In Unit D8 students should learn to aurally identify 2nds and 3rds.
Over the course of the coming stages, students will learn to aurally identify a greater range of intervals.
Visit: Unit D1, Unit D2, Unit D3, Unit D4, Unit D5, Unit D6, Unit D7, Unit D8, Unit D10, Unit D11, Unit D12, Unit D13, Unit D15
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- Play 2nds and 3rds at the piano, and discuss the different sounds with the student.
- With the teacher at the piano, ask the student to turn away or close their eyes. Play them a 2nd or 3rd and ask them which one it is. Start with major 2nds and major 3rds, then introduce minor intervals when the student is confidently identifying the major ones. Include harmonic and melodic intervals.
- Use an iPad app like EarMaster to train students in recognising 2nds and 3rds.