Imitation exercises on an instrument

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murmichel
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Imitation exercises on an instrument

Postby murmichel » Aug 06, 2017 9:54 am

I'm just starting out with EarMaster (on iPad) and right now I'm a bit annoyed by the melodic imitation exercises.

I'm doing these exercises on a MIDI keyboard, I'm not singing into a microphone. For rhythmic stuff this works just fine, for single notes/intervals/melodies it doesn't. I'm lacking a reference. When I try to imitate an interval or a melody, I simply don't know where to start.

How is this supposed to work? If these exercises are not meant to be done on a keyboard and are only for singing, you ought to say so somewhere in *bold*. Otherwise it would be very helpful to mark the starting tone on the virtual keyboard.

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Re: Imitation exercises on an instrument

Postby Quentin » Aug 07, 2017 1:51 am

Hi,

Thank you for your input. The exercises are meant primarily for singing, but can be used with instruments as well, either with a MIDI Keyboard like you are doing, or by playing notes in front of a mic. It is indeed very difficult to find the first note without a reference note, so we should probably give it out visually. I will notify the development team about that.
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Re: Imitation exercises on an instrument

Postby murmichel » Aug 07, 2017 4:33 am

Thanks for that.

As I said, I'm still new here. It's good to see you are listening.


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