Hahahahahaha ROFL - http://kennethwoods.net/blog1/.....concludes/
P.S. I'm still laughing..... especially at some of the oh-so-serious comments....
I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh -
Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)
I was/am ear challenged. I don't know why....but If I had not learned to read sheet music, I don't think I could have learned to play. Now I love to ear play a song.
My ear training is different than most. Maybe it is a personality order/ or disorder. ha ha..
Now that I know where the notes are.. my ear can direct my fingers. In the beginning... I was just not able to do it.
I am always thankful for learning to read sheet .. and I still and not great...but it opened the door to play songs that I craved to play.
Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato
Everybody's ear has to be trained, somehow. Sheet music is a less common way of doing it, but hey, whatever works.
I got my ear trained listening to music and singing along with it as a child. My family encouraged singing, but not off-key singing. Perfect pitch is basically a matter of memory, and so is just ordinary good pitch. I don't have have "perfect pitch" (i.e. a very good recognition of absolute pitch), but I've got pretty good relative pitch, enough to stay in tune when singing a song. I was in band in my younger years, so I got exposed to lots and lots of scales (on trumpet, and later, French Horn), so I was very used to what a major scale sounded like.
So for me, finding the notes by ear was easy, and using tapes would been a bad idea. But for somebody who couldn't tell by ear when they were on or off, I can see why they'd be a necessity. It's where you end up that matters, not the path you take to get there.
rock drummer=eh, whadusay, buddy?
tinnitus gets louder with age but you don't notice it until things get quiet. I was a director for a fleet school buses and had to pass yearly a hearing test which kept getting tougher so I switched to running food pantries.
Interval training can help with hearing notes.