Interval songs

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  1. Cornyandy

    Cornyandy Fortissimo User

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    Just tagging on a bit about hearing intervals at a basic level

    Major Second.............First two notes of Doh a Deer
    Major third.................Johnny Toddy (Z cars theme)
    Perfect fourth.............While Shepherds Watched (popular tune not Cranbrook)
    Perfect fifth................Star Wars
    Major sixth ...............My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean
    Major Seventh...........Bali Hi (third note)
    Octave....................Bali Hi second note

    Well thats a few of my methods for intervals enjoy
     
  2. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    Tritone.....Maria from West Side Story.
     
  3. Sethoflagos

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    Minor 3rd....Smoke on the Water (intro)
     
  4. Kujo20

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    I've always used "Somewhere over the Rainbow" for an octave, and "Amazing Grace" for a perfect fourth. My newest one is from Hans Zimmer's "Man of Steel" soundtrack. His main/reoccurring theme for Superman is a perfect fifth (first two notes).

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  5. Vulgano Brother

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    Major 6th.....Princess Leia Theme from Star Wars, or the first two notes from the three note NBC theme; all three notes spell out a 6/4 chord.
     
  6. Honkie

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    Perfect 4th: "Here Comes the Bride"
    Maj 2nd: "Happy Birthday"
    Perfect 5th: Theme from 2001 aka Also Sprach Zarathustra, "Oh-wee-oh" sung by guards in The Wizard of Oz
     
  7. kehaulani

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    Hawaian homey
    In addition to the above, here are a few conventional songs that I have always used:

    flat sixth = "Carnival" from Black Orpheus

    min 7th = "Somewhere" from West Side Story

    Also, like Vulgano, I used "Maria" from West Side for the tritone.


    (maj 7th = I always related it to the octave. E.g. sing the first pitch and then hear/sing the upper pitch as a chromatic 1/2 step tone which would then go into the 8va tone.
    I guess age is a factor, that is, I heard maj6th as the first two tones of the original N-B-C theme.)
     
  8. bachfella

    bachfella Mezzo Piano User

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    That's the song our ear-training teacher used to illustrate the tritone during my freshman year of college....
     
  9. kehaulani

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    West Side had a lot of hip music that one didn't find in "normal" pop/broadway tunes. If I remember correctly, there's a bopish tune (I think the title's "Cool") that has the tritone as the first interval to the melody. That worked for me, as well.
     

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