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How to?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:59 am
by podunk_phill
Since it appears that I will need to learn to transcribe music to tabs how does one do it, from a recording and not sheet music? Is there any instructional books or software that will make this easier? There are several great guitar parts on a lot of the cds’ that I have and I’d like to learn to play them.
Thanks in advance to everyone’s input.
Phill

RE: How to?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 3:40 am
by allanlummox
Well, you'd have to figure out how to play the piece fist - and then write the Tabs based on your understanding of where to put your fingies.

RE: How to?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 3:44 am
by podunk_phill
I did not know if there was any software that can isolate the guitar parts on a cd to help with figuring out how to play it.

RE: How to?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 3:49 am
by allanlummox
It would be easier to just figure it out yourself, really.

RE: How to?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:25 am
by jellyroll baker
If you feel like your sense of pitch isn't up to scratch then try the demo version of Earmaster Pro. You can download it at http://www.earmaster.com/.

The demo only lasts for a month but a month of daily lessons can make a huge difference.

RE: How to?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:09 pm
by ricochet
There are now a number of programs to let you slow down a piece without changing its pitch (unless you want to) to make it easier to figure out. The first was "The Amazing Slow Downer," from Roni Software.

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."

RE: How to?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 3:28 pm
by badfinger
There are also bits of software around to turn (simple) mp3 tracks into midi, ("Amazing Midi" is one, I seem to recall) which can then be "read" by such as GuitarPro 5 and PowerTab, leaving you with a tab.

RE: How to?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 2:32 am
by podunk_phill
Picked up a copy of SlowGold it seems to be a pretty good program to slow the track down and ajust the pitch to figure out the song. this will defiantly take awhile. I guess if it was easy there would be a whole lot more people playing the blues.

RE: How to?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:48 am
by ricochet
You've got to pay your dues if you want to sing the blues,
And you know it don't come easy...

I think somebody could make a good song starting with that.

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."

RE: How to?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:29 pm
by badfinger
Oh... I thought you just did!

RE: How to?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 4:35 pm
by ricochet
Is Usismisk anywhere near Novosibirsk? I just got some rectifier valves that were made there. (They came to me from Tbilisi.)

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."

RE: How to?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 5:26 pm
by badfinger
That's Minsk!

RE: How to?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:16 pm
by allanlummox
Those rodents with the fancy fur?

RE: How to?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:19 pm
by ricochet
They're really weasels.

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."

RE: How to?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 7:39 pm
by podunk_phill
I thought you had to suffer if you want to sing the blues.