#1
How do you start ear training? Ive been trying to get my hear around basic intervals (http://www.musictheory.net/trainers/html/id90_en.html), but a lot of the time its a guess and not necessarily a good one. How do you get to that level when youre sure of the god damned intervals?
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#2
find David Lucas Burge's Relative Pitch Ear Training. its a really great ear training program.
#3
Try to tab your own songs, much better result and while you do that, learn which note it is that you tab
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#4
Play the intervals on your guitar, sing them, really get the sound into your head. Learn to sing the major scale and then work from there how a 5th sounds in relation to the root note.
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#5
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Play the intervals on your guitar, sing them, really get the sound into your head. Learn to sing the major scale and then work from there how a 5th sounds in relation to the root note.


+1
That's the way I practice it.
However, I also use the musictheory.net trainer at least once every two days.
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#6
I cant buy anything, so the relative method is out. I can do the major scale though...
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#7
What I did was took riffs I liked, to get the different intervals... then I would look for those intervals, and then all I'd have to do was find the note... (I used smoke on the water for Minor 3rds for instance)
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#8
Armen Donelians Training The Ear is great. From a melodic, harmonic and also rhythmic standpoint.
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#9
Also i think that the site Ricci Adam's music theory has a good free ear trainer. Although its a guess game at first, so I'd suggest the major scale and your guitar until your competent.
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#10
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What I did was took riffs I liked, to get the different intervals... then I would look for those intervals, and then all I'd have to do was find the note... (I used smoke on the water for Minor 3rds for instance)

songs are fantastic i use one for almost every common interval!

Here's my list if you want:

Min2 Jaws
Maj2 Happy Birthday

min3 Smoke on the Water
Maj3 Kumbaya

P4 Australia's anthem (may not be helpful for you :P)
Tritone The Simpsons (the-simp), Maria (Blondie song. In chorus ma-ri) Both songs resolve to fifth.
P5 Starwars (some use twinkle little star)

min6 The Entertainer
Maj6 My Bonnie

min7 Startreck theme (not sure if this is right, I think so) Needs to resolve DOWN to sixth
Maj7 an octave then a semitone down sounds like it needs to resolve to UP to octave

Octave Somewhere (over the rainbow)
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