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Hi, I only have a tenor saxophone and I want to transcribe a Charlie Parker or a Gerry mulligan solo but i don't know how to do it. Can someone please tell me about how you do it?

Do you transcribe it how it sounds or do you transpose it so you are using the same fingerings as the other saxophone?

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Mulligan solos sit well on tenor, as he didn't really spend a lot of time at the bottom end of the horn. Transcribe in concert and transpose to fit the horn.
 

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It won't do any harm to learn it in the actual key it sounds, and also in the key on your horn so the fingering is the same.

Of course, it won't hurt to learn it in at least 12 keys also...
 

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It won't do any harm to learn it in the actual key it sounds, and also in the key on your horn so the fingering is the same.

Of course, it won't hurt to learn it in at least 12 keys also...
Thank you, that will be a ton of work:D

Mulligan solos sit well on tenor, as he didn't really spend a lot of time at the bottom end of the horn. Transcribe in concert and transpose to fit the horn.
Thank you! I normally transcribe with my tenor but do you recommend transcribing with my piano?
 
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