anyone here do this in your gigs?? have you got "the knack"?!
in my duo my partner is really skilled at this. we ask people up they name a tune. he figures out a key with them and then they start singing and he nails it nearly every time... and i dont mean Bad Moon Rising or tunes like that... this can be jazz standards, or some of those old 60's hits where the chords go everywhere. for example remember that one "youre just too good to be true, cant take my eyes off of you".. really tough asks when your working on the fly..
trouble is, hes not a great teacher! i know i'll never nail it like he has it, but i ask him for a few tips or tricks and he just says "i dont know what i do i just do it"... but im sure theres got to be some pointers that can help. i would consider myself as having a pretty good musical ear, can drop in on harmonies etc. but where i think i fall down with this is knowing the guitar inside out.. i.e. hearing a note in my head and immediately just "going there" on the guitar.
anyone know of any good online youtube lessons or excercises to help improve on it?
its a fantastic skill,, dont you think?!