Well, the Ray Charles transcription isn't finished. I got most of the first chorus within a short while of the first post, but decided to rewrite the chorus in 12/8 time, using one full staff line for each bar. I can pretty well play the solo (which is much the same as the album version, which I also began transcribing), but notating it is as demanding as doing a Cannonball solo, and I may not take the time to finish it. Today, I'm taking Woody Shaw's solo on "There Will Never Be Another You" off his "...
Good forum for an online practice-type journal. I'll use this to list transcriptions I'm doing, as this is one of the main things I work on as "practice." The rest of my time is spent *playing* -- improvising, as opposed to playing written things, such as transcriptions, which I rarely perform. I just started writing out Ray Charles's introduction and solo to his "In the Evening" from the 1963 Brazil concert, available on DVD as "O Genio." Excellent footage. Tina Brooks on ts, I believe, as well. 12...
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