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JAZZ IMPROVISATION WITH ANDREA FASCETTI – EAR TRAINING PART 5

HI MY DEAR “BASS” FRIENDS,

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE POSITIVE FEEDBACK ABOUT THE EAR TRAINING LESSONS.

LAST LESSON, WE TALKED ABOUT TRANSCRIPTIONS. I KNOW THAT IT’S NOT BEEN EASY WORK, BECAUSE WE SEEM TO BE PRACTICE-ORIENTED MOSTLY ON OUR INSTRUMENT. I JUST WANT YOU TO REMEMBER THAT WITH A SMALL DAILY ROUTINE (OFTEN ONLY 10 MINUTES A DAY), YOU CAN DRAMATICALLY IMPROVE YOUR  “MUSICAL EAR”. THE NEXT LESSON WILL BE THE LAST ABOUT THIS ARGUMENT.

TODAY I WANT TO TALK  ABOUT  MUSIC AND COMPUTERS. I RECEIVED SOME EMAILS REGARDING EAR TRAINING SOFTWARE. ON THE INTERNET, YOU CAN FIND SOME REALLY INTERESTING FREE STUFF.

AFTER THE RISE OF COMPUTERS, OUR LIFES HAVE BEEN CHANGED. WE HAVE MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO GROW AS MUSICIANS.

MANY BASS MASTERS GIVE ONLINE LESSONS. YOU CAN ALSO FIND INTERESTING MUSIC BOOKS, FREE LESSONS, GREAT MAGAZINES (LIKE BASS MUSICIAN!), AND OTHER INTERESTING THINGS REGARDING MUSIC. UNFORTUNATELY,WE HAVE TO PAY A HARD PRICE—OUR TIME. SO IF YOU HAVE NO TIME TO PRACTICE BECAUSE YOU’RE SPENDING TO MUCH TIME ON SOCIAL NETWORKS, OR YOU HAVE TO USE YOUR COMPUTER FOR WORKING OR PROMOTING YOUR MUSIC, THIS LESSON IS FOR YOU!

EAR TRAINING SOFTWARE IS VERY GOOD IF YOU ARE ON YOUR COMPUTER MANY HOURS OF THE DAY.TRY TO TAKE SMALL BREAKS. FIND A GOOD EAR TRANING PIECE OF SOFTWARE AND START TO PRACTICE 5 – 10 MINUTES A DAY. I BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE TO FIND EVERY WAY WE CAN TO KEEP OUR PRACTICING CONSISTANT.

I REMEMBER WHEN CHARLIE BANACOS GAVE ME HIS FAMOUS EAR TRAINING EXERCISE. CHARLIE SAID THAT I HAD TO PRACTICE IT ALMOST SIX HOURS A DAY, SO IN A SMALL PERIOD OF TIME MY EARS WOULD BE GREATLY IMPROVED! UNFORTUNATELY, I THINK THAT MANY OF US DON’T HAVE THAT KIND OF TIME. TIMES HAVE CHANGED—TOO MANY DISTRACTIONS MY FRIENDS.

OK.IT’S TIME FOR HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT.

1) IF YOU HAVE NO TIME TO PRACTICE AND YOU ARE ON THE COMPUTER FOR MANY HOURS OF THE DAY, FIND SOME EAR TRAINING SOFTWARE (YOU CAN USUALLY FIND FREE STUFF), AND START TO PRACTICE 5 – 10 MINUTES A DAY. THIS IS FAR BETTER THAN NOTHING 🙂

HOPE YOU APPRECIATED THIS SUGGESTIONS. NEXT TIME WE’LL HAVE ANOTHER LESSON ON EAR TRAINING. HOPE YOU STAY TUNED.

CIAO

ANDREA

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