Lesson 17: Transcription
The Importance of Transcribing
It's very important to get into transcribing heads and solos from records. Some reasons are:
How to Get Started
If you're a beginner in this area, start with something simple. Take a simple tune that you can hum to yourself ( and not one of Frank Zappa's guitar solos...) and try to figure it out. There are two schools of thought about transcribing:
You should check out Transcribe!. Transcribe! is a program that allows you to load an audio file and to select a passage for repetition, to slow down the music without changing the pitch and so on... Great stuff, Transcribe! really makes the slow process of transcription much easier and faster! Transcribe! is available for Windows, Mac OS and Linux, it is distributed as Shareware with a 30 day free trial period and can be downloaded from Seventh String Software!
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