I’ve learned more from transcribing other peoples music than anything else I’ve ever practiced.
Taking someone else’s concepts/licks/ideas and making it your own will give you a toolbox of techniques and concepts. When learning my tunes, try adding your own personality into them. Maybe you find one specific chord you really like in one of my tunes… take that chord and write your own lick with it!
My Challenge to You
I challenge you to learn the songs without TAB. Yes, it will take you longer and it’s painful but it’s important for you to develop your ear. Transcribing solos without written music is how many of the greatest musicians developed their technique and style.