Saturday, December 8, 2012

Rhythm 7A Supplement

Rhythm Dictation 7A SUPPLEMENT:
Below, you will find sound files with short melodies. Each of these melodies will have tied notes, with notes sustaining from one beat group to another, or over a bar line. Try to notate the rhythm in three or fewer hearings. The answer is linked below each sound clip. Don't peek until you're ready to check your answer. 7A Supplement #1: (4 measures of 4/4)

 
Answer to 7A #1


7A Supplement #2: (4 measures of 6/8)

 
Answer to 7A #2

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Rhythm 6B Supplement

Rhythm Dictation 6B SUPPLEMENT:
Below, you will find sound files with short melodies. Each of these melodies are in 6/16, which we will interpret to mean that each measure has two beats, each of which has the value of three sixteenth notes, or dotted eighth notes. Try to notate the rhythm in three or fewer hearings. The answer is linked below each sound clip. Don't peek until you're ready to check your answer. 6B Supplement #1: (4 measures of 6/16)

 



6B Supplement #2: (4 measures of 6/16)

 



6B Supplement #3: (4 measures of 6/16)

 

Saturday, April 7, 2012

What Should I be working on right now? (last section)

Practice exercises in Benward Melody 15A (Nondiatonic tones)

Practice exercises in Benward Melody 15C (Mode Identification)

Review Common Secondary Dominants in inversion.

Review Secondary Dominants in a Major Key.

Review Secondary Dominants in a Minor Key.

Review Secondary Dominants BLITZ with V6-5 and vii┬║7 of everything in a Major Key.

Practice exercises in Benward Harmony 15A (All Secondary Dominants)

Rhythm Units 10D, 11A, 11B, 12A, 12B;

Practice exercises in Benward Melody 16A

Review French and German Augmented 6 Chords.

Review Neapolitan 6 Chords.

Listen to and memorize the International Chords Song.

Practice exercises in Benward Harmony 16A (Fr6, Gr6 and N6)

Practice Modal Sightsinging Exercises in Ottman (or elsewhere.)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

What should I be working on right now?

Here's the content you should be tackling at this point in the course. (From the course information page.)

Practice exercises in Benward Melody 14A (Modulating Melodic Dictation)

Practice exercises in Benward Melody 14B (Error Detection)

Watch Intro to Modes. (aka "fun with modes!) Watch with annotations on if you can. Remember that spelling is important!

Need a mnemonic? There are many based on the order modes appear if you hear how they would start on successive degrees of our familiar major scale. (Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, Locrian.)

Here is Mattia's mnemonic method for this.

Also, remember that we won't deal with Locrian in class. Ionian is like our major scale, and Aeolian is like our natural minor scale. "Home triads" for Dorian and Phrygian are minor, and those of Mixolydian and Lydian are major. Lydian has a "fi" and Phrygian has a "ra," which gives them each a very distinctive sound. Dorian and Mixolydian each have a "la" and a "te" and differ only in the quality of the third scale degree.

Practice exercises in Benward Melody 14C (Mode Identification)

Watch Secondary dominants of iv (in a minor key, obviously:)

Practice exercises in Benward Harmony 14A (Secondary dominants of iv and VI)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Class Blog!

I don't know why I didn't do this sooner, but here is a blog for our class, to complement my Ear Training YouTube channel and various other resources to help you along your journey to ear training exellence!

I will still be communicating with the class via email, but will try to post here regularly with additional material and helpful hints. Most immediately, I will be posting rhythm exercises from our rhythm book. Many thanks to Jason Haney for permission to post these!

Best wishes,

David