so yeah ive just started to tab stuff for myself and i kinda need help. is it a matter of guessing the notes and then listening to the song and correcting notes until it sounds right on the recording?
well yeah there is not real way of doing it, if u get the right note u get the right note

i tend to play a few secxonds then try get the right notes play it back double check wola, after a few bars u get used to the pitches and what key the song is in and continue on