Ear Training part 7
We started with hearing a reference pitch
Then we used a different reference pitch
Then we used multiple reference pitches
Now lets add to that.
More theory- just a little….
The way to create a major chord
If you have been following along this will make sense.
For this exercise we will take the first two notes that make up a major chord, ( first line in example) The reference note plus the third, and then add pitches to those. This can start to become tricky, as even though you will be singing 1 then 3, For example, C then E, when we add the pitches we base the steps away from the reference note, not the third. So – C (1) – E (3) -and I’ll pick A (6). It is the 6th step from the C not b4 from the E – base the steps from the reference note.
audio example companion
If you want to test your ears even further, you can try starting with an inversion of the chord. ( second line in the example)Instead of starting with the reference note then building up to the third for a major chord, start on the third of the C chord, The E, and sing the next note ( we are only using two notes for this example ) which would be a C and again base the steps from the root of the chord, the C. The reference note.
Try minor chords (the third line in example)