Greg Aker

Entries Tagged with: jazz

Transcribing'

Filed in: jazz

January 17, 2011

I used to be a transcribing machine. I don't use my instrument when I transcribe. For years, it was me with my trusty Marantz tape player. I'd 1/2 speed a solo write it out, then have to learn the bastard. I'm probably not as good of a player as I could be if I did it all without writing anything down, but whatevs.

I used to have books filled with solos I had transcribed. Dexter, 'Trane, Chris Potter, Dick Oatts, Rich Perry, Ralph Moore, all of my favorites…but between moving eight times in eight years ...

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