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A major in a C# major progression

I would suggest looking at it in Db major. This makes the analysis a lot easier and is the key that it would be written in in a chart 🙂 (Others are writing about it in C# major because you’ve asked ...
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A major in a C# major progression

It's a very common thing, mixing in harmony from the parallel key. It doesn't necessarily move the tonic anywhere, but it opens the door for it. In this song they never use that option. Two variations ...
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A major in a C# major progression

Let’s take this to C major to be less confusing. Then we’d have C - Am - F - Ab. Ab can be seen as low altered mediant of C, which is not an uncommon thing to do. Basically what you’re doing there is ...
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A major in a C# major progression

It's often considered that the A here would come from the parallel key of C♯ minor. It's a fairly well used contraption, using notes and chords from the key (major or minor) which has the same root, ...
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What is the solfa method to learn intervals?

Tim's answer is great. Just to fill in the "why" of moveable-do: it doesn't teach intervals in the abstract (M3, P4), but it does teach "tonicity." It teaches the dominant feel of ...
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What is the solfa method to learn intervals?

The solfege idea is that each note in a major scale has its own name - it could just as easily have a number, but here it has a name. It uses the movable do system, whereby do is always regarded as ...
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Interval recognition : should I use reference songs?

I definitely used reference songs, and the caveat is definitely well made. One advanced technique is to use different reference songs for the same interval depending on the harmonic and melodic ...
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Is Fixed Do automatically learned when you learn Movable Do Solfege, but not the other way around?

These two ways of thinking of notes are complementary. With movable Do you naturally get information of what scale degree you're singing or which notes are non diatonic. It is also easier to find ...
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Strategy for melodic dictation

To notate melodies with scale degrees there is a number based notation that I know of (there may be others), coming from the Hungarian/Kodaly school of musical pedagogy. Actually, originally the so ...
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How can I improve my ear for intonation?

Play duets, either with another person, or with a recording of yourself or your teacher or an advanced student. Play in wind ensembles. Play in chamber ensembles. Attend concerts and recitals. Get ...
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How can I improve my ear for intonation?

Get a tuner — an app will suffice — that displays whether you are sharp or flat. You'll also want a tone generator, which is easy to find online (here's one I use). Run the tone generator through an ...
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It is possible to get the drum progression only by listening?

I'd say yes, it's quite possible. An experienced drummer could listen once, and play it back on a kit almost perfectly. Available these days are means to slow down recordings, which will help you to ...
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