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Jun. 4th, 2006 | 11:14 am
mood: accomplishedaccomplished
music: dooooooonggggg ... dooooonggggg..


Having missed a few days of practice, Lesley helped me today to do some training. It's becoming increasingly easy for me to distinguish Eb and F#, so I moved on to the next exercise, which includes A. Lesley plays any of the notes Eb, F# and A from the two octaves below and above middle C, and I try to identify them.

F# has a very "twangy" sound, which I can now hear easily. I was able to identify all the F#s within a few seconds. But Eb and A are different in another way. Both of them are "mellow". But A is also "bright" as well as mellow. At the start of the exercise I consistently mixed them up, but I am beginning to hear the difference.

Eb - mellow - I hear it in the center of my left ear, just inside my skull.
F# - twangy - I hear it in the front left of my neck.
A - mellow, bright - I hear it in the very edge of the back of my left ear (Vertically, it's the middle of my ear. Front to back, it's at the back, in the flap of skin that extends up from the earlobe.)

Don't ask me why those locations correspond to the notes - they just do. When I relax and let myself listen, those are the areas which I feel when I hear those notes. It's interesting that only the left half of my body seems to "hear" the notes. Is the left half of the body related to the right half of the brain?

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from: anonymous
date: Jun. 4th, 2006 04:32 am (UTC)

I'm not sure if you know about this listening test. Anyway, if you don't, have a go! :)



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from: btherl
date: Jun. 4th, 2006 04:49 am (UTC)

I took the test and scored -12db, the most common result. Thanks for pointing that site out to me :)

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