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Ear Training Ear training is a facility that you can develop over time. There are textbooks, tutorials, and even many pieces of computer software that provide courses in ear training. The basic method is to start with exercises that teach you to recognize simple intervals between two notes played at the same time, and then build up to chords from there, ...
Since you can only sing one note at one time, you need reference to an instrument which will produce multiple notes simultaneously. A guitar, or better,a piano, will be useful. With this, you can play different voicings, so that you get used to how they sound, and also how they're formed. Without such a facility, it'll be quite difficult, on your own.
Generally the first chord in a piece will start on either the tonic or the dominant. SO you will get a strong idea there. You will also look for any accedintals which may indicate whether the piece is in a minor key and most importantly you will look at the key signature which is there to give an indication of key.
I have an iPhone app called "tuner tool" that gives me exact pitch of a tone recorded by the microphone. When i am driving in my car alone i try to sing different pitches and notes. my reference is C4. i start hitting the C4 without looking at the app and then go over to different notes. I get better over time but if that leads to an absolute pitch i don't ...
I found http://pianofundamentals.com/book/en/1.III.12 very useful. In short, mental play, or playing in your mind is very useful and can also be used as a way to learn perfect pitch.
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