FREE JAZZ SOLO TRANSCRIPTIONS
Below are free solo transcriptions I have completed to aid in my development as a musician. You will find transcriptions of solos by Cannonball Adderley, Kenny Garrett, Vincent Herring, Sonny Stitt, Antonio Hart, Michael Brecker, Ralph Bowen, Eric Alexander, Donald Harrison, Javon Jackson, Jackie McLean, Eddie Harris, Joe Henderson, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, and Hank Mobley, amongst many others (If you are looking for my Chad LB transcriptions, click here). These transcriptions are intended solely for educational use and should not be uploaded on any other websites. My goal for these transcriptions is to assist musicians with their practicing and help spread the word about all of these excellent artists. I hope they will be of use in your practicing sessions - remember, aim to use these transcriptions to check your own work rather than simply reading off of them! You will get much more out of transcribing a solo by ear first and memorizing it rather than reading it off of an already completed transcription.
While I have been completing all of these transcriptions, I have also been keeping a separate document of shapes/licks over different chord qualities (min7, maj7, dom7, altered dominant, dom7b9, m7b5) that I come across often. I have compiled these shapes into my PDF release, Common Jazz Shapes and Phrases. This PDF includes 155 shapes that can be applied to common jazz progressions to create your own jazz vocabulary and phrases. The second section of the PDF includes 33 example phrases over various ii-V-I chord progressions to illustrate how you can combine the shapes to create your own jazz lines and phrases. Please visit my Store page for more information.
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As of 2023, books/projects with Vincent Herring, Eric Alexander, Sam Dillon, Mike Tucker, and Chad Lefkowitz-Brown are in progress!