Express Guitar - The Ultimate Guitar Learning Kit

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      Play Guitar By Ear - Nashville Number System

   

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  Using the number system for chord progressions is a great way to
  learn to play guitar by ear quickly. This system of using numbers
  is not new a new system jazz and country musicians have used this
  method for years, in fact it is sometimes referred to as the
  "Nashville Numbers System".

  By using this number system it's easy to discover the common
  chord progressions in popular music, the benefit of using numbers
  in place of the traditional alphabetical letters is that it
  allows us to 'see' how the various mathematical relationships
  remain constant regardless of key changes.

  Many students play music for years and never learn to look
  'beneath the surface' of the printed music. Often these players
  believe that do not have the gift of a playing by ear, when in
  reality that have not known how to de-code the written score.

  Once a guitarist learns and practices the skill of reducing chord
  progressions to mathematical codes the door to a whole new
  musical world is open to them. This is the world of high speed
  memory and recall.

  Try taking a piece of sheet music and

  (a) re-write the bars out into a chord progression template
  consisting of four bars to each line, remember to create an even
  number of bars.

  Your song template should fit neatly into a four, eight, twelve
  or sixteen bar format. These are the most common, some tunes use
  other length templates but that is rare, remember that successful
  music compositions use even bar lengths.

  (b) reduce the chords to numbers, as you do this you make
  discover that a song may simply be a eight bar progression
  repeated over and over for the duration of the entire piece. This
  musical fact would not be obvious if we were looking at several
  pages of standard print music using only the alphabetical system
  as a guide.

  Over time you will be pleasantly surprised to find that many of
  the songs you play use the same chord progressions, which makes
  it easy to play them by ear (from memory).

  Like all aspects of guitar playing it takes time, dedication and
  a tremendous amount of perseverance ...    but in the long term it's
  the best way to learn to play by ear.

  The best way to accelerate your guitar playing is to correctly
  diagnose a musical problem. Always keep in mind that five minutes
  thought is better than five hours haphazard practice.

  Case in point: simply working your way through a thick guitar
  method book in the hope that your ear will improve, is a lost
  cause.

  Why? Because your eyes can't hear!

  No matter how dedicated you are or how many scales you practice
  without a organized system of learning specifically designed to
  develop your memory and recall nervous system works you will find
  that little (if any) progress is made in the playing by ear
  department!

  You don't have to look very far to find evidence of this, how
  many of you know people how have been taking lessons for years
  and couldn't play "Happy Birthday" without the sheet music.

  Are these people untalented or unmusical?

  Certainly not! They have (a) simply not taken the time to develop
  their ear or more likely (b) don't know how to develop the ear.

  So, let's be clear it's not simply a matter of 'keep practicing
  and it will all work out fine".

  Make sure you are clear on your musical goals and be certain that
  the material you are studying will serve you well.

  Learning to play guitar by ear is a gradually accumulative
  process, each baby step forward will produce massive results,
  take your time and enjoy the journey.
 

   

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As a student of Mike Hayes since 1999, I have found his teaching methods and products to be first class. Whatever style or area of music I have been interested in, he has provided me with useful information, advice and study materials. His style of teaching and teaching products enabled me to progress through his guitar course far quicker than I ever imagined. He also helps in teaching yourself to find and develop your own style of music. Mike’s teaching gives his student’s the ability to become useful musicians, not just guitarists.

Stephen J Reid
Guitarist & Musician
Australia

 


 

This course teaches us how to learn, how to retain, and how to recall information quickly. This entire program is built around "connected learning" with key phrases, picture words ( yes there is such a thing ) and the most dynamic personal motivator I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.

Ken C Simpson
Business Owner & Guitarist
Queensland, Australia

 


 

The course is varied, in-depth and well-structured, making learning and comprehension fast, thorough and enjoyable. It’s a great way of learning, as you can pace yourself and move onto the next stage when you feel competent. I find this course both innovative and inspirational. I find myself leaving Mike’s lessons with the determination to reach my new goals.

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Sales Manager
Sunshine Coast, Australia