(NOTE: This quiz is for both clawhammer and fingerstyle banjo players)
Learning how to play music by ear is perhaps the single best way to accelerate your progression down the timeline of musical mastery.
Yet, it’s also a subject clouded by a misleading body of mythology that leads many to believe that it’s just one of those things you are or not born to do. You either have the gift or you don’t.
Which is absolutely, totally, 100 percent…WRONG!
Yes, it is true that, in order to play by ear, your brain has to be capable of discriminating certain features from the music you hear.
And it is true that parts of the neurobiological circuits that do so are genetically influenced.
But, what’s also true is that the majority of human brains are very good at pitch discrimination, and only small fraction of the population has a genetic condition that makes doing so difficult.
More than likely, then, you already possess all the neural machinery required to play by ear!
If you want to find out for sure, just click below to start the quiz: