I'm trying really hard to not rely on tabs at all anymore, but I'm having trouble (duh!).
I've realised that lots of guitarists are fairly lazy and so keys of C, F#, G give me some hints. Lots of riffs and solos are around patterns so there's that shortcut too - but, despite that I'm still having trouble.
Two things particularly jump out at me:
- I spent half an hour trying to play 'I want You' by Kiss until I realised it was in Eb instead of E standard tuning!
- My riffs are often a 5th or 4th away from the actual (so if the riff was B/C#/E, I'd end up playing E/F#/A)
I can't seem to find a way out of this particular mess - any thoughts?