Tabs blocked on Ultimate Guitar?

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  1. CerealKiller

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    Well, IMO yeah. I'm not saying you should start transcribing from day 1, but I was stuck with tabs for years because I didn't train my ears, and that really held me back. I basically couldn't play anything if I didn't have the tabs in front of me.
     
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    Yes, I kind of view this like taking off the training wheels when you don't have the tabs in front of you and you must pick apart a song or riff. You'll learn the stuff faster by just straight reading the tabs, but learning to transcribe parts has helped develop my ear immensely. I still grab tab books or an occasional tab from UG from time to time, but if there's an obscure song or something new that nobody's put the notes to paper, nothing's stopping me from hunkering down and tabbing it out myself, especially with the rise of audio manipulating software.
     
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