For the first time, I’m learning to play a song by ear. All the songs I’ve learned in the past have either been from a printed score, or by improvising on the chords. What I’m working on now is a rather complex song, and I am enjoying the challenge. I’m basically duplicating the original bassline.
Yesterday I worked on it for a few hours. Today, I spent 6 hours (minus a few breaks) on it. I’m using Transcribe and doing a bar or two at a time while creating the musical score with Crescendo. Back and forth between laptop, virtual piano, and bass as I get one bar after another nailed. It’s tedious work, but kind of fun.
I finally quit for the day and recorded what was on the sheet (and had practiced extensively). The recording came out rather decent, so I’m pleased with my accomplishment. But I was astonished when I saw that my 8 hours of working on this song, only resulted in a 36 second recording.
Is this normal?
Back to work tomorrow!