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More ear training for you!

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)

We are now including power chords in this test. They should stand out because they sound a little different from open chords. Remember, you write power chords as just ‘5', because they only consist of a root note and a note a 5th above it. I'm also including a maj7 chord for you to spot.

Sound Pallete: Major or Minor, 7, Maj7 and also Power Chords (5th).

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Single Sound Recognition (SSR) power chords

In this stage, we are only looking at power chords. The task now is to find the root note! Let the chord play and then pause and try to keep the sound in your ear, and then move your power chord shape up and down the neck until you find the right root note. You may have to rewind a few times, but that is ok.

Chord Pallette: All Power Chords but from any root note! either 5th or 6th string root.

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Chord Progression Recognition (CPR)

In this stage we're just looking at power chord progressions. If you get through this O.K., then you should start trying to work out some rock songs by yourself; it is a lot easier than you might think. Of course it takes some practice, but your ears should be developing nicely by now!

I will be doing either 2 or 4 strums on each chord. Listen up! These are all power chords!

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

 

 

 

 

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