Tip 78: Use Singing or Humming as a Stepping Stone to Playing By Ear

If you find it difficult to reproduce pieces on your instrument, use singing or humming as a stepping stone.

If you can sing a line of music, you are already playing it by ear – using your voice!

It may then be easier to transition to your instrument. It’s even more beneficial if you can sing the line while tapping or clapping the beat.

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