Stefan Hall combines ears and hands in a two-pronged approach to learning jazz. Find out how simple modal practice combines with listening for jazz mastery.
You can do ear training for the guitar and ear training on the guitar. Find out how to train your ear to improvise solos, play chords by ear, and perfect your own guitar sound.
Ear Training for Guitar
Intervals are a great way to develop your sense of relative pitch, which allows you to improvise freely, play songs by ear and write your own music. Guitar players can practice interval recognition in a way that best suits the guitar. Find out more in "Learning to Recognize Intervals for Guitarists".
Whatever you play on your guitar, you want to make sure your sound is just right. This comes down to your instrument, your amp, your playing technique, the equipment settings you apply and the audio effects you use. Learn what to listen for in the "Introduction to Guitar Tone".
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Playing music by ear is a dream for many guitarists, but it is a learnable skill, developed through ear training. Study playing by ear to find out the different skills involved and how you can learn them.
Many guitarists want to play the chords to songs completely by ear, not requiring any sheet music, tab or lead sheet. The key is to practice chord progressions ear training and learn the sounds of the most common progressions by ear.
For improvising solos and playing chords by ear, you will need to develop your sense of relative pitch, learning to recognise different types of interval, chords, and scales.
Articles about Guitar
Seattle guitar pro Dylan Welsh shares his teaching on how to learn ear training, music theory, and fretboard fluency skills by putting the music first.
Jazz guitarist Stefan Hall moonlights as a classical composer. Also listen to his gypsy/modern jazz fusion and gem-like standards rescued from oblivion.
Want to grow as a guitar player? Surprise: it’s not about your hands, but your ears. See how quickly a few aural skills can move you from awful to awesome!
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Wouldn’t you love to be one of those guitarists who can play any song, entirely by ear? You can learn to do it too, if you focus on these four areas.
Discover five strong reasons that any guitarist should train their musical ear using intervals, and the steps you can take to easily start today.
Find out more about “Kaizen Guitar” a free email course that will teach you guitar basics in daily short lessons delivered by email over a 30 day period.