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If it's JUNE, it must be MAJOR 6th month!

Greetings, Singers & 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.

June is MAJOR 6th month. A Major 6th (M6) is made up of 9 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.

Reminder songs:

  • Ascending M6 = My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean or NBC theme (between the "N" and the "B")

  • Descending M6 = Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" - first 2 notes of the chorus; or first 2 notes of "Music of the Night" from Phantom of the Opera.

Intervals are all around us. The next time you hear a doorbell, or hear a bird sing, see what interval(s) you hear!

Monthly Musicianship-JUN-M6
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