• How To Figure Out The First Note In the Melody Of A Song Using Stable Tones

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    If you need a practical, down-to-earth, and reliable method that can help you determine the first note in the melody of a song, this lesson is for you.

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    95% Of The Time, End Of The Song = 2-5-1 Chord Progression

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    In this lesson, you’ll be how and why the 2-5-1 chord progression is mostly used to end songs.

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    Introduction to Cyclical Progressions

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    In today’s post, we’ll be learning about cyclical chord progressions. Cyclical chord progressions are among the most common and strongest chord progressions in music. Learn all about them in this lesson.

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    Playing By Ear – Learning Songs From Left To Right

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    Playing by ear involves learning to hear the bass, the melody, and the chords. Learn the suggested process for picking out songs when playing by ear.

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    The “Minor Chord Test” To Finding The Key Of Any Song

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    In my free lessons, the first concept I cover is “Finding The Key Of A Song.” Without a doubt, it is the #1 skill needed to start playing by ear. Not the only… but one of the foundational skills because if you can’t start your song-learning process by finding the key, you’ve started on the […]

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    3 Myths About Finding The Key Of Any Song

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    When it comes to playing by ear, there is no skill more important than knowing how to find the key of a song. Here are 5 myths about finding the key and the truth about the process. It’s not as hard as you think. In fact, I encourage you to watch this free 30-minute lesson that’ll teach you exactly how to do it.

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    The Most Practical Way To Master All 12 Keys

    I’m often asked the best way to learn all 12 keys and while I’ve advocated many methods in the past, the most practical way is to adapt my “3 x 12” rule.

    Simply put: Take 3 songs you know and learn them in all 12 keys.

    It helps if they are songs that utilize a variety of different chords. That’s why picking 3 is important because between them, you should get a good mix of chords off every tone of the scale…

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