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TRAINING FOR VOICE, EAR, & TONAL MEMORY

Charles Gacsi (42523) · [archive]
Style: Basics · Level: Beginner · Tempo: 120
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Back to the arpeggios with the three chord combinations. I, IV, V7 and I.

The progression order is a little different. I, IV, I, V7, I.

As you practice these, move the entire progression chromatically up the neck starting with the third position. Sing the same syllables, in the same order, for the entire progression.

When moving the progression up a half step, use the same syllables, but make your voice move with the sounds.

Initially for the I (tonic chord, G, use syllables do(G), me(B), sol(D), me(B), do(G).

For the IV (subdominant chord), C, use syllables do(G), fa(C), la(E), fa(C), do(sol).

For the V7 (dominant 7th chord), D7, use syllables ti(F#), fa(C), sol(D), fa(C), ti(F#).

The syllable pattern for the scale degree chords will remain the same. This is for developing relative pitch memory for the arpeggios of each scale degree chord in the progression.

Remember this is the MOVEABLE DO SYSTEM OF SOLFEGGIO as used in many of the music departments of institutions of higher learning in the UNITED STATES.

Fixed Do system retains the same syllable for each note. The student then has to remember the sound of the arpeggio and use different syllables for the pattern. Fixed DO system is used in conservatories and in some European areas.