At last. The DVDs that will transform the musicality of your entire worship team!

At last. The DVDs that will transform the musicality of your entire worship team!

Play by ear, improvise and understand chords in worship – New DVDs from Musicademy

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.

Musicademy Director, Andy Chamberlain says: This is the most comprehensive video series we’ve ever made. It has the potential to transform the musicality of your entire worship team.


You’ll learn about:

Ear training and playing by ear

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

Keys, notes and scalesPBEShot1

  • Find and understanding keys
  • Major and minor scales
  • Improvise in different keys

Chord construction, notes and sounds

  • Major, minor diminished and augmented chords
  • Sus, ‘5’, add9, & extended chords
  • Inversions and slash chords


  • Working out a song by ear without sheet music
  • Write out a chord chart by ear from a CD
  • Transcribe sons with chords outside the key


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


  • Chord substitutions
  • Use alternative chords to change the feel of a song
  • Improve your song writing with better chord knowledge

Over 8 hours of lessons  and backing tracks demos on 4 DVDs.

Plus 20 tests to maximise your learning.

Suitable for guitar, bass, keyboard & orchestral players, even singers!

Presented by:

  • Andy Chamberlain – founder of Musicademy and previously guitarist for Matt Redman, Tim Hughes and Vicky Beeching
  • Tim Martin – former high school music teacher, graduate of London School of Theology, now music minister at Christ Church Bristol and presenter of the Musicademy Keyboard and Orchestral Instrument DVDs