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Basic Ear Training 1

Lesson 1: Conducting as an Ear Training Tool

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02 Basic Ear Training 1 © 2002-2004 Berklee College of Music. There will be a two measure count-off. "S" indicates a strong beat. All rights reserved. and "LS" a less strong beat.BME-115. "W" a weak beat. and the fourth beat is weak. The first beat is the strongest. Here is the 4/4 conducting pattern. Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Conducting measures the beat and the pulse of the music. The pattern gives you a visual picture of the pulse of the music. Conductors always conduct the measures/pulse of the music with the right hand. the third beat is strong but not as strong as the first. really lean into beats 1 and 3. Previous Page Next Page Berkleemusic Online School -. When you’re conducting a 4/4 pattern. the second weak.Berkleemusic Home Course Home -> Lesson 1 -> Topic 2 Page 1 Syllabus Discussion Help Lesson 1 Topic 1 Topic 2 Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Topic 3 Topic 4 Topic 5 Activity 1 Activity 2 Course Contents Syllabus Grades Bookmark Communication Announcements Class list Discussion Chat Conducting and Singing in 4/4 Click the image to start the video. Let’s count two measures of 4/4 while conducting the above beat pattern with your right hand. . then begin conducting.

Previous Page Next Page Berkleemusic Online School -. When you see this rest. The comma (.02 Basic Ear Training 1 © 2002-2004 Berklee College of Music. Conduct along. let’s conduct the 4/4 pattern and sing the following whole-note rhythmic example. There will be a 2-measure countoff. The symbol C ("c" for "common time") is another way of expressing 4/4 time.Berkleemusic Home Course Home -> Lesson 1 -> Topic 2 Page 2 Syllabus Discussion Help Lesson 1 Topic 1 Topic 2 Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Topic 3 Topic 4 Topic 5 Activity 1 Activity 2 Course Contents Syllabus Grades Bookmark Communication Announcements Class list Discussion Chat Conducting and Singing in 4/4 Now.) above the staff is a breath mark. Sing the next example alternating between the whole note and the whole rest while conducting. and sing the pitch with the piano. The whole rest looks like this: It’s a heavy rest. Sing the syllable "doo" and hold each note for the full four counts. you rest for a whole measure. Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. . All rights reserved.BME-115. Make sure you take a breath before singing each note. and it hangs below the line.

. The half note gets two counts and emphasizes beats 1 and 3 (the strong pulses of each measure).BME-115. alternating between the half note and the half rest.Berkleemusic Home Course Home -> Lesson 1 -> Topic 2 Page 3 Syllabus Discussion Help Lesson 1 Topic 1 Topic 2 Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Topic 3 Topic 4 Topic 5 Activity 1 Activity 2 Course Contents Syllabus Grades Bookmark Communication Announcements Class list Discussion Chat Conducting and Singing in 4/4 Now let’s conduct and sing half notes with a two measure count off. Breathe after each measure. Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.02 Basic Ear Training 1 © 2002-2004 Berklee College of Music. Previous Page Next Page Berkleemusic Online School -. All rights reserved. This is what the half rest looks like: Sing and conduct the next example.

Each quarter note gets one beat. Listen to the different pulses in 4/4 time. Again. Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.BME-115. All rights reserved. let’s conduct and sing quarter notes with a 2-measure countoff. alternating between the quarter note and the quarter rest. Remember to sing the syllable "doo" for each quarter note. .Berkleemusic Home Course Home -> Lesson 1 -> Topic 2 Page 4 Syllabus Discussion Help Lesson 1 Topic 1 Topic 2 Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Topic 3 Topic 4 Topic 5 Activity 1 Activity 2 Course Contents Syllabus Grades Bookmark Communication Announcements Class list Discussion Chat Conducting and Singing in 4/4 Finally. breathe after each measure. Here’s the quarter rest. where you rest for one beat: Sing and conduct the next example. Previous Page Next Topic: Conducting and Singing in 2/4 Berkleemusic Online School -.02 Basic Ear Training 1 © 2002-2004 Berklee College of Music.

the first beat is strong. really lean into beat 1 and rebound on beat 2. . When you’re conducting a 2/4 pattern. the second weak. In 2/4.Berkleemusic Home Course Home -> Lesson 1 -> Topic 3 Page 1 Syllabus Discussion Help Lesson 1 Topic 1 Topic 2 Topic 3 Page 1 Page 2 Topic 4 Topic 5 Activity 1 Activity 2 Course Contents Syllabus Grades Bookmark Communication Announcements Class list Discussion Chat Conducting and Singing in 2/4 Click the image to start the video.BME-115. Listen for the two measure count off and then conduct the pattern. "S" indicates a strong beat and "W" a weak beat.02 Basic Ear Training 1 © 2002-2004 Berklee College of Music. This is the 2/4 conducting pattern. Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Previous Page Next Page Berkleemusic Online School -. Conducting measures the beat and the pulse of the music. All rights reserved. Let’s count two measures of 2/4 while conducting the above beat pattern with your right hand.

Remember to rebound off of the strong beat 1 into beat 2. the quarter note gets one beat and marks the pulse of each beat in 2/4 time. All rights reserved. Let’s conduct in 2/4 and sing the next example. As you know. Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.” and hold each note for the full two counts. Use the syllable “doo. The half note marks the pulse of each measure. .02 Basic Ear Training 1 © 2002-2004 Berklee College of Music.Berkleemusic Home Course Home -> Lesson 1 -> Topic 3 Page 2 Syllabus Discussion Help Lesson 1 Topic 1 Topic 2 Topic 3 Page 1 Page 2 Topic 4 Topic 5 Activity 1 Activity 2 Course Contents Syllabus Grades Bookmark Communication Announcements Class list Discussion Chat Conducting and Singing in 2/4 Now. let’s conduct the 2/4 pattern and sing the following half note rhythmic example.BME-115. Listen for the 2-measure countoff. Sing the next example alternating between the quarter note and the quarter rest. Previous Page Next Topic: Conducting and Singing in 3/4 Berkleemusic Online School -.

and beats 2 and 3 have much less emphasis. Previous Page Next Page Berkleemusic Online School -. and the second and third beats are weak. "S" indicates a strong beat and "W" a weak beat.02 Basic Ear Training 1 © 2002-2004 Berklee College of Music. In 3/4 time. beat 1 is large. Here is the 3/4 conducting pattern.BME-115. When you're conducting a 3/4 pattern. Let’s count two measures of 3/4 while conducting the above beat pattern with your right hand. .Berkleemusic Home Course Home -> Lesson 1 -> Topic 4 Page 1 Syllabus Discussion Help Lesson 1 Topic 1 Topic 2 Topic 3 Topic 4 Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Topic 5 Activity 1 Activity 2 Course Contents Syllabus Grades Bookmark Communication Announcements Class list Discussion Chat Conducting and Singing in 3/4 Click the image to start the video. All rights reserved. Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. the first beat is the strongest.

so a dotted half note gets three beats. Let’s sing and conduct the following examples using the syllable "doo. Sing and conduct the quarter note example in 3/4.Berkleemusic Home Course Home -> Lesson 1 -> Topic 4 Page 2 Syllabus Discussion Help Lesson 1 Topic 1 Topic 2 Topic 3 Topic 4 Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Topic 5 Activity 1 Activity 2 Course Contents Syllabus Grades Bookmark Communication Announcements Class list Discussion Chat Conducting and Singing in 3/4 Now. Sing the half note for the full two counts and rest on the third beat. Previous Page Next Page Berkleemusic Online School -.02 Basic Ear Training 1 © 2002-2004 Berklee College of Music." and hold each note for the full three counts.BME-115." Wait for the 2-measure countoff. then sing with the piano. The dot adds half of the value to a note. . All rights reserved. Listen for the 2-measure countoff. let’s conduct the 3/4 pattern and sing the following dotted-half-note rhythmic example. The dotted half note marks the pulse of each measure. Remember that the quarter rest gets one beat rest. and then sing with the piano. Wait for the 2-measure countoff. Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Use the syllable "doo.

Previous Page Next Topic: Wrap-Up Berkleemusic Online School -. sing along with the piano.02 Basic Ear Training 1 © 2002-2004 Berklee College of Music.BME-115. All rights reserved.Berkleemusic Home Course Home -> Lesson 1 -> Topic 4 Page 3 Syllabus Discussion Help Lesson 1 Topic 1 Topic 2 Topic 3 Topic 4 Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Topic 5 Activity 1 Activity 2 Course Contents Syllabus Grades Bookmark Communication Announcements Class list Discussion Chat Conducting and Singing in 3/4 Sing and conduct the following quarter-rest exercises. Each exercise has a two-measure countoff. Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. . After the countoff.

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