Methodology of Synesthetical Ear Training in the Solfeggio Course


This paper is devoted to the methodological aspects of the examination of the synesthesia phenomenon. The author has demonstrated various opportunities for practical application of the synesthesia effects in music education. The main psychological degrees in ear training course have been identified. Position and importance of studying synesthetic perception has been emphasized in the context of the other forms of the musical ear improving, particularly, stylistic hearing. Specificity of an interrelationship between synesthetic perception and emotions in the process of listening to music has been disclosed. The paper has been provided with a table of the leading sensory submodalities which may be practically useful for a music teacher who deals with ear training. Also, there are some how-to recommendations concerning methods of studying synesthesia on different levels of music education.

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