can someone be taught how to learn music by ear?

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  1. hsugh knight

    hsugh knight Guest

    i wanna get back into music but i was somewhat traumatized by my years of piano lessons where i was incredibly bored, and i had to practice scales and shit for hours :o the idea of going through YEARS of conservatory theory really put me off.

    i just wanna play something i hear on the radio, or even improvise what it is i want.

    any tips on how to get started? :cool:
     
  2. Man Bear Pig

    Man Bear Pig Banned

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    Wrong forum.
     
  3. hsugh knight

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    someone's in a mood :hsugh:
     
  4. iwishyouwerebeer

    iwishyouwerebeer you shut your cunt Moderator

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    People teach themselves to play instruments all the time.
     
  5. hsugh knight

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    with guitar its a bit easier, because a lot of popular songs just have a few chords going.

    with piano I can get the melody going alright but it still takes me quite a while to figure out which chords they go with :o
     
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    Wasn't Beethoven deaf?
     
  7. Man Bear Pig

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    Deafness appeared much later in life, after he had learned how to compose. He was not completely deaf either.
     
  8. blackbirdbeatle

    blackbirdbeatle New Member

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    Well you aren't Mozart so there isn't really an easy way that you can hear a song and improvise without training. You have to learn scales and have perfect pitch to be able to do that. You have to be able to tell what chords are playing when in the song and then translate that into piano.

    Even those old jazz masters learned scales and composition before they were able to to what they did.

    Piano is one of those instruments where you can learn to play half assed but it's a bitch to start and it's a bitch to get passed that level of half assed playing.
     
  9. t8thgr8

    t8thgr8 evry day im hustlin'

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    yes, theres programs you can download that train you how to differentiate all the notes and how to listen for intervals. its called perfect pitch
     
  10. -argonaut-

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    No...you cannot be "taught" a natural, born-with, gift.

    You can, however, be taught to listen better.
     

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