What is a transcription? Trans- is a prefix meaning through or from one state to another; script means something written. So a musical transcription is taking the music from its sonic state to a written one.
Many musicians use the term "transcribe" to mean learning a solo or a piece of music by ear. While that practice is of utmost importance, I don't call it transcribing. I call that learning by ear or just simply learning. As stated before, learning solos and melodies that resonate with you is very important, and transcriptions can help you do so, especially if you are a visual learner. If your goal is to add more vocabulary into your playing, I strongly recommend memorizing the music as quickly as possible.
An important preface to using transcriptions: It is impossible to fully capture music in a visual form. Transcriptions serve to help the user replicate sounds made by artists, and the written material is hardly an analogue; it's a rough approximation. My transcriptions show the basic rhythmic and melodic components of the music, but many subtle variations in pitch, rhythm, dynamics, and timbre are not expressed and should be intuited by listening to the original recording.
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