Learn to play by ear even if you don't know a single note of music! This course teaches you how to find the right starting note, how to start your playing in the easiest of all key signatures - C major, and how to chord the bass. It teaches which chords to use in each key signature, how to play chords in rhythmic patterns when accompanying others and how to style the melody by adding 3rds, 6ths, and octaves. Everything is illustrated by many familiar secular songs and melodies.
The audio cassette gives additional explanations and goes far beyond the 64 page book by giving more examples. Everything is played slowly so that you can hear exactly how it should sound. Hear how to find the right starting note, how to play melody all the way through, how to play the right chords and when to play chords in your songs and even how to play a rhythm bass.
Songs include For He's A Jolly Good Fellow, Sweet Hour of Prayer, John Brown's Body, Oh My Darling Clementine, She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain, Red River Valley, The Man on the Flying Trapeze, Auld Lang Syne, Merrily We Roll Along, Long Long Ago, Beautiful Brown Eyes, Aura Lee, My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean, Skip to My Lou, This Old Man, Hush Little Baby, Goodnight Irene, Michael Row the Boat, The Yellow Rose of Texas, A-hunting We Will Go, The Streets of Laredo, Oh Susanna, What a Friend We Have in Jesus, Beautiful Dreamer, When the Saints Go Marching In, Give He That Old Time Religion, Kum Ba Ya, Faith of Our Fathers, I Love Thy Kingdom Lord, O Happy Day, Jesus Loves the Little Children, and Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us. If you prefer religious music, you may want to learn the by ear method using the course, Play Gospel Songs By Ear #1 (MWS-103).