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Listening help!

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Post by crazyboy74 Fri May 29, 2009 7:21 am

Can anyone help me with practice listening? I don't know how to practice my ears to listen better. It'd be a great help for me if anyone do that.
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Post by Marnex Fri May 29, 2009 11:54 pm

Well, I recommend, playing a note one by one and remembering its sound. Then try listening to a song, and try to figure out the correct note. It takes ALOT of practice. Although, for now, you should ask Thomandy or Andrew, they have have better trained ears than me xD
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Post by Thomandy Sat May 30, 2009 2:35 am

Well, I dont know If I got any better ear that you Marnex Smile
But what Marnex say is very good! Smile

You can take the tips one step further and let someone else hit a note and you can try to find out, but this works more like testing. You can just sit at the piano, press the C and Say C out loud! Repeat ect
Also you can press C then D and try to listen to how a wholestep feels and sound like! The same with halfsteps! Then after a while you can do bigger steps like 3ds, 4ths 5ths ect

Like from the Tonic to the 5th the sound is Very clean and nice to listen to, so try to feeeeel that when its played! to the 6th its not so clean anymore, its another feeling!

As a test you can also try to learn a piece by ear! Take a pianovideo that is slow, and listen to it, and go hunting for the key that sound like it! If it fails, at least you have worked out a bit Smile But if you got relative pitch it shouldnt be to hard to get some correct notes Smile

Probably things I have left out, but thats a good start at least Smile
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Post by Marnex Sat May 30, 2009 6:29 am

^Hehe, I am pretty suckish at ear learning xP
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Post by surehit123 Sat May 30, 2009 4:29 pm

For me this comes naturally, I was having a hard time before. Just keep on playing the piano and you will eventually learn.

Recommend you to practice Improvisations to learn faster. Very Happy
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Post by crazyboy74 Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:51 am

Thanks. I think i'll have to practice more.>.< My eldest brother still have very good ears even though he doesn't need any practice.
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Post by surehit123 Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:23 am

Does he have ears like ur avatar? Very Happy
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Post by crazyboy74 Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:45 am

No, but maybe his ears are as good as a dog. >.<
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Post by CripKilla Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:13 pm

Perfect pitch FTW
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Post by VictorCS Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:29 pm

CripKilla wrote:Perfect pitch FTW

Not always, since out of tune would sound like torture lol!

I do small stuff by ear, mostly easy stuff like the melodyline, just to practice it. I'm not going to play by ear that massivly anyway, but find it nice to tab down a song for the guitar if I dont find any sheet.
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Post by Thomandy Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:33 pm

I dont know If i got perfect pitch, but its pretty close! I can hear note mistakes in peices I have never heard before if they dont fit the harmony ect .. At least I got very good relative pitch, and im satisfied with that Smile
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