Can You Teach Me To Play What I Hear?

Absolutely! One of the most important things that defines us as musicians is the ability to play what is in our heads. Here at WLPT our aural exercises are a mixture of practical work taken from the real world and ABRSM exercises, all of which help to develop your ability to get what's in your head out onto your instrument.

A crucial part of any musician's skill set is aural recognition and improvisation. Developing the ability to replicate what we hear either on a recording or in our heads is crucial to a musician's skill set, so this is something we like to spend time on in each lesson. Most players in the jazz or pop/electronic fields want to strengthen their soloing abilities, as well as recognition skills (for quick learning from records, transcription, advanced soloing etc) and this is something we like to work on in depth.

More times than I care to mention, I've had a call from a band one or two days before a tour and been asked to learn and memorise a set or two at short notice. Highly honed aural and sight-reading skills, as well as the confidence to solo over unfamiliar material are essential at times like this.


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