15 weeks Ear Training Program with Tomi Paldanius

Let me introduce a new way to learn music that I am very much proud of. Play What You Hear Program is like dream come true for me as a teacher because having students who are willing to try this out and believe that it actually works is humbling. Especially when there is so much information around to choose from.

The "trick" is that it is not about how much information you have in your hands. I used to collect hard drives full of instructional videos, tabs and sheet music. That did not make me a great player or music lover. Maybe opposite because I did not know what he actually needed and I got frustrated. You can google thousands of tabs, videos, books. The question you should ask is: What kind information and skills you need and how you should use them to enjoy music and learning? I will tell the answer in few minutes.

Before explaining more about the program... ...I am so proud of the guys and girls who have joined this program so far that I had to summarize few quotes:

“This course is well worth the money and you will leave satisfied” - Askaree (USA)

“I never would have believed that I could play by ear, but now I can” – Erlend (Norway)

“You will get a lot good information to get started” – Kestas (Lithuania)

“Tomi is an excellent teacher, he is amazingly patient but also encouraging enough to push you out of your comfort zone when he thinks he needs to and the amount of information he hands over for the price is amazing” – Rob (Australia)

“Occasionally I had come to the point where I could not get any good from the traditional approaches. When Tomi offered his new guitar course, I was ready to go. The course was a hit” - Mikko (Finland)

“At first i had a bit skepticism, but after the first sessions the skepticism was blowing away” - Christian (Germany)

“I would say that this course is a rare opportunity to learn some really valuable skills from a good teacher at an affordable price, and from the comfort of your own home!” – Derek (Singapore)

“If I had this knowledge when I first started out I would be way better than what I am now. This course is an amazing foundation for EAR PLAYING, literally you would be stupid not to buy it!" - Harry (UK)

“This is a fully recommended learning program. You get to learn everything from the notes on the neck to making fantastic song arrangements.” – Emil (Sweden)

“I recommend this course because the teacher: Mr.Tomi really wants to help the student to become better guitar player” – CJ (USA)

“Tomi’s motivational speeches in every lesson were very nice to hear and he has a very good sense of humor which makes the learning much more easier and motivating” – Mihkel (Estonia)

“I met few of the most amazing people around the globe on the course…” – Pyry (Finland)

“Now I can play just about any song I hear from the radio” – Joonas (Finland)

It was great to see students spending their time to even make videos about their experiences.

Thank you very much for the students of first Play What You Hear groups who spend their time to review the program. It has been a lot of fun. If you want check out the full reviews please CLICK HERE!

Let's continue about the information you need to learn music and songs the way I do it? Last 6-7 years I haven't used any written information to learn music. I only need to hear the music. Either listen to the cd, mp3 or watch a YouTube video. I can learn any song I want with that information only.

What skills you need to play what you hear? This is the tricky part because we sometimes want to be world champions over night. It won't happen in sports and it won't happen in music. You need to understand that this will feel almost impossible first. It is like learning to ride a bicycle. If you've never done it, you will fail with first try... you will fail with second try... you will probably fail with third and fourth try...BUT...someday it will CLICK!!!

And that is what is going to happen with Play What You Hear Program. It will CLICK after you've done for awhile. You don't need those funny looking help wheels anymore. You can ride your bicycle to all these great places the rest of your life. I have this skill and I can say that I can learn any song I wants by listening. And it is the best skill I have ever learned. I made it and many of my students got there also. As a teacher with 20 years of experience I will take the responsibility to set up the fire and inspiration with several music examples and so much information that you don't need to buy another book or search another tab to learn a song.

Combination of knowledge and ear development Here is a video where Tomi plays a lot of different famous melodies over the same 4 chords.

What the Play What You Hear Program does for you is that it will widen your knowledge for example of simple 4 chord progressions. You will start to hear music and use the knowledge the program gives you. "I know how to do it" but "I don't know what to do with it" Many guitar players know alot of things and have answers to many written questions. It is very good to know things but there is very succesful artists who know only few chords and know what to do with them to reach audience emotionally. Like in previous was only G - D - Em - C, you most certainly know them but do you really know what you can do with them? If you do...please be extremely happy because you can entertain your listeners and audience with hundreds of songs. Fun continues...

After couple first groups (from 2012) the feedback has been great and the actual testimonials are so rewarding that I am very much motivated to teach more groups. It does not matter are you a beginner or a guitar play who has played 30 years, we all have same goal: to play beautiful music, spend great time together and enjoy life. I would love to know you and spend time with you at the next group. It is most certainly an opportunity for both of us. For more information about the Play What You Hear Program, please visit at