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Ear Training Minor Keys
Q: I just got your book and I believe it´s an interesting approach. I just have one question: What about modal or minor scales? The harmonic minor maybe close to his major relative, but will the notes have the same feel? Will the G sound the same on A minor or C major? And how will I perceive the G# in C major and melodic A minor?
A: All notes, no matter what the key center type, will have the same sound. Therefore. a G in the key of C major, C minor, C mixolydian etc. will all sound like the 5th of the key. The note G does not sound the same in A minor as it does it C major. In the key of A minor a G will sound like the b7. In the key of C it will sound like the 5th. You will hear a G# in the key of C as the #5 and in the key of A minor a G# will sound like the 7th.
Although I recommend that beginners work with only the Major key there is Ear Training One Note with Degrees which quizzes you in both a major and minor key with degree answers rather than note names and Ear Training One Note Extreme which quizzes you with Major and Minor Keys with note names. I would also highly recommend the 25 Ear Training Tips to help you better understand the process.
It is also recommended that you read Bruce Arnold’s Blog at his artist site. It contains more discussion of the musical topics found in these FAQs as well as other subjects of interest. You will also find the “Music Education Genealogy Chart” located here which shows you the historic significance of the music education products found on the Muse Eek Publishing Company Website.