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Course Objectives

    Objective 1: Develop Relative Pitch

    • We’ll explain what relative pitch is.
    • Discover the significance of relative pitch in recognizing and reproducing musical elements.
    • Discuss how relative pitch helps in playing by ear, improvisation, and learning songs more efficiently.

    Objective 2: Enhance Melodic and Harmonic Recognition

    • Emphasize the goal of improving melodic and harmonic recognition skills.
    • Explain how these skills contribute to creating captivating melodies and harmonies on the guitar.
    • Discuss how enhanced melodic and harmonic recognition fosters better improvisation and composition abilities.

    Objective 3: Deepen Understanding of Guitar Techniques

    • We’ll highlight the aim of developing aural sensitivity to various guitar techniques.
    • Discuss how ear training can improve techniques such as bending, vibrato, slides, and hammer-ons/pull-offs.
    • Discuss the benefits of applying ear training to guitar techniques for enhanced expressiveness and versatility.

    Objective 4: Learn Practical Applications and Benefits of Ear Training for Guitarists

    • Discuss the practical applications of ear training in a guitarist’s journey.
    • Highlight the benefits of ear training for various aspects of guitar playing.
    • We’ll show some examples including improvisation, composing original music, playing in a band, and transcribing songs accurately.

    Objective 5: Improve Improvisational Skills

    • You’ll learn how ear training enables guitarists to navigate the fretboard during improvisation effortlessly.
    • We’ll discuss the benefits of recognizing and reproducing musical elements on the fly.
    • You’ll see how ear training enhances creativity, freedom, and confidence in improvisational playing.

    Objective 6: Composing Original Music

    • Discuss how ear training allows guitarists to translate their musical ideas directly from their minds to the instrument.
    • Explain the advantages of having a well-developed musical ear in the process of composing original music.
    • Highlight how ear training enables precise expression and capturing desired sounds.

    Objective 7: Playing in a Band

    • Discuss how ear training facilitates seamless communication and collaboration with other musicians.
    • Explain the benefits of being able to quickly grasp chord progressions, melodies, and harmonies within a band setting.
    • Highlight the value of adaptability and the ability to play by ear in live performances and jam sessions.

    Objective 8: Accurate Transcription and Learning of Songs

    • Explain how ear training enhances the accuracy and efficiency of transcribing songs by ear.
    • Discuss the benefits of being able to learn songs directly from recordings, without relying solely on sheet music or tabs.
    • Highlight the practicality and enjoyment of playing songs accurately and authentically.