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A Quick 10-Question Ear Training Test Anyone Can Do
Let’s talk ear training.
Training your ears and improving your aural skills is one of the most underrated things you can do as a guitarist.
3 Random Thoughts This Monday (the England Football Match – Gutted But Proud, Lazyness and Something New)
Welcome to a new Monday email where I share 3 random thoughts on all things guitar, music, and life, including the England football game, how I got lazy with ear training, and more…
I hope you enjoy these!
3 Random Thoughts This Monday (Jimi, Cassettes, & Ear Training Fun)
Welcome to a new Monday email with 3 random thoughts on all things guitar, music, and life, including ear training fun, cassettes, and more…
I hope you had a great Easter. It is not exactly an Easter special, but in the spirit of the holiday, it is slightly retrospective.
Here it goes…
10-Second Tip – Using Your Voice to Improve Your Ear
Here is another weekly 10-second tip. [Read more…]
The Simplest Ear Training Challenge Ever
Most of you know the importance of ear training, but how many of you do it?
Ear training is one of those things that people often put off as they don’t know how to start or what to do or even the benefits of doing it.
Well, the benefits run quite deep.
Aural Training For Guitarists: 3 Quick Tips Taken From My ‘Guitar Tutor’ Article
Below is an article I recently wrote on the topic of aural training for Guitar Tutor magazine, published and released by RGT – the Registry of Guitar Tutors. I’m a member of the RGT and love getting this magazine in the post every 3 months as it features some wonderful insights, tips and tricks for teaching and playing the guitar.
Podcast #1 – Announcing the Brand New Guitar Domination Podcast!
A short while back I mentioned that I have two pretty awesome announcements coming up soon. Well, here is the first one; it is my brand new guitar podcast.
Play It By Ear – The Great Big Ear Training Test For Guitarists (Part 1)
Out of all the things I have written about here on my blog, one thing I haven’t given you much of so far is ear training and specifically, ways to test your ‘ear’. Well, in this post that’s about to change. Ear training is so important for your overall musicianship and is often neglected by a lot of guitarists.
The 3 things that really matter when you start playing music by ear
I get asked a lot by students exactly how I work songs out for myself. That is, by not using any sort of tab, chord chart or YouTube video—nothing but my own hands and ears.
Often a student is really keen to learn this skill but they cannot believe it is something they can acquire. They see working songs out by ear as a mystical skill that only wizards such as Gandalf and Merlin could acquire (just imagine those two rocking the guitar!)