A few years ago figuring out songs by ear was the primary way of learning guitar. Let’s see how you can develop your musical ear through transcribing songs.
Transcribing Music for Guitar
Transcribing songs is a useful skill for guitar players to develop. The more music you transcribe the better you will understand how the music works. The lessons on this page show you how to transcribe songs for guitar.
Someone who can successfully transcribe fast melodies is someone who uses everything he knows about music to make educated guesses at what he’s hearing. In other words, the more theory you know – especially theory related to the genre of the music you’re transcribing – the better.
Let’s offer a warm “welcome back” to Nick, who brings us a look at the interlocking relationship of three important creative aspects of musicianship – improvising, composing and transcribing – and how you can use them to move up from being someone who just dabbles with the guitar to a serious musician.