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         Play Guitar By Ear - Learn To                                      Categorize Songs

   

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  As with any new skill constant review and practice will result in
  steady progress. Playing the guitar by ear is like any other
  aspect of your guitar playing, you will need to understand the
  basics and remember the three P's - practice, patience and
  perseverance.


  Do you notice anything about the following eight bar, two chord
  song templates?


  This template would work for a song such as :

  He's Got The Whole World In His Hands

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


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


  This template would work for a song such as :

  Skip To My Lou

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


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




  Can you spot it? Yes, they are both the same!

  Did I make a mistake, no ... this two chord template would
  work as a harmonic backdrop for both of these songs, and many
  others .

  This is what people who play by ear have learnt to recognize and
  remember.



  Now, here is the same set of chords in the key of 'D'.



      D      D       A      A
  | //// | //// | //// | //// |


      D      D      A      D
  | //// | //// | //// | //// |



  Can you see why many people do not see the similarities, unless
  you can compare songs in the same key, these songs do no seem to
  be related at all, that is because of the different alphabetical
  letters used to indicate the harmonic backgrounds.


  The mathematical number system for our first two chord song
  template would look like this:

      1      1      5      5
  | //// | //// | //// | //// |


     1       1      5      1
  | //// | //// | //// | //// |


  Practice writing out this song template in different keys, listen
  to how the chords flow and finally arrive back home on the 'one'
  chord.


  The written music would look like this:

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


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



  We need to know it as this:

      1      1      5      5
   | //// | //// | //// | //// |


    1       1      5      1
  | //// | //// | //// | //// |



  There are many songs that use this template, see if any come to
  mind as you play the progression, write down any song title as
  you think of them.

  The two chord song template is one of a small group of song
  templates that songwriters use to create new material, guitarists
  who play by ear automatically categorize songs into one of these
  templates (they most likely don't know they are doing this, but
  that's what they do!)


  Here is the next two chord song template for you to practice,
  this template would work for a songs such as : Mary Had A Little
  Lamb and Merrily We Roll Along.



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


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




  The mathematical number system for this template would be:

     1      1      5       1
  | //// | //// | //// | //// |


     1       1      5      1
  | //// | //// | //// | //// |


  Notice how easy it would be to remember this template as first
  four bars are identical to the second four bars. That's why we
  write our template with four bars to each line, repeated patterns
  are easy to identify.

  Once again, here is the same two chord template written this time
  in the key of 'G'.



      G      G      D      G
  | //// | //// | //// | //// |


     G      G      D      G
  | //// | //// | //// | //// |




  These may not be your favorite songs, however when you learning
  to play guitar by ear, and find yourself at a party or jam
  session playing songs in a variety of keys without any written
  score you will be glad you started with them.

 

   

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