Active Listening

Tip 24: Listen Out For Unexpectedly Musical Sounds

Always keep an ear open for noises which have a musical tone. It may sound strange, but does your fridge hum a particular note? Or your doorbell chime a particular interval?

Whenever you hear a noise which is steady enough to be called a ‘note’ (i.e. you could sing it), try to keep in it your head and then find out what the note actually is. Everyday practice for absolute pitch!

Another idea: Next time you hear it, try to sing a particular interval above it – like a major third.

Who knew you could harmonise with your kitchen appliances?!

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