tabs or by ear?

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Post Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:44 am

learn how to read music. it will open up all sorts of possibilities to you.

btw, I don't think this is an "either/or" sort of situation. never limit your possibilities. train your ears as much as your limbs.
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Post Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:45 pm

Tabs, but with Guitar Pro 5......because it will play through the part for you so you can hear it, play along, slow the tempo, etc. Its really helpful! Plus, you can tab out your original stuff too
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Post Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:46 pm

Learn this tab if you want some good metal roots:
Metal Rules!
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Post Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:53 am

Try mixing them both. First, you try playing and finding it out using your ear, then if you are stuck in any of the fills or beats, you can go and check for the tabs. I use guitar pro 5 and it's a great program since you can play through the song with its tab.
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Post Mon May 12, 2008 4:19 pm

Occasionally I use tabs. Mostly it's just by ear though. Couldn't read sheet music for drums to save my life, though.
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