do people think its a good idea to write what you transcribe, or is it better just to remember it? writing it down takes a long time and if you just memorise it you are probably internalising it better i think.  on the other hand its hard to remember everything sometimes.
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i think you answered your own question - twice:)  

btw, i think the "scribe" part of transcribe means to write it down - otherwise your "stealing licks" heh heh
no .... you might hurt your hand.
i think it really depends on how many 'notes' there are.

take fats waller and art tatum, there is not too much to memorize, so you should just learn it from memory.

bud powell or bill evans or oscar peterson on the other hand, might require more memory. so i would write things down on these, since there is more notes being played and more tricky rhythms.
writing down what you hear is a great way to improve your reading skills!
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