Brad Mavin, Author at EasyEarTraining.com

Brad Mavin


Brad Mavin hails from Queensland, Australia, where he teaches guitar and plays with the band Fat Tuesday.

Playing by ear was a core part of learning the guitar for him, and nowadays he frequently uses YouTube to teach his students to work out songs themselves rather than relying on tab.

He also publishes ear training resources at his website mavinmusicmethod.com.
 

By Brad Mavin:

Tension and Release: When Scales Meet Chord Progressions

Tension and Release: When Scales Meet Chord Progressions

Melody moves through its harmonic surroundings creating varying degrees of tension and release. As we train our ears to perceive tension and release, we gain deeper appreciation as we listen to music and greater mastery in composing, improvising, and playing by ear....
Tension and Release: Play the Dance of Scale and Chord

Tension and Release: Play the Dance of Scale and Chord

One of the best ways to begin playing by ear is to play chord tones and find your way around the scale by targeting the chord tones through a given chord progression. Many melodies consist mostly of chord tones. But when you rely solely on chord tones for your melody,...

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