flamba wrote:Did anybody of you go such an analysis? Any 'magic' trick how you get there?
Hi Frank. Yes, I did lots and lots of that kind. I might have transcribed nearly a hundred tracks like this by now.
The magic is, as always, hard work and patience until you get better and better with it. If you developed a sense for the beat while the solo developes, it certainly helps. I worked with percussion studio a lot, and in the beginning I quite often was surprised where I did have to put the notes. But you will develop a sense for the place. Of course, it is also important to gain knowledge about the structure of a rhythm, the typical bell patterns and soloing for a family. Still, sometimes it is really hard to tell the place and the sound exactly.
There is one magic trick that was the most important for me in the beginning: to slow the tracks down and loop digestable sections. I extract the tracks as an wav. audio file
and do the slowing down and the loops with audacity
. If you work with the video, use the vlc. media player
to slow it down and loop the video.
Hopefully, this helps. Wish you had a merry christmas and will have a happy new year.