Playing By Ear

Tip 81: Work Backwards!

Try working backwards!

Instead of starting from a song and working out the music, play through a few chord progressions – or when you’re improvising notice when you hear something familiar. Then see if you can identify the song which sounds like that.

Maybe you can even continue on a bit further, playing that song by ear.

You can look up the sheet music or chord sheet to see if your ears were correct.

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