To Ear Training level 2, I have added a new exercise: Ear Training exercise 2c: scale degrees entry-level.
Ear Training exercise 2c: scale degrees entry-level is a preparatory exercise for Ear Training exercise 2d: scale degrees. This exercise is intended for students who find this exercise difficult. The melodies for Ear Training exercise 2c: scale degrees entry-level are shorter and have a smaller tonal range. I have made 36 questions from which 8 questions are randomly chosen, this allows you to do the exercise several times without repeating the same questions.
By adding a new exercise the numbering of the subsequent exercises has been changed.
The goal of this exercise is to be able to recognise on which tone of the scale a melody ends, or at a fragment or phrase within the melody. That is to say, which tone counting up from the tonic of the scale. This is indicated by a number:
- 1 = the first tone of the scale - the tonic
- 3 = the third tone of the scale
- 5 = the fifth tone of the scale - the dominant
View an example question
On which tone of the scale does the following melody end?
Sing the melody being played to form an idea of this melody.
1. sing until you find the most stable tone
2. the tonic
3. sing the last tone you hear
4. and descend through the scale of the fragment to the tonic
Answer: the melody ends on the fifth tone of the scale, the fifth.