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#944066 - 09/09/05 10:24 AM Songs for learning the intervals...  
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Teachers,

Does anyone have a list of famous songs or parts of songs that contain all the intervals? I am trying to work on my ear-training and I have heard that it is easisest to start out by learning a song for each interval that way you can always reproduce that interval by singing the song to yourself. Any help here would be greatly appreciated.


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#944067 - 09/09/05 01:09 PM Re: Songs for learning the intervals...  
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P1 (unison) Yankee Doodle
m2 Jaws
M2 Are You Sleeping
m3 Greensleeves (What Child is This?)
P4 Here Comes the Bride
P5 Star Wars theme, Twinkle Twinkle Little star (notes 2-3)
m6 Love Story
M6 My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean, Colors of the Wind (Pocahontas)
m7 There's a Place for Us
M7 UGLY, there's really not a great song that kids know to match this interval, we just call it ugly, and they can always hear it
P8 Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Hope this helps. Most kids don't know all the folk tunes, so it's helpful to find others that work for you. I'd love to see another's list!

charlene

#944068 - 09/09/05 01:20 PM Re: Songs for learning the intervals...  
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Thanks so much cranky woman! This was exactly what I was looking for.

~pianocliff

#944069 - 09/09/05 01:33 PM Re: Songs for learning the intervals...  
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For a basic ear training drill, before I start
a practice session, I play middle C with r.h,
then--without looking at the keys; this
is essential to the drill--play the 3 C's
below mid. C with the lt. hand, individually,
that is, not by just spanning an octave with
your fingers; this trains the hands to
find the keys without looking, at the same
time as the ear.

Then play mid. C again with the r.h. and then
play the 3 C's above mid. C with the r.h. in
the same way as above. Repeat with D, E, F,
G, A, B. And then with C#/Db, etc., for 12
individual notes in all. A, G, D, and F,
in that order, seem to be the most difficult
notes to identify on the keyboard, by touch
and/or sound, so you might want to spend
additional time on those.

#944070 - 09/11/05 11:53 AM Re: Songs for learning the intervals...  
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Gyro,

I don't understand how your method "trains the ear". Are you trying to achieve absolute pitch? I am just drilling my relative pitch (distance between two notes) so I can pick out songs from the radio and recognize intervals by ear.

~pianocliff

#944071 - 09/11/05 06:03 PM Re: Songs for learning the intervals...  
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very helpful for me (and Kayla) - thanks


accompanist/organist.. a non-MTNA teacher to a few

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#944072 - 09/13/05 01:30 AM Re: Songs for learning the intervals...  
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minor 2nd up: Pink Panther
minor third up: Brahm's Lullaby, O Canada
Major third up: Michael Row
Perfect fourth up: Auld Lang Syne
Perfect fifth up: Superman
minor 6th up : third and fourth note The Entertainer
major 6th up: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
major 7th up: in Superman too, but I think Do-Ti.
Perfect 8th: High on a Hill (Sound of Music)

Major 2nd down: Three Blind Mice
Major third down: Westminster Chimes
minor third down: Jesus Loves Me
Perfect 4th down: Born Free
Perfect 5th down: Flintstones, Oh Say (U.S. anthem)
Major 6th down: Down by the Riverside

#944073 - 09/13/05 09:20 AM Re: Songs for learning the intervals...  
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Great list! Thanks for some new ideas:-)


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