Don't worry, this won't become another of those threads discussing the why's and wherefores of transcribing, I think the advantages should be communicated in the Blues community by now... that being said, I have to admit that I myself am still hiding in my comfort zone of tutorials, running in circles and wondering why I don't come out of the rut... while I intend to continue my learning path, I'd like to steepen my learning curve by finally starting to transcribe some Blues songs... since there are so many veterans around here who probably did that for the whole life - do you have a good advise on a starting point? I'd like to think that Lightnin' Hopkins might be good, but I'd also like to learn some nice well-known classics that might come in handy if I'd finally find myself in the situation of an actual Jam session...
If there's any interest in where I am in respect of moving my fingers up and down the fretboard and having some Blues knowledge, I post my progress vids of working through the BYCU tutorial series on the authors blog http://www.bluesyoucanuse.com/forum.html (in the thread "Blues I could use..." filed under board "Everything blues").
Your input'd be much appreciated.
The advice I can give is - be careful with old recordings, because they are often out of tune. It was a pain to transcribe some Robert Johnson songs because of this.
It's also much easier to transcribe solo leads than complex finger-pickings, even if they are fast.
Thanks for your Input!