Andrew Wasson of Creative Guitar Studio answers a viewers question...
Q: I've just watched your level 1 and 2 transcription videos and I'm now writing to ask if you could cover these other transcription points; basic tips for hearing notes, the best music styles to begin on, and what you consider is the most important skill that practicing transcription gives a player? Thanks for the excellent work you do! Henri -- Holland
A: Transcription work (that is done in detail) is not an easy task to get good at. As a teacher, I find it very difficult to get students to study this. There is a barrier between hearing something in the air and knowing exactly what it looks like on a piece of paper. However, in the beginning days of doing any transcription, students have a barrier of transferring the sounds they hear to their hands. So, bridging the gap between what something sounds like and getting that moving in the right direction onto your guitar, (and then onto paper), is generally so difficult that many students resist doing it. But, let's try and break all of this down so it's somewhat easier to comprehend and down the road easier to develop the ability to transcribe. I hope you enjoy this video!
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