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Scales & Ear-training

Posted by lbbartolomeo on April 29, 2018

I started adding a minor scale to our music routine and the payoff was HUGE!  Students started noticing songs in minor keys on a regular basis!  Here’s some opening routines that I use in the beginning of the year, for about 8 weeks.

We sing and sign the “do” scale and then the “la” scale.  If we sing the major scale in F, we sing the minor scale in Dm.  I always keep them in their relative minor.

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This PPT slide is a visual to help them see the relationship between notes.  You sing up and down every column.  I do not have them sign this exercise because it gets in the way and slows them down.

D, DRD, DRMRD, DRMFMRD, DRMFSFMRD, etc.

 

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Starting on the left, sing up to high do.  One group holds on the blue, one on the yellow, one on the green and one on the orange.  Watching the T (or S leader), you resolve to your final note.  Take green, for example.  Green would sing, d r m f s l t d t l s f———-m.

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