Play by Ear, Improvise and Understand Chords in Worship

Play by Ear, Improvise and Understand Chords in Worship

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RRP £79.99

NOW £39.99


 

RRP £79.99

NOW £39.99

Would you like to be able to hear a song and spontaneously find the chords without sheet music?


Would you like to be able to understand chords more deeply so you could transpose, rearrange and even find new chords for song writing?


A comprehensive course for learning to play by ear. Gain a deeper understanding of what you can do with chords.


Great for transcribing, arranging, transposing, improvising, songwriting or just getting away from the sheet music.


This  8-hour 4-DVD course will guide you through the process of working out what chord comes next in any song by ear then how to transpose into any other key. It will even teach you how to substitute chords to change the mood or feel of a song. Perfect for working out chord charts from CDs, song writers, band directors or anyone wanting a thorough understanding of chord theory.


Plus each section includes plenty of in-depth demos, play alongs and there are 16 tests to maximise your learning.


All covered by our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. If you don't like the DVDs you can return them for a full refund!

Keys, notes and scales

  • Finding and understanding keys
  • The major scale
  • Three types of minor scale
  • Improvising

Chords – their notes, sounds and construction

  • Major, minor diminished and augmented chords
  • Suspended, add9, & power chords
  • Extended chords
  • Inversions and slash chords

Ear training

  • Hearing diatonic and chromatic intervals
  • Hearing the sounds of different types of chord
  • Hearing chord progressions & bass lines
  • Hearing chords outside the key
  • Playing songs by ear

Transcribing

  • Working out a song by ear without sheet music
  • Songs in both major and minor keys
  • Songs with chords outside the key

Transposing

  • Putting songs into other keys by ear
  • The Nashville numbering system
  • Key transposing for orchestral instruments

Arranging

  • Chord substitutions
  • Developing chord knowledge for song writing

Over 8 hours of lessons, tips and backing tracks and 20 tests on 4 DVDs

This 4-DVD course will guide you through the process of working out what chord comes next in any song by ear then how to transpose into any other key. It will even teach you how to substitute chords to change the mood or feel of a song. Perfect for working out chord charts from CDs, song writers, band directors or anyone wanting a thorough understanding of chord theory.

Plus each section includes plenty of in-depth demos, play alongs and there are 20 tests to maximise your learning.

Please note that there is an on-DVD answer booklet that goes with this series. We've updated this since manufacture of the DVDs and you can download an updated version in members area of My Account in the webstore here.

Who is it suitable for?

Suitable for guitar, bass, keyboard & orchestral players, even singers. Anyone who wants to improve their understanding of music theory and learn to play by ear.

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Unique teaching method, very effective | Review by basstrend
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Very pleased with this DVD set, great value and highly effective teaching. Easy to follow, even for a beginner like me and suitable for a broad spectrum of musicians. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to improve their music ability.
(Posted on 21/06/2013)
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(Posted on 23/04/2013)
Excellent DVD series | Review by Olu
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I bought the DVD and it has really helped me to play by ear. After being able to play by reading notes/chord charts, the ability to play by ear helped me to be more creative and also play in impromptu situations when there are no chord sheets around. Having the best of both is awesome.... I still refer to the DVD lessons periodically.
(Posted on 23/04/2013)
Very appreciative for this resource material! | Review by floey21
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After listening to the "Playing by Ear" section of this DVD series, I'm really trying to tune my ear to hearing the interval movements going up or down (or sideways! lol) to strike the right chord. It's almost like driving in the fog at times, but it is getting clearer.

Four things I've discovered so far about this DVD course is:

1) The teachers are VERY accomplished musicians and can interpret what they have learned in laymen terminology to the student
2) Don't be afraid to experiment (especially if you were told as a child not to play by ear but to read the notes!) Take a risk!
3) Listen, listen, listen to the interval variations whether they go up or down
4) Practice, practice, practice

I'm still in the process of listening and working through the lessons but I am feeling more confident the more effort I put into learning this course. It is very attainable once you understand the rudiments or mechanics of how a song is constructed.

Flo :)
(Posted on 18/01/2012)

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