Orthodox Christian Recorded Books (FB) has a wonderful resource for those who wish to learn the Russian Tones in English. OCRB is not a NW based company but this resource can be an invaluable assistance to NW Missions, of which there are several; so I thought it would be worthwhile posting info on it.
“If you’ve ever wanted to learn the eight tones of the Russian Orthodox Church, now you can! ToneTutor 101 gives you private lessons in the comfort of your home or car. Experienced chanters walk you through the melody line of the tones, one musical phrase at a time, with quizzes along the way to check your progress.
- Examples by both male and female chanters
- The most advanced course of its kind – over 9 hours of audio content
- Entirely audio-based – learn in your car or while you work!
- Includes the 30-minute ToneTutor 101 Refresher Course comprised of four-part choral examples” (From the website) More info and audio samples available on the website.