When it comes to learning any musical instrument, we’re very quick to bypass training the one thing that can help us better than anything else: our ears.
We use digital tuners that give visual feedback, use chord boxes to learn new chords, and seek out detailed explanations of strumming patterns. The problem here is that by using these techniques we’re able to almost entirely bypass using our ears, which ultimately slows down our ability to learn to play.
When it comes to progress and development, feedback is crucial, and your ears give you the most immediate kind. You can instantly gauge whether you’re playing a piece of music accurately or not. All you need to do is spend some time developing your aural skills – then sit back and let your ears do the work!