No, ear training does not mean doing push-ups with your earlobes. While there may be some debate about the best way to train your ears, the method in the video lesson below has shown the most drastic results in the smallest amount of time in my experience as an educator.
The best exercises, no matter what the subject is, are those that train multiple elements of your guitar playing at once. That’s why I like this approach to ear training so much, because it improves your fretboard knowledge as well as your scale shape recognition.
Other recommended ear training tactics are learning guitar parts by ear or playing two random notes at once and trying to identify the interval. This specific exercise promotes creativity, however, so it gets the top recommendation from me!
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