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Hi all, I've added a new chord ear training program to my tools and trainers. It includes all majors, minors and three types of 7th chords. in 4 levels of difficulty.

Have a look (or listen) here -see if you find it useful. I've already found it quite useful - and also depressing, as I've discovered my ear isn't quite as good as I thought it was.

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Thanks for this Fretsource, I've been using this quite a bit, really useful. I surprised myself by how well I did on level 1 both in identifying individual open chords and also the relationships. Level 4 is pretty tough though. :winkthumb:

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Cheers Simon - I was a bit surprised too by level 1. I expected to hear every chord in relation to the key chord - but I didn't expect that each chord, even the first chord you hear after starting, would be instantly recogniseable without reference to the key.

I was beginning to think that maybe I had perfect pitch until I realised later that it's because each of those chords has a unique arrangement based on the most common shape on the fretboard. No two chords at that level have the same 'shape' so that's how we recognise them so easily. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

I'm working on a new one (piano based) that allows chords to be played with many different arrangements, including inversions. I'm making it piano based because the program will choose any arrangement of chord tones it wants and many of those combinations would be unplayable on the guitar.

That shouldn't matter to guitarists though. The purpose is to give practice at identifying the harmonic effect of chords regardless of instrument, rather than their arrangement of chord tones. - But if you can recognise both, that's even better.

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Thanks for the great tool. It's coming in very handy.

Is there also a tool for interval training? I think you have one for chords if I remember.

Thanks,

John

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