If it's JULY, it must be MINOR 7th month!
Greetings, Students, Parents, & Friends!
Since September 2020, we've been focusing on a different interval each month as part of our musicianship training. As a reminder: Intervals are the building blocks of music, and 1/2 steps are the building blocks of intervals.
July is MINOR 7th month. A Minor 7th (m7) is made up of 10 half-steps.
Have a look and a listen to the attached handout. It's quick, easy, and good ear training. See if you can hear any of this month's interval in the songs you're singing.
Ascending m7 = "Somewhere" from West Side Story
Descending m7 = "Watermelon Man" by Herbie Hancock (jazz)
Intervals are all around us. The next time you hear a doorbell, hear a car horn, or hear a bird sing, see what interval(s) you hear