3 step formula for playing guitar by ear

Learn how to let your ears effortlessly guide your fingers when you play guitar
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  • Lectures 20
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 12/2015 English

Course Description

I discovered something astounding today while searching for beginner guitar videos on YouTube. Almost all the videos teach you chords. What ever happened to picking out melodies on the guitar?

I have been teaching guitar for decades. Some people are able to quickly play chords. Most other people have a very hard time playing chords.

The guitar has much more to offer than chords. You can play melodies on it.

If you're just starting out, it's a good idea to learn as many melodies as chords in order to be a well rounded guitar player.

This course will give you an introduction on how you can use your ears to turn your guitar into an extension of your voice. All the great guitarists in history have done this. You can do it too. Get started by learning super simple melodies and transposing them into different keys using only your guitar and your ears to guide you. This is called playing by ear.

Click "Take this course" and learn the three step formula you need to implement in order to start playing by ear.

What are the requirements?

  • How to tune your guitar with a tuner
  • Learning to play guitar by ear takes time, patience and perseverance.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Play 9 melodies
  • Transpose these melodies into different keys
  • Transcribe music. (Learn music straight from a recording)

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is intended for total beginners or beginners that have already started playing and know a few songs
  • This course will help any guitar player that can play the chords to some songs but doesn't know any melodies.
  • This course will help anyone who relies heavily on guitar TABs to learn anything.
  • This course is for anyone that agrees that their own ears are the solution to improving their guitar game.
  • Students of this course should be ready to set up a practice schedule of at least 10 minutes a day to go over the material.
  • If you are more advanced and would like to start transcribing and transposing music, this course is the place to start.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

Welcome to the course 3 step formula for playing guitar by ear. 

I want to start this course by offering you a gift...

Here’s a free PDF of melodies that are part of my longer more in-depth course called Beginner Guitar – Learn To Play By Ear. Download and check out the selections of tunes. If you’re interested in taking the course, you can sign up with a massive discount by copy-pasting the link below into the address bar of your browser. Get lifetime access for a ridiculously low price right now! (I might be taking down this offer and the PDF soon so hurry!)


This PDF is intended for students that are interested in practicing their reading their music reading skills. It can also be a great help for anyone that is struggling with learning certain melodies by ear. If you like this course, you’re going to love…

Beginner Guitar – Learn To Play By Ear

The 3 step formula
2 pages
Section 2: Tune your guitar
Online guitar tuner
1 page
Section 3: First melodies
Let's get started with a super easy melody
Learn how to transpose. Play Au Clair de la Lune in different keys.
Ear workout with 4 super simple melodies. Start transposing as soon as possible!
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Farmer in the Dell
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
She'll Be Coming Down The Mountain
Section 4: Apps that will change your life forever!
How to proceed with this section
1 page
Slow music down for free with Audacity
The ultimate iOS app
Android apps + better transcribing app for Mac or PC
Section 5: Review

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My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
Oh Suzanna
V'la L'bon Vent
Let's keep working together!
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Instructor Biography

Daniel Boudreau, Enhance your knowledge. Unleash your creativity.

Daniel Boudreau's courses focus on learning from example. Theory is cut down to a minimum across all courses. Daniel values ACTION strongly in his teaching approach. You will learn core concepts by observation and be able to replicate them right away is in a step-by-step method. Additionally, with the help of the Udemy course layout, elements of a topic are cut down to super specific lessons. This way, you will never feel lost or confused. Daniel is always there to help if you have any questions about a specific lesson. Just head to the discussion tab from any lesson and ask away!  

Daniel has collaborated with several instructors with many years of teaching experience. All of them have a vast knowledge of the subject that they teach. Browse around the many courses that Daniel offers and see what interests you. You can always take a five-minute preview of any course by clicking the button on the right side of the video on any course's preview page. 

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