But, let’s face it, all of our music is made up of intervals and we need to be solid in making those leaps. What’s challenging is finding a good way to practice without being bored to tears – something that keeps us going!
Find a practice pattern that is FUN!!!
In this article, we borrow one of my favorite exercises of all times (from Foundations of Singing Lesson 3). We work with the intervals:
- Major 2nd
- Major 3rd
The pattern we use is: 151413121
I think you’ll find this pattern is not only a great vocal pedagogy exercise, but is FUN and easy to do. Make it something you do while shopping for groceries, driving down the road, while on a walk, or riding your bike… You can even practice at low volumes!
Within a short time you’ll discover that you’ve mastered these intervals. From this point forward if someone says, sing a 4th above this, you’ll know exactly where to go!
Here’s a recorded Practice Example using Tongue Trills:
I hope you enjoyed this article and the Practice Example.
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All the Best,