I've been studying music/jazz theory for a while now and feel I have a decent understanding of chord & scale theory. My problem is that when I hear a song I like (whether a Diana Krall song with Russel Malone on guitar or an instrumental by Scofield), I am lost when trying to transcribe it. I've played blues, harder rock, etc for years and have no problem transcribing (most) solos but actually figuring out the progressions is really tough for me. I can't tell if someone's playing a maj 6th chord, 3rd inversion of a maj 7th or whatever. It seems backwards to me when I can get most of what DiMeola is playing in a line yet I can't figure out how to play some old standard!! Anyone have any ideas in how I could better approach transcribing? Any help or suggestions are appreciated.