minstrel: More ear training mnemonics

Amy Wilson wilson at mrs.org
Wed Jan 8 04:53:53 PST 1997

On Tue, 7 Jan 1997, Clarisse wrote:

> Ellisif's ear-training interval suggestions sparked this thought: are there
> other common intervals (eg major 3rd, perfect fourth/fifth, major 6th), 
> which appear in "familiar" period tunes?  If I come up with some I'll 
> probably use them to do some ear training in my madrigal group...

Try singing the first two notes of these tunes to recall these intervals:

Third:  "Camelot" (chorus) (the third note is a perfect fifth as well)

Fourth:  "Here Comes the Bride" (yes, I know, it's Mendelssohn) or "Hark the
Herald Angels Sing"
Perfect Fifth:  "Yo-ee-oh" from "The Wizard of Oz" -- you know, the chant that
the guards at the Wicked Witch's castle sing.  :)

Sixth:  "My Bonnie lies over the Ocean" or "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear"

Octave:  "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"

Anybody have others?  


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