This is an “action” post where your ear training capabilities are called into action. Should you choose to accept this challenge, get your instrument ready then follow these instructions:
1. Activate the MIDI file to listen to it and play the mystery song melody by ear, note-for-note.
Mystery Song (Click the encircled down-arrow to download.)
2. Practice it until you have it memorized then you should be ready for steps three and four!
3. Solve the Maestro Jigsaw Puzzle to hear him play along with a mildly orchestrated version.
4. Your mission is to play along with the Maestro and his orchestra!
The Maestro will play the song three times per puzzle solution–once for each of his admirers! This allows you to have some extra tries at learning to play the chords by ear. Also, upon solving the puzzle, an optional download link for the orchestrated version is revealed inside the puzzle!
If you aren’t near your own instrument, try using this onscreen piano keyboard to play along.
Have fun and good luck!
See you next post.