Play by ear any song on guitar/piano (or other instrument)
What you'll learn
- Be able to accompany on the guitar (for example a singer (or yourself), another instrument or even a whole band)
- Be able to accompany on the piano (for example a singer (or yourself), another instrument or even a whole band)
- Determine the key, extract chords and melody from your favorite songs
- And finally: play any song you want by ear!
- No musical experience required, suitable for beginners
- For guitar players: a guitar tuner (downloadable for free on your phone)
FINALLY A COURSE THAT WILL ENABLE YOU TO PLAY ANY SONG BY EAR AND TO PLAY BASIC GUITAR OR PIANO (EVEN FOR TOTAL BEGINNERS)
Imagine being able to just play a song you hear, without even having any sheet music, notes or chords. The techniques taught in this course will tell you exactly how to achieve that.
Never played any instrument before? No problem! After this course, you will be able to play basic guitar or piano (or both, if you want ? ), just by ear!
VERY QUICKLY, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PLAY ANY SONG ON YOUR INSTRUMENT BY EAR
Detailed explanation by an experienced teacher (25+ years of teaching experience) and lots of additional material will let you quickly advance and let you exactly understand everything in detail.
THIS COURSE WILL MAKE YOUR MUSICAL DREAMS COME TRUE
Lots of examples, exercises and very clear diagrams and animations make it a pleasure to learn and therefore advance quickly so that you will be mastering the techniques taught in this course with ease.
About this course:
It is important to realize that this course mainly focuses on 2 types of musicians:
1. Total beginners who want to start to play guitar or piano.
This course can be used as a guitar or piano course (or both if you want!), where you will learn the basics of guitar or piano as a total beginner. After this course, you will be able to accompany a singer (or yourself), another instrument or even a whole band, just by playing chords and even by just playing by ear (or also from a chord sheet, if you have one). Be aware that this course teaches you the basics of guitar/piano playing. For a detailed and complete guitar/piano course you need of course a much longer course, because it would not be possible to teach all the ins and outs of guitar/piano playing in just a few hours. But still, after this course you will be able to start accompanying yourself/others/a band. And that’s still what most people want!
2. (More) advanced musicians that already play an instrument
(can be guitar/piano or any other instrument) and that want to master techniques to play by ear. This means playing any song on your instrument just by ear. So, without having any sheet music/notes or chords, just by only listening to the song. If you belong to this group, you would typically skip the beginning sections of the course and start directly the ‘playing by ear’-section.
This course starts after a short introduction section with triads and chords, which are the basic ‘building blocks’ of every song.
You will understand what chords are, how they are formed and how they are played on guitar and piano.
Also, in those ‘chord-sections’, you will find exercises to do to make yourself familiar with playing chords on your instrument.
The last (and longest) section is the section ‘Playing by ear’. In this section, you will start with a bit of theory (could eventually be skipped) after which you will finally start to learn the techniques of how to play by ear.
By listening carefully to a song, you will learn how to extract chords and melody and I will also show you some ways of how to play it on guitar/piano.
After several songs where I show how to apply the techniques of extracting chords and melody from a song, you will finally apply them yourself on the last 2 songs in this section.
This course consists of the following 4 sections:
· How to form basic chords (triads)
· 7th chords
· Playing by ear
Clear explanations by an experienced teacher with:
· lots of chords with detailed PDF’s with chord diagrams and photos
· lots of exercises
· several songs to practice with
Some of the topics covered in this course:
How to tune a guitar
The notes on a guitar
The notes on a piano
Major triads (on guitar and piano)
Minor triads (on guitar and piano)
Dominant 7th chords (on guitar and piano)
Minor 7th chords (on guitar and piano)
The key of a song
Determine the root movement
Determine the chord progression
Determine the melody
Diatonic chords in a minor key
Analyze songs to be able to play them by ear
Who this course is for:
- For total beginners who want to start to learn the guitar or piano
- Also for more advanced musicians who want to learn to play any song they want on their instrument by ear
Martin Cohen is since about 25 years a teacher of physics, mathematics and informatics.
At the moment, he teaches at the European School in Luxembourg.
Martin is originally from Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
He is a passionate musician and composer. Since the age of 8 years, he plays the piano.
He played in several rock, blues and jazz bands and he has at the moment a jazz trio.
He also teaches the piano, music theory and composing techniques.
Martin has a masters degree in physics from the Free University in Amsterdam.
UPDATE (summer 2019):
Martin quit his day job as a school teacher to concentrate for the full 100% on online music teaching.