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post Jun 15 2011, 09:45 PM
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What do you think,how were the musicians practiced before the Internet? wink.gif

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post Jun 15 2011, 10:36 PM
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I just recently started to try and learn songs by ear, and I have to say it has been a very rewarding experience. I wanted to learn how to play "The Loner" by Gary Moore and decided to try and learn it by ear. Using the Tascam slow down machine for the fast passages, I have managed to get 3/4ths through the song, and intend to get the rest this week. Whats most interesting to me is the fact that your ability to hear and recognize notes can be developed and perfected. When I first started playing musical instruments I thought that you either had the ability to recognize notes and melodies by ear or you didn't. I found out differently, since at first I struggled to learn how to hear this stuff, but now I can pick up stuff with increasing accuracy and ease.

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post Jun 16 2011, 01:57 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jun 15 2011, 01:00 PM) *
Of course smile.gif but it's a lot of tweaking here and there so you'll have to work a bit to get it right. The best practice for ear training in my opinion is to train your ears in the morning as early as possible p the sense of hearing is most receptive and fresh in the morning smile.gif and they usually say that we are most capable of learning and creating before 12 o clock at noon tongue.gif I don't think it's so true smile.gif

Dude, before 11am I am so sleepy I can hardly see, let alone practice anything smile.gif I will try though, thanks for the advice.

QUOTE (Shuma13 @ Jun 15 2011, 04:00 PM) *
I know what you mean. I am in the exact same boat.

It has been quite a humbling month actually; I have basically started learning from scratch again.
It's cool that I'm not the only one. Let's try and get awesome on GMC together smile.gif
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