Example Aural Exercises

 

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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Book 1 Lesson 2
Lesson 3
Lesson 4
Lesson 5
Lesson 6
Lesson 7
Lesson 8
Lesson 9
Lesson 10
 
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

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 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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Listen-Clap-Sing Ex 5 - Best Start Music Lessons Book 1
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Listen-Clap-Sing Ex 2 - Best Start Music Lessons Book 1
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Listen-Clap-Sing Ex 4 - Best Start Music Lessons Book 1
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Listen-Clap-Sing Ex 6 - Best Start Music Lessons Book 1
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Book 1

Lessons 7 & 8

Music and movement:

O Fortuna

From Carmina Burana

by Carl Orff

Book 1

Lessons 1 & 2

Music and movement:

In the Hall of the Mountain King

by Edvard Grieg

Book 1

Lessons 3 & 4

Music and movement:

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Book 1

Lessons 5 & 6

Music and movement:

Hedwig's Theme

Prologue from Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone

by John Williams

Book 1

Lessons 9 & 10

Music and movement:

Danse Macabre

by Camille Saint Saens

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