In this lesson, Don teaches some helpful tools for memorizing the sound of the intervals.
Taught by Don Ross in Play Songs By Ear seriesLength: 11:06Difficulty: 1.5 of 5
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.
Don gives an overview of what to expect from this series.Length: 4:20 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
Utilizing the visual element of a piano keyboard, and your ears (of course), Don walks through the intervals of the Major Scale.Length: 12:09 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
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.Length: 18:52 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Don continues to explore the concept of intervals, now looking at the 4th and 5th scale degrees.Length: 16:46 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
In this lesson, we're going to look at the last two intervals in a Major Scale, the 6th and 7th.Length: 15:06 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
In this lesson, Don teaches some helpful tools for memorizing the sound of the intervals.Length: 11:06 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Join Don as he breaks down the intervals that go into making a major or minor triad.Length: 24:42 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
In this lesson, Don works on the skill of hearing the difference between a Major and Minor chord.Length: 14:27 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
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.Length: 10:29 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Continue strengthening your ear with Don with some listening exercises based around the I, IV and V chords in C Major.Length: 9:53 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
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.Length: 17:30 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Using our chord knowledge, we will start working on recognizing chord changes by ear through a number of listening exercises.Length: 25:35 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Transposition, is a vital skill for any versatile musician. In this lesson, Don introduces the basics and demonstrates how it's done.Length: 13:01 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
About Don Ross
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Don has toured regularly since 1989, across Canada, the USA, a dozen European countries, Japan, Taiwan, China, Australia, Russia and India. He has played with symphony orchestras in Canada and Germany, and collaborated live and on recording with Andy McKee, Canadian singer/guitarist Brooke Miller, & Toronto bassist Jordan O’Connor. He also composes scores for television, radio and film, and does production and recording engineering for a variety of other musicians. In addition to acoustic guitar, Don also plays electric guitar, slide dobro and lapsteel guitar, voice, piano, keyboards, bass guitar and drums.
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