Ear Training Part 7p

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


minor 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)


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