Originally Posted by annmariek
Hey, i'm doing grade 8 next month...can anyone help me with the requirements for the ear tests? My teacher doesn't really have a clue, and I want to be prepared! Like, when they say you need to be able to sing the intervals (minor third, diminished fifth, major seventh, etc), do they play the lower note/both of them/nothing?
I just did my grade8 exam a month ago..
I got asked to describe the interval, 2 notes played together. Usually you're asked to sing it back singing, each note separately obviously, but I didn't
A piece is played three times & you are asked to sing one line back.
ie you are told to sing the treble clef line back, you hear the piece three times with harmony, you must sing back chosen line unaccompanied.
Rhythm & pitch is what you have to look out for.
Singing at sight - I HATE THIS!
You are shown a line of music & you have to sing it. Arpeggio of the key sig is given aswell as the starting note.