#1
i see a lot of people here asking, what scale a certain person used, or what scale is used in a particular style

the best way to do things is to find a good song in that style of music, or from that player, and transcribe it. learn it and then write it down. take a look how the lead lines interact with the chords behind them.

thats the best way to learn.
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#2
Youre right, thats an excellent way to learn. But the general masses of guitarists and lazy and ignorant ( i being of the former) and will not take your advice. But you are right...
#3
I'd love learning to transcribe but I don't know where to start at... any suggestions/tips??
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#4
the way i did it was just listen to pretty simple songs, firstly just stuff with power chords (i learnt alot of stuff by the hives and white stripes to start of with) and just try and find the first chord, then try and find the second etc. with this it only gets easyer and once you start you will be suprised how quickly your ear will develop.
#5
I agree with you, but as stated above guitarists are either lazy or ignorant.

I know and understand how to transcribe but I am not very good at doing so and it takes me forever. I usually just learn a piece and then toss the capo on and I'm done
#8
but not only jsut figuring it out. also try to write it down, in music notation, rythems and all.

you will get more out of it that way, but like people here say, lazy and ignorant.


a lot of people think that knowing a certain scale will make them automatically better somehow.
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#9
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I'd love learning to transcribe but I don't know where to start at... any suggestions/tips??

Take something you like to listen to - a jingle you heard on a commercial, a vocal melody, or maybe a repeating bassline you heard the last time you were watching porn (that's what I started with). Now try to figure it out. The hardest thing for me to get over was finding something to start with, so I just started taking whatever I heard that I liked and tried to figure it out. Obviously, it's probably easier to start with something slow, but you have to start somewhere to see where you're at. Yeah, I'm still a newbie to the whole ear training and transcribing thing, but it really is quite fun.

#10
good programs to simplify the process are "Transcribe" and "Amazing Slow Downer"

they allow you to slow the song down without losing pitch.
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#11
Learning to transcribe will progress your improvisational playing more so then any other technique of learning that I know.
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#12
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good programs to simplify the process are "Transcribe" and "Amazing Slow Downer"

they allow you to slow the song down without losing pitch.

Audacity also can slow down the speed of a song without losing pitch. I've never tried those other programs, so I don't know how good they are. Just throwing it out there!
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#13
Thanks a lot @ Kirby and Ethan... well, others too but especially those 2!
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#14
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Audacity also can slow down the speed of a song without losing tempo. I've never tried those other programs, so I don't know how good they are. Just throwing it out there!


That doesn't make much sense.
#15
+1 rep

Agreed.
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#16
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That doesn't make much sense.

Oopsie! I meant pitch. Thanks for pointing that out!