if my goal is to one day soon be able to listen to common rock songs and hear most of the intervals of the melody and in the chord root movement, would it serve me to build the following kind of ear training cd?
to make a cd aid, i dont know what else to do, really, except to start on a root--like c--and then for every interval, hit the root followed by the interval, and maybe then hit them together, too. for minor second, then, id hit c followed by c sharp. but i'd also hit c followed by the b right below it. major seconds would be c-d and then c-b flat.
my question is, do you think this would be enough to get me to where i can pick these things out in songs all the time? because when you listen to songs, youre not always judging the distance from a single tonal center. that keeps changing with the chords! its not always going to be 'from c to b' or whatever. and, im just asking--those of you who are really good at this, what do you tell someone like me, who always hears minor thirds no matter where they appear in songs, but has to sometimes work on pinpointing what the other intervals are?
i want to know if this simple-minded ear-training disc i want to make is all i'll need. if minor thirds jump out at me, maybe i can just use this kind of disc to really get familiar with the other intervals. i hope so. dont want to spend too much time making training discs.