i'm gonna b brief on this so as to not waste all ur time
am also quite new to the guitar scene so, with that in mind:
i consider myslf tone deaf so i listen to songs 50x over or more, determining whether or not a part is lead, bass, rhythm, harmony, etc
after listening to a particular song; that has no tabz, 50x+ and find a few notes on 1 riff laid out in a particular pattern on the guitar neck, could i match it with a scale it's on to better determine the song as a whole? (dorian, bluez, pentatonic, etc)
also, if i hit a few notes correctly early in the song (like 10s in) on low A string on the 10th fret going higher, does that almost always mean it's played in a different tuning? and vice versa for low E string if it's lower than itslf?
sry for noob questionz, trying to tie techniques to as much theory as possible so my head can retain it better.
if u can suggest efficient ways to tab songs by ear, i welcome them, as i'm still learning how to tune E standard by ear and failing hard XD
thx again for taking the time to read/post