|Author||Topic: Connecting notes to the sound.|
|posted: 6/13/2006 at 4:28:47 PM ET|
I was wondering if you guys can recommend any tools I can use to connect the notes on the page to the sound they're supposed to make. I have a great deal of trouble with being able to see the note on the page and have it correspond to an actual sound in my head. I think it would be called developing my Musical Ear or something, but I just can't tell if I am actually playing the right note, or just making noise.
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|posted: 6/14/2006 at 1:47:46 AM ET|
what do you play
|posted: 6/14/2006 at 9:22:22 AM ET|
Here's an idea.
There are some great beginning music books in the stores or libraries with the scales printed out. Play the C major scale CDEFGABC very slowly paying attention to the sound each note makes. This should help if you do this for a while. You will know when it "clicks".
I did a Google search and there are many sites that offer free instruction. I don't know what you play, so go to it and see what you find.
Good luck and keep in touch.
|posted: 6/14/2006 at 10:23:31 AM ET|
I suppose my instrument would be relevent info. I played the trumpet in high school, a few years back, but I am starting piano lessons soon.
|posted: 6/14/2006 at 5:56:33 PM ET|
It would also help if you hum or sing the notes while playing, for example, the Do,Re Mi song from the sound of music.
I am a fragment of my imagination
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|posted: 6/14/2006 at 6:54:34 PM ET|
..also, playing along with a (slow) piece of music on a CD, using just the right hand, will help make the connection.
|posted: 6/18/2006 at 4:04:44 AM ET|
It sounds like you are talking about what musicians call Aural Training (or "Oral Straining," as some of us come to call it). Basically meaning being able to hear notes or combinations of notes and figure out where they are on the staff just by listening to them. Trust me, if you are having problems you are not alone. It is a very tough thing to do, especially at the upper levels of proficiency, but here is an actual software program that might be of help to you:
GNU Solfege Software
This is a freeware program that helps train people in exactly the area I think you are hoping to learn about. Try it and see what happens!
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Western Dubuque High School