Your ears can be one of your most valuable assets as a musician. In this series, Don is going to show you how to translate what you hear into what you play. This series is designed to build your confidence and equip you with the valuable skill of playing music by ear.
Complete course with step-by-step lessons and practice examples.
Course filmed with 6 cameras for the perfect angles.
116 of 118 of our members have given this their approval.
Download tabs, helpers, JamTracks and docs included with lessons.
Learning to hear the music.Begin the Course
Don gives an overview of what to expect from this series.
Utilizing the visual element of a piano keyboard, and your ears (of course), Don walks through the intervals of the Major Scale.
As we begin to look at intervals, we start with the smallest classified interval, as semitone, and will look at 2nd and 3rd intervals as well.
Don continues to explore the concept of intervals, now looking at the 4th and 5th scale degrees.
In this lesson, we're going to look at the last two intervals in a Major Scale, the 6th and 7th.
In this lesson, Don teaches some helpful tools for memorizing the sound of the intervals.
Join Don as he breaks down the intervals that go into making a major or minor triad.
In this lesson, Don works on the skill of hearing the difference between a Major and Minor chord.
In this lesson, Don examines three chords that are perhaps the most ubiquitous chords you'll find throughout mainstream music. Learn to recognize these chord intervals by ear.
Continue strengthening your ear with Don with some listening exercises based around the I, IV and V chords in C Major.
Building off of what we've learned about the major chords in C Major, Don walks through all the diatonic chords and lays the groundwork for building progressions.
Using our chord knowledge, we will start working on recognizing chord changes by ear through a number of listening exercises.
Transposition, is a vital skill for any versatile musician. In this lesson, Don introduces the basics and demonstrates how it's done.
Let's Start. Together.
Setup your account and explore our courses, teaching tools and resources.Get Started
This is a fun lesson in testing how well one can determine what chords, C, F and G, are being played because you can't see him playing them. I flunked big time. I'm amazed at how lousy I did on that. :)
I'm really enjoying this course. What an amazing instructor. Love how he builds upon the lessons putting it all together step by step making it all really easy to understand. Using the keyboard is extremely helpful as well. Thanks Don!!
Great explanation from a great teacher!
great lesson on harmony
great pace, analogies, examples, just non-geek speak on how to...
This is what I particular need to improve my playing. Learning to play by ear alone.
Very well explained. Plain English and made it simple to understand. I've never heard the scale explained this way. Love this guy!
Supper way to get me to sing the intervals, I loved it and before thre exercise I never thought I could actually do it. Great !!
Thank you for this lesson! I have gone through several theory lessons in the past, but this one took it really home. Clear, logical, systematic and with the previous lessons as a build up, just great! Don Ross is a fantastic teacher too, I very
very good explained