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       Play Guitar By Ear - Two Chord Songs

   

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  When you are learning to play guitar by ear it's helpful to use
  some easy to remember concepts that help relate the new material
  to something we already know, this is called connected learning.

  Our western music system, is based on the European diatonic
  system, the effect of this music system is not unlike the effect
  of gravity.

  The 'one' chord is like our 'musical' sun, just as the sun has a
  strong magnetic effect on the other planets in the solar system,
  our 'one' chord has a musical magnetic effect on the other
  chords, meaning each chord in a particular key wants to return
  'home' to the 'one' chord.

  This musical gravity concept will help us accurately predict the
  chord changes in a piece of music, and will make the process of
  playing by ear a very simple task.

  Our musical solar system:

  From our previous studies we were able to place the 'one' chord
  in the first and last bars of a song. Returning to our musical
  solar system concept, if we think of our 'one' chord as the
  musical sun the next chord closest to our musical sun would be
  the 'five' chord.

  In other words, the chord that has the greatest desire to return
  home, because of it's proximity to the musical sun is the 'five'
  chord.

  Visually, think of the 'five' chord as the planet Mercury
  orbiting the sun.

  Two chord songs:

  Now, we will apply this new information to musical situations
  that will increase our ability to understand how musicians play
  by ear, without any written (visual) information.


  Two chord songs reference chart:

  Key of C -     Chord 1 = C     | Chord 5 = G

  Key of C# -   Chord 1 = C#   | Chord 5 = G#

  Key of Db -    Chord 1 = Db   | Chord 5 = Ab

  Key of D -     Chord 1 = D     | Chord 5 = A

  Key of D# -   Chord 1 = D#   | Chord 5 = A#

  Key of Eb -    Chord 1 = Eb   | Chord 5 = Bb

  Key of E -     Chord 1 = E     | Chord 5 = B

  Key of F -     Chord 1 = F     | Chord 5 = C

  Key of F# -   Chord 1 = F#   | Chord 5 = C#

  Key of G -    Chord 1 = G     | Chord 5 = D

  Key of G# -  Chord 1 = G#   | Chord 5 = D#

  Key of Ab -  Chord 1 = Ab    | Chord 5 = Eb

  Key of A -    Chord 1 = A     | Chord 5 = E

  Key of A# -  Chord 1 = A#   | Chord 5 = E#

  Key of Bb -   Chord 1 = Bb   | Chord 5 = F

  Key of B -    Chord 1 = B     | Chord 5 = F#


  Here is a typical eight bar, two chord song template in the key
  of 'C'.


    C       C      G      G
 | //// | //// | //// | //// |


    C       C      G      C
 | //// | //// | //// | //// |

  Get this progression off the paper and into your head, play this
  progression over and over until you own it!


  This progression is the basis for all your ear training, knowing
  how this progression sounds and feels will turbo charge your
  ability to play guitar by ear.

 

   

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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
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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.

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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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