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Example Aural Exercises

Major / Minor

Listen carefully as the piano chords change.

 

When the music sounds happy (Major) stand up tall with hands in the air.

When the music sounds sad (minor) crouch down on the ground.

Best Start Music Lessons Book 1 - Major/minor? Ex 1
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Best Start Music Lessons Book 1 - Major/minor? Ex 2
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Solfege Exercises
Duple or Triple?
Duple or Triple? Exercise 1 - Best Start Music Lessons Book 1 Lesson 6
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Duple or Triple? Exercise 3 - Best Start Music Lessons Book 1 Lesson 6
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Duple or Triple? Exercise 5 - Best Start Music Lessons Book 1 Lesson 6
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Duple or Triple? Exercise 7 - Best Start Music Lessons Book 1 Lesson 8
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Duple or Triple? Exercise 9 - Best Start Music Lessons Book 1 Lesson 8
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Duple or Triple? Exercise 11 - Best Start Music Lessons Book 1 Lesson 8
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Duple or Triple? Exercise 2 - Best Start Music Lessons Book 1 Lesson 6
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Duple or Triple? Exercise 4 - Best Start Music Lessons Book 1 Lesson 6
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Duple or Triple? Exercise 6 - Best Start Music Lessons Book 1 Lesson 6
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Duple or Triple? Exercise 8 - Best Start Music Lessons Book 1 Lesson 8
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Duple or Triple? Exercise 10 - Best Start Music Lessons Book 1 Lesson 8
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Duple or Triple? Exercise 12 - Best Start Music Lessons Book 1 Lesson 8
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Listening: High / Low, Jumping / Stepping

Listening:

High / Low

Jumping / Stepping

Listen carefully.

 

If you hear high notes, stand up tall with your arms above your head.

If you hear low notes, crouch down low on the ground.

Low notes or high notes? - Best Start Music Lessons Book 1
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Low notes or high notes? - Best Start Music Lessons Book 1
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If you hear stepping notes, walk with careful steps.

If you hear jumping notes, jump up and down on the spot!

Jumping / Stepping - Best Start Music Lessons Book 1
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Jumping / Stepping - Best Start Music Lessons Book 1
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Listen - Clap - Sing

Listen to the melody played on the piano, clap it back, and then sing it.

 

Each melody is played twice.

Listen-Clap-Sing Ex 1 - Best Start Music Lessons Book 1
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Listen-Clap-Sing Ex 3 - Best Start Music Lessons Book 1
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