Saturday, August 27, 2011

ear training in natural minor

Today's lesson gives you more practice with ear training in a minor key.  The key is D minor with "la" as the tonic.  The natural minor scale is ltdrmfsl.  You'll notice that the tones are the same ones used in F major except that you start and end the scale on D which is "la".  Just by changing the tonal center you move from a major mode into a minor one.  Pretty cool! 

The song in the lesson is called "Old Hungarian Round" which I first learned from an old Girl Scout songbook.  I learned it in Kodaly training with different words and a dance.  Listen to it sung as a round with the Girl Scout words.