Music by Ear Link
- WhatChildIsThisAdvLS.mp3 (right click to download)
I was excited to learn about this awesome sight that teaches how to play music by ear. This site contains instructions for a variety of instruments including the guitar, piano, saxophone, flute, violin. Etc. Just press alt P to hear a sample of the lesson for the piano music for “What Child is This”, and then press alt P again to pause it. Each lesson does cost around $10, though you can get them for free from the Library of Congress.
Here is a blurb from his website:
“Here you will find over eight hundred and fifty courses and songs taught totally “by ear” in everyday language. By learning “by ear” you not only learn the song quicker than using music or tab, you also develop your ability to play by ear.”
He also will take requests at a $45 fee per song though the waiting time is around 1 year. Just call 1 (888) 778-1828
As mentioned above, the Library of Congress has many of them if not all of them for free. Here is the phone number for the music department at the Library of Congress (800) 424-8567. They say that they will be digitizing it soon to be put up on the NLSBard website. I hope you like it as much as I do.