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post May 13 2008, 10:54 PM
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Hey just a quick question on Ear Training. I think i'm a little confused as to what it actually is and why it's useful and why guitarists practice it. Also how could i practice ear training is there software that you can recommend me or anything?
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post May 13 2008, 11:21 PM
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Hey Steve, check out this thread that Kaz and Gus started. May or may not help you but its a start. There's a thread for beginner,inter. and advanced.

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=15125


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post May 13 2008, 11:26 PM
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Cool idea but nto quite what i was looking for. Anyone else have anything that's worked for them?
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post May 13 2008, 11:27 PM
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To put things simple, ear training means training your ear to be able to recognize different sound frequencies as notes.
Ear Training is important for all musicians because they use notes for expression, so knowing the notes is if not the most important thing than certainly one of the most important things when doing music.
Good free software is GNU Solfege.

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post May 13 2008, 11:29 PM
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QUOTE (steve25 @ May 13 2008, 10:54 PM) *
Hey just a quick question on Ear Training. I think i'm a little confused as to what it actually is and why it's useful and why guitarists practice it. Also how could i practice ear training is there software that you can recommend me or anything?


Riffmaster Pro is a pretty good program for phrase training, you can slow down sections of tracks etc without changing the pitch, and loop bits, might be the sort of thing your looking for, go check it out, I use it, its very good

http://riffmasterpro.com/index.htm?hop=clickbunk

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post May 13 2008, 11:49 PM
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Thanks Ivan, that looks like the sort of program that i'm looking for. I guess i'll practice using this.

That looks pretty interesting Smells i'll consider it when i start trying to learn songs/solos, cheers
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post May 15 2008, 08:50 PM
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Hey Steve... there's a software called Ear Master, is very very very usefull ! wink.gif


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post May 15 2008, 09:05 PM
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I'll try to find that ear master too. I hope it's free unsure.gif


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post May 15 2008, 10:38 PM
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QUOTE (steve25 @ May 14 2008, 12:49 AM) *
That looks pretty interesting Smells i'll consider it when i start trying to learn songs/solos, cheers


Learning songs and figuring out chord progression is good and fun way to train your ear smile.gif

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post May 15 2008, 10:42 PM
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ear training is the most important thing to the musicians


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post May 15 2008, 10:46 PM
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Cheers guys for all your suggestions, i really want to get into ear training as it seems very useful to musicians and guitarists. At the moment i'm just trying to get my ears accustomed to all 12 of the notes but i'm taking it slow, doing just the A minor pentatonic notes at the moment
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post May 15 2008, 10:57 PM
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QUOTE (Luciana Segovia @ May 15 2008, 08:50 PM) *
Hey Steve... there's a software called Ear Master, is very very very usefull ! wink.gif


I agree! Great program, you won't be dissapointed i assure you!

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I'll try to find that ear master too. I hope it's free unsure.gif


They have a trial on their website...i used it and just had to carry on using it!

http://www.earmaster.com/download/pro.htm
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post May 16 2008, 07:46 AM
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Ear Training will help you a lot. you should think that the best when you improvise a solo is to be able to play the melodies that you get in your mind. And also it will help you when you want to transcribe a song by ear, of course wink.gif

IMO it's important to spend some time improving this skills.


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