Here is another weekly 10-second tip.


Sing what you play


If you ever want to train and improve your ear, try this…

Play a riff or melody you know on guitar and then sing it.

Sing or hum along out loud and make your voice match the pitch of the melody exactly.

Doing this will help you train your ear, and this is often much better than using random apps.



…Because to sing in tune you must have a good ear and getting better at this will improve your ear.

Any little riff or melody will do here.

Riffs such as “Louie, Louie”, “La Bamba”, “Beat It”, and even the James Bond theme will work for this (plus 1000s of other catchy tunes).


To learn my precise methods for teaching students to train their ear, check out my membership programme below.

There are multiple simple videos on this, and below is the link if you are interested.

The Dan Thorpe Acoustic Academy


Dan Thorpe

Guitar Domination



P.S. This post was originally taken from Dan Thorpe’s private email list. To get blog posts like this sent to you which are full of great tips to make fingerpicking, strumming, and learning guitar more enjoyable (especially if you are over 40) join Dan’s list. It’s 100% free, HERE.

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