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Your problem MAY be that you start on one note - call it a 'root', and the interval to the next note isn't that difficult to recognise. When you then move to a different 'root', the sound is blurred by the interval that's produced by the second/third notes. Try keeping the same 'root', and listen to different intervals just from that note. Then choose a ...


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Every interval has a specific sound - but everyone of us may perceive that differently. But you can build some personalized mnemonic aid especially for you. Custom as it were ;-) I'll tell you some of mine just to give you an idea of how this could work for you. I'll start off with the b7th: Leonard Bernstein - my hero, as conductor and composer -> ...


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You should not have to wait too long before listening for the next interval. If your ears are trained well enough, you should be able to listen to a passage of music and hear what notes/chords/intervals are played without a problem at any reasonable speed. My guess is that you just do not have enough experience distinguishing between these intervals yet ...


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There are lots of techniques, tips, and tricks out there beyond the "How do you get to Carnage Hall?" answer so lets start a list. This one was super helpful for recognizing intervals (especially when I came up with my own set of mnemonics)



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