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Take your ear to the gym now.

The key to learning music well is to use your ears. Don't forget that music is about sound and listening so this part of your guitar study will help you a lot more than you will realise initially.

REMEMBER to stop the vid right after the chord you are trying to identify because...

The Last Thing You Hear, Stays In Your Ear!

Take it slow and don't expect results too quickly, it will take some time develop your listening skills.

Chord Quality Recognition (CQR)

Now we continue on from the last stage, just working on the same three qualities. Take it slow, and really focus on the quality of the chord. I am now playing each chord four times, and am playing them a little faster too. Really try and feel the character of the chord, I think of them as having a personality, so in these you are trying to get to know them better!

By the way, by this stage, you should be trying to complete the CQR exercises without needing your guitar!

Sound Palette: Major or Minor or 7 (but now the root will change)

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Single Sound Recognition (SSR)

Many choices... I hope you are getting the hang of this now...

Chord Palette: E, A, D, Em, Am, Dm, G, C, G7, C7, B7, D7, E7, A7, Fmaj7, F

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Chord Progression Recognition (CPR)

As in the last few stages, I will be playing the chords for either two or four strums. Off you go... sometimes I might stay on a chord a little longer, so keep an ear out!

Chord Palette: E, A, D, Em, Am, Dm, G, C, G7, C7, B7, D7, E7, A7, Fmaj7, F

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2. |__________|__________|__________|__________| 
3. |__________|__________|__________|__________|

 

 

 

 

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Lesson ID: BC-178