Outside of closing my eyes and doing scale practice up and down the fingerboard I’ve been dedicating a lot of time to training my ear.
I sat down with the ol’ traditional song “All around this world” as performed by Jerry Garcia and David Grisman. I did not use any tab or reference any videos to help me get through the song. I simply used my ear to work Jerry’s and David’s breaks out. I also tried to stay in tune with Jerry’s singing. I’m not much of a singer but I realize the importance of being able to get your voice (via your ears) in tune with another.
Just a laptop recording of me singing and playing with no edits, cuts, etc. If any of you folks out there need a visual for learning the two breaks then this vid should help.
The winter months are the months I spend working on something in music…this winter’s theme is all about “ear training” and I fully intend to work through at least 5 more songs this winter and reproduce them by ear only.