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Tone 3 Audio Files

Dear St. George Chanters and Musicians, Please note the three audio files I have attached for our Tone 3 lesson this Saturday. This tone is one that, like the 4th tone, has 11 different “prosomia” settings or different melodic thoughts. However, unlike tone 4 in which many o...

Tone 1 Audio Files

Here is the first of the tone one files I will be sending you this week. This is the file for the troparion for the tone which, as we discussed Saturday, is the first setting one should learn in each of the tones. Again, this preliminary cycle through the 8 tones is merely to introduce....

Tone 2 Audio Files

Beloved in the Lord, Please note the two attached audio files from two of my audio recordings. As I have stated in the Saturday afternoon class, the purpose of this first 8-week run through the Byzantine tonal system is merely to expose your ears to the music of the Orthodox Church. We ...