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Singing

Exercise A
Matching pitch classes

Listen to the pitch, then sing the pitch class you hear on "la" in a comfortable register.

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Exercise B
Echoing pitch patterns

Listen to the short patterns, then sing them back on "la".

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Speaking

Exercise C
Pitch class identification

Say the pitch class name of each of the pitches below. In order to maintain a steady pulse, set a metronome at 60, with one pitch per click. Increase the speed as follows for one note per click: 88, 108, 126. Try two notes per click as follows: 60, 66, 76.


Exercise D
Pitch pattern identification

Say the pitch class names of each of the pitches in the 2-4 note groups. Try some variations, such as reading the pitches within a pattern backwards, or mix-up the order of the given patterns. The goal is immediate reading comprehension.

 


Exercise E
Half and Whole Steps

Below are pairs of pitches. Identify the interval of each pair as either a half step or a whole step.


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Playing

Exercise F
1. Pitch identification

At a keyboard, play each pitch in its proper register at a steady tempo. Sing each pitch (in a comfortable register) immediately after playing it.


2. Half and whole Steps

Using the given pitches in Exercise F1 above, play half and whole steps above and below each pitch. Identify each pitch name verbally.

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Listening

Exercise G
Half and whole steps

Listen to the recording and determine whether the second pitch lies a half or whole step above the first pitch, then notate the second pitch.



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Exercise H
Half and whole steps

Listen to the recording and determine whether the second pitch lies a half or whole step below the first pitch, then notate the second pitch.



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Exercise I
Half and whole steps

Listen to the recording and determine whether the second pitch lies a half or whole step above or below the first pitch; notate the second pitch.



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Exercise J

Listen to the given pitch, sing the pitch in a comfortable register, then find the pitch on the keyboard and write its name in the blank below

1. ______ 2. ______ 3. ______ 4. ______ 5. ______ 6. ______

Exercise K
Comparison

Determine for each exercise which of the three given patterns best represents what is played.


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