sonicFit mimicopy.com — Problems of Music Dictation — Home Getting jazz ears | Developing a vivid aural imagination The extent to which your aural imagination is developed, largely determines: the quality of lines you play, how you play those lines (articulation, swing feel, inflection), and the sound you play with. Nothing has such an impact on your playing than your aural imagination. If there were a secret to improvising, developing your aural imagination would be it. Ok, ok. When we go to improvise, we draw from a well of knowledge. The way we hear is the most neglected aspect of practicing improvisation. We all hear differently. Hear and sing intervalsHear and sing specific chord tones while a chord plays in the backgroundHear and sing the roots of a progressionHear a line from a recording and retain it. And the list goes on. Be excited. As you can see from the list above, good jazz ears are a lot more than simply being able to recognize intervals and chord qualities, although that is a small piece of the puzzle. Raising the volume in your head This exercise seems a bit out there, but try it.
Complete Palestrina Edition • Now Online! NTIL RECENTLY, I did not realize the complete works of GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DA PALESTRINA (d. 1594) are available online. The edition is by Monsignor Francis Xavier Haberl (d. 1910), a student of Proske, and what he produced is nothing short of miraculous. Moreover, his modal sensitivity is not what we might expect from a 19th-century musician. 1 Some might not understand how to read the clefs used by Haberl—but all you have to do is click here. Credit for these marvelous scores belongs to several groups, especially the IMSLP website. But Palestrina wrote more than just Mass settings! Click here to download every piece Palestrina ever composed. THE TREASURES are beyond belief. By the way, the IMSLP website contains numerous authentic part books: We need to ask Nancho Alvarez, the indisputable master of Renaissance scores, to do for Palestrina what he’s done for Victoria, Guerrero, and Morales.
Online Ear Training with Intervals, Melodies, and Jazz Chord Progressions | IWasDoingAllRight Loading ear trainer audio . . . 100% Use this form to save the current settings (active tab, tempo, options, etc) as an "exercise" which you can return to in the future. Your Saved Exercises Play Mode Key Center Starting Cadence Display Options Repeat Count Repeat Modulation Intervals To Play Note Direction Sequence Type Root Note This ear training tool has call-and-response exercises for Intervals, Chords, and Melodies. If you want to practice jazz improvisation, the Progressions feature allows you to play along with random chords and popular jazz chord progressions. Let me know if you run into any problems. Chords To Play All Even More Chords Inversions Note/Scale Options Each box is a... Melody Length Restrict to Single Octave This feature generates random melodies that you can use for sight-singing and call-and-response ear training. I recommend that you begin with "Single Note" mode and short 2- or 3-note melodies. Keys To Play Accompaniment Measures Per Chorus Chorus Count Stay in a Single Key? Scratchpad
sonicFit Sight singing is the ability to sing musical notation without the aid of an instrument. Sight singing is often called by the name sight reading, and includes the ability to audiate the notation, that is, to hear it in one’s head. Sight reading sometimes refers to the ability to play music notation proficiently on an instrument upon seeing it for the first time without the need to practice it. Unfortunately, this other meaning includes no assumption of aural ability, as the skills required are knowing which keys need to be pressed or other physical processes executed. The meaning of "sight reading" is contextual- if you are referring to aural skills, musicianship, or ear training, then the meaning assumes full aural comprehension of the material. The advanced sight reading generator above produces melodies in several time signatures, clefs, modes (major and minor) and keys. Other exercises At SonicFit, we advocate the use of solfege for sight reading.
Jazz Ear Training - Master Your Intervals in 28 Days Being able to quickly hear, sing, and accurately identify intervals is essential to developing your improvisational ear. In this article, I’ve put together a plan for you to master your intervals in 28 days. For beginners, this will give you a much needed foundation. Getting acquainted with the intervals One of the best ways to get familiar with all of the intervals is to find a tune you already know that makes use of each one. Minor Second Ascending Gene Ammons on I remember You, Miles on Bye Bye Blackbird, & Sinatra on Nice Work If You Can Get It Minor Second Descending Miles plays Stella By Starlight, Sinatra sings The Lady Is a Tramp, and especially for Patrick Bateman we have Whitney Houston singing Joy to the World (sorry I just couldn’t help myself) Major Second Ascending I’m assuming you know Happy Birthday. Major Second Descending Miles on Freddie Freeloader Minor Third Ascending Parker on Confirmation Minor Third Descending Sinatra sings What Is This Thing Called Love? Octave Ascending
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Music Theory & Ear Training: Relative Pitch and Perfect Pitch Free Software John Murphy - ear training interview | IWasDoingAllRight Following is an interview I conducted with John Murphy, a professor in the jazz studies program at the University of North Texas (UNT). As you'll read below, the interview focuses on his thoughts about ear training and its role in jazz education at UNT. I really value John's insight and would like to thank him for his contribution to this website and, more importantly, to jazz education. Thanks, John! And now, on to the interview… Q: What classes do you teach at UNT? A: These are the courses I teach regularly: jazz aural fundamentals, undergrad and graduate jazz history, graduate jazz analysis and research methods, Jazz Repertory Ensemble. Q: Please tell us a little about the required ear training classes for undergraduate jazz studies majors at UNT. A: Two semesters of jazz theory, the second one integrated with playing; one semester each of aural fundamentals and keyboard. Q: Please tell us about the skills you cover in your "jazz aural fundamentals" class. A: Ear training is essential.
györgy ligeti’s artikulation (with score and audio) – The Hum Blog Score for György Ligeti’s Artikulation Following the inexplicable success of my piece focusing on Cornelius Cardew’s Treatise, I thought it might be nice to shine the light on another seminal work from the cannon of avant-garde gestures within Twentieth Century Classical Music – György Ligeti’s Artikulation. Ligeti will be familiar to most. With Iannis Xenakis, Pierre Boulez, Luciano Berio, and Karlheinz Stockhausen, he is one of the most most noted European composers of the Post-War period. His works are imbued with a sensitivity and emotion that I often find less present in his peers. At the time he composed Artikulation, Ligeti had been writing for years, but because most of his early works were lost when he left Hungary, its singularity within his body of work – being one of only a very small number of electronic works he composed, and the fact that it predates his seminal groundbreaking work Atmosphères from 1961, it is generally considered to be one of his “early-works”. Like this:
Top 10 Places to Download or Stream Movies For Free, Legally Solfege When you study music on high school, college, music conservatory, you usually have to do ear training. Some of the exercises, like sight singing, is easy to do alone. But often you have to be at least two people, one making questions, the other answering. This is ok, as long as both have time to do it. And if you sit in your room, practicing your instrument many hours a day, it can be nice to see other people :-) But my experience when I got my education, was that most people were very busy and that it was difficult to practise regularly. And to get really good results, you should practise a little almost every day. GNU Solfege tries to help out with this. Downloading Solfege Solfege can be found on the main GNU ftp server: (via HTTP) and (via FTP). Documentation Documentation for Solfege will be available online, as is documentation for most GNU software. Mailing lists Solfege has the following mailing lists: Getting involved
FREE! Ear Training Software · Joe Hubbard Bass Please follow these instructions to download the software:1. Click DOWNLOAD NOW 2. A window should appear that prompts you to either Open or Save the program; click “Save” 3. Another window should appear where you can assign where you want to save the file, for example: your Desktop; assign location where you want to save the file and then click “Save” 4. It comes in a Zip File called FET_Basic_Setup 5. System Requirements: Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7Minimum 64 MB of RAMMinimum 10 MB free disk spaceSoundcard or MIDI device This software is only available as a Microsoft Windows executable. If you have any further questions, please contact me at: email@example.com