Express Guitar - The Ultimate Guitar Learning Kit

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Guitar Lessons: Beginner

Fastest way to develop relative pitch.

  

Question:

 

I really want to get an absolute pitch (almost absolute pitch). How can I train my ears? I have learned piano before and my theory is rather good. But I still can't identify notes and I take a lot of time to listen to a song on radio and play it out on guitar. Please help. Thank you!


Answer:

The first thing to know is that you can develop your *ear* - which in reality is your *memory for sound*, a great many people have been told "you either got it! - or you ain't". Nothing could be further from the truth.

Okay, the first thing to work on is *relative pitch* this is the skill all good musicians must develop. Relative pitch means once you can identify the key of a song you can recognize other sounds that go with that particular key and therefore work out the rest of the song.

The best way I know how to develop this is to start by:
(a) Choosing a chord (or note) and recording this sound - if it is a chord strum the chord once and let the song ring out. When you record your sound, identify the sample with an ID number e.g., sound number 1, sound number 2 etc, don't name the sound, just the ID number.

(b) Make a note of the sound ID number AND the name of the sound e.g., "Em", "C7" etc in a note book so you can check yourself latter.

The trick is to get this memory training down to very *small* pieces, so you can't possibly get the answer wrong.

Start with just one sound for your *memory test* then add one more new sound as your confidence grows. It's about developing your concentration and ability to focus.

Take your time and be kind to yourself, remember "music comes when it's ready - not when we're ready".

   

   

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