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When things are very general like listening skills it not easy to give specific advice. But a few things may be helpful. First keep practicing your 1st position chords then your gbe strings, open is Em, move up the fret board & check out other chords like Am at 5th & Dm at 10.

Take your standard 1st position D chord shape & move that up 2 frets gives E and 3 frets gives F. So much you can do with just this knowledge.

Then learn all the A note locations. You'll soon realise that moving 5 frets towards bridge & 1 string down you get the same note, like the A at D7 and A at A12. Makes position play easier.

Then learning what sounds nice together is from chord family.

I'll attach, you may find it helpful.

As they say so much to learn, it's a journey and we're all finding new stuff all the time. Hope you find this helps.

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On 10/2/2023 at 7:46 AM, Alan Desmond said:

When things are very general like listening skills it not easy to give specific advice. But a few things may be helpful. First keep practicing your 1st position chords then your gbe strings, open is Em, move up the fret board & check out other chords like Am at 5th & Dm at 10.

Take your standard 1st position D chord shape & move that up 2 frets gives E and 3 frets gives F. So much you can do with just this knowledge.

Then learn all the A note locations. You'll soon realise that moving 5 frets towards bridge & 1 string down you get the same note, like the A at D7 and A at A12. Makes position play easier.

Then learning what sounds nice together is from chord family.

I'll attach, you may find it helpful.

As they say so much to learn, it's a journey and we're all finding new stuff all the time. Hope you find this helps.

Table of Keys.jpg

Thank youuuuu!!! During my exploration of the ToneScholar app, I stumbled upon an article delving into functional ear training. Do you believe this method is as effective as the one you suggested? You can view the article by following this link: https://tonescholar.com/blog/functional-ear-training-explained.

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Responding to your comment. Ear training, I'm no specialist or teacher, just another student sharing what I've learnt. What I suggest is, remember the Julie Andrews film "Sound of Music" when she teaches kids the Doe-Rae-Mi scale at a hillside Pickwick.  Listen to that and get familiar with scale note tones. One exercise i do daily as warm up is the index finger at G string 4 and play the notes of the 5th fret that's ADGCEA. Getting used to how that sounds & fretting pressure to make good notes with all fingers is very useful too.

I'll attach my table of keys, notes & tones sheet for you to see how the Doe-Rae-Mi fits. Hope you find this helpful.

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