How to Transcribe Songs
A website visitor asked me:
“Will your Fretboard Theory book help me transcribe songs?”
My Fretboard Theory guitar theory books and videos do not focus on the skill of transcribing specifically however they will equip you to transcribe music indirectly. Listening to a piece of music and using your ear to figure out what is being played requires knowledge of:
- Chord progressions
- Composition techniques and more
In addition to introducing you to the musical elements listed above, Fretboard Theory also shows you how the elements are used in popular styles of music. This includes references to familiar rock songs. The more you know about how songs are composed, the easier it will be for you to transcribe new songs by ear because knowing where to look is half the battle.