Transcribe – Now’s The Time


Introduction to Charlie Parker

We’re going to spend the next term looking in depth at Charlie Parker, the man, his music, how he changed the saxophone and much more.

Now’s The Time Lesson 1

It’s time for a new transcription project and for the next few weeks we are going to look at Charlie Parker’s, ‘Now’s the Time’.

Now’s The Time Lesson 2

So how have you got on with Now’s The Time this week? Remember the most important thing to do when trying to complete any exercise is to TAKE YOUR TIME.

Now’s The Time Lesson 3

So we are now into week three of our Now’s The Time transcription project. I hope you found lesson number two helped you with the breakdown of the music into separate clip sections?

Now’s The Time Lesson 4

Lesson 4 in our Now’s The Time Transcription project and we’re nearing the end of the first chorus of Parker’s solo. Please don’t worry if you’re not quite there yet, but today we’re going to luck at at ‘stock’ Charlie Parker phrase, and work out why on earth it has something to do with ‘Woody the Woodpecker.’


Dan Forshaw

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