Ask learners to work out by ear familiar tunes that are more challenging, e.g. longer, larger range, perhaps including some chromatic notes.
Encourage some use of harmonic backing where possible.
Playing by ear, introduce learners to different modes, scales, blues patterns, etc. Ask them to experiment with various starting notes and to work out the key, structure, etc.
Sustain opportunities for playing by ear – it brings together many skills.
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