We are progressing quickly but well through intervals right now. These are hard! It’s the hardest things we’ve done all year, but I think we’re all slowly making some improvement. The important thing is to keep practicing. I really don’t know a better way to do it than to just keep at it, much like learning multiplication facts. If you find that you need a little extra help, I’m often in the fellowship hall during the noon hour. You can come find me and we can work together on them, or I can try to set you up with a more advanced student who can help tutor you. You’ll get it! I’m confident of that.
We’ve used this site before, but if you need a little extra practice at interval identification, you can try this online game. You can reset the game to work only on intervals that you want to, or use all the intervals that we have had so far in class. My customizations look like this:
My musical happy moment this week is from a concert of Igor Stravinsky’s “Firebird” that happened a couple of years ago, when someone was startled after a loud chord. Dynamics can make a difference!