#1
Alright.
I haven't really played guitar in almost a month now. I'm taking a nice long break so when I decide to go back and learning everything I won't feel burnt out.

Anyway, my main goal is to improve my ear. So, I decided to learn a simple song today [as I think I may end my break today, but not too sure] by ear that I really want to play but doesn't have any tabs, but has a really cool sounding chorus and outro.
However, due the fact I haven't played [or actually listened to music for that matter, which is kinda odd], I'm having trouble identifying the intro's power chords - something I could previously learn by ear from songs.
And because I have no tab as a reference to check if I'm right, I'm pretty much a little stuck.

Here's the small section, panned hard left to remove most of the vocals [pan it back if you want here them ]
http://www.mediafire.com/?wufzyiwelxhc15r

From what I can tell, the first chord is an E5 [with the old trick of the octave going down a semitone]. I'm pretty damn sure that's right, but it's best to check.
The second chord gave me trouble [and embarrassment by not being able to get it], but I think it could be an Ab/G#. Would that be correct?

If I hadn't taken a massive break I would've got it, but that's life.
I do find it very embarrassing though, as I was able to learn a lot by ear, but now I seem to have lost any skill I had [but, I intend to get it back and go further then previously].

Thanks for any help though.
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Last edited by Simsimius at Sep 16, 2010,
#2
So you are trying to tab the song without your guitar, or am I missing the point?
If so, I cheated and got this:


|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------7---6---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-7---6---9---9---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-7---7---9---9---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-5---5---7---7---------------------------------------------------------------------|
#3
I'm using my guitar and failing miserably. Thus why I find it embarrassing.
A month from not playing and it goes.

It's why I will do ear training literally everyday now regardless of if I do anything else guitar related. I can take a break from playing, but not from exercising my ears.
Sunn O))):
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You could always just sleep beside your refrigerator.

Guitar:
- Ibanez S670FM w/ JB
- Fender 'Lite Ash' Stratocaster
- Fender '72 Deluxe Telecaster
- Arbiter LP Jr. Doublecut
Amp:
- Laney VC15

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Last edited by Simsimius at Sep 16, 2010,
#4
I know exactly how you're feeling. After a summer vacation without my guitar, I sucked b***s.
But it'll all come back soon, I guess. It did with me!
#5
Quote by emil_sej
I know exactly how you're feeling. After a summer vacation without my guitar, I sucked b***s.
But it'll all come back soon, I guess. It did with me!


I hope so, thanks.
I'm kinda shocked how bad it is though.
My new rule is that I can still take a break from playing [learning lots of riffs/songs/licks wears me out and loses motivation - I prefer to create music, that's where the fun is for me], but not from keeping my ears in shape.
Sunn O))):
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You could always just sleep beside your refrigerator.

Guitar:
- Ibanez S670FM w/ JB
- Fender 'Lite Ash' Stratocaster
- Fender '72 Deluxe Telecaster
- Arbiter LP Jr. Doublecut
Amp:
- Laney VC15

'72 Tele Appreciation Group
RIP DIO
#6
Probably not a bad idea, though I try not have too much "rules" to my guitar playing, as I mostly see it as a hobby.
I actually think you have inspired me to do some ear training myself, as I had kind of forgotten how funny it was. Thank you and good luck with it!
#7
Quote by emil_sej
Probably not a bad idea, though I try not have too much "rules" to my guitar playing, as I mostly see it as a hobby.
I actually think you have inspired me to do some ear training myself, as I had kind of forgotten how funny it was. Thank you and good luck with it!



Thanks!
I find forcing myself to learn lots of songs tires me out and loses my motivation to continue playing.
Ear training doesn't, but I stupidly took a break from that too. I was just doing some interval comparison today [with my guitar in hand so my brain can relate the sound of the intervals to the fingering on the fretboard] and it was much more 'engaging' then learning a song, and in the 45 minutes I spent doing it, my brain probably learnt a lot more.
Sunn O))):
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You could always just sleep beside your refrigerator.

Guitar:
- Ibanez S670FM w/ JB
- Fender 'Lite Ash' Stratocaster
- Fender '72 Deluxe Telecaster
- Arbiter LP Jr. Doublecut
Amp:
- Laney VC15

'72 Tele Appreciation Group
RIP DIO
#8
Man, ear training is f'in hard. Stuff like major 2nds/diminished 5ths/octaves are easy enough, but when it comes to P4 and P5s my brain apparently cannot tell the difference (not as often as i'd like anyway).
#9
Quote by Calibos
Man, ear training is f'in hard. Stuff like major 2nds/diminished 5ths/octaves are easy enough, but when it comes to P4 and P5s my brain apparently cannot tell the difference (not as often as i'd like anyway).


I get that too. Best thing to do is keep at it [or use your guitar to help you. Era training by using your guitar as well can really help kick things up a bit]
Sunn O))):
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You could always just sleep beside your refrigerator.

Guitar:
- Ibanez S670FM w/ JB
- Fender 'Lite Ash' Stratocaster
- Fender '72 Deluxe Telecaster
- Arbiter LP Jr. Doublecut
Amp:
- Laney VC15

'72 Tele Appreciation Group
RIP DIO