Intervals


Lao_Tzu
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03/04/2008 7:16 pm
why learn how to recognise intervals what can u do when youve learnt them? i mean im training to recognise intervals by ear. im learning all the intervals minor and major and tritone. i dont know how its helpfull yet. could someone enlighten me please
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ChristopherSchlegel
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03/05/2008 3:29 am
Originally Posted by: Lao_Tzuwhy learn how to recognise intervals what can u do when youve learnt them?

Once you have a firm grasp of intervals you can play (mimic) anything you hear or anything you can think of immediately.

I did some tutorials on intervals here:
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=362
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=462

It also helps a great deal with improvisation. I recently did a tutorial on that here:
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=483

Hope this helps.
Christopher Schlegel
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Lao_Tzu
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Lao_Tzu
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03/07/2008 9:46 am
i cant get to it coz im not registered and im very poor :(
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Matt_Waldner
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03/29/2008 7:57 am
Lao_Tzu,

Being able to hear intervals by ear will make playing music in general easier and it will make you much better at learning songs by ear and transcribing. It also helps your songwriting!

You don't have to buy anything to learn intervals by ear.

There are free interval ear trainers available online. Of my favorites can be found here:

http://www.good-ear.com/


You can also do this on your guitar. A very good exersize for learning intervals is this:

1) Play the interval

2) Play the interval while singing along

3) Sing the interval without the guitar. It takes practice, but be patient.

4) Do this with all intervals.


Enjoy!
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Fret spider
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03/29/2008 12:29 pm
being able to hear the intervals will make implementing any music theory you know much easier and more natural.

the propblem with most people who are understand their theory s they cant implement it. to do so u need to be able to think on the spot and hear wat is in the music. if u cant ur left guessing or analysing the song for ages before u can put anything down on paper. and this kinda destroys the whole improvisation process. i too am tryiong to learn my intervals. one day i'll get there.
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jimmynitcher
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04/09/2008 1:16 pm
I'm associating them with tunes I know - i.e.

5th, flat 5th and 4th = Batman

(I'm showing my age here)..
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