Playing By Ear
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From rfreeze on 4/27/2012 8:45:36 AM
Hi Everyone Rich Freeze here from Plymouth WI. I having trouble getting stated learing by ear. My banjo teacher is playing (cording songs) and I'm trying to play along. I just am getting furistrated. I can read music and learn by tab but I want to hear the chord changes and somtimes it is just a problem. Any suggestions?
From Greylock to Bean Blossom says:
4/30/2012 3:19:30 PM
Look at Pete Wernicks site, he has a dvd on playing by ear. Also look at getting amazing slowdowner for your computer. It will let you slow the songs down with out changing pitch and go over and over it. It is good for learning from but also good for playing along with. The more you do it the better you will get at it.
The use of tab is a never ending debate on the hangout. From my experiences tab was good for learning the basic rolls to get my fingers going different ways but I wish I had gone to learning to play by ear right away because I think tab set me way back.
I will also recommend John Boulding as a teacher. He is an excellent player and teacher from North Carolina and teaches over skype.
5/1/2012 7:07:06 AM
Rich ,chord changes can be hard at first ..All of the songs on the Tab site can be slowed down to a crawl.And it helps if you can sing or just hum the song If you know the song them you will know where the changes are ..Just dont get discouraged ,you can do it
6/29/2012 3:54:28 PM
hey, i have the same problem as you, they say i am tone deaf so i cannot play by ear ?? i do know maybe 10 tune by heart but have not learned how to chord on the banjo nor can i hear the changes // stumped in Houston but i still love to play the banjo everyday.. dan
12/2/2012 11:29:34 AM
How many of you are useing the Murphy Method?
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