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Learn How To Play By Ear For Guitarists

By Eugene Walker

Every individual that is learning how to play the guitar will do so by different methods and techniques. Everyone has there own way of learning although there are some basics that everyone must follow.

There are some people that do well by learning how to read music which is called sheet music and then there are some that do really well by learning just by listening to the music being played. This is what?s called playing by ear. Many individuals feel that there not capable learning this way but that may not be the case.

It?s important to be able to train your ear to be able to hear the music properly. Otherwise you can?t judge whether you are doing the proper things when it comes to your playing. It?s something that you must learn to be able to know what cords and which of the scales are being played in the music and that they are being played correctly this is what you?re going to be able compare your playing to.

Before even getting to this point this is where you need to have the beginnings of the learning how to play a guitar.

Everyone must start at the beginning so they can understand what they are learning and doing and what they need to look for. All of the basics put together with the learning to play by ear are what is going to lead the guitar student to the point at being good at what he is doing.

Just because you are learning how to play the guitar by ear doesn?t mean that you don?t have to apply the same work to it as you do with the other part of your theory learning and practice. It?s going to take a great deal of time to train yourself to be able to make the decisions when you are listening to the music being played. It is a time consuming act that many guitarists will give up on because they feel they just cannot master it.

This is the time when you need to take a deep breath and take a bit of a break and then go back at it. Just simply by listening to your favourite guitar tunes without involving them in practice will help as well. Learning to concentrate on the music is something that you will be able to apply when you go to play yourself.

In the past you have probably not put that much concentration on the cords that are being played or where the solos are fitting in. however now that you are applying this to your guitar learning it is something you will start to do.

What you should do to get the best from learning how to play by ear is to pick out three or four of your favourite cd?s of music then what you want to do is first learn how to play these particular songs. After that you can then compare your playing especially if you tape it and compare it to the cd.

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