Tasting Harmony is designed to teach your ear to focus on the sound of each individual chord tone while simultaneously hearing the full chord. This is a new approach to ear-training, utilizing the concept of synesthesia; the mixing of the senses.
Tasting Harmony taps into the ability we all possess to discern the different flavors of food items and uses that ability to establish an emotional connection to your note choices by providing you with a harmonic menu of eighty-one different sounds played in all twelve keys... that's nine hundred and seventy-two chords you'll hear and "taste" with each listening to the play-along CD.
The chord progression of every song represents a harmonic recipe created by the composer. Tasting Harmony allows you to fully stock your ear with the ingredients needed for each recipe, so you don't have to substitute water for cream when it's time to put those ingredients together to bake your harmonic creation.
Tasting Harmony was developed to provide a fun approach for all musicians who want to get involved with harmony on a deeper level in a direct and non-theoretical way. Sing and play along with vocalist Petra van Nuis and pianist Jeremy Kahn as they take you through a full menu of ear-enriching harmonic flavors.
The girl on the cover? That's Chicago based vocalist Petra van Nuis! She sings all of the tracks on the Tasting Harmony play-along CD and also announces the names of the chords. I heard Petra singing in a club in Chicago and knew that the beauty and purity of her voice would be just perfect for Tasting Harmony.
64 Pages + 1 Play-along CD with 81 tracks. Available in C, Bb and Eb Editions.