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Beginning Guitar VII - Ear Training

Lesson 3 - Major Chords

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Lyle: Ready to test your ears again? This lesson will have you focus on the sounds of major chords, alone and in groups.

Lyle: You'll be tested on these Major chords:

Major Chords

Lyle: Here's the first quiz. Listen to this MP3 clip and see if you can figure out which of these major chords it is:

chord quiz 01

Lyle: Here's the answer so you can check if you're right:

chord quiz answer 01


Lyle: Any questions? How did you all do?

JonP: I got it

ZoSo: me too

Zeph: I got it right but only because I play that chord a lot

Lyle: Good! Let's try more:



chord quiz 02

chord quiz answer 02


ZoSo: I'm 2 for 2

Lyle: Good!

Luanne: Oh, no I've got it!

Zeph: me too



chord quiz 03

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Lyle: Did you get #3 right?

Luanne: no

Zeph: barely

Lyle: :-(

Lyle: I tricked you with a hard chord.



chord quiz 04

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Lyle: Now you will hear three chords played three times. See if you can pick out which three major chords they are. I'm using the same 7 chords from the top of this lesson.

chord quiz 08

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chord quiz 09

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Luanne: Is the goal to hear it and identify it or to figure it out by playing it?

Lyle: Both.

chord quiz 10

Zeph: Is the secret simply learning how certain chords sound? Sound recognition.

chord quiz answer 10


Lyle: Yes, pitch recognition is what you're learning. Your brain records the sound and then you guess what it is, then you check on your guitar to see if you're right.



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Lyle: This is a good place to take a break. The next lesson will be just a little tougher. You'll be working with minor chords, then major and minor chords mixed together. Stay tuned!!!!



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