Alot of the work I've been doing recently involves transcribing organ and horn parts to guitar.
It started when my band decided we going to do a bunch of Stevie Wonder and live hip-hop medley.
This type of work and the thought process behind it has done wonders for me as a musician. I've found myself analyzing songs in different ways now.
The main thing I've learned from it is new and interesting ways to accentuate chord progressions in which somebody else is holding down the basic rhythm.
some of the tunes we've been working on include Peace Frog, Sir Duke, Jungle Boogie, and Money.
another benefit of this is you have to find new ways of looking at your guitar, and learn new techniques in order to simulate different sound (especially when it comes to the horns) I've been learning various sweeping techniques in order to pull of the horn ornaments in the chorus of Jungle Boogie.
I've also had to gain total control over my whammy bar in order hold the droning chord and play the organ parts for Money at the same time.
If any of you guys are interested in trying some of this stuff out let me know, I may be able to help you get started, it's definatly worth while and will help with your musicianship as well as your basic guitar skills.
If you'd like you can check out the work we've been doing on money as this link
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu ... =281557404