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Old 07-02-2013, 08:56 AM   #1
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How to practice and study functional pitch?

I kinda got into Interval training, but I want to get more into functional pitch, how can i learn and practice it? thanks
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:41 AM   #2
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The functional ear trainer - at miles.be - is a good place to start.

Transcribing away from your instrument will help, too, but you need to start with really simple stuff.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:33 AM   #3
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The functional ear trainer - at miles.be - is a good place to start.

Transcribing away from your instrument will help, too, but you need to start with really simple stuff.

thank you
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:33 AM   #4
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What is a good order to go through the exercises with the functional ear trainer from miles.be? Just go through the "learn the method" pages?

Obviously getting 100% right before going to next one.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:40 AM   #5
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yea do that.
Also sing the notes as they play in the trainer using solfeggi. Solfege has helped me the most out of all ear training things.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:40 AM   #6
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I'm not familiar with the program, but you might try going through each lesson multiple times. Like doing the same set of exercises every day (assuming they're randomized) for a week. Or every other day for two. Then move up to the next level and do the same thing. After that level, go back to the first level for a day or two.

Not that exactly, but put a lot of repetition in.


I'm ****ing awful at solfege but it is extremely useful.
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:06 PM   #7
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What about this guys advice? He has some free functional ear trainer program but you can set one from miles the same way he advices.

quote from http://www.joehubbardbass.com/473/ear-training/

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This software program has a few options, but the way you want to set this up is for it to play a Major Key Cadence (I-IV-V-I) in C ONLY! On the left-hand side you will see a list of all the chromatic tones-make sure that you tick every box. Just to the right you will see a box that says “only in one octave”- make sure that box is un-ticked. Hit the start button and follow this procedure:

1) Listen to the cadence.

2) Hear the pitch that is played.

3) Name the note. Do not try to sing the pitch. Singing the note slows down the mind. Do not use the method of recognising intervals with the first two pitches of a tune, just name the pitch. If you don’t know it, then guess.

4) This exercise helps to start developing intuition.

5) Repeat this process until you have done 100 questions to get your average.

6) Practice for 20 minutes per day.

7) You must stick with this exercise until you are getting 100% of the questions right!


The comments have plenty of positive feedback to this method. What do you people think?
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:55 AM   #8
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What about this guys advice? He has some free functional ear trainer program but you can set one from miles the same way he advices.

quote from http://www.joehubbardbass.com/473/ear-training/



The comments have plenty of positive feedback to this method. What do you people think?

Looks good, but let's see if someone can review it properly
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:23 AM   #9
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So far using functional pitch trainer and doing good!
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