Ear training (KEVIN AUSTIN )

Subject: Ear training
Date:    Tue, 27 Oct 1998 05:57:38 -0400

Jim asked about 'ear-training'. >Does anyone know of computer code that will do any ear training with a soundcard? Traditional ear-training has many aspects, among them being the major categories of (but not limited to): - sight-reading - dictation There are many aspects to 'sight-reading' (many in common with the production of notation, called 'dictation'). This cluster of skills includes (but is not limited to): -- maintaining rhythm -- counting and subdividing (K'n'S) -- conducting the beats in a bar -- singing intervals (in the abstract) -- clapping one, two (and more) rhythms at once -- giving names to notes (and reading clefs) -- identification and singing scale and chord fragments -- maintaining pitch (intonation), short term and long term -- in duets, maintaining time, pitch and balance -- etc Aspects of dictation would include: - identification of intervals (and their notation) - notation of rhythm in one, two and more parts - identification of pitch collections (chords) - notation of tonal functions of notes - identification of harmonic progressions - instrumental identification - notation of one, two or more melodies just for starters. If you would like more detail on these base concepts, please email me (off the list if this topic is too far from AUDITORY interests). And this doesn't begin to cover aspects of ASA which we do with electroacoustics classes. Best Kevin kaustin(at)vax2.concordia.ca Cooler, but a warm autumn has failed to turn the maples red this year. McGill is running a new version of LISTSERV (1.8d on Windows NT). Information is available on the WEB at http://www.mcgill.ca/cc/listserv

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