Saturday, January 1, 2011

a year of sight singing and ear training

Happy New Year!  Check here each day in 2011 for a new lesson on sight singing and ear training.  The sight singing exercises will help you sing a piece of music without having to have it played for you first.  The ear training exercises will help you learn to hear something and sing or play it back as well as write it out in musical notation.  Ear training also teaches you to sing and play in tune.  I will start at the very beginning and progress at a rate that allows you to internalize the knowledge through repetition.  The lessons will be very short.

Lesson 1:

As the song goes, "When you read you begin with ABC, when you sing you begin with do, re, mi."
Print out this tone ladder for use in many of the exercises. 
Echo what I sing on this do, re, mi exercise.