QUOTE(Lizzy violin @ May 13 2009, 09:03 AM)
I'm sure there have been threads on this but I can't find anything with the search function.
Needing help with my sight singing (yes still not very good at it).
I've had a couple of people mention that there are famous tunes that help you recognise the intervals.
For grade 5 I don't need to know above a fifth I think but can anyone give me a list of tunes that demonstrate these? I'm especially stumped when singing intervals going down as my brain doesn't seem to work backwards.
So far I have
Minor third up -Green sleeves
Major third up -While Shephards Watched
Can anyone help?
It's better if you think of tunes for yourself - it makes it easier to remember. For example, you've got actual tunes for the two thirds. If I'd given you my list, you'd have seen that I have the beginning of the minor and major arpeggios for those.
Play the two notes, and think what tune /you/ think it sounds like the start of.
If this is for aural tests, you're not doing to need things like the tritone, so you probably don't need much more than major 2nd, perfect 4th and perfect 5th. There are so many different tunes that you could use for those, that there's no point trying to use someone else's as they may use things you don't even know, especially if their taste in music differs from yours.
If you get really stuck, I can share mine, but I really don't think that's the best way to tackle this. You'll remember them better if they're your own choices.