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St. Fiacre's Revenge

Not got much on this week so I thought I'd have a go playing some #BertJansch! This is a lovely tune of his called 'St Fiacre's Revenge' I've been teaching it on my folk guitar course EFDSS at Cecil
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Charlie Parker - 'Groovin' High' Solo Transcription

For this weeks #transcriptiontuesday I took a look at Charlie Parker’s awesome solo on his 1945 recording with Dizzy Gillespie and his Rebop Six. It’s an absolute masterclass in how to nail a II V I’s...I must admit this one…

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Ray Nance - ‘Take the A Train’ Solo Transcription

For this weeks #transcriptiontuesday I decided to take a look at the muted trumpet solo on Duke Ellington's arrangement of 'Take The A Train'... Ray Nance plays a brilliantly concise and swinging solo this was a great lesson in phrasing…

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Django Reinhardt's Solo on 'Django's Tiger'

#TranscriptionTuesday #GypsyJazz #SoloTranscription For this weeks #TranscriptionTuesday

I actually learnt a guitar solo! ;-) I've always loved this solo of Django's and have wanted to learn it for years. Turns out I just needed a global pandemic to get my…

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Hubert Rostaing - ‘Swing 42’ Solo Transcription

For this weeks #transcriptiontuesday I thought I’d take a look at Hubert Rostaing’s solo over the Django Reinhardt classic ‘Swing 42’. I’ve always loved the lines he plays over the I VI II V so I thought it was worth…

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Charlie Parker's solo on 'Oh, Lady Be Good!'

For this weeks #transcriptiontuesday I transcribed this awesome solo by Charlie Parker blowing over an old 1940’s recording of “Oh! Lady Be Good!” with Jay McShann. It was quite a mission to transcribe this... some of these lines do not…

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Miles Davis' solo on 'Billie's Bounce'

Here's Miles Davis' solo on 'Billie's Bounce' as recorded by Charlie Parker in 1945. I love how understated and simple it is - a 19 year old Miles Davis! Crazy to think it would be another 14 years before he…

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