I used to have alot of trouble with my ear but, lately I've been experiencing alot of success with my efforts to learn songs by ear. I have been using a system to identify the chord changes. I use the recording of the song , a copy of the lyrics , my computer and patience. I put the song on my media player and listen to it while attempting to play with it. I type the chords above the lyrics where they occur as I figure them out. I keep going over the song like it's a puzzle. I fill in the pieces until the picture is complete. I then have a completed tab that I post on UG. for our great comunity to share.
More success this week. I figured out Men Without Hats' 80's classic "Safety Dance". It didn't take too long (a little over 1/2 hour) and it was very satisfying to get all the pieces to fit together to form the complete picture. This song was requested at my open mic show monday. I figured it out tuesday and fully intend to wheel it out at this monday's show.
Any new songs this week guys? I learned Black Velvet ,Picture, and Wonderwall. I've been working alot of extra hours this week(18 hours over time) One guy broke his hand so I had to fill in for him. I'mm going to try to come up with some new tabs sat. or sun. Any suggestions?