well we finally transcribed the melody of a tune now we want to figure out the chords is there an easy way of doing this?  

thanks,
nate
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there are a few ways of going about this. how easy it is depends on your level of ear training and expereince. here are a couple of thoughts.

can you determine  the tonal center?  in other words can you tell what key it is in?  if so, you may want to practice building chords on each of the scaletones of that key and see if you recognize any of those chords as being in your tune.

as for chords you don't recognize, try listening for the individual tones that are making up the chord.  if you can decipher those, write them down or arrange them on the keyboard in different ways to see if you can create a stack of thirds.  often times the bottom note of your "stack" is the name of the chord.  this is sometimes easier said than done because players are not always using all the "voices" of the chords.  in fact in jazz, most players do not use all the chords' voices...oddly enough, we call that "voicing"

ear training is a life long journey for some - if you are one of those, just learn to enjoy the ride.  if you are having trouble, try to get together with a friend or teacher who has a better trained ear than yours and "prime the pump" so to speak.
improve.
wow, the dr beat me to that reply by about 25 seconds!
+1

start with the bass notes.
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