Reducing 12 tones for Ear Training

Reducing 12 tones for Ear Training

Reducing 12 tones for Ear Training

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Reducing 12 tones for Ear Training

Q: I was just going over my 25 Ear Training Tips and was glad I did. I find ear training so difficult. I am re-approaching yet again J Right now I am working on discerning semitones and tones from each other and being able to sing them as well (with my singing teacher) as well as the Ear Training One Note Complete from you. Working on C and G right now but with the addition of E to come soon. I have also started listening to the whole scale as you suggested for 5 minutes or so. I was not doing the entire scale part before. I am guessing it is all 12 semitones?

A: You have to have patience with the ear training but also you have to stay in touch we me and try to tell me exactly how you are thinking when you do the ear training that can help me figure out the problem. Yes everyday I would suggest at least once just listen to the one note exercise with all notes and guess the answer. You can make other play lists that limit the notes you are working on but always spend some times with all notes. Think of it like this. If you were trying to learn all the colors you wouldn’t just look at red and blue. You would want to see all the colors so that you can start to draw conclusions related to all the colors. Same with ear training. But limiting the notes¬†is OK just not all the time. Are you working on the Contextual Ear Training or the Fanatic’s Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing?

Discerning semitones and whole¬†steps isn’t going to work unless you do it within a key center. You could use the exercises in the Fanatic’s Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing to help you with whole and half steps but you want a key center going on underneath your practice so you hear how these notes sound in the key center.

Bruce

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