Learn how to instantly hear and understand melodies that move up and down by step, so called “conjunct motion” or “step-wise motion”. Almost all melodies you’re going to encounter consist of a large proportion of step-wise motion, and being able to track the simple ups and downs is a key skill in ear training. In this video, you’ll learn two simple improvisation techniques to get your ear tuned into to step-wise motion. Then you’ll get an exercise to increase your awareness of the first five notes in the major scale (the major pentachord) in easy, medium, and hard variations. Finally, follow along as I play Tone Hole in training mode and then play a practice level that reinforces everything else in the video! Remember to play with your ears!

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