Mel Bay Flatpicking Guitar Ear Training Course by Brad Davis () – Music. On the audio CD which accompanies the Flatpicking the Blues book Brad Davis of the blues remember to check out Brad Davis’ Blues Ear Training Course. We have had two articles appear in Flatpicking Guitar Magazine Pencils and Standard Music or Tab paper OR Computer Notation program.

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Man, that was the revelation of my life! Figuring out your heroes’ licks all by your lonesome, right off the record or CD, without anyone around to hold your hand, might seem to be frightening and even impossible, but with a few good do’s and don’ts, you’ll be on your way to independence and controlling your own musical destiny.

In my twenties, I bought a reel-to-reel recorder and used the seven and a half and three and three-quarters speeds to slow down the licks. You will be able to play anything you can humm. After their mom made me get my bike off the lawn, I noticed that the Lead Man Joe Rogerswas playing the little riff exactly the way it sounded on the record.

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If the original recording is capoed at the second fret and played in G position key of AI can adjust the recording to play back in G one step lower and remove the capo from the guitar to play in G. This will make you quite powerful! You need to peck out so many simple little melodies like “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and “My Country Tis of Thee,” that finding notes on your guitar, becomes as easy as finding notes with your voice.


So until next time, be curious, employ a little patience, and start developing those “ear muscles”.

Tips on Ear Training

That’s right, you got an ear for music! Ralph Schut left a comment for David Bullock “Hello David, sorry for the late reply – I had not visited this site for years. I have sometimes written entire phrases in two or three positions and learned each one to see which one made the most “sense. Digital technology has produces machines and computer programs capable of slowing music down without changing pitch.

You may hear subtle differences that you missed at first: Your ear needs to start developing on day one, right along with your fingers. In other words, even capoed at the 4th fret, a “G” chord sound like a G chord because of the order of intervals in that particular chord shape. The other was by Dan Huckabee and was printed in Volume 1, Number 4. You hear a note on the tape, you stop the tape, you humm that note.

If you keep hearing the A note first string, fifth fret every time an F chord is played, chances are the capo is at the third fret. Try Flatpicker Fuel Coffee!

If courxe are new to tab or music writing, don’t worry too much about getting the music into proper measures with correct time values. If you can’t tell if it’s too high or too low, you need to work out, by trying to find notes “one at a time”, on your guitar.

What I’ve done for the past 20 years, is provided a place for people to call guittar get the machines, and ask questions about how you do it. If necessary, I will retune the guitar one whole step or more lower.


Flatpicking Guitar Ear Training Course

Some players prefer to memorize as they go. Tricks of Transposition by Joe Carr After many years of teaching guitar, I realize I have been holding out on my students.

For instance, in the key of G the first chord of “John Hardy” is C. Who judges whether it’s right or flatpickiing If you hit a wrong note, and you know it’s too high, guess what?

Learn the I, IV, V sequence in every key you play in. Actually it’s the same thing a tuning up, unless you’re watching a tuning meter. Your guitar is a different story.

Anyway, this process is called “matching a tone”. They are both re-printed here: The result is that you then hear the passage half as fast and one octave lower than it was originally recorded. If you are writing tab or music, write down these notes in whatever notation form you are using. Armed with this knowledge, you may develop an intuition about where a given Tony solo is headed.

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With the retuned guitar, I can still play along in G position. Sam Byerly updated their profile Rraining Make any needed adjustments and rest your ears.

Conch Hampton updated their profile Nov A few minutes of hard listening will really tire your ears and brain.