Re: [Harp-L] History of Harp Tuning and Hearing Chords

I am still on the lookout for a good way to exercise and expand this skill.

If I play the chords on the piano, I know what the chord is when I play it, so I miss out on “trying to figure out (or guess) what it is” followed by the feedback of finding out whether I was right or wrong.

If I hear an interesting progression in a song, it’s usually gone before I can get my hooks into identifying what/when for later study.

With ear training software, I feel flummoxed by a lack of context, though maybe that approach deserves another try.

I would be interested to know  *how*  others have worked on acquiring and/or strengthening this particular ability.

Tin Lizzie

On May 17, 2014, at 11:46 PM, Brian Boggs wrote:

> From: ceudoazul@xxxxxxxxx
> Date: May 17, 2014 6:38:11 PM EDT
> To: Harp <harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [Harp-L] History of Harp Tuning and Hearing Chords
> A guest at a class I took, Paul Brewer, suggested that learning the sounds of chords was the same as recognizing your friend when they call on the phone and you hear their voice (pre-caller ID). Eventually all the chords are friends you recognize.
> Suddenly something that seemed tedious took on a different meaning.
> The Real Smokey Joe's post reminded me of that analogy.
> Best regards,
> Brian Boggs

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