Monday, January 8, 2018

Singing and Pitch Articles

Enjoy these articles on SINGING and EAR TRAINING:

Solfege is a powerful tool for ear training and singing skills. Find out why it works, why we use it in class, and how you can learn solfege quickly in this series:

Part One Here
Part Two Here
Part Three Here

Let's Sing! In PART ONE, learn why singing is a fundamental musicianship skill and essential for ear training. Read it here.

In PART TWO, help your child sing on pitch and match pitch with some exercises and activities. Read it here.

YES. We do teach perfect (absolute) pitch. Find out what this term means, how we teach it, and how it will benefit your child. Superpowers, here you come! Read the post here.
Ready for a fun exercise? Turn your favorite story books into song! Story time just reached a new level of greatness! Read our post and enjoy some easy to sing books- or create your own.

One facet of ear training is recognizing major and minor sounds. We have lots of fun training with a classic song and teach you a cup-passing-game in this post.

Let me explain why we put so much emphasis on learning to recognize intervals on the staff, recognize by sound when heard, and audiate them as we read. You'll want to know intervals very well after reading this post.

Practice singing intervals by using reference songs (songs you know well) to mentally isolate your target interval.  I'll show you how with Turtles Tom and Tim in this post.

Nursery Rhymes teach a plethora of early-music and academic skills.  This three-part post highlights the value of adding them to your repertoire.  
Read part one here 
and part two here 
and part three here.

Want to know the rest of the story for the 3 blind mice? Find out here!

Repetition is an important part of music learning and ear training. Of course it also plays an important role in learning and memorization.   Read more here.

Have some pitch-matching, ear-training fun at home with your tone bells and a classic memory game. Find out how in this post.

We use vocal channeling to expand your range with this Halloween song. Plus some trick-or-treating with memorable melodies. There's even a coloring page just for fun. Read about it here.

Each instrument has a different timbre- so even when a trombone and a flute play the same note, you can tell which is which.  Learn about the instrument families and how discerning timbre is a fun part of ear training. Read more here.

Ever wondered: what exactly is ear training and what can it do for you? Find out a bit more from an ear training expert by reading this post.

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