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> How To Practice Singing Melody While You Are Playing?, Or how to develope your inner hearing?
Alex Feather
post Jan 2 2012, 08:32 PM
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Hi guys! There is a cool trick how to be more melodic while you are playing. You need to sing the meldy of what you are playing at the same time. this technique will help you become more melodic plus you will develope inner hearing and will be able to transcribe and improvise with less effort!
So the way to practice is very simple!
1) when you are practicing your usual routine (scales, pentatonics etc.) sing along every note and make sure you are in pitch
2) sing melody and play it after. You can be as creative as you want just make sure you are playing exactly what your are singing
3)Also there is a very interesting software that I've been using for a while called" guitar and bass ear training "
The way this programm works it plays randome notes and you have to find them on the neck it's a really cool software and it really works!
let me know if you know some other ways to develope your inner hearing!


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post Jan 2 2012, 08:54 PM
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Very cool tips Alex, this technique has helped me also to recognize scales and chords, but as you say it the bueaty of it is to create cool melodies.


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post Jan 2 2012, 09:34 PM
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Yes, this is great advice, I did all the time in music university. Sight singing and stuff, it has worked grteat through the years to develop my sense of melody!


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post Jan 2 2012, 11:41 PM
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An advice that should never be skipped.


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post Jan 4 2012, 09:37 PM
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I've been an ardent preacher of this technique since day one when I stepped into the GMC forum biggrin.gif glad you're a fan as well biggrin.gif

I also recommend David Lucas Burge's method for Relative Pitch training biggrin.gif works wonders!


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post Jan 10 2012, 12:22 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jan 4 2012, 08:37 PM) *
I've been an ardent preacher of this technique since day one when I stepped into the GMC forum biggrin.gif glad you're a fan as well biggrin.gif

I also recommend David Lucas Burge's method for Relative Pitch training biggrin.gif works wonders!

Oh yeah! David Lucas is very cool! His program really works! But it takes time to develop I guess I was too lazy to do it smile.gif


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post Jan 13 2012, 02:29 PM
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This thread remind me of John Pizzarelli, a true master singing what he'e playing.



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post Jan 13 2012, 05:19 PM
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That's right!! This is the best method to develop our inner ear! I always make my students do this when we are working on new scales and also when they are start improvising. Good tips mate!


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post Jan 13 2012, 05:36 PM
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QUOTE (coffeeman @ Jan 13 2012, 01:29 PM) *
This thread remind me of John Pizzarelli, a true master singing what he'e playing.


Yeah man! He is absolutely amazing!!!!


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