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Charlie Rouse Tenor Sax Solo Transcription From Hackensack w. Monk
  • I had a lot of fun spending a few days of practice on this solo. Super fun to transcribe non-guitar stuff. Anyone else working on cool transcriptions?

    https://youtu.be/BNuUcjI8V3A

    If you want to check out the tune it comes from the album titled "Criss Cross". Some Vinyl copies appear to have Hackensack missing from them but easily found online.
  • Hi Corey.....nice solo! sounds great!

    Can you explain how you aproach the process of transcribing a solo?

    Saludos!
    JIG
  • Holy cow, Corey! I love that transcription, dude, especially that run between 6-8 secs into the clip. I had to rewind it several times.

    Honestly, I've never really thought much about transcribing non-guitar pieces. But you've really piqued my interest. Might have to give it a shot.
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  • Thank Corey you for your extraordinary response. I hope you continue posting your videos.
    Have a great day!!!!
    Saludos
    JIG
    P.D.: The Lydian Dominant lick sound cool!!
  • Thanks so much, Corey, for sharing that lick. I can't wait to get home tonight and try it out.
  • You are both very welcome!

    This is the only guitar forum I have ever stuck around on. Its the best!

    If anyone wants other licks from the solo tabbed out let me know.

    I will post the Lester Young solo either tonight or tm and maybe I will tab that one out for the crew here. It is a really brief chrous on a blues but it is very very very pretty.
  • I recently read this book by a guitarist who studied the Tristano method with Warne Marsh: https://www.johnklopotowski.com/book -- great stuff! Emphasis on transcribing great soloists, and learning the phrases in different keys and meters. And being musical at all times, like this video is!
  • That is great! I will have to look into the book as well as the Tristano method, they are unfamiliar to me!

    Thanks for checking out the solo.
  • Great playing! Different instruments do help one get around the fretboard in different ways. I just bought a bunch of transcription paper myself. Tried numerous transcription software programs that are not worth the effort. I transcribed some of Booker T and the Mgs organ parts after watching a Danny Gatton instructional video on rhythm guitar.
  • Every once in a while I try that trick of rolling the tone knob down and using tremolo to get that organ sound that Danny did.... but it never sounds good when I do it!
  • Corey - great video, and I love that you transcribed a Charlie Rouse solo. He's long been one of my favorite tenor players (it's a pretty long list, admittedly). I love his tone and phrasing. This week I just started working on a transcription of Cannonball Adderley's solo on Minority (original take) from Portrait of Cannonball. I'm using Transcribe!, which I find invaluable.
  • Thanks ignatz! He too is one of my favorites though my knowledge of Tenor players is just budding. I spend too much time thinking about guitar players!

    I will check out the software! I am sure it helps.... I def. need to take frustration breaks sometimes just using itunes etc.

    That cannonball solo sounds tough! Goodluck!

  • Sounds great Corey!
    +1 for transcribe. Super useful!

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