#1
Ive been tabbing songs by ear for a while now, probably tabbed atleast 20 songs.

Yet I still suck at it..
When I compare my tab to someones here on UG there is a big difference, example(s):

My Version of detroit rock city by KISS
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-----------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Correct Version]:
Eb|----------------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-4-2-4-2-4-2-4-2---4-4-4-4-4-4-------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------|


Intro to love gun [correct version]:

e:---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:---------------------------------------------------------3-----------------|
G:------------------------------------------------0--2--0--2--5~-------------|
D:--9-9-9-9--9-9-9-9--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-----2~--------0--2--0--0--5~-------7/9-7-|
A:--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----2~--------x--0--x--0--3~---3-3-5/7-5-|
E:--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----0~----0-0-3-----3--------------------|


My version:
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------7----7-9-7-5-3~--7-5-7--7-9-7-5-3~-------|
A|--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----5-7-5-3-1~--5-3-5--5-7-5-3-1~-------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 



Do I suck at guitar, should I give up ?
Or will I really become better at transcribing if I stick at it
#4
well, you should pay more attention and compare your tabs, so in next attempts you'll might find int less difficult and more resembling. I don't tab difficult songs i stick to what i think is simple.Anyway, good luck, im sure you get them in a couple of tries.And another thing, for you, you can play them anyway you like, but they'll get rejected on UG for not being proper.
#5
keep trying, but start with easier songs with less chord changes and stuff if you make faults, then play it along with your guitar, and see if it sounds the same and is like the correct version, also listen to the differences between the idea you had, and to the correct version, play them both and listen, and of course it takes some time..
#6
Take a step back from transcribing and work on your theory knowledge - it looks like you struggle to recognise intervals so I'd focus on that for the time being. That works well anyway as they're pretty much the most fundamental component of music.

Even doing daft things like playing notes/intervals and sounds on the guitar and singing them back to yourself will help you internalise the sounds.
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Last edited by steven seagull at Jun 21, 2008,