ToneTutor 101


ToneTutor 101 - An Audio Course in the Eight Tones of the Russian Orthodox Church

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

Based on the time-tested system used at Holy Trinity Seminary in New York, ToneTutor 101 is an effective tool to help you master the tones and have fun doing so. Whether you’re a beginning chanter or an experienced choir director, ToneTutor 101 was created with you in mind.

See our FAQ page for answers to the most frequently asked questions about ToneTutor 101.

A solid knowledge of the tones is something you'll never regret having.  Satisfaction is guaranteed!  Write and ask about group discounts for your choir, seminary, or school.

MP3 version: Due to the number of files involved, all files are in .ZIP archive format. You will need an archive program such as jZip, WinZip, or WinRAR to open the files on your computer or smartphone. Please do not hesitate to email us if you need assistance with this.

Sample audio clip: Tone 3 Module, "Lord, I Have Cried"

Sample audio clip: Tone 7 Module, Sunday Troparion, choral example

What users are saying:

"Thanks be to God for this resource! This process of listening and repeating has already trained me in the basics of the tones in a few daily listenings. Such a resource has been in great need for many years for the local churches, monasteries, homes and individuals. I am confident that anybody who uses it with regularity will make great progress." 

- St Albans, UK


“ToneTutor 101 is an excellent product for choir members who need to learn the tones of Church music by individual practice.  Easy to understand step-by-step practice will raise the level of skill and understanding so that anyone who can sing will gain the confidence to sing well for God in the cliros.  Our parish uses this program to good effect and our choir members value it greatly.  Thank you so much to all who have worked so hard and so well to bring us this superb resource!”

Archpriest Gregory Hallam, Dean
Antiochian Orthodox Deanery of the United Kingdom and Ireland
"Ever since I purchased the Tone Tutor I have been enjoying it daily."
- Salem, NH
"We've quickly sold out of ToneTutor 101, even at the full retail price!"
- Jordanville, NY

"I am listening to the first CD of ToneTutor 101, and I am so happy I made the purchase. It is really very helpful in learning the 8 tones! The recordings on ToneTutor 101 are very clear. This is exactly what I have been looking for and hoping for. Glory be to God for all things!"

- Nathaniel, Malaysia

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