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Richard6669
post Feb 20 2008, 05:41 PM
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Whats up everybody, this is my first post so I will introduce myself first. My name is Richard, I'm 18 and live in Houston, Texas. I've been lurking the forums for a couple months and been playing for little over a year now with great success.

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Lately, I have understood the value and importance of Ear Training relating to guitar, but I am somewhat lost. I have been going to eartrainer.com and practicing recognizing intervals and notes. I have also been practicing more rhythm guitar and chords and such, which I believe help with the ears. So my question to you GMC'ers, what components of ear training are most important and what techniques/programs/websites have improved your ears? Ideally, I would like to essentially have perfect pitch and know what key any song is in, and also be able to transcribe music.
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post Feb 20 2008, 05:45 PM
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welcome to GMC! biggrin.gif
i don't know what to say about ear training but im fairly sure it takes years of experience.


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post Feb 20 2008, 05:47 PM
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Hey Richard,

First of all welcome to GMC! smile.gif

I started using Earmaster Pro recently which really helped me better develop abilities in the ear training area, its paid though you may want to check it out - theres probably a demo somewhere to try for free, but I started using it because someone mentioned it on here (think it was DeepRoots) and its a neat little program! smile.gif


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post Feb 20 2008, 08:56 PM
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When I practice I tend to sing some melodies. Also I've developed more ear practicing chords that anything other.


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post Feb 20 2008, 09:10 PM
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I recommend EarMaster as well. Excellent program! laugh.gif

Yes, it is better than Solfege (which is free). wink.gif


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post Feb 20 2008, 09:16 PM
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QUOTE (Owen @ Feb 20 2008, 04:47 PM) *
someone mentioned it on here (think it was DeepRoots) and its a neat little program! smile.gif


your welcome! Yeh that program kicks ass for sure- even mic up and make sure your singing in pitch too.


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post Feb 20 2008, 09:30 PM
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yeah, first of all just say Welcome !!! hehe... well I use solfege and is an execellent tool, believe me wink.gif


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+1 for the solfege. I saw it on previous Juan recommendations and it is sure effective! smile.gif


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post Feb 21 2008, 12:05 AM
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yeah, I learnt a lot with this program and I'm still learning !!! biggrin.gif


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post Feb 21 2008, 04:38 AM
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Ear is connected to voice A LOT,so I would recommend singing as much as possible.
Singing will also help you to transcribe music by ear more easily,
you hear the note,you sing it and then you locate it on fretboard.
After some while you'll be able to "visualize" almost everything you hear and to play it right away.

So once more,sing!! smile.gif


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post Feb 21 2008, 04:59 AM
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QUOTE (Muris @ Feb 20 2008, 09:38 PM) *
Ear is connected to voice A LOT,so I would recommend singing as much as possible.
Singing will also help you to transcribe music by ear more easily,
you hear the note,you sing it and then you locate it on fretboard.
After some while you'll be able to "visualize" almost everything you hear and to play it right away.

So once more,sing!! smile.gif


Yes, I never do that mostly cause I stink laugh.gif but I will start trying!!


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post Feb 21 2008, 08:10 AM
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QUOTE (Muris @ Feb 21 2008, 04:38 AM) *
Ear is connected to voice A LOT,so I would recommend singing as much as possible.
Singing will also help you to transcribe music by ear more easily,
you hear the note,you sing it and then you locate it on fretboard.
After some while you'll be able to "visualize" almost everything you hear and to play it right away.

So once more,sing!! smile.gif


I agree, singing is really important. Another good exercice is improvise singingig the notes that you want to play so you play what you want in your mind wink.gif


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post Feb 21 2008, 08:14 AM
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Many good advices here, thanks guys smile.gif
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post Feb 21 2008, 12:13 PM
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QUOTE (Muris @ Feb 21 2008, 04:38 AM) *
Ear is connected to voice A LOT,so I would recommend singing as much as possible.
Singing will also help you to transcribe music by ear more easily,
you hear the note,you sing it and then you locate it on fretboard.
After some while you'll be able to "visualize" almost everything you hear and to play it right away.

So once more,sing!! smile.gif

+1...nothing more to add:)


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post Feb 21 2008, 12:15 PM
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QUOTE (Nemanja @ Feb 21 2008, 11:13 AM) *
+1...nothing more to add:)

well i dont have much more arguing to do then - i'll try practising singing every day too then tongue.gif
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