Welcome to Playing This by Ear, a blog for gear reviews, demos, tutorials, and much, much more, all from the perspective of a blind musician. My goal for this blog, as someone who has grown so much as a musician over the past ten years through trial and error, is to provide the information I wish could have been readily available to someone like me to maximize my potential and make informed decisions about the various aspects of being a musician in a rapidly evolving world of music technology. I aim to do this by providing gear reviews and demos, tips and tricks that I’ve found useful to help someone with a vision impairment, comparisons and shoot-outs to test accessibility of different pieces of gear in various categories, and in-depth articles on use of specific units. I look forward to sharing what I’ve learned, and I welcome any content suggestions, questions, and comments. Thank you for joining me in this new journey, and happy playing!