Fingerstyle Guitar with ABBA
AllEars Elite Group
After 4 succesfull Play What You Hear online live learning groups it is time to push ourselves to even more higher level with AllEars Elite Group. Play What You Hear Program is full of information about theory, technique and knowledge which will lead you to arrange any song you want with the guitar. But learning will never end. AllEars Elite Group is a natural follow-up for the PWYH Program.
You don't need to be one of the past Play What You Hear Program students but there is a list of skills and knowledge you need to have to get most of the Elite Group. All the skills below will help you to success with the Group.
- You know how to find the key of the song
- You know how to play basic open chords
- You know how to play basic fingerpicking techniques
- You know how to form CAGED shapes and possibly build triads, pentatonic and major/minor scales around them.
- You know how to play intervals. For example play perfect fifth from G.
- Most important last is that you have a passion for learning songs/music.
To join the group you dont need to be great player mechanically.
Check out the video below where your teacher Tomi Paldanius tells you about the AllEars Elite Group
PWYH Program User Reviews
Erlend on 26/11/2012
My name is Erlend and I'm a 27 year old Norwegian. I used to be a typical guitar player who spent all my time looking for tabs and depended on others to make arrangements for me. I know Tomi from his personal site where he used to teach songs in step-by-step videos, and I've spent a lot of hours trying to copy his arrangements. I never had very good patience, and therefore I only learned half songs before gave up and tried another. However, one day I got an email from Tomi where he told me about the course. It seemed to good to be true, however I thought it would be a good excuse to have get some regular practice. I never would have believed that I could play by ear, but now I can. It takes a lot of practice, but after the 15 weeks you are well on your way. I'm very happy to have done the course, and now I make my own arrangements.
Kestas on 26/11/2012
If you want to learn play by ear, then this course is for you. Tomi teaches from his own experience. You will get a lot good information to get started. So, join a course and have fun :)
Rob on 15/11/2012
Hi Guys, I am 46 years old and have been playing guitar for a few years now. I had been doing private lessons, had learned a bit of theory, scales and the fret board but was still struggling with how to play what By ear. Then I found Tomis cause. The course goes for 15 weeks and you get 2 lessons stacked together (90 minutes) of tuition via webcam/ chat room twice a week. The room has other students of all levels (from beginner to advanced), learning at the same time and the interaction is fantastic. I live in Australia and the lessons war on at 1:30 in the morning I only missed 2 due to work commitments/ illness it was that much fun. Tomi is an excellent teacher, he is amazingly patient but also encouraging enough to push you out of your comfort zone when he thinks he needs to and the amount of information he hands over for the price is amazing. The course is aimed at all levels of players and is both challenging and rewarding so If you want to learn some serious theory, get more confident playing live, meet some new friends from all over the globe, PLAY BY EAR, in fact become a better player overall, I highly recommend this course to you. Rob.
Mikko on 15/11/2012
Hi. I am Mikko from the City of Oulu in Finland. I have been playing guitar for seven years. Occasionally I had come to the point where I could not get any good from the traditional approaches. When Tomi offered his new guitar course, I was ready to go. The course was a hit. I was suprised how pleasantly Tomi taught the music theory, all grounded to guitar fretboard, guitar playing, and sample songs. Can theory be so practical and fun, almost no theory? I learned music applied to fretboard, fretboad logic and various navigation skills, CAGED system. I learned intervals on the fretboard, chord triads, scales, how to form chords in any scale anywhere in fretboard. Tomi's approach is musical rather than mechanical, so you will easily understand and remember everything you have learned. I learned how to find out the key of a song by listening, how to find out the chords of the song, melody, and how to study the song structure. Excellent guitar course!
Christian on 15/11/2012
Hey guys. I'm now 29 years old and started playing guitar just last year. Till i found Tomis course-i tryed to learn by my own, but my problem was what should i learn first? I saw Tomis music on youtube and i thought wow...he's good. Then i found his page with the course. At first i had a bit skepticism, but after the first sessions the skepticism was blowing away. We all have the same goal. We want to be a good or even better guitarplayer. Tomi showed us they way...the path we have to go. I learned many theoretical stuff to understand music-structure,composing etc. You wont find a music teacher for this price who give you so much informations. I definitely recommend that course.
Derek on 13/11/2012
My name is Derek. I am from Singapore and I am a graduate student. I joined Tomi’s course because I thought it would be fun and I wanted to gain the ability to play any music I hear. Having just completed the course, I am very pleased. The course was fun, productive and rewarding. In the short period of 15 weeks, we learned a skill set which allows us to teach ourselves any song simply by listening. In other words, we have learned how to learn any song we might like to play, without having to rely on sheet music or tabs. We also learned the structure and patterns behind songs, which makes playing so much easier and more enjoyable because rather than directly using sheer memory to remember how songs are played, we now simply remember the patterns and the rest comes quite naturally. I would recommend this course to anyone who enjoys playing guitar and who wants to learn the tricks to play anything simply by listening. It is great value for money and time because I believe I learned more from the course than I did from a year of traditional lessons, where the emphasis was on playing songs with no ear training. A year of such conventional training did very little in terms of allowing me to play say a good song I heard on the radio. The fact that the lessons were live meant that we were able to ask Tomi anything we wanted at any time during the lessons in order to quickly and effectively clarify our doubts. Lastly, the live sessions were very relaxed and informal, so we were able to have plenty of fun in addition to learning the skills and acquiring the knowledge. I would say that this course is a rare opportunity to learn some really valuable skills from a good teacher at an affordable price, and from the comfort of your own home!
Harry on 13/11/2012
Let me start by saying I never write reviews, However this course was so epic that I had too. I have been playing guitar for few years, I am quite dedicated so have come a relatively long way, can read notation and tab etc. However if I had this knowledge when I first started out I would be way better than what I am now. This course is an amazing foundation for EAR PLAYING, literally you would be stupid not to buy it! Tomi is right when he says this is the way the professionals do it. The course is very friendly and if you are lucky you will make a few good friends. The webcam Tomi uses is slightly fuzzy, Which you may think is bad for live sessions. IT actually isn't, If you cant see what he is doing what do you have to do? USE YOUR EARS. Which is what the course is all about. Although you don't need to go to the live sessions I would recommend you do as that is where in my opinion most of the learning is achieved, through questioning things. So let me repeat, the price is brilliant, The material you learn would take you years to find yourself, And you are getting a university education for way less cost. And you will get this education in a matter of months compared to years. It is the ultimate fast track in playing the guitar. Iv'e done it and i would do it again, So take the course, Best of Luck and have FUN!
Emil on 13/11/2012
This is a fully recommended learning program. You get to learn everything from the notes on the neck to making fantastic song arrangements. I had a great time doing this because it was really fun and learning, I also gained new life long friends. It's also a great price, because all this info would take you years to learn without the great people at AllEars, and of course Tomi Paldanius. If you really want to become a great guitarist, this is a very good way to become it! This is lifelong learning.
Play What You Hear Program
AllEars - Play What You Hear Online ear training program
AllEars - Play What You Hear is the ultimate online live learning experience.
By taking this course you will learn to listen and play what you hear. That is the most important skill any musician can have. Play What You Hear Program is suitable for total beginners and also as an additional learning process for music students who study at Music Schools, Academies, Colleges and Universities.
Ear Training is the most important training for musicians and it has been proved by the top artists and musicians all around the world. This motivating course will most certainly change your way forever how you approach learning music. The most natural way.
AllEars - Play What You Hear Online Learning Program
- Total of 60 lessons in 15 weeks
- Each lesson is 45 minutes long.
- Program takes 15 weeks.
- Each session can be downloaded day after. That way you won't lose a lesson if you cannot make it to every lesson.
- Price is only $4.95/lesson
- You will join online live group of average of 20 or less students. Classes are for total ear training beginners (if not mentioned otherwise).
- 4 lessons every week
- 2 different time tables for America and EU time zones (Evenings).
- You can login with your username (=anonymous).
- 2 live tests/exams (optional included to the price) with personal feedback from teacher (midway and end of the course).
- Beginner groups are not technically demanding which means that you can join if you don't have previous playing experience. You only need a guitar.
- Main goal is listen and execute which means that you learn to find the music you hear with your instrument.
- Listen and execute approach will make you immediately listen and play.
- This course is a one of a kind opportunity to get to the next level with a professional teacher and learn in 15 weeks more than maybe in your whole playing career.
Schedule for both groups.
GROUP 1 (EU/ASIA) SOLD OUT!!! New Group starts on Thursday August 2nd 2012.
GROUP 2 (AMERICA)
Start date is Sunday 3rd of June 2012
Lessons every Sunday and Wednesday at 9pm EST (NYC).Note: This group started on Sunday 3rd of June 2012 but we can take new students until Sunday 17th of June. All the past lessons will be downloadable until that date.
If you miss a lesson you can download it day after and do the exercises another time.
You will get access to special area of the AllEars.co after joining with news, updates and instructions.
AllEars -method - Part 12 - Thumbstyle - Lesson 1
New lessons at the AllEars VIP members area. Check out the Thumbstyle technique.
Play What You Hear Program kicks off!
Last Sunday we started our first ever Play What You Hear programs. It was great to meet each other. Next 15 weeks are going to bring us more careful listening skills and knowledge of music. Lot of things to learn but with open mind and happy attitude it will be a lot of fun. Thank you once more for participating.
Unfortunately because of the high demand: everyone could not fit to the Group 1 (EU). The limit is 20 people for each group. We will start a new group (Group 3) on August 2nd (Thursday). More information coming soon.
There is still space at the Group 2 and our Free 1 year Membership promotion is valid until 17th of June 2012 (Only for new members of the Group 2). CLICK HERE for more information!