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The phrase "play by ear" has several meanings, some of which are listed below:

  • Improvisation, the act of inventing all or part of a process as it is performed
  • Learning music by ear, a term used to describe learning how to play a musical piece purely by listening to a rendition of the piece alone, without the aid of printed material

Playing By Ear
Playing By Ear cover
Studio album by Preston Reed
Released 1984
Recorded 1984
Label Flying Fish
Professional reviews
Preston Reed chronology
Don't Be A Stranger
Playing By Ear
The Road Less Travelled

Playing By Ear was Preston Reed's second release on Flying Fish Records. It subsequently went out-of-print and was re-released as a compilation with Pointing Up and re-titled Preston Reed.[1]

Track listing

All songs by Preston Reed, Published by Suite Hoodeet Music (ASCAP)

  1. "Playing by Ear"
  2. "Southern Exposure"
  3. "Accufuse"
  4. "No More Than a Smile"
  5. "Digitalia"
  6. "Moment Too Soon"
  7. "Din Vin Fou"
  8. "False Spring"
  9. "Basta Pasta"
  10. "Last Scene in September"


  • Preston Reed - 6 & 12-string acoustic guitars


  1. Preston Reed discography at his website. Accessed on December 24, 2007.


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