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New questions exercise Ear Training Degrees and melody level 2 and level 3

New questions exercise Ear Training Degrees and melody level 2 and level 3

For Ear Training Exercise Degrees and melody level 2 en level 3, I have made new questions.

The purpose of this exercise is to learn to notate the degrees I, IV, V and V7, or tonic, subdominant, dominant and dominant seventh by ear.

 

See example question Ear Training exercise Degrees and melody level 3.

The following degrees are being played: I - ? - ? - ?

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Use Roman numerals to notate the missing degrees.

Practical steps

The first chord is provided and is the tonic. When playing the chord progression listen for:

  • identical chords.
  • chord functions; is a tonic, subdominant, dominant or dominant seventh being played?
  • the dominant - tonic (V - I) progression.
  • the difference between V and V7.

Then play the chord progression and notice that:

  1. the fourth chord sounds the same as the first chord (tonic). The fourth chord is a first degree (I).
  2. the third and fourth chords sound like a dominant - tonic (V - I).
  3. the second chord sounds like a subdominant (IV).

Answer: IV - V - I.

Written by : Marcel Manshanden