mdc
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#2
Dude you posted this song a few months ago asking this sort of thing... and I helped you with it.

You should study cadences and the basics of progressions and resolve.
danyal92
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#3
i did. bt i cant figure out a rhytm for the guitar solo
mdc
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#4
If you're talking about the breakdown around 3:40-4:00, C Lydian.
danyal92
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#5
how old r u? and what did u do to get that good ear training?
mdc
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#6
Quote by danyal92
how old r u? and what did u do to get that good ear training?

Age isn't really an issue. You just need to get through that barrier of transcribing. I don't know how I do it, I just do it.

I don't find everything easy, you know? But it's worth transcribing lots of different stuff, not necessarily guitar.

At the moment I'm transcribing Joe Sample's keyboard solo in Street Life by Randy Crawford. After I had figured out the chord progression by ear.

I recently listening to a lot of Michael Brecker, so I pinch a lot of his lines.

There is so much out there.

Best advice is to single out the bass first.

Early 20's.
danyal92
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#7
i cant even hear the bass in most songs? i can visualise some leads. but not chords i cant transcribe guitar chords
MaggaraMarine
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#8
Quote by mdc
If you're talking about the breakdown around 3:40-4:00, C Lydian.

It's just E minor all the time.
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mdc
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#9
Quote by danyal92
i cant even hear the bass in most songs? i can visualise some leads. but not chords i cant transcribe guitar chords

Transcribing chords is hard, mate. That's why getting the bass note first is important. for chords, you need to train your ear to recognize the character of the 4 basic triads first.
JKHC
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#10
Quote by mdc
Transcribing chords is hard, mate. That's why getting the bass note first is important. for chords, you need to train your ear to recognize the character of the 4 basic triads first.


This.

Then just get into simple intervalic ear training (majors, minors and diminished will be enough for most songs). It takes awhile to develop your ear.
As mdc said, the bass note is probably the biggest aid for figuring out guitar chords since inversions are rare on guitar.
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#11
Quote by JKHC
As mdc said, the bass note is probably the biggest aid for figuring out guitar chords since inversions are rare on guitar.

I'd like to point out, if you know the basics of keys, cadences, etc., then you should be able to figure out when a chord is an inversion.
JKHC
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#12
Quote by crazysam23_Atax
I'd like to point out, if you know the basics of keys, cadences, etc., then you should be able to figure out when a chord is an inversion.


That's true and it's relatively simple once you have the basics down but most guitar parts don't use inversions at all.
It doesn't hurt to learn it though.
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#13
Quote by JKHC
That's true and it's relatively simple once you have the basics down but most guitar parts don't use inversions at all.
It doesn't hurt to learn it though.

True.

Really, I'd say piano is an instrument that deals with inversions more.
AeolianWolf
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#14
Quote by crazysam23_Atax
True.

Really, I'd say piano is an instrument that deals with inversions more.


not if you're a good guitarist. just because they're easier to visualize doesn't mean that it deals with inversions anymore than a good guitarist should be able to.
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#15
Quote by crazysam23_Atax
True.

nice title

...modes and scales are still useless.


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