ear training question

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by draginon, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. draginon


    Oct 4, 2004
    I spoke to someone about ear training and he gave me an interesting method. I told him that I recognized intervals that involve the root but other intervals (we'll say) from the 5th to 3rd would throw me off. He said that he treats every note as a new root.

    My ear is so used to the major scale that if I start on the root, I can sing a major arpeggio but if I move to the 6th I automatically sing a minor arpeggio when I am trying to sing a major arpeggio. In orer to sing it right, I have to forget the sound of the root and make the 6th the new root in my head but this takes a very long time. I have been doing it for a while but it doesnt seem like I'm making any progress. Any advice on how I can be more accurate with my eartraining? hopefully someone has some tricks or tips they use
  2. Correlli


    Apr 2, 2004
    Wellington, NZ
    Tonic sol fa is a technique thats been used for centuries.

    Doh, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Ti, and Doh (octave)

    Doh = Tonic

    It was used in the Sound of Music - Doh a deer, a female deer, Re...