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      Play Guitar By Ear - Where Is Music?


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   Wouldn't it be great to hear a song and be able to pick up a
  guitar and play that song on the guitar by ear? Well you can play
  guitar by ear, if you have been unsuccessful with you previous
  attempts to play by ear once you understand the process it is
  easy and fun!

  Step 1: - Your ear and your memory for sound.

  Playing by ear is really ...playing from your memory! I repeat,
  playing by ear is playing from your memory ... that's the key, if
  you want to play guitar by ear you must understand that the
  phrase "playing by ear" refers to the process of playing from

  This is great news because everyone has a memory! You don't have
  to go out and get some new gadget, you already possess all you
  need to play by ear, we just need to develop some special skills.

  So let's clear up things once and for all before we go any
  further: your ear simply sits on the side of your head and picks
  up signals ... it's your memory for sound and how we are able to
  recall this information that will allow to you develop the
  ability to "play by ear".

  Anyone with a normal nervous system can develop the skill of
  playing by ear. Stop reading this for a moment and think about
  all the sounds you already recognize. If I asked to recall the
  sound of (a) telephone ringing (b) rain on a tin roof (c) a dog
  barking etc., you would be about to "hear" these sounds in your
  mind without actually having to have the telephone ring or the
  dog bark.

  This is the same exact process we use for playing the guitar by
  ear. When I asked you to recall the sound of a telephone ringing
  you where able to recall it clearly from your memory because at
  an earlier time, you had made a mental note of the sound of a
  telephone ringing.

  Actually, to illustrate how developed you memory for sound is
  already, go through my list of sounds again this time see how many
  listening experiences you have stored under "phone", how does
  your mobile phone sound, your home phone or your office phone
  sound then try "dog barking"... your pet dog, your neighbor's
  dog etc., make up different lists of sounds you already know and
  then refine the sound with more specific details just as I have
  done this example.

  What has this got to do with playing the guitar by ear?
  ...absolutely everything!

  Step 2 : Where is music?

  Seems like a simple question, actually it's not a easy one to answer if
  you haven't thought about it.

  That's exactly what I'm setting out to do here, I want you to
  think about music in a different way, than you have done up to the         present time.

  Do you have the answer yet?

  Whenever I ask this question a workshops and seminars around the
  country, somebody invariably holds up a CD, a piece of sheet
  music, their iPod, mp3 player etc ...

  Are these items music?

  NO ...they are storage and retrieval systems!

  A CD is a piece of Perspex, it is a storage system, the CD will
  not do anything if it is sitting on a table, it will only produce
  sound if it is placed in a CD player which then produces sound

  If these things of themselves are not music, then where is music?

  Answer: Music exists in our MEMORY!

  Do you remember just a few moments ago I asked you to recall the
  sound of a telephone? Not let's try to recall some music.

  Think of a song ... it can be any song, start with something simple
  like "Happy Birthday" or "Silent Night" preferably a song that
  goes back to your childhood. Can you hear it?

  If  you want to play the guitar by ear, this is the type of
  special skills we need to develop, as you can see anyone can do
  it. When you put a laser edge on your memory for sound playing
  songs by ear will be a breeze.


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