Song References For Interval Ear Training
The melodic elements of these songs are what you should use to learn the intervals. Some are a bit obscure - sorry but I have tried to pick the most well know tracks I could find but some are pretty rare and don't have many songs with those intervals. The first song listed is the one that I use, but feel free to make up your own - you don't have to use these songs, but they make a good starting point if you can't think of a tune yourself.
It's VERY important that the songs you choose as references for each interval are songs you know very well. If there is a song you don't know so well, listen to it on repeat for a few hours and work it into your ears.
It's the same note!
Jaws Theme (dah -dum)
Oh When The Saints Go Marching In
The Simpson's Theme Tune ("the simp-sons")
Black Orpheus (Jazz Standard)
My Way - And now... the end is near (Frank Sinatra)
Star Trek Theme Tune
|Unison||U||It's the same note!
One Note Samba (Jazz standard)
|Minor 2nd||b2||Fur Elise (Beethoven)
Major Scale (descending)
Joy to the World (Christmas)
Stella By Starlight (Jazz Standard)
|Major 2nd||2||Yesterday (The Beatles)
Mary Had A Little Lamb
Freddie Freeloader (Miles Davis)
Suicide Is Painless (M.A.S.H. Theme)
|Minor 3rd||b3||Hey Jude
Misty (Jazz Standard)
Frosty The Snowman (Xmas)
This Old Man
|Major 3rd||3||Summertime (Jazz Standard)
Giant steps (John Coltrane / Jazz Standard)
Shoo Fly, Don’t Bother Me (Childrens song)
|Perfect 4th||4||Oh Come All Ye Faithful
Born Free (Movie Theme)
|b5||John The Fisherman (Primus) First two notes of the riff
YYZ - Rush (the intro riff)
Black Sabbath (Black Sabbath) 2nd to 3rd note.
|Perfect 5th||5||Perfect Cadence (final classical ending)
Flintstone's Theme Song
It Don't Mean A Thing (Duke Ellington / Jazz Standard)
|Minor 6th||b6||Love Story (Movie Theme)
Hey Joe (Jimi Hendrix) bass riff at the end
|Major 6th||6||Crazy (Country Standard)
Body and Soul (Jazz Standard)
Weaver Of Dreams (Jazz Standard)
|Minor 7th||b7||Watermelon Man (Jazz Standard)
Take The A-Train (melody jump in Bar 3)
I Love You (Cole Porter / Jazz Standard)
|Octave||8ve||Willow Weep For Me (Jazz Standard)
- LESSON STEPS -
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