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         Play Guitar By Ear - Developing Your                          Recall System                                     


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  When learning to play guitar by ear the name of the game is to
  make a conscious decision to pay attention to the sounds
  around us.

  How do people play by ear ... by making a mental note of audio
  information with the intention of recalling this information at a
  later time.

  The key is to make a conscious effort to notice the sound you
  want to remember.

  Doesn't everyone do this? The answer is no.

  Let's to a close look at this business of playing by ear.

  Apart from a person who is deaf, everyone can hear. Hearing is
  not the same as listening.

  An example of hearing would be you 'hear' a motorbike drive past
  you in the street.

  An example of listening would be to be able to discern, (a) what
  make of motorbike (b) what the pitch did the motorbike's engine
  produce (c) whether the bike was being driven on a wet road
  surface etc.

  You see, when you as listening intently to a sound a lot of
  extra information is available to you.

  Of course, not many people would be standing on a street corner
  listening to a Harley Davidson's engine range between the pitch
  of 'G' and 'Gb'. Which is exactly my point!

  We hear sounds all the time and we don't pay too much attention
  to them. To learn to play by ear we simply need to make some
  slight changes in how we listen to musical sounds.

  It's like the old saying "fish discover water last", that's
  because they are in the middle of it, they are surrounded by it,

  ... it's the same with music, we hear music all the time from a
  wide variety of media.

  The important distinction is we 'hear' music all the time but we
  are not making a conscious effort to 'listen' to that music for
  the purpose of recalling this information at a later time.

  For example;

  Let's say two group's of student's were watching the same movie.

  Group 'A' simply watched the movie and then went on about their
  daily activities.

  Group 'B' however, were given a notepad and pencil, they were
  told that they would be asked questions about the movie later and
  that their answers would count as part of their end of term exam.

  Which group would retain the most information about that movie?

  Group 'B' of course, why ... because their nervous system
  would be more alert, they know they have to retain this
  information for instant recall at a later date.

  The way this information would be stored and filed in their
  brain's would be different than the group that just casually
  glanced at the movie.

  By the way, talking about movies, have you ever tried to recall
  the titles of movies you have watched recently?

  If we can't recall the titles, how much of the other details
  would be able to recall? The information is stored in our
  brain somewhere, it's just difficult to retrieve this information
  because we did not make a conscious effort to file it away for
  future reference, an so the information is lost in the mist of
  the information overload fog.

  I give this example to show how we must make a slight change in
  our listening habits, start by paying attention to the sound we
  are producing in our practice sessions ... they are all

  Listen closely to the two chord progressions, and feel the eight
  bar phrases and try to think of melodies that would fit over
  these progressions, that's how you 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
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.

Karl J Ricker
Sales Manager
Sunshine Coast, Australia