This is embarrassing, but maybe I'll learn something...
Question is around how you all notate songs, and how you label the various parts (IVCB vs ABCD vs something else)
My old bass teacher (Jason Muscat - righteous dude) taught me a notation technique I still use when I'm learning a new song. Across the top of the sheet I list the various parts in the song and how many bars in each part. That records the song structure, and lets me know when to change parts - if I'm counting.
Below that I record any detail needed for each part, maybe the chord progression or the rhythm of a given riff.
System worked very well for me when I was in a blues band and the song structures were typically simple. I'd use "I" for intro, "V" for verse, "B" for bridge, "C"horus, "O"utro, etc.
In my current rock trio the song structures have many more parts and I find myself arbitrarily labeling parts with random letters.
1 - Anyone use a similar system?
2 - Any recommendations on how to extend or adapt this system to more progressive music with lots of parts?
Here's an example. "Movin' On" by Stampede. This is a simple structure.