Hi All - One of the things that helps me learn to sing a new song is to match the intervals in the song to other songs that are burned into my brain. So, for example, in my mind I sing:
1) "Born Free
" to go down from a note to its 5th (like a G to a D);
2) "Twinkle Twinkle
" to go up from a note to its 5th (like a G to a D)
3) The first two notes of the TV jingle from "N-B-
C", to go up a 6th,
4) "Here Comes
the Bride" to go up a 4th.
5) To go down from the major 3rd of a chord to the dominant (like an E to a C) - I use a weird one, "Da---rryl
", they used to mock a certain baseball player in the 80's in Yankee Stadium with that (Daryll Strawberry). I'm sure there are more musical ones, but that works for me!
6) That 70's song "Feelings
" to go down from a note to it's minor third (like from an E to a G).
Can someone help me out with some of these others please (it's for a harmony to Sheryl Crow's "First Cut is the Deepest")? If it's an interval embedded in a major verse from a Beatles hit, that would be great, as it would definitely qualify as "burned into my brain"!
1. Up an augmented 4th (for example, a G to a C#).
2. Down from the dominant of a chord to the tonic (for example, a G to a C).
3. Down a minor 3rd (for example, a D to a B). I sing "Duke of Earl" to get this, but it takes too long
And ... if you know any other intervals, please pass those along too!
I know after a while the intervals become instinctive, but it sure helps me to think in these terms when starting out.