Selection of music by ear: genius or skill? Thinking
It is no secret that many children study at a music school without associating their future profession with music. As they say, just for yourself, for the overall development. But here is the interesting thing. Communicating with graduates of music schools, one can often encounter a paradoxical phenomenon: children freely read sheet music, expressively play complex classical works, and at the same time are completely at a loss to pick up accompaniment even to Murka.
What is the matter? Really pick up music by ear is the destiny of the elite, but in order to entertain the company of friends with modern tunes played to order, you need to have brilliant musical abilities? Subtract and multiply, do not offend the little ones What children do not teach at the music school: to build quintsept chords from all levels in all tones, and to sing vocals in the choir, and to appreciate Italian opera, and to play arpeggios with black keys at such a speed that the look behind fingers do not have time. It all boils down to one thing: music must be learned. To disassemble the work by notes, withstand exactly the duration and tempo, and convey the idea of the author exactly.
But they don’t teach to make music. To shift the harmony of sounds in your head to the notes, too. And to lay out popular melodies into understandable chords somehow also is not considered a worthy academic pursuit. So one gets the feeling that in order to get the same Murka, one needs to have almost the talent of young Mozart – if this is such an impossible task even for people who can perform the Moonlight Sonata and Flight of the Valkyries.
IT IS NOT SIMPLE TO BECOME A MUSICIAN, BUT IF VERY WANTED, IT CAN BE There is one more interesting observation. It is extremely easy to select music most of the self-taught people – people who at one time no one explained that this requires not only a musical education, but also talent from above. And now, not knowing about it, they easily select the necessary quintessential chords and, most likely, will be extremely surprised to hear that what they play can be called such a high word. And even, perhaps, they will ask not to clog their brains with any indigestible terminology. Where such terms come from – read the article “The structure of chords and their names”. As a rule, all craftsmen of selection are related by one thing: the desire to play what you want.
EVERYTHING NEEDS A DRAWING, HARDENING, TRAINING Undoubtedly, to develop the skill of selecting music by ear, knowledge from the field of solfeggio will not be superfluous. Only it’s applied knowledge: about keys, types of chords, stable and unstable steps, parallel minor majors and so on – and how all this is realized in different musical genres. But the easiest way to become Mozart in the world of selection is one: listen and play, play and listen. Shifting into the work of the fingers what the ears hear. In general, to do everything that was not taught at school. And if the ears are heard, and the fingers are familiar with a musical instrument, the development of the skill will not take long. And friends will not once be grateful to you for a warm evening with your favorite songs. Most likely, you already know how to impress them with Beethoven. Author – Nadezhda Miretskaya Tags: ear training, pedagogy, problems, development of hearing school (votes: 2, average: 5.00 out of 5)