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Further Intervallic Exploration

  • Exploring Intervals of:  Minor 2nd, Minor 3rd, Minor 6th, Minor 7th
  • Studying the Minor Triad
  • Analyzing and Transposing Fur Elise melody
  • Exploring Arpeggiation in Classical Style

Further Intervallic Exploration

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Objectives 0:28
  • Minor 2nd 0:35
    • Enharmonically Written
    • Leads Your Ear in a Melody
  • Minor 3rd 1:46
    • 4 Half Steps
    • Never G#
    • Consistency with Key
    • Is Your Minor 3rd Correct?
    • Another Way to Verify Your Minor 3rd
    • Practice Your Ear Training
  • Minor 6th 4:14
    • What is a Minor 6th
    • Exploring Minor 6ths
  • Minor 7th 5:54
    • What is a Minor 7th
    • 7th Chords
    • Dominant 7th
  • Minor Triad 7:12
    • What is a Minor Triad
    • Minor Triads on the Keyboard
    • Ear Training for Major and Minor Intervals
    • Arpeggiate These Thirds
    • Write Arpeggiated Minor Thirds
  • Example I: Analyzing Intervals in Bar 1, Fur Elise 11:09
  • Example II: Bar 2, Fur Elise 12:50
  • Example III: Transposition of Fur Elise 16:50
  • Example IV: Left Hand Arpeggiation in Fur Elise 18:08
  • Example V: Arpeggiation in 'Alberti Bass' Style 19:40
  • Example VI: Alberti Bass in Mozart Piano Sonata K545 21:11
  • Example VII: Create a 2 Bar Alberti Bass Arpeggiation 25:10