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

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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!

Marry Jane

Here’s a poem from my poetry book “Yesterday’s Tomorrow” titled “Marry Jane”. An embed to the book trailer, a link to a FREE sampler and link to buy the book.

Marry Jane

by: James Revels III

I said “Hi”.

She replied high.

I asked. “What’s your name?”

She glanced low & high,

Then eye to eye,

Replied “My name is Jane.”

As fine as wine,

A curved design,

That rolls like winding smoke.

She’s mine. Aligned

Like stars in skies,

Merry Jane is mine alone

Or so I thought

Almost forgot

That Jane; She liked to share

But I don’t care.

I’m not ashamed,

To say, “I’d marry Jane!”

Yesterday’s Tomorrow Trailer

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Eargasm of the Day – 4/20 Tribute

Here’s a 4/20 tribute poem I made sometime ago enjoy yourself

Marry Jane

Toked By: James Revels III

I said “Hi”

She replied high

I asked “What’s your name?”

She glanced low & high,

then eye to eye,

replied “My name is Jane.”

As fine as wine

a curved design,

that rolls like winding smoke.

She’s mine. Aligned,

like stars in skies,

Merry Jane is mine alone

or so I thought

Almost forgot

that Jane; She liked to share,

but I don’t care.

I’m not ashamed,

to say “I’d marry Jane”