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Ear Training Explained - Intervals

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    Tutorial 1

    Naming Intervals Pt. 1

    5:57

    This video shows how to create and name intervals using half steps.

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    Tutorial 2

    Naming Intervals Pt. 2

    8:14

    This video shows how to create and name intervals using the major scale. Harmonic and melodic intervals are demonstrated.

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    Tutorial 3

    Unisons

    3:48

    Get a list of songs that start with a unison and do some listening and testing.

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    Tutorial 4

    Minor 2nds

    5:14

    Get a list of songs that start with a minor 2nd up or down and test your ears on some minor 2nd intervals.

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    Tutorial 5

    Major 2nds

    6:45

    Get a list of songs that start with a major 2nd up or down and test your ears on some major 2nd intervals.

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    Tutorial 6

    Test: Unisons & 2nds

    8:13

    Test yourself on identifying these intervals played melodically ascending and descending and harmonically.

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    Tutorial 7

    Minor 3rds

    6:15

    Get a list of songs that start with a minor 3rd up or down and test your ears on minor 3rd intervals.

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    Tutorial 8

    Major 3rds

    5:55

    Get a list of songs that start with a major 3rd up or down and test your ears on major 3rd intervals.

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    Tutorial 9

    Test: Major & Minor 3rds

    7:47

    Test yourself on identifying these intervals played melodically ascending and descending and harmonically.

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    Tutorial 10

    Test: Unison through 3rds

    7:50

    Test yourself on identifying these intervals played melodically ascending and descending and harmonically.

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    Tutorial 11

    Perfect 4ths

    6:35

    Get a list of songs that start with a perfect 4th up or down and test your ears on perfect 4th intervals.

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    Tutorial 12

    Tritones

    7:51

    Get a list of songs that start with a tritone up or down and test your ears on tritone intervals.

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    Tutorial 13

    Perfect 5ths

    8:03

    Get a list of songs that start with a perfect 5th up or down and test your ears on perfect 5th intervals.

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    Tutorial 14

    Test: P4ths, Tritones & P5ths

    11:22

    Test yourself on identifying these intervals played melodically ascending and descending and harmonically.

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    Tutorial 15

    Test: Unisons through P5ths

    10:46

    Test yourself on identifying unisons, 2nds, 3rds, 4ths, tritones and 5ths played melodically ascending and descending and harmonically.

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    Tutorial 16

    Minor 6ths

    6:13

    Get a list of songs that start with a minor 6th up or down and test your ears on minor 6th intervals.

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    Tutorial 17

    Major 6ths

    5:41

    Get a list of songs that start with a major 6th up or down and test your ears on major 6th intervals.

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    Tutorial 18

    Test: Major & Minor 6ths

    6:19

    Test yourself on identifying major and minor 6ths playedmelodically ascending and descending and harmonically.

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    Tutorial 19

    Test: Unisons through 6ths

    12:06

    Test yourself on identifying unisons, 2nds, 3rds, 4ths, tritones, 5ths and 6ths played melodically ascending and descending and harmonically.

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    Tutorial 20

    Minor 7ths

    5:28

    Get a list of songs that start with a minor 7th up or down and test your ears on minor 7th intervals.

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    Tutorial 21

    Major 7ths

    6:03

    Get a list of songs that start with a major 7th up or down and test your ears on major 7th intervals.

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    Tutorial 22

    Test: Major & Minor 7ths

    5:59

    Test yourself on identifying major and minor 7ths played melodically ascending and descending and harmonically.

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    Tutorial 23

    Octaves & Inversions

    7:41

    Look at octaves and understand how shifting one note of an interval by an octave creates an inversion. A list of songs that start with an octave and a test on octaves are covered.

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    Tutorial 24

    Test: All Intervals Melodically

    10:59

    Test yourself on identifying unisons through octaves played melodically ascending and descending.

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    Tutorial 25

    Test: All Intervals Harmonically

    7:08

    Test yourself on identifying unisons through octaves played harmonically.

Have you ever heard a song or a riff and had a hard time remembering how it went later? Do you wish you could easily pick out the notes in a instrument solo or a vocal passage? Well, Doug Zangar is back with an amazing title that will enable you to do all of these things and more.

Doug begins with the basics of interval training or "Ear Training" and shows you how to name intervals and scales. Then he focuses on the important interval foundations such as Unison, Minor & Major 2nds, Minor & Major 3rds, Perfect 4ths and 5ths, Tritones, Minor & Major 6ths and Minor & Major 7ths.

Doug also includes tests to help sink in the intervals and teach you how to recognize them easily. He then explains Octaves and Inversions and ends with 2 more in-depth tests covering all the intervals melodically and harmonically.

If you're serious about your music and want to be a better producer, mixer or engineer, being able to easily recognize intervals is an invaluable ability that you'll find yourself using all the time. Learn to really know what you're hearing... Get "Ear Training Explained" today.

1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing a bit of guitar and piano in the mid-60’s as a small child. Nothing really stuck until my first electric guitar and ensuing garage band in high school. By my last year of high school I was studying jazz guitar and the music bug had bitten.

2. What training have you had?

I went on to get a BFA in music (magna cum laude) from Cornish College of the Arts, emphasizing jazz guitar. Faculty at that time included Gary Peacock, Art Lande and Marius Nordal. I also completed the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program, where I studied with Hummie Mann. Additionally, I have become a certified trainer for Apple’s Logic Pro software on versions 6, 7, and 8.

3. When did you get into recording?

My first home recording gear was purchased in the mid ‘80s. It consisted of a Tascam Porta One and a Roland 505 drum machine. By the late 80’s the Atari 1040 ST and Logic’s predecessor, Notator 2.0 were purchased. Digital audio didn’t arrive at the home studio until the early ‘90’s, with Digidesign’s Session 8.

4. People you have worked with/for?

My professional career has included working with Pavarotti, Vic Damone and Diahann Carroll. I have written music for commercials on television and radio and scored independent films. Studio work includes performing on as well as arranging and producing many CD projects. I have also helped many Seattle area musicians work with Logic.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I draw from my formal education, 4 years of running the Seattle Logic User Group, over 20 years of teaching music at the community college level and 30 years real-world experience working in the music business to give you a lot of insights and tips and tricks on how to use Logic to help create and refine your work.

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    Ear Training Explained - Intervals

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Ear Training Explained - Intervals is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT audio examples! The song examples for implanting the sound of intervals in your brain is second to none. The exercises have been very fun and I can see myself coming back to this course in the future. Can't wait to get to the other courses in the series!
Date published: 2016-03-16
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