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Re: how much do you care about your music being in strict equal temperment keys?
At 03:40 PM 2/21/2007, you wrote:
>When I was a grad assistant teaching aural skills classes at a
>major university, our curriculum was designed specifically to
>force the perfect-pitchers out of their comfort area. Everything
>was transposed: melodic and harmonic dictation exercises and
Wow, as much as this will be frustrating and painful, I need to do
this! So, what's your best advice, since I'm a jazz guitarist? Just
play tunes in different keys?
>sight-singing melodies. Despite my students' opinions on the
>matter, the purpose was not simply to torture them. It's purpose
>was to get them to develop so-called "relative pitch." In other
>words, rather than rely on their perfect pitch to discern pitches,
>we forced them to focus on the relationship between pitches which
Yes. I need to do this, learn melodies by the intervalic
relationships, chord progressions by root movement, etc.
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