Solo Transcription

Course Description

This class covers the techniques involved in the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic transcription of improvised solos from recordings.

Students will look at one song or one artist each day and familiarize themselves with the artist’s style and the structure of the song. Students will analyze transcribed solos to determine scales, arpeggios, and melodic patterns used by the player. Musicians such as Miles Davis, J.J. Johnson, Hank Mobley, Paul Desmond, Wes Montgomery, and Charlie Parker.