some people seem to be confused about why the CDs that accompany this book are all in one key. I took this excerpt from the FAQs for Fanatic's Guide and Ear Training One Note Complete from the publishers website.
"You will definitely want to play vamps in different keys. You will want to sing in different keys too. But remember as far as the ear training goes - ALL KEYS ARE THE SAME. The 3rd in C major will sound exactly like the 3rd in F# major. The 3rd always sounds like the 3rd. You want to do other keys mostly to build up your music theory ability to know for example what the b6th in Gb major is quickly. That is where I recommend using the Music Theory books so you can speed up your music theory knowledge so it's ready when your ears are."
I have found myself that when I started there were things that didn't make sense to me. Through contacting Mr. Arnold and reading the FAQs from hundreds of students I have learned many things. Two of the most important are don't judge something until you truly understand it and perception grows over time mostly through learning and studying. The most important thing I've learned from my interactions with Mr. Arnold is that understanding how I learn and controlling my mind's tendencies will be the real challenge to learning anything including ear training.
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