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  1. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Hey everyone, here's another free Earl Bostic Transcription for you! A killer 12-bar solo on Hurricane Blues! Download your free copy here: Earl Bostic Transcription | Hurricane Blues Follow along on Youtube here:
  2. Practicing
    I'm doing my transcription exercises like a good student, currently working on Cannonball Adderley's solo on Stars Fell On Alabama. I am computer savvy but incompetent at all music software, so I'm learning them as I go. I'm good to go for looping -- I'm using Audacity on my PC and Music Speed...
  3. Training Material
    I hope this comes in useful for people here. Learning to read music and music theory really does not have to be a slog. Learn rapidly the easy way!
  4. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Hey everyone, the next artist in the transcription series is Earl Bostic, and it's one hell of a solo. 'Earl Blows a Fuse' is on the changes to Stompin' at the Savoy Hands down one of my favourite saxophone solos in the history of jazz, its one hell of a solo full of fire, and his has that crazy...
  5. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Hey everyone! Another Free Johnny Hodges transcription for you, this time he's improvising a backing for Sweets Edison on Basin St Blues from 'Back to Back'. This is a masterclass in how to leave space for a soloist while generating interest and forward motion in a counter-melody! Download your...
  6. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Happy Thursday SOTW! Here's this week's transcription - Johnny Hodges on 'Blues O Mighty' from the rare album 'Blue Rabbit' with Wild Bill Davis and Mundell Lowe *CORRECTED. Download your free copy here: https://saxteacheruk.com/transcriptions/blues-o-mighty-johnny-hodges-sheet-music.html...
  7. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Hey everybody! The inimitable Johnny Hodges is up next in my transcription series, I'll be doing a few of his solos! Here's my first transcription, this time of 'Papa Knows' from Everybody Knows - one of my favorite jazz albums of all time. It's a nice rhythm changes with a 'Solitude' bridge...
  8. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Hey everyone, Happy Sunday! Here is my latest transcription, this time of Ben Webster's solo on 'How Deep is the Ocean?' from the album Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson. I love this solo! Make sure you listen to how Ben plays the melody before the solo, this is a masterpiece in and of itself...
  9. Playing Songs
    Hello there, Kamasi Washington is one of my favourite saxplayers and I found The Epic an amazing album. I was wondering if anyone had any tenor transcriptions of Kamasi Washington? Doesn’t matter which song, because I think I’ll enjoy playing all of ‘em.🎷 Thanks!
  10. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Hey everyone! After a break I'm baaaaack! As promised starting the next in the transcription series after Lester Young. This time, I'm focusing on Ben Webster, starting with his soulful, sweet and driving solo on Bye Bye Blackbird from the album 'Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson; As always the...
  11. Practicing
    Does anybody know of any pros/cons of transcribing solos on the original horn that was played vs your main axe? For example, I'm an alto player who has a tenor but I'm more comfortable on alto (perfect pitch makes it so I'm more comfortable with the fingering-note correlation when taking solos)...
  12. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Hey everybody, I'm back with a new Lester Transcription this time on Shoeshine Boy. This will be the last Lester Young solo I'll do, moving on to Ben Webster next. As always the sheet is available for free download and also comes with a guide on how to practise the transcription.✨ Here's a...
  13. Practicing
    Hello one and all! After a brief hiatus we're back with another FREE transcription of a classic Prez solo, this time on Oh, Lady Be Good! As always the music is free to download for both Tenor and transposed for Alto. Link...
  14. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    🎷✨ Hey SOTW world! This week the my free transcription is LESTER YOUNG - ALL OF ME, from the famous recording with Billie Holiday As always it's available for free download and also comes with a guide on how to practise the transcription.🎷✨ Here's a link to the transcription and guide. This...
  15. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    ?✨ Hey folks! Second in my weekly transcription series, this time it's Lester on Way Down Yonder in New Orleans. As always it's available for free download and also comes with a guide on how to practise the transcription. I think I'll be doing a few Lester Young solos in the coming weeks?✨...
  16. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    🎷✨ Hey folks! I'm starting a transcription series on my website. I'm hoping to release one a week. They're all going to be available for free and also come with a guide on how to practise the transcriptions. 🎷✨ The first one is Cannonball Adderley's solo on 'Straight No Chaser' from the live...
  17. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    I have always liked to play any given song as close to the recording as my capabilities allow. I did this back in grade school with the clarinet, in a weekend rock band on guitar, in a club band with sax, clarinet and guitar. I spend (a little too much) time listening and repeating ad nauseum. I...
  18. Jazz and Improvisation
    Hello this is a great phrase by Gerry Mulligan. It is simple, but very tasty and effective. He combined the pentatonic scale with approach notes. I made a transcription and analysis. If you like my vlog you can support my youtube channel subscribing to it. One video every week Hope you enjoy and...
  19. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Hi, I have transcribed this solo from a timeless classic album "Go!" 1962 by the legendary Dexter Gordon. I am transcribing tons of solos in these period...
  20. Jazz and Improvisation
    Hi, the only thing I want to say is that during this hard period I had lots of fun doing this episode. Starring: Camilla, as dog / Myself as saxplayer and "fool storyteller" / Historic records as solos that I transcribed. Hope you like. Subscribe to be updated, I will upload all of the...
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