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      Play Guitar By Ear - Musical Form And                                 Content


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  If you happen to ask a person who can play the guitar by ear ..."how
  they do it", they most likely will be unable to tell you. However,
  whether they know it or not they are conforming to certain rules
  of musical 'form' and 'content'.

  All successful songs are built on solid musical foundations,
  these underlying musical principles make it easy for the
  listening audience to remember the piece. By the way, all
  unsuccessful writers either chose to ignore these principles or
  don't know them - that's probably a clue!

  Music form:

  Music form is the framework to the piece, it's the skeleton upon
  which the musician builds their composition.

  Since people have, two arms and two legs it's only natural
  for us to want to have our music in an even mathematical format
  in order for us to clap, tap, dance and march to the music.

  The eight bar song form:

  The best place to start is with the eight bar song form. Whilst
  there are a number of popular song formats, the eight bar song
  structure will be ideal for developing our ability to play guitar
  by ear.

  Why the eight bar format?, I hear you ask ... since we are trying
  to stir up that part of our brain that contains our memory for
  sounds, we will be starting with simple tunes that go back to
  our childhood.  Most of these children's songs are eight bars in

  Before you head for the nearest exit at the mention of children's
  songs, please keep in mind that we are learning to play by ear,
  which is really a trick of your memory, if you can't play simple
  eight bar tunes with two or three chords ... there'll be trouble
  ahead with more complex pieces.

  Four beats to the bar:

  Just as we have discovered the eight bar song format as being the
  most popular song format to begin with when learning to play by
  ear, we will also find that the majority of popular songs contain
  four beats to the bar.

  Here is a sample eight bar song form template, each bar contains
  four beats, each beat equals one tap of your foot.

  | //// | //// | //// | //// |

  | //// | //// | //// | //// |

  Notice the layout of the template with four bars to each line,
  this makes it easy to see (and hear) repeated patterns, which
  ultimately makes high speed memorization and recall ... easy.

  In the above example, the single vertical lines are bar lines and
  the oblique slash lines represent each tap of your foot.

  Every sound you have every heard is stored in your memory, our job
  is to learn how to be able to recall, identify and catalogue these sounds.   Once, you know how to do this learning to play guitar by ear will be a       simple process.


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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



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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Sunshine Coast, Australia