VERY useful guitar tabbing tips
Ok this is a lil' thread i made on tips on how to tab stuff... Just a bunch of things that can certainly be helpful.
Well... I dunno where to start off so well, random notes should do it
1. When attempting to tab a riff or a lick with vocals on top of it... try this: open the thing in media player. Open up the graphic equalizer, set it to a pre-set called opera. Now go to SRS WOW effects, Turn it on, put it on normal speakers, set the Tru Bass Feature to about 25% and WOW effect to about 75%. Now play the song... THE GUITARS SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN LOUDER. When tabbing a lead, you can try putting the wow effect to 25%.
2. Usually, when something is decently mixed and mastered, it's hard to tab out powerchords and stuff... What to do? Open it in media player with the same settings as earlier. Except in the equalizer, once it's set to Opera, put the 31K,62 and 125 bars ALMOST up to full. Then go to wow effects, use the settings stated above, except set TRU BASS TO 80%. What does all this do? well usually, unless the bassist is billy seehan, bass guitars tend to play the root note of a power chord when power chords are being played by base. Now just tab the root note... and then just add a m5 inteval and an octave to it and there u go. But note that base notes sound one octave lower.'
3. Another way to "cheat" in tabs is to open the song in something similar to Cool Edit/Adobe Audition. If it duzn't open and says summin lik set bitrate, open it somewhere else, i perfer Acoustica Mixcraft, and set it at a flat bitrate rather than a variable. So after u open it, press control+A and then go to TRANSFORM, AMPLITUDE, CHANNEL MIXER and VOCAL REMOVER and apply it. What this does is that it leaves u wid ONLY RHYTHM guitars, no lead and no vocals (sometimes u may be able to hear them but rhythms will still dominate).
4. Put ur tab out nice and clean!!! Then shove it in guitar pro or powertab. Set the timing, tempo, enter notes and then press play. It should sound like whatever it is tht u were tabbing. Btw to do Number 4, this needs a HELL LOTTA PRACTICE. Using guitar pro is a bit easier but u gotta buy it, or u can use trial. Power tab is free... it's just harder.
well i suppose that's enuff for now... if u don't get summin i said or if wanna comment of if u wanna call me an retard... this is the place Oh and rep me if u think i deserve em.
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Hey guys, would you care to check out my Youtube videos? I play some of the stuff people (and i) tab in here so it could help you with your guitar playing. Otherwise, you can just check it out for the heck of it. :) Thanks
I shall head the guitar pro awareness program... lol