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Old 12-12-2012, 01:51 AM   #1
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i need help recognising harmonic intervals.

i can recognise melodic intervals okay, but i need some advice harmonically. maybe different ppls thought processes and strategies used before u could just feel them automatically.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:52 AM   #2
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play the harmonic intervals and sing both notes melodically. they are now melodic intervals.

it's going to take some practice before this comes to you quickly.

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Old 12-12-2012, 03:10 AM   #4
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Try figure out which note it is. Say for example it's an A and the other is an E.
The gap is 5. Which makes it perfect. Therefore it is a perfect 5th. Here's a chart to help remember.

Perfect- 1,4,5,8
Major- 2,3,6,7

If it's perfect and made flat, depending on the key signature or if there is an accidental, then it becomes diminished. If it's made sharp, then it's augmented. If both notes are flat or sharp, then it goes back to either minor or perfect. If it's major and made flat, then it's minor, then if there are 2 flats it's diminished.
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:28 AM   #5
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:47 AM   #6
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i can recognise melodic intervals okay, but i need some advice harmonically. maybe different ppls thought processes and strategies used before u could just feel them automatically.

After a while, the harmonic intervals will have a certain "character" that you'll instinctively recognize as said interval. You'll just know from the way it sounds.

Just like a power chord, really. You know that's a perfect 5th. It's the most common thing to play on a guitar, a power chord.

If it helps, practice trying to recognize harmonic intervals as compound intervals (greater than an octave). You might find it easier to hear the high and low notes.

Ex.
Code:
- -3 - - -3 -


Then try,
Code:
- - - -0 -3 -
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:56 AM   #7
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Try the Ear master software, it help me a lot with that...
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:36 PM   #8
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another exercise you can do is play a note and try to sing an interval above it.

train yourself on octaves/unisons, fifths, and fourths first (in that order). play an A, and sing an A. then play an A, and sing a different A, either an octave higher or lower.

once you're good with that, play an A and sing an E.

and once you can do that, play an A and sing a D.

once you have that, get thirds and sixths down. major third, minor third, major sixth, minor sixth. same method. the order for this doesn't really matter, but personally i found thirds to have been easier than sixths.

then seconds and sevenths. same deal. seconds are easy intervals to sing melodically, but at first they're a little difficult to sing with a harmonic interval a second away.

ultimately, you want to be singing EVERYTHING if you train you ear -- the fastest way to internalize pitch and music is to sing it.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:41 PM   #9
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another exercise you can do is play a note and try to sing an interval above it.

train yourself on octaves/unisons, fifths, and fourths first (in that order). play an A, and sing an A. then play an A, and sing a different A, either an octave higher or lower.

once you're good with that, play an A and sing an E.

and once you can do that, play an A and sing a D.

once you have that, get thirds and sixths down. major third, minor third, major sixth, minor sixth. same method. the order for this doesn't really matter, but personally i found thirds to have been easier than sixths.

then seconds and sevenths. same deal. seconds are easy intervals to sing melodically, but at first they're a little difficult to sing with a harmonic interval a second away.

ultimately, you want to be singing EVERYTHING if you train you ear -- the fastest way to internalize pitch and music is to sing it.


I agree.
Also, learn your modes.

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