Caris presents (Movable Do) Ear Training techniques and their creative applications. She also explains the Solo Transcription process through an approach that internalizes solos based on hearing and singing them first rather than simply reading the transcriptions in a one dimensional physical exercise between the eyes and fingers. The purpose of this lecture is to make the musician self- sufficient by developing the ability to inner hear, accurately placing pitches through muscular memory and then executing the sounds or emulating the notes as played on solos to aid in the development of one’s personal improvisational language. Presented here are many techniques to expand the ear’s aural awareness of pitch and musical possibilities through suggested exercises. NOTE: There is a small PDF bundled with the download version of this video (not the $8.99 streaming version) which includes some materials and exercises that support these concepts.
Topics Covered: Importance of Being Musically Self-Sufficient, Lowest Note and Its Applications, Internalizing and Visualizing Pitch and Intervals, Movable Do Solfege, Tendency Tones, Sight Recognition, Sol Fa Studies and Muscular Memory, Conducting, Sight Singing and Solo Transcription Through Singing, etc.