2.20 Recognizing melody

 

Category: Ear training | Tags: Melodic exercises

The exercise recognizing melody is a preparatory exercise for Chapter 2.21 Melodic deviation.

The purpose of this exercise is to learn to hear the difference between two differently notated melodies. The difference between these two melodies concerns only one note.

Exercise recognizing melody

Ear Training exercise 2a: recognizing melody. The played melody is notated twice. Choose the right melody.

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Example question

The next melody is being played:

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Which melody do you hear?

Choise 1: No image!

Choise 2: No image!

 

Practical steps

The difference between the first and second melody is the first beat in the second measure:

  1. In the first melody, an A is being played. From the second beat of the first measure we hear A B A.
  2. In the second melody, a G is being played. From the second beat of the first measure we hear A B G (B to G is a third).

Sing the two notated melodies to train your inner hearing abilties. Then play the melody and try to hear whether starting from the second beat of the first measure, your hear:

  1. A to B to A (choise 1) or
  2. A to B to G (choise 2).

Answer: choice 1.