Harmony Ear Training
Harmony happens when you play notes at the same time. Harmony can be very simple, for example when a bagpipe plays a drone note and the melody notes at the same time. Harmony can also be quite complex, involving chords with three, four, and five different notes. The sky´s the limit!
When doing harmony ear training, you can take several different approaches.
• The most obvious is to distinguish between chords with different root notes; for example between G, C7 and D7.
• However, another strategy is also to distinguish between chords different chord forms of the same root note; for example between Amaj7 and Amin7.
• Finally, don´t forget that when you learn a new chord you can practice it by itself using a variety of rhythms. This will help your muscle memory learn the new fingering and it will become much easier to begin to use the chord in your music.
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