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Ear Training - who's doing it regularly?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by kesslari, Dec 9, 2017.


  1. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    I've just gotten back into doing it regularly after many years.
    Found this site - http://tonedear.com/ear-training/

    If I find myself re-reading stuff here, I use it as a flag - time to go do some ear training.
    I'm definitely improving, and I suspect it will help my playing over time.

    Anyone else doing ear training regularly?
     
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  2. The cool thing about aural skills, is that they are finite. Not really one of those “lifetime learning” things. Once you’ve learned all the intervals ascending and descending, then progressions and harmonic dictation, you pretty much have it.
     
  3. Wisebass

    Wisebass

    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Hi kesslari :)

    Fretless player here.

    So yes! Everytime I play my bass. (I should play more :D)

    greetings

    Wise(b)ass
     
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  4. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    ^ same for me!;)
     
  5. eJake

    eJake

    May 22, 2011
    New Orleans
    Dedicated ear training gives you Jedi skills my friend. Keep up the good work!
     
  6. RustyAxe

    RustyAxe

    Jul 8, 2008
    Connecticut
    Every time I play on stage with a new band. Every time I play on stage with my main band. Every time I learn a new song by ear (don't care for tabs). Been this way for 50+ years. Yeah, I suppose I do it regularly.
     
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  7. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    As a fellow fretless player, I get it!
    With that said, at least for me, getting better at recognizing chord types by ear (and eventually, inversions and extensions) is something fairly new.
     
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  8. rufus.K

    rufus.K

    Oct 18, 2015
    SoCal
    I'm in this boat.
     
  9. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    I should do more and opened the thread hoping for some resource links - TB delivers again! Thanks, guys.
     
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  10. pbass888

    pbass888 Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    New York, NY
    1 tonedear is a great site.
    2. Also transcribing... “the highest form of ear training”. Take a solo or line you like and transcribe it.. that’s the goal!
    3.play drop the record...turn on the radio any station and see how long to it takes to figure out the key and the chord progression of e tune
    4. Get together with a friend and do ear trying. One bassist plays a few notes then you copy it by ear.

    I stil transcribe and use ear training daily before I pick up the bass
     
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  11. I transcribed 6 versions of a particular jazz standard recently for ideas on reharmonising the chord progressions. ALL of them were different from the Real Book. Excellent ear training.
     
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  12. cazclocker

    cazclocker My social skills are rapidly dwindling.

    Oct 24, 2014
    Newton, Kansas
    I don't do it because I'm lazy, and I admit it. But I ran across this video a couple of days ago... I'm now motivated to spend some daily time practicing...

     

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