~ ear training ~

~ hearing the theory ~

~ analysis of written scores ~

~ J S Bach ~

~ the radio ~

~ sing the line play the line / scat singing ~

... just evolving our musical dna another way ...'

 

spelling chords
just the intervalsintervals
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sing chromatic scale
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triads
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swing
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sing harmonies
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chord melodies
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major / minor
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'... hearing the theory in real time ...'

In a nutshell. Once we get a few chords and some pitches of a scale under our fingers, usually helped along by family and friends, our own ears and how we hear the music is usually what creates a pathway forward for us. As we get better by investing time, our ears get better at finding our ideas and what we hear on our gits. And for some, this becomes the biggest part of the tamale in our learning the music we choose to play.

the American chromatic
the wayback machine

Overview. Simply to realize that we can use our music theory knowledge and its vocabulary to understand the music we are listening to in real time. And that in doing so our own creative capacities may advance. Hearing music we don't theoretically understand can also perk the curiosities, prompting even a further exploraration of the particular magic at hand. Vocally singing the lines we want to help surely helps tie them into the emotional and rhythmic character we're looking for.

evolution of the artist

Objective: Simply to create a series of exercise to help this learning by ear process along. .

evolution of the artist

Major / minor. This next musical idea goes wayback to the later 1500's to locate probably what was the top 40 hit of the 16th century. Luckily for us "Greensleeves" has not only survived but has thrived and still today is an inspirational song to so many of us.

wayback
top 40

Learning music by ear. This next musical idea goes wayback to the later 1500's to locate probably what was the top 40 hit of the 16th century. Luckily for us "Greensleeves" has not only survived but has thrived and still today is an inspirational song to so many of us.

wayback
top 40

Singing triads / One Three Five Three One. This next musical idea goes wayback to the later 1500's to locate probably what was the top 40 hit of the 16th century. Luckily for us "Greensleeves" has not only survived but has thrived and still today is an inspirational song to so many of us.

wayback
top 40

Diatonic / non-diatonic. This next musical idea goes wayback to the later 1500's to locate probably what was the top 40 hit of the 16th century. Luckily for us "Greensleeves" has not only survived but has thrived and still today is an inspirational song to so many of us.

wayback
top 40

Hear the blues hue. This next musical idea goes wayback to the later 1500's to locate probably what was the top 40 hit of the 16th century. Luckily for us "Greensleeves" has not only survived but has thrived and still today is an inspirational song to so many of us.

wayback
top 40

In a nutshell. Thinking that the melody of a song can clearly define the emotional character of the story being told, we look here to examine ideas and create ways to to play melodies by ear. That by doing so we can build up and strengthen our own artistic abilities to interpret melodies and project our take or interpretation of a song's story line.

Overview. From the old as the hills artistic technique often termed 'a theme and its variations', an artistic concept and philosophy which also applies to many of our art disciplines; musics, sculpt, painting, writing etc., this theme and variations is the basis of so much of what American improv is about, where the music being performed is played by ear. That traditionally our musics are not being read as they are being performed.

theme and variations

Overview. From the old as the hills artistic technique often termed 'a theme and its variations', an artistic concept and philosophy which also applies to many of our art disciplines; musics, sculpt, painting, writing etc., this theme and variations is the basis of so much of what American improv is about, where the music being performed is played by ear. That traditionally our musics are not being read as they are being performed.

theme and variations

Overview. From the old as the hills artistic technique often termed 'a theme and its variations', an artistic concept and philosophy which also applies to many of our art disciplines; musics, sculpt, painting, writing etc., this theme and variations is the basis of so much of what American improv is about, where the music being performed is played by ear. That traditionally our musics are not being read as they are being performed.

theme and variations

Overview. From the old as the hills artistic technique often termed 'a theme and its variations', an artistic concept and philosophy which also applies to many of our art disciplines; musics, sculpt, painting, writing etc., this theme and variations is the basis of so much of what American improv is about, where the music being performed is played by ear. That traditionally our musics are not being read as they are being performed.

theme and variations

Overview. From the old as the hills artistic technique often termed 'a theme and its variations', an artistic concept and philosophy which also applies to many of our art disciplines; musics, sculpt, painting, writing etc., this theme and variations is the basis of so much of what American improv is about, where the music being performed is played by ear. That traditionally our musics are not being read as they are being performed.

theme and variations

Overview. From the old as the hills artistic technique often termed 'a theme and its variations', an artistic concept and philosophy which also applies to many of our art disciplines; musics, sculpt, painting, writing etc., this theme and variations is the basis of so much of what American improv is about, where the music being performed is played by ear. That traditionally our musics are not being read as they are being performed.

theme and variations