Xeno’s Absolute Pitch System: Lesson 2, Middle C in the context of other keys.
Lesson two provides your ear with something critical that it has likely never heard until now: how a C note relates to all of the other keys in western music.
Listen: Download or play Lesson 2 here.
Just listening to this lesson starts to set up note permanence in your brain, but the process will go even faster if you do this…
– In the first part with the scales, listen closely to the soft middle C note in the background.
– Attempt to sing a C note right before the C note plays at the end of each small song in each key.
Listening actively this way will turn on the light and you will finally “get” that a “C” is always there, always a “C” no matter what else is going on.
Learn to hear Middle C in relation to music in other keys today. Don’t forget Lesson 1!
Three random tests during the day hours after listening to this allowed me to recall middle C correctly. This ability was gone the next morning, however. I guess we need a lesson 3… 😉