How do you become a complete musician?


Once you start progressing as a musician it’s easy to play to your strengths and neglect weaker skills. So you become a good ear player who struggles to read a melody; or a keen sight-reader who avoids improvising. Or maybe your eyes and ears are strong, but writing music takes you much longer than you feel it should.

Imagine you had the skills to face any musical challenge with quiet confidence. That means you can sight-read, play by ear and transcribe equally well. So you feel comfortable in any playing situation, whether it’s a jam session, recording studio, function gig, or theatre pit.

It all boils down to having a strong connection between eyes, ears, voice and fingers.

Previously there wasn’t an easy way to achieve this gradually, especially when you are concentrating on mastering your instrument. Bart Noorman’s Fundamentals fixes that by progressively training eyes, ears and fingers in a coordinated way that gets results fast.

Suppose you start with singing, to test your recognition of basic intervals, chords and rhythms. After just a few sessions you find your sight singing ability has improved. Now you can begin using your instrument to repeat short and long phrases, by ear and by sight.

Fundamentals can noticeably improve your musicianship in a few weeks. But don’t just take our word for it. Read what fellow musicians and teachers say. Then watch the videos and see how musicians improve their ability to play by ear within just a few sessions using the Fundamentals.

I simply love the Fundamentals DVD. It is made with a lot of patience and the clear information on the DVD really helps you to grow quick as a musician. It is easy, and light, and challenging at the same time. The seemingly endless amount of exercises to practice to are an investment that I would deeply recommend. This DVD is just plain good and it works! The cut-out-and-take-along-scalewheel took my heart away and I keep it with me all the time. Thanks, Bart, your effort is a big support!"
- Malon Bakker, singer/songwriter and pianist from Utrecht, The Netherlands

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Introduction to the software | 3:72

Fundamentals uses audio and vdeo combined with a smart use of colours and explanatory notes. So you hear exactly how the notes written on paper should sound, and work out how to replicate what you hear.


Guitarist magazine commented, "Fundamentals is a very active way of learning, since you are always playing, reading or writing". While Akkoord magazine said, "Getting to work to become a more complete musician with this well-organized DVD is enticing."

Sing magazine described Fundamentals as like having "a teacher who is available 24/7." A further endorsement from Music Maker magazine concluded with a simple instruction: "Recommend these packages to your teacher! - I could not do without them".

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Sing What You See video | 3:25

If you can sight sing, it helps you to hear how sheet music should sound inside your head. Sight singing is so much easier once you understand the function of the notes. The exercises in Fundamentals use colour coding and written hints to teach this.


I've been working with the offbeat exercise from the Play What You See pages. It is terribly confronting, but it really helps. After two weeks of daily surrender to this intensive brainwash, my timing has improved tremendously."
- Stelios Chatzikaleas, trumpeter from Thessaloniki, Greece

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Ear training with the Harmony Trainer | 1:44

I use Fundamentals every day. The exercises are really helpful, and even fun to do. The choice of elements to study and practice, as well as the informative videos makes the Fundamentals an excellent complement to my trumpet lessons. I think the Fundamentals is a huge value for my money." - Raoul Wirtz, trumpeter from Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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The Play What You Hear trainer | 9:30

I am addicted the Play What You Hear trainer, it is really great. It is fun to replay the melodies and it helped me to play on my instrument as if I were using my voice."
- Marieke Samson, alto saxophonist from Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Fundamentals is also a big hit with teachers. All the materials are laid out for you, in a clear, accessible modular way. So it's easy to incorporate short segments into your lessons and marvel as your students get motivated to go away and improve results in their own time.

I have a couple of students who got completely addicted to some of the trainers. They practice more and improve their playing tremendously and fast. Fundamentals does what is says: it lays a strong foundation on several musical layers. A great inspiration!
- Peter Ganz, saxophone teacher from Paderborn, Germany

I finally got our boy students enthusiastic about sight reading. Each week we spend 30 minutes with the reading and writing exercises. Because the explanation and working strategy is explained so clearly, they are concious about the notes and their function. After half a year I could put much more complex material on the repertoire. This system really works!
Deborah Maclaglan, choir conductor from Blackpool, UK

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This program saves so much time in my lessons: I hardly have to spend time on explaining the basic musical vocabulary, apart from answering an occasional question. Independently some of my students use the program for working on their timing, their playing by ear, and a few even got into the dictations. I can really use that time because I already have my hands full on learning them how to blow the horn properly.
Patrick Vandenberge, brass teacher from Brussels, Belgium


Fundamentals is a true eye opener for my students. Guitarists usually aren't so keen on sight reading, but since some of them wanted to prepare for a music education they knew they had to get into sheet music. They told me that they never thought it was that simple once you grab the idea. That's the power of this program: it unravels everything to its essence, and then you realize that it's not so hard at all. The guys I mentioned all passed the entrance exam!

Jonathan Carter, guitar teacher from Cardiff, UK


Educational concepts in the software - for teachers | 5:06

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