In my band I pretty much mimic my guitarist notes with some changes where I feel it's needed. The only way to do this since he never writes anything down is to watch his hands as he plays and count the frets (he has flamed inlays on his guitar) This becomes a major pain mainly because he plays 16th notes and has the ability to crunch a 7min song into a min1/2. Although I've gotten so good at this that It's quickly became one of my main ways to learn songs. ANYWAY .... I was just curious if this works for everyone or if it's just me.