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Solo Transcriptions

On transcriptions page there are my original transcriptions of various jazz, funk and popular, mostly saxophone solos. All of the older ones are checked for errors and updated (Aug. 2014), so these are the most recent versions, but if I noticed any errors in a future I will correct them immediately. As I work out new ones, I will add them to the page.

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Rhythm Changes Lines (All Keys)

Rhythm Changes Lines (All Keys)

Here are Rhythm Changes licks / patterns in all keys used in jazz improvisations. Practice those lines slowly with clear and exact articulation and gradually add some speed. Also check out these lines (Charlie Parker, Minor 7th and II-V-I Patterns).

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John Coltrane – Three Solo Transcriptions

The transcriptions of John Coltrane’s tenor saxophone solos on Stella by Starlight (Victor Young) from Miles Davis1958 Miles, Flamenco Sketches (Miles Davis / Bill Evans) from Miles DavisKind Of Blue and Take the Coltrane (Duke Ellington) from Duke Ellington & John Coltrane are available at transcriptions page. Keep practicing and have fun!
1958 Miles Kind Of Blue - Miles Davis Duke Ellington & John Coltrane

Kenny Garrett Saxophone Solo @ Straight Street

The transcription of Kenny Garrett’s alto saxophone solo on Straight Street (John Coltrane) from African Exchange Student (1990) album. Listen to the recording at Youtube. The eflat version of the transcription is available at transcriptions page.

Review by Scott Yanow

Altoist Kenny Garrett, who was then a key member of Miles Davis’ group, had one of his strongest early sets as a leader on this Atlantic disc. “Ja-Hed” features his post-bop improvising over the chord changes of “Impressions,” the is both lighthearted and adventurous on “Mack the Knife” and the title cut has Garrett expertly building up an emotional solo from intense long tones to sound explorations and late period ‘Trane screams. Throughout the CD, Kenny Garrett’s alto is the main attraction but the…more

Kenny Garrett - "African Exchange Student"
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