How To Learn Songs By Ear: #3 Identifying Root Notes

How To Learn Songs By Ear: #3 Identifying Root Notes

Guitar Theory, Ear Training, & Reading

Developing your musical ear takes practice, and it can be frustrating if you’re new to guitar and you don’t know where to start.

We want to help you develop this vital skill with a free 8-part series so you can learn songs by ear with more ease and less frustration.

Throughout this series, Nate Savage & Chelsea Amber are going to go through the essential steps to help you figure out songs by ear.

The 8 steps are:

  1. Active Listening
  2. Matching Pitch
  3. Identifying Root Notes ( ⬅️ this lesson! )
  4. Deciphering Major & Minor Chords
  5. Song Form
  6. Identifying Chord Progression
  7. Finding the Key
  8. Practicing

This lesson covers the third step: identifying root notes. By the end of the video, you’ll know how to identify root notes in open chords, power chords, and bar chords so you can figure out the chords in your favorite songs that much quicker and easier.