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“I Just Know How To Play, Man!”—Musical Vocabulary for the Self-Taught Musician

A bit about me to set the scene:I learned to play the piano when I was about seven, desperate to learn the “The Entertainer” like the kid who showed off at the piano at the end of our general music …

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The Top 10 Reasons to do Ear Training

Ear training is something that musicians tend to either: Do, reluctantly Because e.g. their music course or instrument exams require it.

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Why You Should Learn To Play By Ear FIRST

There tend to be two kinds of musicians in the world: those who teach themselves to play by ear and those who learn to play through formal lessons.

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You can learn to play by ear! “Start Playing By Ear” will show you how.

Playing by ear is a divisive topic in music. In one camp you have the “serious” musicians. These are the ones who take instrument lessons, study their theory, and play from sheet music.

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Learn Music Like You Learn A Language: Naturally! (Victor Wooten)

In this fantastic short video, Victor Wooten explains his philosophy on music as a language, and how organic learning music can be.