I have chosen this particular piece to transcribe because it will help to ingrain the lessons you have studied in our ‘Memorising Chord Changes’ course. Blue Seven is a simple 12 bar blues form with some classic Sonny Rollins language, short punchy phrases that are packed full of harmonic inventiveness.
The Girl from Ipanema was written by Brazilian Anton Carlos Jobim in 1962. Stan Getz recorded with Joao Gilberto and Jobim and it was released to wide acclaim in July 1964
This ‘Transcribe Coltrane’ course will enable all students to access one of the most influential saxophonists of all time.
In this course we are going to learn 10 licks in 10 weeks. Each lick has been carefully chosen by me because of its sound, frequency of use and harmonic application.
In this course we are going to transcribe Miles Davis’ solo on ‘So What’ from his seminal album Kind of Blue.
In this course we are going to transcribe the sax solo from the Dusty Springfield recording of ‘Spooky’. The solo itself is only 20 seconds long and is based around a blues scale. This course is an ideal starting point if you’ve never transcribed or learnt a solo before.