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.