Semi-Tone vs. Minor Third

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  • #28376
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    quintusvw
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    When I’m doing my ear training I have some difficulty distinguishing between the semi-tone and the minor third. How do you determine the difference?

    #28465
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    Well I first sing it and then try to figure out the distance between the two notes. If I still have doubts, I use song reference like the “jaws” theme for a semitone and “so long, farewell” for a minor third interval. I hope this helps you, it sure helps me.

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    Minor Third- the first two intervals of the minor pentatonic scale, my mnemonic is Muddy Waters’ Mannish Boy “everything, everything, everything’s gonna be alright this morning! Semitone is quite discordant too, but because they are so close in pitch I can get this one.

    #28505
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    @mezzo So you will admit that solfege helps you. I was just wondering about the ‘just do it’ method…if perhaps there was something in line with that method. Thanks…I will try it.

    @spark Thanks…quite some interesting song.

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