How can I play easy to medium difficult songs by just hearing them one or two times?

Xan Aether

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There's a youtuber named "TheDooo" who is capable of hearing songs and reproducing them on guitar, and they are usually between easy and medium difficulty (They don't have jazz chords or stuff like that) and I'd like to learn to do that because I think it'd be helpful as a musician. How can I develop an ability like that? and how much time does it requiere to improve on that?
 

Ed Seith

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    That’s years of using your ear to figure out songs, knowing basic theory and song structure.

    You first need to be able to figure out at least one stand-out chord, and then know enough common popular music progressions to fill in the pieces correctly.