How to Practice Your Instrument and Train Your Ears at the Same Time

In case you hadn’t guessed by now I love ear training and I think it’s super important to include focused ear training in your practice routine. But at the end of the day we don’t train our ears to get better at ear training, we do it to become better musicians. So if you’re looking…

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The Single Moment That Changed The Way I Played Music Forever

C, E, F. In one moment I heard those 3 notes – C, E and F – and the way I thought about music and the way I played changed for good. So what was so special about those three notes? Before I can tell you, allow me to set the scene… I was playing…

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How long does it take to train your ears?

There’s an important question that I get asked regularly by musicians interested in training their ears and becoming better players: “How long will it take me to train my ears, now that I know the right way to do it?” This is a great question. It’s much easier to decide how much ear training you…

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The secret to memorizing music easily

If you wanted to memorize a piece of music, how would you go about it? You would practice it over and over again, so that you start to remember the notes right? Then as you’re getting better, you would look away from the written music while you play, so you force yourself to play from…

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Make sure you’re not making any of these 3 ear training mistakes

This post is an excerpt from our free e-book: “The Ultimate Guide to Ear Training”. If you’d like to read the rest of the guide, you can click here to gain free access! Up to now, I’ve told you about the two main areas of ear training: musical hearing and aural recognition, and how you…

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The solution to all your problems: Develop your musical hearing…

In my last post, I told you about 3 signs that your ears are holding your playing back. If you’re suffering from these three problems (or one of a host of other related problems), it is because your ears are lacking in one area. For some reason, not many people seem to talk about this…

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Get the most out of your practice: Start revising!

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Like most musicians, I’ve practiced a lot. We all spend hours upon hours in the practice room, trying to become better musicians. I made an adjustment to my practice routine a number of years ago that made a big difference, and I think it has allowed me to get a lot more out of each…

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