I'm getting pretty good at transcribing melodies, but chords are really difficult. This may be because the underlying harmony is mixed in with the bass as well as other instruments. It also may be because the chords don't "stand out" as well as the melody.
I know for some songs like blues, I can hear the typical 12 bar I IV V, but if you were to play me a just a single chord from that, I would have a hard time figuring it out what it was. Just pecking away until something sounds right. And I miss passing chords also. Mind you I listen to mainly blues and rock which can be heavily distorted to begin with.
What are some suggestions for getting better at this ? Thanks