How to recognize melodies by ear using the IFR Tonal Map

In this video you'll learn the most important technique for recognizing songs and melodies by ear. The technique is to focus on the path that the melody traces through the overall key of the music. I demonstrate this technique with many well known songs.

Learning to recognize melodies by ear is one of the most exciting abilities for any improvising musician. It lets us play any song or melody instantly, and it also lets us express our own musical ideas exactly as we hear them in our mind. To give yourself a great head start in developing this ability, I invite you to check out our very popular video course Ear Training for Musical Creativity.