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Playing Ukulele by Ear is learning to hear chords, progressions, rhythm. Understanding the principles of music allows you to play by ear.
Playing by ear is the art of hearing a melody or chord progression (song) and being able to reproduce it without needing written music.
The real goal is to Play by Ear.
Learning music by ear is done by repeatedly listening to other musicians and then attempting to recreate what one hears. This is how people learn music in any musical tradition in which there is no complete musical notation. Many people in cultures which have notation still learn by ear and ear training, often through a musicianship course at a music conservatory or college, is common practice among those who use notation extensively.
I‘ve emphasize the attempting in the first sentence above. With a little pre knowledge of the principles of music the attempting can be more of a recreating.
Don't get "Playing by Ear" and "Learning by Ear" mixed up. It's hit and miss to try and learn by ear. You need to train your ear and brain to understand what is going on in order to play by ear. Understanding the principles of how music works will go a long way on your abaility to play by ear.
Start with training your ear to identify (hear) and sing melodic intervals.
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An interval is the distance between two notes. An interval has a name and a type. They can be played melodically or harmonically.
Ear Training is the development of the active and passive capability to relate to music aurally. This includes the ability to recognize melodic and harmonic intervals, chords, chords progressions, rhythm, melody and harmony.
The only scale in music with ALL twelve notes of one octave. Not much use for improvisation or solos – but a great scale for learning the notes of the next, figuring out scales, chords and more...
Not called the learning scale for a reason. The major scale is a great scale for learning how music and chords work. It’s a core scale from which a majority of your core, essential scales can be derived. There are 15 major scales.
There is a load of information in traditional Key Signatures. Unlocking the principles in this circle leads to a better understanding of music and how think work.
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