Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Blues in The Closet - Oscar Pettiford Cello Solo (Transcribed for Bass)

As a reference, you can hear Oscar himself play the solo in this YouTube video starting at about 0:31.
I notated the transcription an octave lower for ease of reading.
You can play it an octave up to be in the same register as Oscar's solo.
However, I transcribed the solo in G, as the version on my CD seemed in G.
But this video recording seems to be in Ab, or somewhere in between G and Ab.
Nevertheless, Oscar's solo is stellar!
Flawlessly executed at about 196 bpm

Blues in The Closet - Oscar Pettiford Cello Solo


Blues in The Closet - Oscar Pettiford Cello Solo (Transcribed for Bass)
Blues in The Closet- Oscar Pettiford Cello Solo (Transcribed for Bass)

If you dig OSCAR PETTIFORDlike I do, you might be interested in this book which compiles 80 of Oscar's bass solos. The solos are arranged in the order they were recorded to show Oscar's musical development. Discography included. Written in Standard Notation. NO TAB. Click on the link or the image for more details about THE MUSIC OF OSCAR PETTIFORD - VOLUME 1

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