Ear Training Exercises (F1)
Well now it's time to Just Use Sound To Improve Now....
As I have explained before many times... Music is about sound - so what better way to learn than by listening to music and learning to copy it? It's how all the great players that you and I like learned to play - so we should do it that way too! The video will just explain the things to do, but the proper work comes with the audio files below!
The real deal is audio!!
Time to put your ears to work!!
MP3 files of these audio clips are included on the DVD Set!
Download JUSTIN Method Foundation 1 Worksheet in the column on the right -->
Once you are finished you can download the answer sheet at the bottom of this page!
1A - E Shape Major and Minor Barre Progressions
Don't forget that for these exercises I will be only using E Shape Major and Minor Barre chords - you have to work out which ones I'm playing. There will only be one chord in each bar so don't forget "the last thing you hear, staying in your ear" and pause the track to write the chords on the worksheet as you go.
1B - A Minor Pentatonic Solo
In this exercise I will only use notes in the A Minor Pentatonic Scale, so listen closely and pause after each note (just like you did for the chord progressions) and write in the tab as you go! You'll see where there should be notes if you use the worksheet! It's a skill that takes time to learn so don't be distressed if you don't get them all right away! Be happy if you get some right, and more right the next time you try it! Check out this lesson on tab if you forgot how to write it!
1C - Rhythmic Dictation Exercises (Q / E only)
In this exercise we are only using Quarter notes (Crotchets) and Eighth notes (Quavers). This time you won't be pausing the tape but the big deal here is counting along so that you can tell if notes are falling on the beat (1,2,3 or 4) or the 'ands" inbetween. They are only two bars long each, if you get real stuck then check the answer page
Download JUSTIN Method Foundation 1 Answers in the column on the right -->