The Toneway Project has been around many years but I’ve just learned about it. I’m quite interested because I am addicted to music books and don’t try hard enough to play by ear. I know very few of the songs but I’m learning to play a little better by ear.
Ex: recently I considered buying a ‘glow-in-the-dark’ Makala Waterman and then it occurred to me if it was dark then I couldn’t see my music and couldn’t play any songs. Sad!
You can learn to ‘jam’ by ear. I CAN learn to ‘jam’ by ear. NO songbooks or songsheets. Let’s do it!
Going to a bluegrass jam group introduced me to ‘The ToneWay Project’. They offer some great products BUT you don’t need to buy a thing to benefit as their Website offers a lot!
A couple of the leaders in the jam have a book from ‘The ToneWay Project’ called ‘Family Tradition Songbook’. It has 371 songs with words but no chord charts or letters (only numbers like 1, 4 and 5). It is only $.7.95.
There are even a special method book and a songbook for the ukulele.
BUT the point is you don’t even need books.
I’ll close this post with their motto:
“Many think you must get good to play with others. We say it’s better to play with others to get good.” Source: Toneway.com
My kids are grown but I know my practicing must drive my wife a little crazy at times. HaHa. This is a great idea if you have a baby or small child and you want to slip in a five minute practice while they sleep.