Tools for Transcription by Nathan Whitney

In my own practise time, and while teaching, I’m often working out licks that I can’t quite “hear”. Sure, I can get the general flow of the lick or riff, but hearing the minute details can be quite challenging. This is where I turn to technology to help me.

Prior to the advent of CD’s, then MP3’s and streaming, I used to use cassette tapes. Yes, I received “10 cassettes for a penny!” from Columbia House (Does it even exist anymore?). I was so excited to get my first batch of tapes, particularly the Jimi Hendrix “Are You Experienced” tape and the Weezer “Blue” album. I used to try to learn those songs

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