Get Started Playing By Ear
So, if you’re like most folks, you probably found that quiz pretty easy!
Surely, there’s more to playing by ear than that, right?
Despite the common perception, the ability to play by ear, just like every other aspect of playing, is learned.
And not only is it essential to more advanced skills like playing your own arrangements, picking out tunes “on the fly,” and improvising, it also makes playing the banjo TONS EASIER.
The reason some folks learn to do it and some don’t has nothing to do with whether they have a “good ear”, and everything to do with whether they’ve discovered the path for learning how.
You may think there’s an enormous chasm between being able to pass this quiz and doing things like improvising and picking up tunes on the fly. How in the world do you cross that chasm to get from where you are now, to that?
By breaking the whole process into small, manageable steps.
Through the Breakthrough Banjo course, I’ve now seen many folks go from thinking this was something that’d remain forever beyond their reach to now doing it with ease.
(RELATED: The complete “Learn To Play By Ear” course is now part of the Breakthrough Banjo course. Click here to learn more, and take a video tour through the course.)
If you’re interested in getting started down that path to becoming a fluent, by ear banjo player, then click the button below to sign up for the “Get Started Playing By Ear” course (it’s free). There’s a separate course for clawhammer and fingerstyle banjo players, so just click on the relevant button below.
After you sign up, I’ll be sending you a series of lessons on getting started playing by ear.
Breakthrough Banjo – Fingerstyle Edition
Interested in picking your fingers in the other direction? The Breakthrough Banjo course for fingerstyle banjo is now available as well.