play (sth) by ear Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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play (sth) by ear

C2 to play a ​piece of ​music by ​remembering the ​notes: He did not need ​sheetmusic. He could play the ​piece by ​ear.
(Definition of play (sth) by ear from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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