Below is my first attempt to write the sheet music for the song "My Way" by Sinatra:
Then I googled and compared with what I found in the internet, for example this one:
So my questions are:
Why does it start the first tab at the second note? How was I suppose to know that? Is that usually the case?
I was confused because although I wanted to assume the time signature was 4/4, my first tab had only 3 beats. Later I realized that there is a pause adding up to 4 beats. How can I "hear the pause" to write the sheet music?
How to determine the key and the scale of this song? So that I can know whether that first C sharp in the first line is an accidental or just part of the scale?