Xeno’s Absolute Pitch System: Lesson 2, Middle C in the context of other keys

By | October 30, 2009

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.

Instructions:

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!

Results:

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… 😉

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