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Scale degrees entry-level: new ear training exercise added

Scale degrees entry-level: new ear training exercise added

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?

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Sing the melody being played to form an idea of this melody.

1. sing until you find the most stable tone

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2. the tonic

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3. sing the last tone you hear

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4. and descend through the scale of the fragment to the tonic

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Answer: the melody ends on the fifth tone of the scale, the fifth.

Written by : Marcel Manshanden