How long does it take to play a song by ear?
How long it takes a musician to be able to play a song by ear will vary.
Some musicians would answer “it depends how good a musician you are” or “it depends if you’re gifted”.
These answers are unhelpful and inaccurate.
Although many great musicians do find it easy to quickly play songs by ear, there are many more who found it difficult and had to practice before they could do it quickly.
For most musicians there are two big factors in how long it takes to play a song by ear.
Read this article to discover these two big factors and how you can play by ear.