Now, it’s time to dive into your ear training. We are going to start with just 2 notes: G and D.
Keep in mind the following important points:
1. You can use the scaffolding methodology to help transition into this new layer of musical complexity and then remove it as you progress. Please refer to the scaffolding screen cast in the Course Preliminaries section if you need more information.
2. Start with the metronome at 50 bpm, and then slowly speed it up as you progress in accuracy. Do at least 10 dictations in a row correctly, before increasing the metronome speed by 3bpm-4bmp. Please refer to the Musical Gym screen cast in the Course Preliminaries section if you need more information.
3. Pay attention to the Octaves setting for each chord. Dictations that start with G need the second octave, while all the other notes that start a dictation should be in the third octave. These octave settings are NOT important for guitarists to know to play music, but they are very important to pay attention to in order to set up the melody dictations properly in the app. See each lesson’s screenshot for more details.