#1
I want to learn how to play by ear, but it's so hard. Any tips?
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#2
well.. u gotta learn what all the note sound like.. but reli it's very hard unless u have perfict pitch witch i'v heard u need to be born with
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#3
I cant do it but I suppose you could just play every note on the fret board and memorize how it sounds then I imagine you would have some idea how to play by ear...
#4
or just work out what the first note is n use ur music theory to work out the rest
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#5
I learned by picking up my bass guitar and trying to figure out greenday one note at a time.
Although some ppl tell me i have perfect pitch.....
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#6
No its not done any of those ways.

I wasnm't born gifted with it, and now I can do this fairly well. I had a very kieen interest in developin this technique.

Rather than memorizinbg the sound, hear simple melodies and memorize that note and seach for it on the guiar. Keep going until you can find it, and once u have rest of the notes are near by.

You also got to play a lot of scales. Atleast all the mar and minor. Practise these and you should be much better. Keep goin at it and after some while you will get it.
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well.. u gotta learn what all the note sound like.. but reli it's very hard unless u have perfict pitch witch i'v heard u need to be born with


I think you can develop it overtime.

Thanks guys.
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No its not done any of those ways.

I wasnm't born gifted with it, and now I can do this fairly well. I had a very kieen interest in developin this technique.

Rather than memorizinbg the sound, hear simple melodies and memorize that note and seach for it on the guiar. Keep going until you can find it, and once u have rest of the notes are near by.

You also got to play a lot of scales. Atleast all the mar and minor. Practise these and you should be much better. Keep goin at it and after some while you will get it.


Would knowing your theory help?
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#9
it would help, but i dont really know my theory very well and i can still do it
#10
i'm not totally sure.. i'm beginning to think u can too cuz i never used to be able to pick up a song by listening to it n i learnt a nickelback riff without even picking up my guitar.. i just heard it.. saw what it would look like if i was playing it.. then i just picked up my guitar n started playing it to the cd n it sounded excually like the cd (cept i needed to be in Drop C witch i couldn't be stuffed to do...lol)
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#11
I dont think any theory is required for this. Theory is the flipside of ear training.
But knowing theory helps a lot. But u gotta keep a balance between ear trainging and theory.
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#12
just keep trying- there's no way better to get good at something than to do it. you'll realize one day that you can actually do it.
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#13
I don't have perfect pitch, nor have I memorized the sound of every note on the guitar. Instead, after having run scales and patterns over the guitar for several months I began to recognize "the area" on the guitar that the notes on songs I wanted to learn were coming from. From there I have been able to zero in on what I'm hearing and work things out.

Each time I do it, it becomes a bit easier.