Yesterday, I was reading about how the famous jazz pianists would play music by ear from recordings and I was appalled to find that I had never tried myself. I have a perfect pitch and so so relative pitch. Just to clarify, I’ve been playing for 5 years and can read music fluently. I’m just trying to train my ears similar to jazz musicians by learning songs by ear. Last night, for about 30 minutes or so before bed, I decided to work on Mozart’s Allegro for keyboard k 400. I was able to play the first few bars. Here is what I have so far.
This piece has a relatively simple texture and simple chords. How would I go about learning more difficult textures and more chromatic music?
Are there any tips that will make learning pieces by ear easier or more efficient? Learning the Allegro, I basically listened to the first 10 seconds at least a hundred times and tried to replicate it on the piano after each time listening to it.
Is there a better way to go about it, or should I continue what I am doing?