How Musical U helps Guitarists, Bassist, Pianists... and you? | Easy Ear Training

With over 40 training modules covering 9 key topics, there’s a great deal you can learn and improve on inside Musical U. But is it right for you? This week we’re unveiling some new preview guides which show clearly how Musical U helps guitarists, pianists and bassists in particular. Read on to learn about these and find out whether Musical U is the solution you’ve been looking for in your own musician’s journey.

Musical U is designed to help you become “more musical” – meaning you have the instinct for music, you feel like a natural, you truly understand the music you hear and play. In concrete terms, we teach skills which help with improvisation, playing by ear, writing your own music, collaborating with others, and performing confidently.

The training system actually works for pretty much any instrument. If you are a musician who wants to instinctively know what the notes you’re hearing are, bring the music from your head out into the world, or simply have more professional-level precision and expression in your performances, then our training modules can help – whichever instrument you want to use those skills on.

Here’s what we say on our FAQ page:

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Is Musical U right for me?

Musical U is designed to help a very wide range of people become more musical. Still, that doesn’t mean it’s right for absolutely everybody.

  • If you are only interested in passing exams – then Musical U probably isn’t the right fit.
  • If you are a professional musician who can already play anything you can imagine, fluently and expressively – then our training material isn’t quite designed for you. You’d still be very welcome in the community, mind you!
  • If you hate talking to people and you’re determined to learn in isolation without any help, guidance or assistance along the way – then good luck! But Musical U is not for you.

… but otherwise, if you love music and you want to become more musical, then the answer is “Yes! Musical U is right for you.”

At Musical U we welcome musicians of all abilities, from complete beginners who can’t yet play an instrument or sing, through to accomplished instrumentalists and singers who are looking to develop their musicianship and gain a “natural” freedom in music.

Still, you might have questions. Does this work for guitar? What if I’m only just starting to learn an instrument? What skills exactly will I be learning inside Musical U? Will becoming a member help me to write my first hit song or play a killer solo?

We wanted to clear up some of the confusion. You see the downside of being so flexible and universal across instruments was that people sometimes find it hard to see exactly how Musical U could help them in particular.

That’s why we have been publishing previews of our Roadmaps which show the skills you can learn, and this week we’ve taken it a step further with some pages specifically for some popular instruments.

So now if you’re a guitar player, bassist, or piano/keyboard player, there’s an easy preview guide to show you exactly what Musical U could do to help you reach your true musical potential. On each page we’ve also included an example of one of our members who has been succeeding in Musical U with that instrument.

Guitar Players

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For guitar players there are normally two major skills of interest: playing chords by ear and learning to improvise great-sounding solos.

Instead of being reliant on sheet music or tablature, imagine being able to play the chords to any song you can think of. Instead of getting stuck playing solos like a robot based on fretboard patterns, imagine actually knowing automatically which frets to finger to bring out the solo in your mind.

Inside Musical U we help guitarists develop these skills and more – like Brian who had been playing guitar for years before discovering ear training and joining Musical U. He’d always been frustrated, feeling handicapped on the fretboard. Now he’s making great strides in playing chords by ear on his guitar using the training modules and Roadmap provided.

→ Learn more about how Musical U helps guitarists

Bass Players

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As a bassist you know that rhythm is key. The band relies on you to create the groove that can make or break a song.

But what if you don’t naturally have pinpoint-accurate rhythm skills? What if you have trouble remembering basslines and can’t easily work them out by ear or improvise something suitable?

Imagine having real confidence in your rhythmic precision and mastery of rhythm notation. Imagine being able to play by ear or improvise any bassline you can think of. These are the kinds of skills we help bassists to develop inside Musical U.

For example Jeff who loved bass but felt he always had to fish around for the notes to play. Using our Roadmap and special basslines module he has been able to develop his sense of relative pitch and start to figure out basslines purely by ear.

→ Learn more about how Musical U helps bassists

Pianists

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People expect a lot of pianists. It’s not just impressive solo performances and repertoire – your friends and family think you can automatically just accompany them on demand or play something impressive off the top of your head.

Imagine if instead of being reliant on a heavy book of sheet music or tedious memorisation you felt like you could simply sit down at the keyboard and play. To come up with your own accompaniments for well-known songs, or even create amazing music entirely from your own imagination.

At Musical U we help pianists like Alex, who had so many goals when he joined he wasn’t even sure where to start! With our flexible training system he was able to craft a structured plan and get the support and guidance he needed to start really making progress. Now he’s improving his musical ear steadily and moving consistently towards his goals.

→ Learn more about how Musical U helps pianists

Is it for you?

As explained above, Musical U can help with far more instruments and skills than the ones mentioned here, so ultimately this is a question only you can answer. You can browse previews of all our modules, read our Roadmaps and check out the instrument preview guides linked above. And of course you’re very welcome to contact us with any questions you might have.

If you’re still not sure, then the best way to find out if Musical U is right for you is to give it a try. With our 100% money-back guarantee you can try it for 30 days and if it’s not truly helping you improve your musicality then you can get a full refund – no hassle, no harm done.

So whether you play guitar, bass, piano, or any other instrument, I hope these new pages have helped reveal if Musical U is a good match for you, and I hope to see you inside and support you in your musical development soon!

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