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Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – The Orthodox Church in America’s Department of Liturgical Music and Translations recently announced that the first phase of its self-study tutorial for learning the eight tones is now available on the OCA web site. The tutorial initially introduces the stikhera melodies for tones one through four in Common [L’vov-Bakhmetev Obikhod] and Kievan melodies. Recorded choral demonstrations of the written examples for each tone are presented, including full (SATB) choir, and individual lines for soprano, alto, tenor, and bass. Tones five through eight will be made available in the immediate future. Additional…