I really had a great time in your classes at Lilies. Thanks for teaching
On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 1:22 PM, pitykelfin <pitykelfin@...> wrote:
> Hi, sightsingers!
> Christian, your question is a really good one.
> There are no rules for learning sightsinging, so you should use whatever
> system seems to work for you. I think that the easiest way to do things,
> however, is to use "1" for the tonic note, no matter what key you are in. In
> a minor key, that will mean that "3" is lower than it is in a major key. (It
> might mean even weirder changes, if the song is in, for example, Dorian or
> Phrygian mode.) If you keep the tonic as "1", though, you remind yourself
> and your ear of which note is the most important in the piece. You also
> avoid singing lots of "6"s and "2"s and other odd numbers.
> I hope that is helpful.
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