I also use a word processor and divide the Song ’ sections in a way that the song structure is clear and immediately recognizable for me.
Then I carefully listen and re-listen to the original recording, work out the bars and Rhythm and I write down the chords on the lyrics. I believe there’s a lot of value in the process of doing this. I suppose the more advanced players don’t need to do this…me I’m not that smart yet and as a beginner I would reccomend to do that for learning so much in the process.
I too seem to get my tabs from ultimate guitar. And I agree, sometimes, they are close, sometimes not so much.
Ya gotta work with them tabs a bit to get them to sound like ya (I) want them to. When I’m done using that tab, into a 3 ring notebook they go for future playing.
As for the AI program to remove bits and pieces.
Here’s another one.
At this point, I’m not using that or mosies. I don’t have anything.
But it surely has crossed my mind to do one of them two programs. I’ve had the song master in a cart and just couldn’t spend the hundie that I didn’t have to spend.
For those of you that use mosies I have another question (not to hijack the tread, but the question seems pertinent) .
Once you eliminate the guitar for example, can you take what’s left, w/o the guitar, and put it into your daw so you can work with it?
I don’t know if ya can with the song master which is also another reason I’ve not downloaded it.
@SILVIA Sounds like we have a similar process (in fact, I may have started down this path after reading some of your posts…so thanks!)
That’s been my experience, too.
One of the reasons I started doing things this way was to help me learn to sing and play at the same time. Phrasing was a big issue for me, and it was a huge help to write the chord changes over the exact syllable in the lyrics. And to write in the count when things happened in the middle of the bar.
More recently, I’ve found that I don’t need to do that as much. But I believe that creating my own sheets has been a big help in developing these skills.
For the stuff I play, Ultimate Guitar has been great.
There will usually be several versions of chord sheets for each song. Look for the ones with five star ratings and lots of downloads. I copy and paste into Word so I can easily modify it if I want but you can print them out from PDF directly from the site.
I click and drag to highlight the text I want to print, right-click it, then select “copy” and paste it into Word. IIRC, when you right click, downloading a PDF is one of the options, but I just use Word.
I’d been dithering whether to get a subscription or not, and the deal pushed me over the line - which I guess is the purpose of the deal. They’re banking on me being unable to live without it come next year and full price renewal