It is the musical reactions and flexibility that put the finishing touches to a performance. But often a lack of listening comprehension will present an obstacle to improvising and ensemble-playing. This is where 'Die neue Gehörbildung' by Tom van der Geld comes in – with a structured training for better listening comprehension in jazz and jazz-related music. His carefully crafted method with many examples and dictation exercises leads, step by step, to a well-trained ear.
Music theory is added wherever it helps to make listening easier. The present new edition of Volume 1 includes lessons on intervals, triads and tetrads, scales as well as important connections of chords. In addition, it contains three special chapters on rhythm. The accompanying online material includes audio recordings of the musical examples. worksheets and solutions for printing.