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      Play Guitar By Ear - Learning Hazards


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  Ok, so I can hear songs in my head, how do I play these songs on
  the guitar? How can I play guitar by ear, without having to look
  for sheet music or spend hours looking for guitar TAB on the

  By developing the ability to play the guitar by ear you will
  overcome some of the biggest learning hazards.

  Learning hazard 1:

  Printed sheet music is often in a different key than the recorded
  version of the song. Consequently, when the guitarist tries to
  play along with the original recorded version of the song the
  guitar will sound out of tune and generally give the impression
  that the guitarist is untalented.

  Why is the printed music in a different key that the recording?
  There's two main reasons:

  (a) In many instances the recording artist may not be the
  songwriter, naturally, the songwriter would have written the song
  in a key suitable for their own voice. When a song is accepted by
  a recording company, the successful submission undergoes many
  changes to suit the particular recording artist/ record producer.

  These changes may include, changing the key to suit the recording
  artist's vocal range, re-harmonizing the chord progression to
  suit the artistic direction of the album or making a new
  arrangement to create interest and showcase the various
  instrumentation options and talent of the artist/group.

  (b) Often a song will be recorded in different keys by the same
  artist, depending on whether the song is a 'live' recording or
  'studio' performance.

  Live performances often are often in lower keys than the studio
  versions of the same song, the reason is that with studio
  versions the artist can record and re-record over and over until
  they get the 'best take'. Live performances is a different
  matter, the artist only gets one chance, so it's better to re-
  arrange the song in a more user friendly key, that way the singer
  can reliably perform the material night after night.

  Learning hazard 2:

  With guitar TAB, the quality of the material varies depending on
  the ability of the player that submitted the work. The central
  issue is, you do not want to waste time learning the wrong way
  and then having to try to re-learn incorrect material.

  side note: It takes one hundred correct inputs to correct a
  single incorrect data input, if you are serious about learning to
  play the guitar by ear, you need to consider the consequences of
  incorrect information.

  A guitarist with a well developed ear can by-pass these learning
  hazards, by playing exactly the sounds that he or she is hearing
  on the recording.

  By identifying the problems that confront the musician who
  wants to play the guitar by ear, the guitarist takes the first
  step toward a successful, self-reliant performer.


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