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Solo Transcriptions

3 Lessons from Russell Procope’s Solo on “Sweet Georgia Brown”

Russell Procope is a wonderful lesser known jazz saxophonist/clarinetist who is probably most famous for his long tenure as a member of Duke Ellington’s...

2 Solo Transcriptions From an Underrated Jazz Saxophonist

Even though the saxophone is an iconic jazz instrument in the popular imagination, the story of jazz’s earliest past often leaves the saxophone by...

5 Sonny Rollins Licks Over “Tenor Madness”

One of my favorite jazz albums is Sonny Rollins' "Tenor Madness." It was recorded in 1956 and is especially notable because it's the only...

50 Easy Jazz Solos to Transcribe

Transcription is an incredibly valuable tool to help jazz musicians improve their own solo ideas.  Studying the improvisations of the Masters helps you to improve...

Miles Davis Solo Transcription of Oleo

Oleo is one of the most important jazz standards. The changes from Oleo are considered "rhythm changes" because they are based on the changes to...

Miles Davis Solo Transcription “But Not For Me”

"But Not for Me" is a popular jazz standard written by George and Ira Gershwin. The Miles Davis recording of this tune is from...

Transcribing Jazz Solos: Is It Better to Write It Down or Learn It Only By Ear?

Ok, so you've probably been hearing that you need to transcribe jazz solos for a long time, but what is the transcription process?  And...
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Blues for Alice-Bird’s Solo Transcription!

Here's the updated version of Charlie Parker's three chorus solo on Blues for Alice.  Make sure to listen to the recording and learn it...

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