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Mamos

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I'm sure it is possible but it is having the patience to stick with what is a pretty boring process.

I have got Aebersold ear training book and cd but it is heavy going

There are some software packages at musiconmypc.co.uk

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griff136

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what IMHO would really help is to get yourself a keyboard so you can play, see and hear the interval/note/chord - as it will be in concert pitch it could also help you with transposition.
 
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half diminished

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what IMHO would really help is to get yourself a keyboard so you can play, see and hear the interval/note/chord - as it will be in concert pitch it could also help you with transposition.
Am I being a bit thick? I assume 'perfect pitch' tells you the sound/pitch is G but then you need to transpose it for Eb or Bb instruments?
 

old git

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From what little I've gathered over the years, who said poor old git?, perfect pitch is fairly rare. Relative pitch can be learned, takes longer with the less abled but playing by ear will help.
Just one thing to add to Griff's keyboard remark, most modern boards transpose so you can be incredibly lazy, like me, and use this facility to to play everything in C.
 

Mikec

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I decided about 9 months ago that my ears needed serious improvement, so I began a programme of improvement. It's certainly possible to improve your hearing ability. I find a keyboard helps enormously. I have the Aebersold book and CD, and though hard-going, it works. Band-in-a-Box also has a useful ear-training sub-program. Copying players on CD purely by ear works well and is fun. I find that a concert-pitch instrument is a help here. I use either keyboard or flute. A recorder might do.
 
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