AP Music Theory 1.1 Aural Skills

AP Music Theory 1.1 Aural Skills. Determine the intervals being played and choose the correct notation for the audio sample.

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00:25

to your new favorite jam.. crank the volume here we go [numbers 1, 2 and 3 appear]

00:38

Huh, awesome I think Aerosmith wrote that alright done hitting replay great, so

00:44

which of the following was played and here are potential answers.... alright so

00:51

what was that haunting ethereal tune and why do we suddenly have the urge to [Mice wearing glasses]

00:55

donate spectacles to mice well first let's figure out the interval or err

01:00

distance we're hearing between the first two notes well it sounds like they're

01:04

very close though we're pretty sure they haven't exchanged BFF necklaces yet so if [musical notes in a park]

01:09

they're not BFFs maybe there's a note they're both closer to maybe we should

01:13

take a look at a piano to make sure and thanks to the power of movie magic we [man pulls piano out of back pocket]

01:17

just happen to have one in our back pocket here oh we can see that there is

01:21

indeed a note in between D and C it's D flat or C sharp depending on which note [Finger pointing to D flat on piano]

01:26

he's hanging out with that means we're not hearing answer B, because the

01:30

interval between D and C sharp is only a half step or a minor second which is too

01:34

small just like every airplane seat we've ever sat in we can use the same [Man squished sitting next to someone on an airplane]

01:39

reasoning to eliminate answer D the interval from D flat to C is only a half

01:43

step or a minor second clearly some notes don't respect personal space

01:47

alright so we're halfway there hello livin on a prayer, sorry.. So in the clip [Bon Jovi singing]

01:52

we listen to the second interval we heard was also a whole step or a major

01:56

second so let's check out answer A the interval between C and B is only a half

02:01

step or minor second so that can't be it we've got to go down another half step [Musical notes]

02:05

to get a major second which we can do by flatting the B that means that the [B flat added to musical notes]

02:09

correct notation is answer C. The intervals from D to C and C to B flat

02:14

are both whole steps or major seconds... looks like some notes respect boundaries

02:19

now if you'll excuse us we're off to start a non-profit to aid blind mice [boy and girl stood by a stand for guide dogs for blind mice]