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ArisBassBlog proudly presents:

Ear Training & Transcribing

with Ari

Practice Ear Training and Transcribing!

Ear Training

What is it?

If you have been trying to ditch the TAB for a while and feel stuck trying, this Ear Training group is for you.

  • Find out why transcribing songs can be so wicked
  • what to do about rhythms and pitches and
  • how to learn your favorite songs by ear
  • I will show you tricks with technology
Each ear training class has three sections:
  1. Pitch Practice: I use shapes (theory, really, I teach theory as shapes, so it is surprisingly familiar), Call and Response games and more!
  2. Rhythm Practice: Recognize the rhythms as patterns.
  3. Putting it together: once you have pitch and rhythm separately, put the two together. It’s a great step by step strategy!

Practicing this is a surefire way to get better at this!

We transcribe a song (or section) a week!

Is this Ear Training Group for me?

If you are tired of just regurgitating the TAB, it is for you!

If you want to transcribe your favorite songs, grooves and solos yourself – just using your ears – this ear training is for you!

We have had graduates of our Cohort and Music Theory Courses enjoy this course, as well as players on the more basic side of things. There is some overlap with Ari’s Rhythm Matrix Class. The difference between the two is that in this Ear Training class we focus on transcribing songs and include pitches. The Rhythm Class is exclusively about rhythms and not so much song-centered. Here, we practice transcribing together, and lots of practice is what we need!

    • New Groups will be announced soon!


Basic playing technique is needed. In each ear training group we do a different skill level and a variety of styles. Watch for the announcements.

Note: By registering for this event, you agree to us recording the event and making it available on our platform, in our communities and on socials.

  • Day at XX:XX AM Pacific/XX:00 PM Eastern Starts XX XX (TBA)
  • One-time Tuition $370.00
  • Two Installments $195.00

How Live Classes Work

      • Welcome to Ten Week Live Classes with a small group of peers LIVE on zoom or doozzoo with Ari or a handpicked teacher!

          • Meetings every week for 10 weeks!  
          • Specific practice assignments clearly described. 
          • Each Live Class gets recorded and stays available to the attendees for the duration of the class plus an additional ten weeks afterwards.
          • These classes are highly interactive – practice together with me and hear yourself only as everyone is on mute!  
          • We offer many opportunities to play in front of the group to those who would like to do so. While it is always your choice, we always encourage you to volunteer to present your assignment.
          • You can post written homework to our discussion boards.
          • Our success rate for these groups has been exceptionally high. This is because the group format takes the pressure off and you learn while seeing others work toward the same goal. You are among friends and your teacher is personally coaching you using a streamlined program.  
          • Some of our groups have been together for 40 weeks or longer. The sense of community, encouragement and support is amazing. 
          • All you need is an internet connection, a microphone, and a webcam (many computers have these built in already).