If you have been following these discussions, you might notice you can just keep going with the work. Don’t stop with a few accomplishments. Keep pushing yourself to hear steps that are further away. Change your reference note. Move your reference note every 4 bars.
Or move both notes the same distance.
Pick a step – on the first reference note, which for now we can call the low note (know that your reference note can be lower or higher than the pitches you will pick) and build a major scale from it. Every other note will be the major scale sequence, then the second note , the one that will be inserted between the first and second note of the major scale, will be a pitch that will be x steps away from the first note. Then build the other pitches around the same formula.
If you are building a C major scale, the first note will be a C then i will select a Fifth. which will be a G – second note of the major scale ( third note in our sequence) is a D – the fifth of a D is an A – third note of major scale E and so on.
You do not have to base this exercise on the foundation of a major scale – you can decide that the first series might be based on minor thirds, and the relative pitch will be a minor ninth. Endless.
Keep in mind that one of the goals is to train your ears to hear and “feel” the steps between the reference note and the target note. Keep trying to create more involved exercises. I’ll continue this thread with more ideas.
As you move forward you will start to develop new ways to concentrate, especially if you are trying this example of two moving lines – don’t stop there, follow your own rules for pattern development.
Here is a simple audio file companion to the example