I purchased this book to help me learn to play by ear. I am an admitted tab addict. I have always wandered how people learn to play by ear. Especially in a jam session.
The "Introduction and Philosphy" section of this book caught my attention and the light bulb went off. This book may be geared to Jazz but I believe it can help me learn to play by ear. The path seems simple enough 1) develop your fingers to find the correct notes, 2)develop your ear to hear the notes your fingers play, 3)develop your brain to comprehend the musical style and theory.
I hope that this book helps me develop my ear so that I am comfortable playing at a jam session without tabs. I believe this book is a great method to develop my technique and ear at the same time so I can accomplish my goal. Learning a little jazz will be fun too.
Anyone using this book for ear training or have any thoughts to share on the subject?
It's certainly helped me!
Ted's recently produced Dorian/Minor excerises: http://jazzmando.com/dorianminor_ffcp.shtml
You might like to look at: http://www.mandolincafe.com/news/pub...s_001072.shtml
Good Luck with it
Thanks for the reply Mandophyte.
I think Ted's book is the best thing I have found. I can read tabs and standard notation (reading and playing can be worlds apart) but need help in learning to play by ear. I really think that if I can learn to play by ear, I will be opening the door to a whole new world of music for me. So the jounery begins.