Documenting and memorizing parts, songs and
solos from recordings has always been a part of my musical experience.
Any band I was in which played covers generally accessed the recording
rather than the sheet music. Learning solos began shortly after finding my way around on
a guitar. After cutting my musical teeth on Duane Allman and Freddy
Robinson, I moved on to John McLaughlin, whose playing and composition
inspired my attendance at Berklee.
My studies with Charlie Banacos also
included solo transcription, first Wes Montgomery solos, then saxophone
and piano solos, including some Bill Evans and McCoy Tyner. Since I have
been teaching myself, I transcribe music for my students in the lesson.
This includes parts, solos, and analysis of the material that the
student brings in.
Due to time constraints
involving successful ventures in other areas, I am no longer taking
transcription work. Thank you for your
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