Would you like to be able to play music by ear?

If the answer is yes I don’t blame you!

For a lot of musicians playing by ear is the ‘holy grail’ of music. The ultimate skill that they would love to have and there’s good reason why!

When you learn to do it you’ll experience an entirely new way to play music that will transform you into a much better player than ever and will cause you to get more enjoyment and satisfaction out of music than you even thought possible.

I’m not just saying this either. I’m not a ‘naturally talented’ musician who has played by ear his entire life. I had terrible aural skills and couldn’t recognise anything by ear until my early 20s. That’s when I decided to take ear training seriously. I managed to completely change the way I played in about 2 years.

I spent a lot of time working on it because I just knew that it would make a huge difference to my playing but when I actually started to do it I realised that the difference it made was even bigger than I thought it would be.

Since I achieved my goal of learning to play by ear I’ve taught a lot of other musicians to do the same and I’ve worked out a lot of the tips and tricks that will allow you to do it much faster and much easier than I did.

In this series of posts I’ll tell you what you need to know in order to play by ear so you can experience it for yourself sooner rather than later. In it you’ll learn:

  1. What is playing by ear?
  2. The benefits of playing by ear
  3. 3 steps to playing by ear

After you’ve read through this series you’ll have a good understanding of the different skills that combine to allow you to play music by ear effortlessly.

So let’s get started with the absolute basics (just to make sure we’re all on the same page): what is playing by ear?

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