Ear Training Day 26 & 27 – Melody Training

Late night at work last night by here’s Ear training day 26 & 27. Today I’m trying something new the melody exercises! It’s like the melodic intervals listening to 3 or more successive notes and guessing the distances. Even though I’m great at melodic intervals this is a challenge which I have accepted and will conquer!

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Ear Training 17 & 18 – Chord Progressions

Hey guys! Didn’t get to post my ear training results to wordpress because I didn’t get to my computer after work until it was really late but I did post to instagram (@jamesrevelscomposer) if you want to see the ear training results fresh off the press.

So I’ve been doing doing chord progression recognition of the Major scale particularly the I,ii,IV,V scale degrees. Yesterday I got a 65% which was a huge jump from the 48% I had but today I normalized with a 56% with my goal for each type of training being 90% I still have looads of work to do



EARGASM – Zodiac

Here’s a great hip-hop beat titled Zodiac by Monte Booker. It starts with an unnerving yet interesting electronic/glitchy sample then slowly progresses into a catchy, and funky hip hop beat. It’s a great journey aurally and definitely worth the share. Know anyone who makes cool music? Shoot me a link to their soundcloud, youtube or bandcamp page and if I like what I hear I’ll feature them. I’ll have another eargasm for you tomorrow at noon so stay tuned!

Two Types of People

Short Speech by: James Revels III


There are two types of people in this world.

Those who are living the dream and those who dream of living.

The latter are the has beens, posers, and wannabes; the anxious, fearful and unmotived as well as the melodramatics, the prima donnas and the drama queens.

The former type, however, are the legends, innovators, and future leaders; the poised, fearless, ambitious as well as the joyful, the grateful, and the leaders of destiny.

The factor that distinguishes the types is one simple word….Reality. A person who dreams of living doesn’t acknowledge reality, They constantly fight or ignore the truth. They make excuses when they are fully capable. They find problems where there are none and refuse to embrace the truth that they can take control of their own lives. 

A person who is living the dream acknowledges reality in all its glory. They try all options before calling quits, even then failure doesn’t stop them. They appreciate what’s good, wherever it may be and fix problems whenever they find them and finally, they refuse to believe the lie that cicumstance dominates a person’s entire life.

So which side are you on? The answer is both. No one is perfect, but ask yourself this as you close your eyes to sleep tonight.

Are you one step closer to waking up to your dream life or waking up from a dream of life.