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Ear training Spotify playlist - Perfect Prime

Lida van der Eijk
3 months ago

Hi everyone,

Today we start something new: Sonids Spotify Playlists! Our goal is to make one playlist per week, focussing on one eartraining subject at a time. We start with the Perfect Prime interval.

For the playlist we selected ten songs with a Perfect Prime interval in them. By this we mean a melodic, ascending interval. We will explain briefly where you can hear the Perfect Prime interval in the songs.

They are almost all in the beginning of the melody of the songs. In some songs they are a bit harder to hear, so I will explain more about them below:

Agnes Obel - Riverside

In the piano intro the first two notes are on the same pitch, making a perfect prime interval. Agnes sings the same melody in the verse.

Frédéric Chopin - Grande Valse Brillante, Op. 18, No. 1 in E-Flat Major

This composition start with the repetition of the same note.

Bryan Adams - Summer of '69

At the start of the song, GOT-MY-FIRST-REAL, is al on the same note. Please note, this is from the second word Bryan sings.

Dolly Parton - Jolene

Everytime Dolly sings JO-LENE, she stays on one note.

Queen - Somebody to Love

After the intro you can hear the Perfect Prime interval. EACH-MORNING-I-GET-UP-I is al on the same note.

After watching the video, you can read about what a perfect prime is or watch our perfect prime explanation video.

Related terms

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