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TRANSCRIPTION TECHNIQUE - LEVEL 1
MUSICIANS AND TRANSCRIPTION:
In order to develop the skills necessary to quickly transcribe and notate charts, musicians must study; key signatures, intervals, tonality, harmony and scales & chords on their instrument. Once a player understands how all facets of these musical concepts apply to a piece of music, they can listen to songs and in a matter of seconds comprehend the musical direction of the piece.
Programs which work well for this purpose are called audio editing software. With audio editing and mixing software musicians can listen to specific sections of a piece and work at lifting off the exact melody or chord from the recording.
Higher end audio software programs, such as the software used at Creative Guitar; Adobe Audition, contain both pitch altering and stretching capabilities. Often a piece of music is not in proper tune and can be pitch modified using this software to correct any such off key issues. This tool can be very helpful during transcription.
SINGING TO PITCH:
LISTENING and LIFTING PARTS: