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    Default Peghead Nation Course Learning By Ear

    I just wanted to give a shout out about a course that I finished on Peghead Nation. The course was "Playing By Ear" with a section on Picking Up Tunes on the Fly. It is taught by the violinist Lissa Schneckenburger. I have a lot of trouble picking up tunes quickly in a session situation. I usually need the score to get the tune started. She breaks the process down into memorizing pitch patterns and rhythm patterns separately and has useful drills included. I found it very helpful and at my age (75) memorizing is more difficult anyway. The tunes she uses are very well suited for mandolin as well as violin. Here are some of them: Tombigbee Waltz, Huntsman's Chorus, Rory O'More, and Jamie Allen. The last three are on her album, "Dance", which has other tunes that I am trying to pick up by ear, listening to her CD. I have no financial interest in the artist, her products, or Peghead Nation. I am just passing along something to my Mandolin Cafe mates that might be useful.
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