Power Chords by Ear

It’s not just about notes, anymore. This week we are going to train our ears by picking out the single notes on the open strings, the notes we know on the B and E strings as well as some power chords.

There are a couple of tricks to picking chords out by ear.

First, I always try to listen for the bass note. This is easier in Rock, Country and Blues, because the bass note (or bottom note) usually dictates what chord you’re playing.

Later on, we’ll get to picking chords out that do not start on the root.

(For some reason, I could not upload the files directly, so here are the links.)

https://app.box.com/s/gp6of9acri895e7d333kk3he75w3jhu2

https://app.box.com/s/y9q01ej7sk2mv5yy8n87hf2i141fzhe5

Play in the Key of YOU!

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