Make Your Ears Awesome

Learn 51 Riffs and Melodies By Ear
with Interactive Tab

"You can get as many or as few hints as you want. It's almost like working with a teacher. I really like it."
- Nick

You've heard the gospel: your ears are your most important asset as a musician.

But how do you actually train your ears?

Of course, there’s all the ear training apps. They make you practice recognising intervals, scales and chord types, but that's just a tiny part of what developing your ears is about.

What you really want is to be able to hear some music and reproduce that music on your instrument as quickly and effortlessly as possible.

So, how do you do that? What is the best way to practice ear training?

The pros all know it. Learning music by ear is where it's at.

It gives you more insight into how music is constructed. It sharpens your ears, allowing you to perceive more and more detail. And most importantly: it helps you play guitar by ear.

So where do you start?

Some people will tell you to keep it simple by learning nursery rhymes and other children’s songs. Not the most inspiring stuff.

Instead, I'm convinced you should figure out simple melodies and riffs from ‘real’ music. You know, actual grown-up music. The stuff that gets you excited.

So that's what I've done with this course: I've collected 51 riffs and melodies from 43 different artists for you to figure out by ear.

The interactive tab makes it easier to learn these songs by ear. It tells you how many notes there are and on which strings you should find them. If you need a starting point, just hit the ‘show first note’ button.

Next, you can check your answer and see if you got everything right. If not, you can either try to correct the wrong notes or see what the right answer is.

This allows you to put in a lot of focused practice in a short amount of time, without having to look for good songs to transcribe and hunting down correct tabs to check your answer.

But above all, it's a lot of fun. Here's what some guitarists like you who tried a preview of the course said:

"Super fun mini-course! I really like the idea of indicating strings without specific frets for use as a guide."
- Darryl

"I enjoyed it very much. Having the guide to which strings to play is helpful without giving too much away.  I also like using the complete song to learn from, as opposed to a track with just the guitar part like I've seen elsewhere."
- Chris

"I really enjoyed the course / game you have made. It made it a lot more fun to transcribe songs and I really like that you could check your tabs without getting the answer right away. I think that’s the problem when you do normal ear training: you have to check the tabs online, and after that you know the answers. But with your course you have a second chance."
- Mads

Sound interesting? Try the first couple of songs for free to find out if you like it!

You can also enroll in the full course. If you don't like it for any reason (ugly font choice / you realise playing guitar sucks / because the sky is blue) you can always get a full refund within 60 days.

Update: I've also just introduced the All Access Pass. This gives you access to the Make Your Ears Awesome: Riffs and Melodies, the Riff Hall of Fame bonus course and every other course on StringKick. Check it out!

Learn 51 Songs By Ear
Songs by 43 Different Artists
7 Sections
Keep Track of Your Progress
60-Day Guarantee: Love it or Get a Full Refund

Learn 51 Songs By Ear
Songs by 43 Different Artists
7 Sections
Keep Track of Your Progress
60-Day Guarantee: Love it or Get a Full Refund
Riff Hall of Fame: 13 Super Famous Riffs
All Access Pass
Access to All StringKick Courses:
Make Your Ears Awesome: Riffs and Melodies
Make Your Ears Awesome: Riff Hall of Fame
Make Your Ears Awesome: Chord Progressions
Make Your Ears Awesome: Essential Sevenths
Guitar Chord Bootcamp
Guitar Chord Bootcamp: Extra Song Pack
Strumming Skills Bootcamp
200+ Lessons
30-Day Guarantee: Love it or Get a Full Refund
Get Lifetime Early Bird Discount


This course is brand new, so I really have no idea what questions you might have. Feel free to email me at any time at just(at)

What artists are the songs by?

I've tried to make a mix of many different artists. Here's the list of all of them:

The Strokes, Queen, The White Stripes, Rolling Stones, NERD, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Kaiser Chiefs, Radiohead, U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iron Butterfly, The Cure, Judas Priest, Violent Femmes, Smashing Pumpkins, Wild Cherry, Led Zeppelin, The Donnas, Blue Oyster Cult, Millionaire, Scorpions, Queens of the Stone Age, Roy Orbison, Ten Years After, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, John Barry, Gorillaz, Tom Petty, Black Keys, Rilo Kiley, Joy Division, Henry Mancini, Herbie Hancock, MGMT, Nino Rota, Louis Armstrong, Chet Baker, Muse, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sum 41, The Cribs, Franz Ferdinand and Sleep.

Hopefully you'll discover some artists you didn't know you liked!

The Riff Hall of Fame features songs by Cream, Lenny Kravitz, Pink Floyd, AC/DC, The Shadows, Fleetwood Mac, Nirvana, Deep Purple, Aerosmith, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Muse.

What format is the course in?

The course consists of 51 song lessons. On each lesson, you can listen to the song and fill out what you think the right notes are in the tab. I made sure that you can keep track of where you are automatically, so you can jump in wherever you left off. There’s even a fancy percentage bar.

What if I don’t like the course?

Simple: if you decide Make Your Ears Awesome is not for you, you’ll get a full refund within 60 days. No matter the reason.

How do I learn a song by ear?

I've written a comprehensive step-by-step guide on how to learn songs by ear. Check it out here!

I have another question.

Feel free to email me at just(at) if you have any questions!