Hey guys, I just had a new idea for a course which would deal with ear training as it applies to the guitar.
I've seen many other ear training books out there but most of them are pretty vague when it comes to application since they have to write the book as broadly as they can, so that every instrument can be utilized. As a guitar player, I'm beginning to see that I really am a pretty terrible musician. I've found that most guitarists rely more on the visual and physical aspect when it comes to playing, since they rely on the scale patterns and muscle memory.
I've known guitar players with a well trained ear and my experience with them have been eye-opening and downright humbling at times. One of them is a self-confessed 'sloppy' player but he's the main composer and transcriber for his band, simply because his ears are well trained. He teachers the guitar parts to the other player in the band without needing tabs but just from pure memory. I've also known a technically proficient guitarist who had ear training at Berklee and while he admits he doesn't know a lot of songs, he needs only to listen to a song three times before he can play it well-enough to perform.
That said, I would love for TF to develop a course that not only shows the basics of ear training but also provides an effective way to practice it. I've heard that Berklee uses a 'movable-do' system of ear training and I would very much like to see it refined into a course by TF.
Thanks for reading guys, and please comment about what you think!