I can't learn by ear to save my life... I swear this is no exaggeration. You could play any note on the fretboard and I couldn't tell you what it was. I have trouble telling notes apart in a song. I feel like I'm ****ing fighting nature or something. When I have tried to learn by ear in the past I'll play parts that fit but when I go back with the music off they are extremely off. Common advice I get it to listen to the key the song is played in but I can't even find that... I have been playing for almost a year and though my quality of playing has improved drastically my ear is pretty much the same. I fell tone deaf in a way. I have tried boosting bass, playing it loud and switching rooms, and other little tips. My friend, who plays guitar, has never taken a lesson in his life but he has learned everything he knows by ear yet he has only been playing for 1.5 years and has been doing it for 1.5 years. He learns things like between the buried and me by ear and I can't even do the simplest things... My question I suppose is for those of you who had a hell of a time learning... who did you overcome it?