If you recall Episode 6, which was first published back in July of 2015, it introduces what I call “The Sidewalk Test.”
In this video, I demonstrate how I play by ear, how I pull the melody, the harmony, and the rhythm out of a song… on the spot.
So what is “The Sidewalk Test,” exactly?
The Sidewalk Test is two simple things:
1) Identify the melody, harmony, and rhythm of a song without outside help
2) Reproduce it ON THE SPOT.
You pass the test if a stranger who knows the song walking down the street would recognize it as they pass by.
Would you pass the test?
If not, then today you can do something about it. You can invest in your own musicianship. Learn music theory. Develop your ear. Build up what is worth more than all the tabs, tutorials, and sheet music in the world.
And until then, watch a new cut of Episode 6, now live.