Learn To Play By Ear # 1: Get to know these 7 Tones

Rosa Suen ♫, Skillshare Coach: Follow Me ☺♫

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8 Videos (24m)
    • Play By Ear # 1 - For Everyone!

    • Music has ONLY 12 UNIQUE Tones!

    • Listen to Chromatic Half Step Tones

    • Listen to 5 Types of Scales in Music

    • Western Music - 1 Major & 3 Minor

    • Listen to Major Scale: Only 7 Tones!

    • Final Thoughts & Thank You!

    • Bonus: Let's do this FUN project together!


About This Class

Learn to Play By Ear # 1  - Understand Most Songs use 7 Tones!

Playing By Ear is a Fascinating Topic.

LEVEL:  TOTAL BEGINNERS!   Everyone can join!

Play By Ear is not for musicians only. If you ever wanted to start tapping into your creativity and get the musician INSIDE you to come out, do it now! You will be surprised how musical you are.

In this series of classes, there are no pre-requisites:

  • no need to read music
  • no need to have any music theory before hand
  • no need to play any music instrument as I will give you a virtual keyboard link you can use especially good if you think you are tone deaf
  • especially good if you think you are hopeless when it comes to music
  • especially good if you have a passion for music, love music and love to sing!

Is it your dream to be able to play your favorite song by ear?

Many people struggle for many years to read music. This series of classes is going to free you from the traditional musical score sheets such that you can play by ear using my Number Method.

My Play by Ear Method is based on a 7 tone Number system.  That´s how simple the system is. You don´t believe me? Tell me about it after you learn the system from me in this Series of Classes. 

My Testimony: Never did I dare to think that my DREAM would come true: I can now play many of my favorite songs by EAR. It's happening and HAPPENING every day. It took me 20 years to find the path to play songs by ear. I am so EXCITED that I want to share these easy-to-follow instructions so that DREAMERS like you can start playing your favorite songs by ear. For you, it will only take a few hours to finish this series of classes in the coming weeks.  

This is the 1st class of the series.  I am going to lay a GOOD foundation for you, so that you don't need to get nervous about learning to play by ear.  We always thought there are thousands of sounds for us to memorize. No.  There are only 12 uniques sounds and as the series goes on, I will zero in on only 7 sounds!

Although my demonstration of these classes are on the keyboard, this Play by Ear course is suitable for everyone who want to learn to play by ear. If you play piano, guitar, ukulele or violin, and you want to learn to play by Ear, this course is also for you. My demonstration is on the piano/keyboard, but you can use the same principles to apply to your musical instrument.

Playing By Ear Part 1 - Total Beginners - Listen To Sounds!

  1. Music has ONLY 12 Unique Tones - Good news!  WE thought there are 88 sounds!  No only 12 Unique Tones as the Foundation.  I will use the Circle of 4ths to Identify the 12 Tones for you
  2. Listen to the 12 Chromatic Tones - Half Step Apart
  3. From these 12 Unique Tones -  5 Types of Scales 
  4. Listen to Western Music:  7 Tone Scales: Major; Minor - Natural, Harmonic,& Melodic 
  5. This series of Play by Ear Classes - Concentrate on Major Scale!
  6. Many Songs in Major Key - Only 7 Tones: W W H W W W H  

Join our happy and fun music class together in this Part 1 of the Play by Ear Series!

Follow My Play By Ear Series:

1.  Play by Ear # 1:  7 Tones in Music

2.  Play by Ear # 2:  Pick out Melody Tones of  Songs

3.  Play by Ear # 3:  Twinkle Tones: High, Low, Same

4.  Play by Ear # 4:  Find the First Tone of Songs 

5.  Play by Ear # 5:  7 Quality Tones & Compose Your First Line of Music

6.  Play by Ear # 6: Coming Soon


Enroll into the course, and I'll see you inside,


21 of 24 students recommendSee All

nice intro to piano
Very well explained! Thx Rosa!
Sylvia Muller

Skillshare Cooking and Makup Artist

Thank you all for your feedback. I am really looking forward to see you all grow in learning to play by EAR!
Rosa Suen ♫

Skillshare Coach: Follow Me ☺♫





Rosa Suen ♫

Skillshare Coach: Follow Me ☺♫

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Rosa Suen is  an Entrepreneur in Amazon Kindle & Doing Small Home Business.   She has been coaching many students in the Amazon Kindle Publishing as well as helping instructors to create their Online Schools. 

Rosa is also a Music Teacher & Church Pianist for over 30 years. She is the head of the Music Department in her local church & conducts various workshops that teach people music theory & how to play piano.  Rosa has started teaching music & piano online since 2009.  During these 8 years, she has attracted more than 10,000 music student followers.

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Rosa's Music Online School

Many people at church have asked Rosa to teach them to play piano. As a result of her passion in playing piano, she started developing piano courses initially for church pianists online since 2008. The piano courses are very unique because she was finally willing to share her Unique Piano Method: Color Chord Improvisation Method known as CCI. The CCI method works for all types of music: Gospel, Pop and Standards.

This Piano Method is easy, fun and creative that you learn to play piano not only from music score sheets, but to play chords from fake books and eventually to play by ear. Students all over the world have requested for courses to teach them play standards and popular songs. As a result she developed 3 Great Reharmonization Method courses for them to play from fake books and play by ear. The Dreamy Piano Techniques courses, especially the one on Autumn Leaves is her students favorite. She has a piano website at Learn Piano With Rosa where she continues to offer new courses to her students. She also holds piano workshops for her local students and train church pianists.

With her education and expertise in teaching, her students love her music courses and found her piano lessons extremely easy and fun to play piano. They are highly motivated to play piano and playing piano had never been more fun and satisfying for them. You can read their testimonies on her website.

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