Hey guys, just had a brainwave for a cool thread. Basically I think it would be interesting to see what everyone is working on at the minute in terms of transcription and hopefully fuel us all with new ideas on how to transcribe and what to transcribe. Basically is goes down like this:
1) What are you transcribing at the minute?
2) How are you going about doing the transcribing, whats your method(s)?
3) Why are you transcribing this particular player/solo/lick etc.
Also a youtube link or something to your tune would be helpful as well.
1) At the minute I am transcribing Ad Lib Blues by Lester Young.
2) Up until recently I would usually transcribe the whole solo, and then maybe take a few licks and note them down to put into twelve keys as they would come up during my lick practice. Now to be honest, with this method, I just never got around to doing the licks most of the time as I would be working on other licks and stuff so my new method as advised to me by a cat called Cathal...
Two beautiful Red Kites (or maybe Buzzards, not sure) sit at the end of my next door neighbour's fence and peruse the open fields for carrion. What a fantastic sight in the morning! Everyday they are there for about an hour and then, when they leave, out come all the other birds and the two squirrels!
Love nature! How lucky I am!!
This is very exiting news. After months, no, years of R & D and one or two extra grey hairs appearing on Dr. Pillinger's head plus one or two falling out of mine, i am pleased to say it looks like we may finally have an alto mouthpiece good enough to decorate with this distinguished brand.
I already have quite a long list of interested parties so please make sure you are on my mailing list, via the contact form here:
How to contact Pete Thomas
There will be two production facings (custom facings also available)
5* (suitable for classical and also fine for beginners)
6** (For anything else)
The 6** is more or less a 7, but may feel more like a 6* or 6 which I find to be the absolute best for jazz, pop, blues, r & b, rock and anything else including bluegrass and dubstep (Not doorstop)
I received a nice email this morning from Paul's granddaughter, who thanked me for the mention of him in the TamingTheSaxophone article on R & B saxophone players
She has mentioned it on the Paul Williams Facebook Page
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So please like, share and comment there, tweet it etc.
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