Playing By Ear

Tip 77: Be Curious and Ask Why

If you can play a song by ear but it still doesn’t sound quite right, take the time to investigate the reason why.

Start by pinpointing where exactly it starts to differ from the original. Listen to that part of the song again.

Is your melody accurate? Are you playing the right chord? Are you missing a ‘small’ detail such as an added seventh note in the chord?

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