Originally Posted by eddiehimself
okay so you have learned the chords and stuff. But still i have friends who have been playing for years who can't pick up songs by ear!
It's not very hard for me to hear the different pitches when they're played on an acoustic but if it's an electric with distortion, I can't do anything.
I learned to recognize pitches a couple months ago when I was super bored one day. I spent three hours on the piano playing every pitch in six octaves. Then I got the guitar, bass, and mandolin and started to find all the pitches. Then I just memorized where they were.