Major vs. Minor – Can You Hear The Difference? (Challenge)

Challenge your ear! Let’s see how well you know your chords!

In this video, we’re going to set you on the right track with How To Develop The World’s Greatest Ear. This will help you build your skills with Ear Training to help you identify the chords you hear in your favorite songs. And while this might not be a Music Theory Masterclass, it is the perfect starting place for anyone starting out on their guitar playing journey.

We will be Drilling the Basics of chord theory with regards to developing your ear and giving you an Ear Training Exercise to put your new skills to the test. This is an incredibly important part of being a well-rounded musician. If you can listen to the 8 Guitar Chords You Must Know and identify them by ear, you are well ahead of the game because this really is one of 5 Things Every Beginner Guitarist SHOULD Learn.

00:00 – Intro major & minor chords are so important when determining the overall feeling and emotion of a song – but can you tell the difference?
1:45 – The Major Triad What makes a chord sound major?
3:54 – The Minor Triad What makes a chord sound minor?
5:48 – Strengthening and Building Your Ear (chords) Grab a sheet of paper, a pencil or a pen, and test your ear!
8:28 – Strengthening and Building Your Ear (scales) Is it happy? Is it sad?

1 thought on “Major vs. Minor – Can You Hear The Difference? (Challenge)”

  1. Steve Kurimay

    Excellent lesson. I’ve been playing for over 20 years, and that was one of the best lessons I’ve ever seen. Amazing!

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