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Jazz Bass Lessons: Ear Training: Singing Intervals Against Bass Notes

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This is an ear training exercise
that I came up with recently, and
I believe that this really
will help us a lot.
Believe me, I'm practicing it myself.
The whole idea is to have a bassline
that's sort of descending and
sing the upper melodic
part with our voices.
And this one kind of has
a feeling almost like Bach.
Baroque music, almost.
But it helps us use our ears to find
the intervals from a bass note.
And our voice is usually at least
an octave away from our bass,
if not two octaves at times.
So this is a great exercise
in pitch recognition,
interval recognition and even phrasing.
See if you can get to the point where you
really make the melody sound like it's
a real piece of music and
not just an exercise, okay?
That's what I'm gonna try to do.
It's in A minor.
And the music is downloadable on the PDF.
So here we go.