78: Ear Training Practise & Playing What Your Hear

The boys answer listener email - and in the process, start a new run of episodes exploring ear training, connecting the ear to the fretboard, improvisation and playing what you hear. They share their history and frustrations (mostly Beebs’ ranting) with formal ear training, ponder the nature behind vague instruction, the difficulty teaching ear training and start exploring what can be done.

Evil Beebs then springs a surprise listening test on Smith! Mwuhaha.

Definitely follow along in your podcast app artwork to see images of what is being talked about.

Strap in!

Episode Links

Dan’s Beyond The Lick Series
Northern Guitar Show Haydock
A Bag Of Strymons - The Worship Twofer

Functional Ear Trainer Links

Jeff Schneider’s Video Recommending Functional Ear Trainer
Functional Ear Trainer Desktop (Software by Alain Benbassat)
Functional Ear Trainer (iOS)
Functional Ear Trainer (Android)
Jeff Schneider Video On Ear Training (Part 1)

Articles Referenced Re: Perfect Pitch Prevalence In Tonal Language Speakers

Absolute Pitch, Speech, and Tone Language: Some Experiments and a Proposed Framework

Absolute pitch among American and Chinese conservatory students: Prevalence differences, and evidence for a speech-related critical period (L)a)