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IFR video lesson: Recognizing melodies by ear

In this video you'll learn the most important technique for recognizing songs and melodies by ear. The technique is to learn to tune out the chords and to instead focus on the very simple path that the melody traces through the overall key of the music. I demonstrate this technique with many well known songs and I think you'll discover that you can actually HEAR where each melody note lies within the key of the music.

This is one of the most exciting discoveries that any musician can make, and I hope it inspires you to continue developing this connection in both the music you listen to and the music you play.