Tip 40: Develop Your Musical Vocabulary with TV

Many writers say the best way to develop a strong vocabulary is to read often, and the same is true for your fluency in music. Although focusing on exercises is important, it’s also fun to test yourself in the more casual listening situations that occur all the time.

For example, say you hear a jingle on TV that’s only a few notes. Take a second to identify the intervals, and check yourself on your instrument. Not only will this help to make your interval recognition more reflexive, but you’ll remember the jingle next time you’re trying to sing that interval!

Now you can start compiling your own list of interval reference songs…

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