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Improvisation and flow

If you find that your fingers are going on autopilot or you're just navigating visual fretboard shapes there are a couple exercises I'd try: Play melodies on a single string or a restricted set a ...
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Improvisation and flow

It sounds like it would be beneficial for you to move beyond the framework of individual licks and look at the larger development which occurs over 32 measures of a solo, 64 measures, etc. It also ...
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How do I work on retaining the DO during melodic dictation?

As well as singing up and down the sol-fa scale, get used to singing 'do-mi-do'. Do-fa-do. Do-so-do. etc. I hope it's moveable do being used - it's more forgiving. When you're happy with the above, ...
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Optimal harmonic audiation techniques

I'm not sure if I understand exactly what you are asking, but it seems like you want to learn how to recognize the chord degrees within a key, am I right? I can just about vaguely hear two tones at ...
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While playing fugues, do pianists follow each voice simultaneously?

The main thing you're talking about is called audiating, which means hearing the music in your head. Being able to audiate is a very important skill for all musicians, and it is a learned skill. ...
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Improvisation and flow

Don't believer that 'hear a line in your head, then instantly play it. It might work for the first phrase you play, but can one actually 'hear' the next phrase, whist actually playing the current one? ...
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How is learning Fixed DO Solfege any different than learning Absolute Pitch?

This sounds like a misunderstanding of Fixed Do. Fixed Do is, primarily, a sight-reading and relative-pitch ear-training tool, but it does not rely on identifying the starting pitch by ear. One does ...
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How is learning Fixed DO Solfege any different than learning Absolute Pitch?

Learning absolute pitch? It'something that's nigh on impossible. After many, many years as a muso, I can recognise, or sing, a single C note accurately 9 times out of 10. But that doesn't mean I have ...
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To what extent is music mentally internalized with respect to the original key it was learned in?

I can play the first note or chord, and audiate the rest. But how can you or anyone else know that it's correct without actually playing it so that it will be heard? This just seems to get down to ...
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To what extent is music mentally internalized with respect to the original key it was learned in?

If you learned music from sheet music, it's pretty likely (at least IMO) that you internalized it as a series of note names and rhythms. This means that, regardless of whether you ever figured out the ...
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To what extent is music mentally internalized with respect to the original key it was learned in?

For some, it's absolute: 'I learned that song in that key, and that's where it stays, for ever.' If it's a song that is sung (and played) by the person concerned, that's almost fair enough. They're in ...
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How do I work on retaining the DO during melodic dictation?

Here are some observations and an exercise for you if you wish: Observations It's possible that your "inner game" during your ear training practice is not the most effective one (in other words, ...
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How do I work on retaining the DO during melodic dictation?

Sing well known songs always going back to do: first after each tone, then each second and later after all phrases. Exactly like Tim explains with the scale. Many songs are above the fifth, so try ...
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Audiation: dealing with key changes when you hear in terms of solfege

I grapple with very similar issues. I've been big on ear training the last 2-3 years and have taught myself to use moveable-do solfege quite well in one key, but I do struggle with how to handle key ...
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Practical audiation suggestions related with a specific song

Your question about the time signature of this song should be easily answered. It sounds very much in 12/8. This means there are 4 basic beats per bar and each beat is divided into 3. As for the ...
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I have perfect pitch but have trouble identifying the note of human singing and the note I hear in my head. Any suggestion on how to practice this?

Yes, it can be much harder to recognise the pitch of a voice than of an instrument. And, I have to tell you, it doesn't necessarily get much easier with practice! Because there's probably nothing ...
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