#1
I can't pick out any chords besides major and minor, and I just find the bass note or root for those. But like this song for example, I can't tell if the first played part is a chord or interval, all I know is it's D something since it's drop D... can anyone help me identify just the first chord? I want to learn these chords also so I can recognize them more easily.. and tell me how you figured it out if you could

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syYB8PItH24

Thanks
#3
Go here: http://www.musictheory.net/exercises
You need to select 'chord ear training' on the bottom of the list.
You can then select if you want to train all or some of the chords.

What I did was do 150 each day and add a new chord to the mix, and write down the result with the date.
You'll see great improvement.

If you still have some trouble with it, you may want do do interval ear training first, which is also in the link I gave.
#5
Quote by Hamburgular
I can't pick out any chords besides major and minor, and I just find the bass note or root for those. But like this song for example, I can't tell if the first played part is a chord or interval, all I know is it's D something since it's drop D... can anyone help me identify just the first chord? I want to learn these chords also so I can recognize them more easily.. and tell me how you figured it out if you could

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syYB8PItH24

Thanks


What ShadesOfGray suggested about learning to recognise intervals first is spot on. Chords can be seen as a collection of intervals and so it's definitely useful to learn intervals before learning to recognise chords. I suggest getting some good ear training software. There are free ones available on the web. Read this, scroll down to the bottom for links to two free ear training sites/apps http://www.theloneguitaristblog.com/ear-training/perfect-pitch-relative-pitch/
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#6
Quote by ShadesOfGray
Go here: http://www.musictheory.net/exercises
You need to select 'chord ear training' on the bottom of the list.
You can then select if you want to train all or some of the chords.

What I did was do 150 each day and add a new chord to the mix, and write down the result with the date.
You'll see great improvement.

If you still have some trouble with it, you may want do do interval ear training first, which is also in the link I gave.

I know I'm not TS, but seriously thanks for posting that. I've been sitting here for like an hour going over the interval ear training and chord ear training. It's really really helping me already.
#7
Forget intervals, they're next to useless.

Functional pitch recognition training is what you want. Sing scales and arpeggios in solfege.
#8
^leaning something in music, as long as you're learning it right, is NEVER useless. It may not be necessary, and functional pitch recognition is, well, functional. But please don't come on here telling people learning something is useless.

My advice would be to follow what everyone has said on here. Learn these pitches. What helps a great ton also, is while using the ear training apps find them on your guitar also. If it's an interval, find the 2 notes. If it's a chord, find it on the guitar etc. That will drastically help you on how your instrument sounds and where those sounds are located, which I believe is most important of all.

If you have more free time, do solfege. Sing these notes, or arpeggios in chords. That is another tool to help build your ear.

Hope that helps.
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#9
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Functional pitch recognition training is what you want. Sing scales and arpeggios in solfege.


I'm also in the functional pitch recognition camp. I've gotten my best results from this free ear trainer in addition to solfege singing and transcribing music.

http://www.miles.be/index.php/software
#10
Quote by ShadesOfGray
Go here: http://www.musictheory.net/exercises
You need to select 'chord ear training' on the bottom of the list.
You can then select if you want to train all or some of the chords.

What I did was do 150 each day and add a new chord to the mix, and write down the result with the date.
You'll see great improvement.

If you still have some trouble with it, you may want do do interval ear training first, which is also in the link I gave.


that or go to google, and search Good Ear



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