Besides the paper mentioned above, I’ve also included a download of some ear-training exercises and drills I’ve developed over the years. Even though it’s much better and more satisfying to do actual music, as opposed to exercises and “ear-training” melodies, there’s clearly a lot to be gained by sharpening one’s specific skills in a more controlled, abstract context. To that end, this file contains 125 drills of various types, written first in solfa notation, without a staff, and then in regular notation. Each drill promotes either the development of fluency in articulating the solfa syllables or else the control of the imagination — the famous “inner ear” we’ve all heard so much about — as a sort of “overseer” of the cognitive processes involved in singing accurately and in tune. Hours of fun (or something), guaranteed. If you have questions, you can always email me.
|Solfa Exercises for Fluency and Flexibility