How to rectify tone deaf in music- CAC Assistant Music Director

By 'Gbenga Bankole

The Assistant Music Director, Christ Apostolic Church, Worldwide, Pastor Paul Bankole has stated that without a good ear music ministers will be musically deaf.

Pastor Bankole who stated this while teaching on the topic "General Musicianship" at the just concluded Music Ministers' Conference said that tone deaf can be rectified through constant training and by singing intervallic pieces.

Tone Deaf is the inability to perceive differences of musical pitch accurately. A person who is tone deaf lacks the ability to correctly hear relative differences between musical notes.

He said that before anyone can be relevant musically, such person must know rudiments which is the theory of music.

He added that"You must know the reading of your musical alphabets with the definition of staff, clef, value of musical notes from semibreve."

While speaking on types of rhythm, Pastor Bankole stated that there are random, regular, alternating, flowing and progressive rhythm.

"Most forms of music as well as some other performing arts such as dance, include a base rhythm that sets a pace for the activity as a whole. In music, this is often set by percussion instruments, but is expressed throughout the performance as a whole,"

"Rhythm is music's pattern in time and the one indispensable element of all music. Rhythm can exist without melody, as in the drumbeats of so called primitive music, but melody cannot exit without rhythm,"

"Rhythm refers to the length of time between each major beat or accent such as in a piece of music. It is the sequence of sounds and silence which make up the rhythm. Rhythms can have different patterns which can be clapped or tapped," the Cleric explained.

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