You’re waiting by the stage…
In a few moments it’ll be your turn to walk into the spotlight to take a solo.
And your heart is beating a mile a minute…
But there’s just one problem – you don’t know the key of the song and you don’t know the chords.
All you know is that you need to start your solo as soon as the melody ends…
You keep thinking “Can I pull this off?” Well it all depends on one question: How good are your ears?
It’s one thing to talk about ear training and connecting your ears to your instrument.
…but it’s another thing entirely to get on stage with the confidence that you can hear anything that comes your way.
Sure, you might have an ear training class under your belt and you may be able to identify each interval on a quiz, but are you ready to start improvising with your ear alone?
Most players have never asked themselves this question and they get the answer at the worst possible time: on stage in front of an audience.
So think about your own ears – would they pass the test in live performance?
Don’t wait until it’s too late to find out…
Let’s start with a test
Take the tune Trane’s Blues from the Miles Davis album Workin’.
Here’s your test:
- Press play on the video below
- Listen to the melody until Miles solo starts (:20 sec)
- Now sing the root of