Learning Goal: To recognize the unique sound/feeling of the following intervals: minor 2nd, major 2nd, minor 3rd, major 3rd, perfect 4th, tritone, perfect 5th, minor 6th, major 6th, minor 7th, major 7, octave... Download the Zip file, unzip, create a playlist, set to random play, and do ear training on the run! Each mp3 follows … Continue reading Ear Training: Intervals
Interval is just a fancy name for a two-note chord... Welcome to a gallery of the most commonly encountered intervals--each possessing a unique degree of harmonic consonance or dissonance--and stability or instability. Perfect Unison A Perfect Unison (usually just called a Unison) occurs when two or more voices sing or play the exact same note in the … Continue reading Chords: Intervals
The study of Chords, done right, is essential to understanding how an enormous amount of music works... The time and energy spent study-practicing Chords the right way... Elevates your music reading from "painting-by-number" to deep understanding.Facilitates "memorization" when building your repertoire.Sharpens your visio-spatial awareness of the keyboard.Develops your piano technique.Transforms your aural comprehension when you … Continue reading Chords: Why Study Chords?
Here we are going to learn how to think about, hear, see, feel, study, and practice Chords like a real musician!
Welcome to your first lesson in conceiving and perceiving melody like a real musician... The String of Intervals Approach First, consider the commonly-prescribed String-of-Intervals approach, which goes something like this: Conceive, perceive, hear, and sing the first note in the melody, then... Conceive, perceive, hear, and sing the interval between the first note and second note … Continue reading Scales: Melodic Analysis: The Beauty of Solfege