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Ear training Spotify playlist - Major Sixth

Lida van der Eijk
4 days ago

We've made a new Spotify Playlist this week! This time we take a look at the major sixth and teach you how to identify it by ear.

This week we listen to some songs with the major sixth interval in mind. These are songs with the ascending, melodic major sixth interval in them. In this article we will breefly explain where you can hear the major sixth in the songs.

Stevie Wonder - As

After the Do-Do-Do-Do-Do intro you can hear the major sixth when Stevie sings A-ROUND and THE-ROSEBUDS in the second sentence. You can hear the iterval several times in the verses.

The Beatles - Let it be

You'll hear the major sixth in the chorus, when Let it be is sang for the fourth time.

Paul Simon - Graceland

Let's start dancing with Sir Paul Simon. The first two notes THE-MISS en afterwards WAS-SHINING form a major sixth.

Train - Drops of Jupiter

In the beginning of the first two sentences of the verse you can hear the major sixth.

Bob Marley - Three Little Birds

In this lovely song you'll hear the major sixth several times. Every time Bob Marley sings 'CAUSE-EVERY little thing, he jumps from an A to an F, which forms a major sixth.

Carole King - Natural Woman

This is a song for all female Sonid-fans! The first time Carole King sings 'CAUSE-YOU make me feel you can hear the major sixth.

Julie London - Days of Wine and Roses

In this Jazz Stand you'll hear the major sixth in the first two notes of the verse.

Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade of Pale

In the verse you'll hear a major sixth in the first two notes of the first sentence (WE-SKIPPED) en of the fourth sentence (THE-CROWD).

Robbie Williams - Angels

The first two notes of the melody form a major sixth. This repeats itself many times in the verse.

Phil Collins - Can't Stop Loving You

When Phil sings EVERYTHING you'll hear a descending and ascending major sixth. This repeats itself throughout the song.

After listening to the playlist, you can also read about what a major sixth is or watch our major sixth explanation video.

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