Ear training

Ear training is all about hearing and identifying notes, chords, rhythms, etc. as they’re being played and even having them in your head before you play them. Getting to grips with just some of this wide subject matter should enable you to play more freely. IThis online course is invaluable if you really want to improve as a player.

 

Overview
Learn to recognise, solely by hearing: pitches, intervals, rhythms, chords, melody and lots more and then maybe go on to transcribe and play them. Hear it and then play it. Training your ear is a skill that can be acquired and it should encourage your creativity and enable to play less robotically.

Online course lessons:
Three lessons, each 75 mins long.

Lesson format
We try to layer these lessons so that we cover off the more straight-forward elements early on and gradually build up to the more complex subjects. The bulk of each lesson is teaching (usually with a minimum number of questions taken along the way) but we dedicate the end slot for Q&A. With the lessons being online, assuming you are on mute, you can play along with our tutor or practise an exercise without interfering with anyone; if the tutor asks, and you’re so inclined, you can go on-screen for one-on-one coaching in front of the group.

Follow-on materials
We’ve always recognised that the real work takes place after a course and so we provide a comprehensive set of materials for home practice; these vary from course to course and can include: additional PDFs, lesson TABs, backing tracks and snippet videos of examples/exercises used during the lesson. Over and above learning the song(s) our objective is to give you the tools to self-improve.

Course suitability
This course is for any level really. But to translate it to the fretboard you’ll need to be an average-and-above player (check out our FAQs’ Skill levels and suitable courses). There’s something for everyone in all our courses and the follow-on materials should help in both practising the song as well as understanding and applying any techniques and relevant theory covered.

Bass players
This course, although not designed for bassists, is a fantastic opportunity for playing and practice. We do provide bass parts on some courses and always offer guidance as we go through the lessons but we don’t formally teach the bass; any interested bassists should contact us beforehand.

Call us for a chat at any time
Whatever level you are, you’ll have lots of takeaways to work on later. If you’d like to go through the course please call or email.

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