Can you write down the melody after hearing a pop song? How to do so?

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    Hi Steven Liu , that is a great question!

    I do this with the following method: First, I try to identify the song鈥檚 key. I usually do this by finding the standard pentatonic shape and start improvising. Most pop songs stay in one key anyway, so that shouldn鈥檛 take too long to figure out the key.

    After knowing what my playground is, I start to improvise until I figure out the main melody. Melodies tend to have a complex rhythm, so what helps me a lot is saying the words while improvising. Then I have a much easier time figuring out the specific rhythm!

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    It is always a pleasure to receive your comments. 

    Recently, I was told that we can enhance our ear by practising singing "Solfege" /dictation of "Solfeage" using guitar/piano.  I think I have improved my musical ear after using this method.  What do you think? 

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      Steven Liu I am sure this helps as we attach singable syllables to a note, BUT I鈥檝e never used it to a degree where I can see it had any effect on me! I teach my students now in Solfege, especially very young ones as they can connect little words like do, re, mi, etc., much easier to music than only letters!

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