Miles Davis

One of the things I'm working on in my practice is developing a melody throughout an improvisation. It's so easy to cram in as much of the 'correct' scale or arpeggio as time allows, but creating a real melody is hard. This week I'm learning It Could Happen to You and I thought I'd transcribe Miles …

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Joe Pass

I've been doing a lot of transcribing recently. I've just finished Joe's part on his duo version of The Days of Wine and Roses with Ella Fitzgerald. It's taken me about a month and has been quite a challenge but I've found the process very instructive. I'm much better at transcribing than I though, for one. …

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