#1
I'm trying to learn how to transpose music to tabs by ear, and my question is how do you know which tuning a song is in?
#2
By ear, do you mean totally just by listening to it or listening to it then playing it on guitar or what?
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#4
That's pretty impossible I think...
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#5
Quote by asfastasdark
That's pretty impossible I think...


well unless the song plays a lot of open strings
#6
You can figure out pretty much any metalcore and deathcore by ear. Mainly cause most of it's based around similar principals. Same with Melodeath.
#7
Yeah...for low tunings it's not really a problem, all you need to find out is the lowest note used. If it's lower than E it's most likely some Drop-D or Drop-whatever tuning, although most more traditional heavy-bands tune their guitars down a full step instead of using Drop-D.
Also, figuring out the key of the song first helps. If it's Eb minor or sth. like that it's most likely tuned down a half step

Open-Tunings or irregular/modal tunings however are often hard to do, you have to listen for open strings in that case, since the chords are often build around those.