How To Play By Ear
If you don’t know anything about the piano yet…then you should go ahead and learn some of the basics first.
Roles of the Hands
Understand the different roles of your right and left hands…and you will be on your way to making great music!
Chords are the BUILDING BLOCKS of almost everything you do while playing by ear. You should learn them : )
Songs and Chord Progressions
Once you know how to play some chords…then you can recognize them and start to write them down. You’ll soon learn that certain GROUPS OF CHORDS will go together.
Alter little things about the chords (like certain notes and rhythms) and you’ll soon be playing a new style. Once you learn a style it will become much easier to hear something and play it.
Learning how to solo (improvisation) becomes much easier once you learn the sweet patterns that all the best musicians use.
Once you know how a trick is done…it’s not that difficult anymore. There are all kinds of tricks on the piano that make you look like a “Musical Magician”.
There are many good Ear Players that don’t know Theory…but any great musician will tell you how it took them to a NEW LEVEL once they started learning it. It’s the glue that brings it all together!