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How can I feel the notes rather then just hear them?


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"Feeling" each of the 7 notes comes down to being able to hear the difference between them, and their individual "characteristic" sounds. Here's what I suggest...

Play along to a backing track with Scale Pattern 1, but limit yourself to only 8 notes (the 7, plus the higher octave of the first note). Really listen closely and pay attention to how each note "feels" different (the feelings become more apparent when you play along to a "drone" track, rather than a full backing track). Additionally, play along with a handful of different tracks so you can get a feel for how each number "feels" the same, across different songs.

While it does take practice, when you do this across multiple tracks, you will be able to tell apart the "feelings" (or sound characteristics) of each of the 7 notes, just like you can tell apart the unique personalities of 7 different friends.

Lastly, if you haven't practiced the exercises in the "how to play anything by ear" course - this will allow you to "hear" each of the 7 notes more distinctly, so you can know which one you're playing by listening instead of looking or thinking.

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