katreich wrote: Would I just call myself and leave a voice mail?
One of the many things on my "to do" list is to improve my interval recognition. One hoped for application is to be able to jot down melodies that way - as a series of intervals, or scale degrees. I tend to think like that with chord progressions (I, IV, vi, V etc) as it makes changing to another key simple. When working out patterns on the guitar neck I do the same thing - pick a 1 and then I'll know where 7 is (right next to 1), the 3 and 4 (on the next string across) etc. So 1 , 3, 4, 5 is "Oh when the saints" and so on.
It might look a bit odd, but - like most people - I have reasonable relative pitch but not perfect pitch. So I can notate a melody without knowing what note I started on. I can then play it in any key, anywhere on the neck, without needing to know either the written notation or the note name (F# or whatever) for that fret position. It also gives an interesting visual map of what the melody is doing in a structural sense. Or that's how it seems to me...
But using the phone is a whole lot quicker!!
dhodge wrote:.... he's reigning there still...