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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Perfect Ear App for banjo


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DRL777 - Posted - 01/22/2024:  08:40:54


A friend uses Perfect Ear which uses guitar to train your ear to chord changes.

Is there anything like that using the banjo?

Fathand - Posted - 01/22/2024:  10:14:55


Banjos and guitars use the same theory and create chords the same way. I would think the guitar version would work with banjo.
Try it using your friends software or go to jams to learn to hear chord changes.

monstertone - Posted - 01/22/2024:  10:29:01


quote:

Originally posted by Fathand

Banjos and guitars use the same theory and create chords the same way. I would think the guitar version would work with banjo.

Try it using your friends software or go to jams to learn to hear chord changes.






Yep, as said many times before, learn to recognize basic guitar chord shapes, & watch the guitar player at jams. After a while, the eye/ear connection registers in that gray matter between the ears.



Amazing how that process works. Of course, one must first get out of the closet for it to happen. For reasons unknown, the transmission signal seems to be limited, to like, maybe five feet max? cheeky


Edited by - monstertone on 01/22/2024 10:49:02

writerrad - Posted - 01/23/2024:  06:16:54


quote:

Originally posted by Fathand

Banjos and guitars use the same theory and create chords the same way. I would think the guitar version would work with banjo.

Try it using your friends software or go to jams to learn to hear chord changes.






I am 76, but when I was about 15 and started playing with folks, a wise older guy who must have been an ancient fossil at 28 or 30, told me learning the shapes of guitarists and banjo players and even mando players and fiddlers was a good skill to pick up if you are playing in bands, especially conquering new tunes.      The other things is not being too shy to ask.    Nobody was born knowing all of the tunes, not even Earl or Bela.



You can even get a chord chart for a tune you know and then watch a band or artist play it on YouTube to teach yourself to look at the chords of other players.



But the real thing is to learn to listen to changes by ear.  If you play enough, and listen enough, you can get the changes more and more automatically without this program or device.

Alex Z - Posted - 01/23/2024:  10:37:10


"A friend uses Perfect Ear which uses guitar to train your ear to chord changes. "



Seems like a good tool.   Ear training is done in music schools, for chords and intervals -- they don't look at "chord shapes" on the piano or oboe.  smiley

 

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