Play Guitar by Ear
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Play Guitar by Ear
Why play by ear when there's free tab for just about any tune you want? Because even though playing tunes by tab feels good, playing a tune you learn by ear feels a hundred times better. Enjoy these articles on playing by ear.
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"I love these lessons. It's the first time I've been able to play a tune by
ear and I've been playing for about 7 years."
More Articles for Playing Guitar by Ear
Follow this link for more articles that can help you turn what you hear into what you can play on the guitar.
Resources for Playing by Ear
CopyCat: fun online game
Intro to Solfege. These are the do-re-mi syllables used in sight-singing. When you learn how to sight sing, playing any instrument by ear becomes a walk in the park. Whoa — watch out for that dog stuff.
PET. No, not a cat or dog, but a Personal Ear Trainer: a set of highly effective tools for building your ear. Test yourself on and improve your skill in identifying chords, intervals and scales by ear.
Guitar Chords (GC) builds your chops and helps you identify harmonies by ear. GC teaches you chord substitution; Jazz, Rock and Blues progressions; transposing songs; harmonizing melodies; fingerpicking, alternating bass, arpeggios, and much more.